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CUISINES
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

We knew it got busy here so phoned ahead and were told 30 minutes for our order which was fine. Turned up after the 30 minute wait and after 10 minutes trying to just get in the door were told they were only just cooking...it now. So half an hour wait turned into an hour and a half. Not ideal with 2 hungry, tired kids. Honesty goes a long way - if the order was going to take over an hour I'd have rather been told that in the first place and waited at home or not gone ahead with the order and gone somewhere elseMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Crispy batter. Two good size pieces of snapper for the price and generous serving of chips. Very prompt service.and even told how long it would be.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022

Super fresh, tasty and not soggy! Great chips, fish was fresh with a light batter. Temperature was perfect too. Great value and portion in the bay. Visited twice on our stay in the bay

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

Bought 2 hotdogs and $8 chips. Hotdogs were uncooked, batter was runny, chips were in a $6 size bag, was questioned about amount, given a few extra. Will never go back while these people work it.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 January 2022 via mobile

Super helpful staff that made my very large and complicated order a breeze. They even threw in a couple of drinks to sweeten the deal.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2021

I ordered battered mussels and scallops and they were disgusting! The seafood tasted old and the batter was burnt and some of the pieces of batter were empty .... this would have to be the worst takeaway I have ever had. Be warned - this...place is crap.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021

Visited Ngunguru for a few days and had fish and chips. Excellent piece of hoki with crispy batter and delicious crunchy fries. Really enjoyed and will return

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2021

We ordered hamburgers, battered snapper, hotdogs and chips to feed a large family group. The hamburger buns were very dry and hard, the battered fish was so oily you couldn't eat it , and really overcooked, the chips really dry. It was very disappointing takeaway.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2020

Used to be our fav, but this time we both got sick after ordering snapper burger, kumara chips and squid rings. The aioli was super weird tasting too. Pity as it was a summer go to!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020

Came to visit friends we were looking forward to getting fish and chips as had been great in the past but man were we disappointed fish was dry and the batter extremely oily dripped all over us mussels were obviously from frozen and over cooked...chips half were burnt and reheated. Most disgusting meal we have ever had never going back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020

We have been going to this place for the past 15 years, and it has always been good. But this last time we went, the fish was not good at all. It was overcooked and didn't taste fresh. The batter on the fish was okay,...but it didn't make up for the taste, and the dry bits of fish. The kumara chips were alright, but now you have to pay for sour cream - whereas the last owners would always give you a swipe of sour cream that was included in the price. Should have been wary because it was lunchtime on the weekend and there was no line out the door. They may have new owners? Just a heads up - because it was always consistently good before.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

Thought we would try this takeaway as suggested.. service was fast. The food was okay , if you are looking for greasy / deep fried this is the place. Once we took off all the batter the fish was good. We tried the snapper and...John Dory. I ordered the prawn skrewer didn’t realize that it would be deep fried also. They don’t supply with you with napkins or forks etc. It was busy with lots of people stopping and ordering.. Tried it once won’t be a repeat visitor.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

Not sure why the hell anybody is complaining about wait times at peak holiday season in a remote area of NZ with minimal food facilities....we waited 10 minutes on a normal Friday night. Food was EXCELLENT. Shop made wontons were tasty as. Big salad filled...cheeseburgers with cheese expertly melted onto the patty. Chips with perfect crisp/fluffy balance. Very friendly efficient staff. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Well we arrived into Ngunguru at 7pm on Friday night after travelling from the UK and we ordered snapper and chips. My youngest always says she hates fish but scoffed the lot! Very fresh and I’m sure over the next couple of weeks whilst at...the beach we’ll pop in again. Super friendly staff and shared a wee joke with us when my hubby said a fish supper, I quickly corrected and said Snapper doll. Ok and the aioli was divine!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

Not the first time I’ve eaten here and won’t be the last. It’s one of the best fish n chip shops in NZ! The snapper is excellent and worth it just on its own.

Date of visit: November 2019
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NGUNGURU TAKEAWAYS - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Ngunguru Takeaways offers takeaway services.

Ngunguru Takeaways is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3