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Erik's Fish and Chips

54 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9359, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3474
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good14%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
54 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9359, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Erik's Fish and Chips
1. Fish and Chips by the Lake
"The Hoki was out of this world!"
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2. Yum
"Best fish and chips I have ever had!"
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3. Gluten Free Fish and Chips
"Thee most perfect batter on the most tasty fresh fish."
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious Fish and Chips. Super friendly staff. Not sure if people were expecting a 5* restaurant from a roadside stand but keep up the good work.

Thank Richard H
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a wonderful positive review thank you. Thanks for mentioning our super friendly staff

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a very good example of how fish and chips can be made interesting. We went with the blue cod, which is the best tasting fish on offer. The chips were good, but the optional fried extras were well worth tasting. The fried red onion...More

Thank John D
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you tried and loved the red onion wedges and cauliflower bites. Thanks for recommending us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the dory, blue cod and chips. All of them were really disappointing, possibly the worst I've ever had. Fish was somehow dry and the chips were dry and a little burnt. Especially as the blue cod was twice the price at almost $10. The...More

Thank aimee a
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very concerned about your review, Aimee and I have messaged you to ask exactly when this happened so we can look at identifying how it could have happened. We look forward to hearing from you All our fish is probed to ensure it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was travelling through Wanaka last week and found Eriks Fish and Chips, just when I was having a fish and chip craving. I had super friendly service and they answered all my dietary questions very well. I got Hoki and chips and my wife got...More

Thank Zac d
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW what a great review, thank you We are glad you loved everything and we cant wait to see you when you come back to Wanaka.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They must pre-cook the chips and the fish to try and get them out quicker. The chips were really dry and tasteless. The fish was even worse and we couldn't even eat it. You could tell the fish was precooked because it wasn't even hot...More

Thank Sandra-from-Fiji
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sandra, I have messaged you so we can discuss this review as it does not sound like it is Erik's Fish and Chips, I think you have reviewed the wrong place, Nothing at Erik's is pre cooked everything is cooked from fresh when you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 pieces of Dori which were totally over cooked and tasted they were frozen not fresh. One piece of Blue cod which was cooked good and one portion of chunky chips, which were the highlight of the purchase. All that for NZD 30.95....More

Thank Nadin R
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your blue cod and chunky chips and we are very sorry that you felt the Dory was over cooked. We have discussed this with our team to ensure fish is never overcooked. We probe every piece to ensure it is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb blue cod battered fish. Fresh and yummy fries. Friendly staff and a quick eatery. A few menu combos to choose from, my favourite was the blue cod fish.

Thank AudyY
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled you loved our fish and delicious chips. Thanks for mentioning the friendly staff and quick service. I do not like to disappoint you but the batter does not contain beer, we keep it alcohol free. Thanks for the review

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Had the blue cod with chunky chips - beautifully cooked and tasty. As someone with a gluten allergy it was a real treat (and I suspect most of their customers have no idea that all their food if gluten free - absolutely no compromises on...More

Thank R5546POmichaell
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

We are thrilled you loved all our GF food, and we know it is a real treat to have fish and chips for you. Thanks for the 5 star review.

Reviewed 10 August 2018

The Sweet/Sour and softness of the kiwi fruit was spectacular. The Blue Cod was only OK for $9.95 a piece. I would go back again but will go for cheaper fish. The Red Onion was really good with big chunks - the batter was falling...More

Thank Bill R
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Great news you loved our deep fried kiwifruit , it is fantastic isn't it ? and lots of other things on our menu. We look forward to seeing you back again to try the other fish

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Read all the reviews.... expected a lot. But fish was old and chunky chips were not that great. We didn’t get a lemon with the fish either which would have made it a little better but only realised it was missing when we opened up...More

Thank X1on66
Anna A, Owner at Erik's Fish and Chips, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

We are sorry you did not love our fish and chips, we do not serve old fish so we are a bit confused by this comment. We are sorry we do not supply lemon with every order as we found when we did many people...More

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Questions & Answers
5 March 2018|
Response from Anna A | Property representative |
I am sorry we don’t offer crumbed fish but we do offer poached fish which is cooked in tin foil. However our batter is like a tempura batter very light and crisp not thick like traditional batters, customers are very happy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9359, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 3474
By popular demand, Erik’s Fish and Chips has opened our second food truck in beautiful Lake Wanaka. Using only the best local ingredients, sourced from the land and seas of New Zealand’s South Island, Erik serves up our delicious menu in a light crisp batter. With a unique Kiwi twist on traditional fish and chips, you’ll find items like handmade Kumara wedges and deep-fried kiwifruit that’ll keep you coming back for more. Everything is available Gluten Free.
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