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Reviewed 5 February 2021

I have owned fish and chip shops and worked in others and i would say this is a definite winner, the staff were great the view great and just a lovely little gem of a takeaway shop. I had some gurnard from the cabinet crumbed...and oh my goodness from that first bite was absolutely melt in your mouth beautiful. The crumb they had on that fish was the best i have ever had. A sure winner in The Best Fish & Chips in NZ.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 29 November 2020

The fish is always so fresh at Gibbo's. We would order our fish and chips etc. for dinner and then would buy extra fresh fish and oysters to take home. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's a lovely place to visit when in...Whakatane. Highly recommended to all travellers to Whakatane !More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

$20 Special with 4×fish and a scoop of chips and my fiancee and I always order an $8 punnet of Rawfish which is soooooo good!! We always ask for underdone fish it just always tastes nicer👌

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

This has to be the winner of best fish n chips in NZ at some point , perfectly cooked and as fresh as you could ever hope for . Staff are happy , friendly and it shows in the results . So good we went...back 2 more times !More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

Love the fish from here! The batter is the best with lemon. Burgers are great as well. Food is so fresh.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020

Fish could not have been more fresh. Great chips and nice salad. Very busy little shop right on the wharf filled with locals. This is the place to go for the best fish and chips at a great price.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

On recommendation we popped into Gibbo's before returning to our hotel. We were able to select the catch of the day and got fresh snapper and gurnard with lovely crunchy chips, bargin at just under $20.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Seen the reviews. Recommended by our host. Pretty average to be honest. Chips not especially crispy. Floppy. Good snapper. Soggy batter. Delightful shop assistant.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

The very best fish & chips in the north island, I believe. Young blond lady at the counter was amazingly friendly and chatty last night. So welcoming and efficient. The cook last night cooked the best I’ve had at yet at Gibbo’s. The batter was...thin and really crispy, the fish was JUST cooked and done perfectly. I love this place, it has become a tradition for my partner and I to return to for our rare Fish & Chip treat on a summers evening. We travel to eat here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

The queues and wait time say it all! Gibbo’s on the Wharf is a well known and cherished Whakatane institution! It’s a very simple, unpretentious, inexpensive, old style fish and chip shop with a few inside tables and one outside bench. However, their fish and...chips are right up with the very best ( and we are experts!!!) Hence the reputation, the recommendations, the queues and the wait time! All worth it!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Yes, Gibbo's on the Wharf offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Gibbo's on the Wharf offers delivery services.

  • Gibbo's on the Wharf is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5