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“Best Fish & Chips ever”
Review of Fish & Ships

Fish & Ships
Ranked #119 of 2,420 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$9
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Really good Fish an Chips for about 12 NZ$. The fish looks fresh and tastes delicious. With additional tomato sauce fot 1 NZ$ each. Very friendly staff.

Thank Igor C
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fishandshipsnz, Owner at Fish & Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your Fish and Ships experience! We pride ourselves in providing fresh fish and tasty chips!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We have now already been here twice and both times the chips and fish have been cooked to perfection. The guys in the kitchen are super friendly and upbeat which makes the experience even better. The tartare sauce is also very tasty. Would highly recommend for a very pleasant, relaxed and budget friendly meal.

Thank Tommy R
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fishandshipsnz, Owner at Fish & Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your great review. Our guys working the shop are brilliant and I will pass on your comments. Hope to see you down there again.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

You could be forgiven for thinking that food produced in a shipping container is likely to be more than a bit dodgy.

Well, nothing could be further from the truth. We ordered the standard fish and chips 'lunch' for two from an enthusiastic and helpful chap, that day's fish being gurnard. The fish is cooked to order, so this did mean waiting about 10 minutes, but as this is right in the centre of the harbour, there was lots to look at as we waited.

It was well worth it. Portion size was generous, the batter on the fresh fish thin and very crisp, and there were probably too many perfectly cooked crispy chips for most people to eat.

All too often restaurants in high-traffic tourist areas charge like a wounded bull yet deliver sub-standard nosh. Perhaps they do so in the belief their customers were never going to come back again anyway, so why bother? Not so with these guys. They get a 10/10 for service and food. And the superb Auckland harbour atmosphere comes for free. Given that we're extremely local to them, we definitely will be back again. If only they were open in the evening more often, and not just at weekends.

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fishandshipsnz, Owner at Fish & Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for your glowimg review. We pride ourselves in providing top notch fish and chips. We hope to see you down there again over the summer, as the holiday season kicks in we will be open in the evenings.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

In my experience, fish 'n chips is all about the cooking.

Too little, and the batter is soggy and raw. The chips flacid and tasteless. Too much, and the fish becomes a mushy filling encrusted in a hard shell of batter. The chips burnt slabs of nothingness.

Fish & Ships gets it just right. Beautiful chunky fish in a lite golden batter. Chips al dente bathed in a goitre-suppressing sprinkle of salt.

Great stuff Fish & Ships

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Thank Rob D
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fishandshipsnz, Owner at Fish & Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for your great review. We have an award winning batter recipe and take pride in producing fish and chips how they are meant to be. We hope to see you down there again soon.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I took a group of 15 to fish and ships today. Alex looked after us really well and the fish was perfect. Yummy chips and a great setting on the water.

Thank traceyd483
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fishandshipsnz, Owner at Fish & Ships, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

It was great to have you and our your group stop in. We hope to see you down there again with some more tourists keen to experience kiwi fish and chips the way they are meant to be!

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