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The Fish Box

Seafood, New Zealand, Fast food
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Shop 2 | 3 Rainbow Drive, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5757
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Collect a great fish and chips the a short drive/ walk to Lakeside for the best views during dinner!

Thank Steve D
Perthshire Scotland
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was the best Fish and Chips in Taupo. I have to say our order was perfect, the Snapper was beautifully cooked and the batter delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank dormiegal
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we'd try their fish and chips, squid and salad. All we're a bit greasy and slightly over cooked. But it was cheap and we are it. Don't expect great quality fish and chips it's a basic fish and chip outlet.

Thank Wych
Horsham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good take away fish and chips should be the standard at a seaside/lakeside location. The Fish Box is well above standard offering a wide range of different local fish as well as everything else you might want, including deep fried Mars and an Elvis creation! Stick with the fish, chips and onion rings.

Thank carefree2017
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is advisable to pre-order your meal online, it is worth the trouble. They have a great range of Fish, Chips, etc and make fantastic Kumara Chips and Fishcakes made onsite. The meals we had were superb and well priced.

Thank Woswald
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish and chips were great (nothing out of the ordinary) but man, the Angus burger is amazing. Beautiful bun (maybe ciabatta or something really good), pattie tasted homemade and flavoursome, lots of lettuce and tomato, real cheese, beautiful fried egg, aioli and gorgeous beetroot relish. It was massive. Wow, super impressed. And did I say $8.50? It's only $8.50!!! Recommended!!!

Thank Jeanninet70
Papamoa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Ordered online which worked ok. Got back to our accommodation and realised a burger was missing. Luckily we were only just around the corner so no problem. When we went to collect the burger ( which we had phoned to see what had happened to it ) we were not offered any sort of apology but just told it was... More 

Thank nevillebutler
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Took our family for Fish and Chips here 2 nights ago. Was told the wait was 30 minutes so happily walked to the lake to wait. Took our food back there to eat and was so worth the wait. The fish (Trevally) was outstanding and we are raving about how yum it was.Will be back next time in Taupo.

Thank Andrea R
Napier, New Zealand
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were here last week. What annoyed me was I ordered 2 scoops of chips amongst a large order and when we went down to the lake to eat them.I could have picked the chips up with one hand. We let the grandchildren eat what they wanted and we had about 6 chips each. I did plan to go back... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

In Taupo for a few days and saw a great review on The Fish Box. Arrived early to order and was told there was a 30 minute wait, no problem, we'll look at the nearby botanical gardens. Came back and waited another 30 minutes. Understandable considering they had just had a great Stuff review. Food was very good, fish was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$36
Seafood, New Zealand, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2 | 3 Rainbow Drive, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5757
The fishbox was born out of a passion to cook the classic kiwi takeaway in the best possible way. To do this everything is cooked from fresh on the premises by Jared, our trained chef and a small team of trained assistants. Using the best local ingredients in our small menu we aim to deliver to you: freshness quality sustainability, where the food is sourced elsewhere...like the sea. value a sense of humour Cooking from fresh takes a little time but we reckon we've got the formula of speed and quality about right. Please use our online ordering system (convenient) and it will let you know when your order should be ready. Make yourself known to us and give us your feedback..we might even put your suggestions on the menu. Free wifi, magazines and TV are in the shop if you're not too busy talking to one another..

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