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Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop

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Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0018
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Sashimi coupled with great views

This place is nice for a stopover before/after Mt Cook. Get a pack or two of sashimi and sit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Disappointing sashimi

We were pretty excited to visit this place after hearing so many good reviews but after traveling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Located on the edge of Mt Cook National Park our shop is stocked with Freshwater King Salmon -raised in the cool glacial water of New Zealand's Southern Alps. We have a great selection of sashimi, fillets, hot smoked and whole salmon for you to enjoy, as well as a picnic area with the world famous view of Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook. Visit our shop for: - Sashimi - Fillets and whole Salmon - Hot Smoked Salmon - Picnic Area with view of Mt Cook Open 7 days a week
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is nice for a stopover before/after Mt Cook. Get a pack or two of sashimi and sit outside by Lake Pukaki.

Thank dincytea
MtCookAlpineSalmon, Public Relations Manager at Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We're pretty fond of the view too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pretty excited to visit this place after hearing so many good reviews but after traveling such a Long way, we were pretty disappointed at the quality of the sashimi. Although prices were reasonable at $30 for 500g, we felt that the salmon was...More

Thank chosheryl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

......Anyway, if you like it the Japanese way, you can eat it raw outside at the lake. Nice picnic spot.But we was looking for some spiced or peppered smoked Salmon for our evening feast .....

Thank India2012
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We dropped by 3 times for the salmon sashimi @ $10 for 100g. Salmon slices were prepacked 2 days prior but still very good; mildly firm with minimal fishiness. Sit outside for an excellent view of the lake and the mountains in the distance.

Thank feizhu
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here last year and enjoyed sashimi sitting beside the lake... It was so delicious we talked about it all year and waited impatiently under we could visit again. The salmon was as delicious or even better than we remembered! Enjoyed $30 worth of...More

Thank kumera
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stopped in out of curiosity and ended up having the best sashimi I've ever tasted. Tender, rich but not overly oily and for $10 plenty for both of us. We already had local merino lamb to cook for dinner or we'd have been having more...More

Thank BBs_Mrs
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Super fresh, tasty and beautiful salmon. The staff weren't that friendly but I guess it was a really cold day. The best part was the spectacular view of Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook.

Thank Leonie Y
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Salmon is fresh and delicious but the customer service is sub par. For a place catering tourists and representing NZ hospitality a smile wouldn't of hurt.

Thank George N
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I have to admit. We only called in here to ask for directions. Ended up buying some sashimi salmon that I was informed was caught "Just around that bens in the river" I wish I'd bought a whole fish. It was the most spectacular salmon...More

1  Thank BhuddaBud
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Dropped by here with my family in the late afternoon. The salmon was amazing. Not too fatty, and melted in your mouth. Honestly, best sashimi compared to some other farms we went to There are some seats overlooking the lake and a cute little kitten...More

Thank Natalie K
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Iva I
31 December 2016|
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Response from 229ceca | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The salmon shop (where there are also pens so you can feed the fish at no cost) are just across the road from where the fish are farmed in pens. There's not a lot to see at the pens as there is no access. However I... More
3 November 2016|
Response from 447connie |
Can anybody help to answer? Really wanted to go there.
19 September 2016|
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Response from LCWW | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much like any other salmon fillet. Start with the salmon fillet at room temperature (about 15 minutes out of the fridge). For fillet about half an inch thick, cook for about 4 minutes with the skin down until the... More