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The Smokehouse

6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2280
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“smoked fish” (41 reviews)
“fish n chips” (12 reviews)
“quality fish” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well cooked, very friendly quick service. What a wonderful place to visit for the best fish n chips in the Nelson area. Excellent value,

Thank silverhead2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely fresh fish with lovely batter and generous portion of hot chips. Take them at sat on the wharf watching boats go down the estuary on high tide.

Thank Mercurial63
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Good quality Fish n Chips in a great spot. The Mapua wharf is a super little spot to hang out for a few hours. Plenty to do and look at.

Thank trentandjill
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Listening to the sizzling of the hot oil as we waited gave us a clue this was going to be good. Fresh turbot in a crispy batter with a generous portion of chips made this place tops with us.

Thank 306andrew
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Great fish & chips! Tables outside or overlooking estuary or brewery or wine bar let you eat them there with one of their beverages. Today, a kotaku, the native white heron in attendance on the roof of the Smokehouse, followed by the visit of an...More

Thank mouterekayak
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This extremely popular restaurant is well worth a visit if you feel like a quick easy meal out. The service was fast & the food was delicious. If you’re anything like us we can’t stand fatty fish & chips & you certainly won’t find that...More

Thank Gralyn73
Reviewed May 28, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our fish n chips on a gorgeous day in Mapua. We were served by a very friendly lady who recommended ribaldo a fish we had not tried before. Absolutely superb. We will be back. Thank you.

Thank silverhead2016
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Great fresh fish and very nice chips with a good sized scoop. Didn’t take long from order to receiving.

Thank D894FFandy
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We went a couple times. The fish and chips were delicious. You do have to plan ahead and order a few minutes before you want to eat because of wait time being long due to the popularity. I would go again. Bring your own ketchup!

Thank Stenge
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty lunch served down on the waterfront - loved the smoked fish and the fish and chips too - great to have a genuine 'kiwi' experience! Thank you!

Thank AndrewR5014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2280
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Takeaways & Deli on the historic Mapua Wharf. Our onsite takeaways are a Nelson favorite. Come and savour our delicious fish and chips while relaxing on the wharf where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Waimea Estuary. Or grab a cool drink from the local craft brewery where an easy going band is often playing in the courtyard. Additionally our onsite Deli showcases all our Smoked Salmon, Fish, Mussels and Pate. The Smokehouse experience is based on the concept of delicately hot smoking local seafood, using traditional brick kilns and natural manuka shavings. The whole process is overseen by our experienced smokers in a true balance of art and science. 100% Natural 100% Preservative Free
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