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The Smokehouse

6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2280
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (38 reviews)
“fish n chips” (9 reviews)
“pates” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good fresh fish and chips!!! Very generous with our scopes of chips and fish. Definatly worth visiting while in Mapua!!

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Partner was ordering pizza across the road at the wine bar and I was told we were allowed to eat fish and chips out front of the bar. Ordered a piece of snapper and half chips. Got three fillets of fish and too many chips...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All fried fish seemed pretty much the same to me, but i am not a fish n chips lover anyway. We also bought some smoked fish as well. You are also allowed to take your food to the winery across the smoked house.

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best fish and chips in town. Come in good time as it is a very popular spot. You will not be disappointed the fish is very fresh. Took our parcel of goodies across to the wine bar and enjoyed them outside with a drink.

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well fried fish and chips!! Not too long the waiting time and not too fat the food itself! French fries portion above the average and fish of the day well advertised at the counter! There are table available outside, along the Main Street, birds always...More

Thank ScarlettOtto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on Boxing Day for lunch, wasn’t overly busy with a few of the other establishments nearby closed. We opted for two different types of fish, paua patties, hotdog and chips. Wait time was indicated at 10 minutes we got our order after...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a takeaway as I have done many times before , every time I find I am lied to about the waiting time it’s always 10 maybe 15 mins buts it’s always longer and today just took liberty’s we waited 28 mins...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The girl at the I-site in Nelson mentioned Mapua as a place to visit - nice beach, pleasant ambiance, shopping. I think I also heard small, off the beaten track. A short drive from Nelson Hwy 6 to Hwy 60 and then there's a sign:...More

Thank wanderwoman43
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped twice over a week in the Nelson area. Both times the dish & chips were plentiful, delicious and excellent value. I would be a regular if I didn’t live on a different continent.

Thank Slowrunnings
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The biggest scoop of chips we've ever had - piping hot, beautifully cooked, perfectly salted. Delicious. The onion rings are great too! Lovely location on the wharf - plenty of seats if you want to eat outside the shop, or you can take your food...More

Thank Alice S
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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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