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The Fish Box

Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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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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Stretton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was well up to standard and not too greasy Large Cod portion size was good, but chips were a bit small on size. Kumara chip were great and was the calamari. Staff were very "shouty" which did not add to the experience.

Thank Baldbutsexy
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A take-away store for your fish fix. We ordered the family pack and the portion was great! Fish was fresh and well fried. Mussel fritters was amazing!

Thank Jesbelieve
Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I hope the owners of this shop are aware what a 'box' is also referred to in some countries. The addition of fish in front of box also made me giggle when my wife told me to go here for lunch. . We both got a basic fish and chips pack. Great value for $8 each. Too much food for... More 

2 Thank AusTed1983
Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A nice fush 'n chup takeaway shop. Everything was cooked well - not too greasy or covered in salt. Staff were friendly - classic NZ accents were a little hard to understand the first time around.

1 Thank Bowdog B
Harlow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

needs a good tidy up staff too, not the best, too oily the fish. chips not bad. long wait for takeaway.

Thank 8222015
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

right by where we were staying. Good fish and chips for the family. Not cheep but worth it. they were out of a few things but thats a good sign that they are busy

Thank harry j
Greater Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very very nice meal of fish and chips. I would have given them 5 stars only I discovered once we were home that they forgot to add the chips with one persons order (I checked the receipt and we did order it with chips) luckily there were enough chips with the other family members orders so we shared them around.

Thank qjane983
Taipei, Taiwan
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had fish 'n' chips and grilled snapper. Everything was made to order. Generous portion and delicious.

Thank LHM105
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The fish box location was a little bit out of the way but it was definitely worth a visit! We both ordered warehou and chips- absolutely delicious, best fish and chips we had in New Zealand. Good value for money and quick service. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Beth S
Arnisdale, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Best chips I've had in ages.....my daughter's burger, and the kids meals were amazing too. What made it even better were the friendly staff.

Thank Jackie W

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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, Fast food, New Zealand
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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