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The Fish Box

Seafood, New Zealand, Fast food
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3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5757
11:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Definitely above average fish and chips. Beef burger was good value for $8, the prices of fish were a good size. $32 for 2 burgers, 2 fish and 1/2 chips made it pretty good value. Nothing quite there to make it a wow, but would recommend.

Thank Alice L
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in here for some chips and potato cakes. The chips were some of the best I've had, but for me, the standout was the home-made potato cakes. Covered in just the right amount of batter, these potato cakes were crispy on the outside and fluffy and well cooked on the inside.

Thank Tas C
Beerwah, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were craving toasted sandwiches, and you delivered. would recommend to anyone who just wants a fuss free meal.

Thank haleyscharnitzki
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finallly we have found a place with super fresh fish, and just incredible fries!!! Highly recommended to all!

Thank Tara M
Chester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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118 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 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

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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$35 - US$35
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: 3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, 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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