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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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Fresh salmon sashimi

The salmon farm has a little restaurant where they sell fresh salmon sashimi at an affordable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lilongwe, Malawi
Great little shop, delicious salmon and fantastic views

This little store is strategically located off the highway just outside of Twizel at the Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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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 good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salmon sashimi” (14 reviews)
“lake pukaki” (15 reviews)
“mt cook” (12 reviews)
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Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salmon farm has a little restaurant where they sell fresh salmon sashimi at an affordable price. It was absolutely delicious and I definitely recommend stopping here if you happen to be in the area (though probably not worth going out of your way just...More

Thank Stephanie2743
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little store is strategically located off the highway just outside of Twizel at the Lake Pukaki visitor centre. We stopped over on our way from Lake Tekapo. The King Salmon that it sells is very popular. We bought some freshly smoked salmon to try...More

1  Thank moonlotus18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The price is reasonable and the salmon is awesome! The scenic lake and mountains add the taste to it. Don’t miss the ginger lemon honey drink which is surprisingly nice as well!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salmon sashimi of 500g pack is worth to try. Fresh and delicious. Outdoor seats are good options for eating sashimi and watching Mt. Cook.

Thank Luis T
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 September 2017 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 2 September 2017 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 15 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
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Iva I
1 January 2017|
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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
4 November 2016|
Response from 447connie |
Can anybody help to answer? Really wanted to go there.
20 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