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The Fish Box

3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5757
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  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an incredibly disappointing experience at The Fish Box. We were told there was a 30 minute wait, and they were clearly busy, but we decided it was worth the wait and placed our order. We watched as multiple people enquired about where there...More

1  Thank Steph M
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this review

Oh dear. Busy yes but no excuses here. Come in for a re-cook or a refund. That's our policy.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The service was friendly and helpful. bluff oysters were on the menu, perfectly battered and cooked. The fish was also well cooked and fresh. Best chips ever. All perfect with wasabi mayo.

Thank Lel241
Thefishbox, Owner at The Fish Box, responded to this review

Thank you. Yes Bluffs are the best!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Amazing food! A large menu to choose from and great service. One of the best fish and chips I have ever had.

Thank charl0ttecp
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this review

Thank you. I'll let the staff know.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was delighted to discover that all greens are indeed grown in this Hilton's, own garden. Duck just introduced to their new menu is the best magical duck dish on the market. Fresh Bluff oysters at below RRP are delightful.The soup of the day albeit...More

Thank Database P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank Tas C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

Thank haleyscharnitzki
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Collect a great fish and chips the a short drive/ walk to Lakeside for the best views during dinner!

Thank Steve D
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, I was just wanting to know if you have any gluten-free options? Thanks
31 August 2016|
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Response from Thefishbox | Property representative |
Hi, Yes on Mondays and Tuesdays we do gluten free fish. The the chips cannot be 100% certified but we have many customers who are mildly intolerant to gluten who order them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 35
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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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..