Best Fish and Chips in New Zealand 2013

New Zealand's best chip shop is Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale, about 45 minutes north of central Auckland.

Oceanz Seafood was named New Zealand's Best Chip Shop 2013 after the Hibiscus Coast Highway shop beat five other finalists to scoop the title.

The competition, run by The Chip Group every second year, is a chance for chip shops to showcase the quality of their product.

Oceanz Seafood Silverdale won the national title in 2009 under previous management, took the regional title in 2011 and scooped the top honours once more in 2013.

A key criteria for the competition was to find shops serving the most delicious chips with lower fat content. All entrants' chips were independently lab tested and finalists and highly-commended shops had all achieved chips with a fat content of below nine per cent.

Where to find the best chips by region:

Northshore-Northland Regional Winner

Oceanz Seafood Silverdale
Richard & Daniel Billington
Cnr Hibiscus Coast and East Coast Rd, Silverdale, North Shore.

Highly Commended

  • Kippers Takeaways - Orewa
  • The Flaming Onion - Northcote
  • Northcross Takeaway - Northcross
  • Oceanz Seafood Albany - Albany
  • Adriatic Fisheries - Whangarei
  • Ivan's Takeaways - Glenfield


Auckland-wide Regional Winner

Greenwoods Fresh Catch
Thomas & Lilian Sug
1 Pah Road, Greenwoods Corner, Epsom, Auckland

Highly Commended

  • Westgate Takeaways - Massey
  • Fish Stop - Glen Eden
  • Panmure Fish & Chips - Panmure
  • Oceanz Seafood Auckland Fishmarket - Central Auckland
  • LJS Sylvia Park - Mt Wellington
  • Fish Pot Café - Mission Bay
  • Kohi Fresh Fish & Takeaways - Kohimarama

Waikato - Bay of Plenty - Hawkes Bay Regional Winner

Queen Vic Chippy
Amanda Duggan & Bernie Hilbers
85c Victoria Street, Cambridge, Waikato

Highly Commended

  • Seafood Bazaar Rototuna - Hamilton
  • Happy Snapper ‘n' Chips - Putaruru
  • Horotiu Food Centre - Hamilton
  • Welcome Bay Takeaway - Tauranga
  • Pleasant Valley Takeaways - Tauranga
  • Halfway House - Hawkes Bay
  • Kinloch Store - Taupo
  • Papamoa Fast Food Domain Takeaway - Papamoa
  • Oceanview Takeaways - Papamoa
  • DK's Burger Bar - Matamata
  • King Size Burger Bar - Rotorua
  • Corogate Café Thames - Thames
  • Kiwi Taste - Miranda
  • Pirimai Chippy - Napier

Manawatu - Taranaki - Wellington Regional Winner

Fish King Takeaways
Gavin and Gwen Ou
26 East Street, Fielding, Manawatu

Highly Commended

  • Corfu Seafoods - Karori
  • So Fine Seafoods - Lower Hutt, Wellington
  • Hot Box Takeaways = Palmerston North

Nelson - Christchurch Regional Winner

Victory Square Fish & Chips
Ekkehardt & Malia Soo Choon Klinge
176 St Vincent Street, Toi Toi, Nelson

Highly Commended

  • Gourmet Seafoods Shirley - Christchurch
  • Milton Street Takeaway - Nelson
  • Smoove - Blenheim
  • Richmond Takeaways - Richmond
  • The New Funky Fish - Blenheim
  • Victoria Seafood Bar and Pizzas - Rangiora
  • Codfathers Takeaways - Blenheim

Timaru - Southland Regional Winner

The Naked Chip
Rene & Beverley Bullock
45 Shearman St, Waimate

Highly Commended

  • Hassall Street Takeaways - Timaru
  • Hungry Hound - Tapanui Southland
  • Ric's Galley - Portobello, Dunedin
  • Vip's Minimart - Timaru

 

Best Fish and Chips in New Zealand 2011

New Zealand's best fish and chip shop in 2011 was a takeaway shop in Rotorua, that was also a finalist in the 2010 national rankings.

Oppies Takeway was named New Zealand's top chip shop after taking the number one spot the Best Chip Shop Competition.

Chip Group Chairperson, Glenda Gourley, said Oppies was a deserved winner of its national title after going so close a year earlier. "The shop is an institution in Rotorua and their commitment to excellence is second to none."

To win the award as the best fish and chip shop in New Zealand, Oppies was judged on the freshness and colour of their chips, shop cleanliness and customer service. Chips were analysed for fat content and only those with less than 11% of fat were judged, said competition organisers.

Regional finalists were decided through public text voting, mystery judging and chip fat analysis, with the overall winner then chosen by a panel of judges.

Other New Zealand Best Fish and Chip Shop finalists were:

  • Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, Whangaparaoa
  • Oceanz Seafood Botany, Auckland
  • Oppies Takeaway (also overall winner) Rotorua
  • Mac's Fresh Fish and Chips, Masterton
  • Victory Square Fish and Chips, Nelson
  • Ric's Galley/Portobello, Dunedin

Regional New Zealand Best Fish and Chip Shop Finalists were (listed in no particular order):

Northland to North Shore Region

Winners

  • Oceanz Seafood Albany, Albany
  • Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, Whangaparaoa
  • Ivan's Takeaway, Glenfield

Highly commended

  • Adriatic Fisheries, Whangarei
  • Kipper's Takeaways, Orewa

Rest of Auckland Region

Winners

  • Big J's Takeaways, Mt Wellington, Auckland
  • Oceanz Botany Downs, Ti Rakau Drive, Auckland
  • Fish Shop, Glendale Rd, Glen Eden

Highly commended

  • The Chip Shop, Royal Oak, Auckland
  • Westgate Takeaways, Massey, Auckland

Waikato to Hawkes Bay Region

Winners

  • Oppies Takeaway, Rotorua
  • Hot Stuff Takeaways, Ngaruawahia
  • The Frying Dutchman, Ahuriri, Napier

Highly commended

  • Pirimai Chippy, Pirimai, Napier
  • Halfway House Takeaways, Clive, Hawkes Bay

Manawatu to Wellington Region

Winners

  • So Fine Seafood, Avalon, Lower Hutt
  • Fish Spot The Plaza, Palmerston North
  • Mac's Fresh Fish and Chips, Masterton

Highly commended

  • Fish, Masterton
  • The Groper, Stratford

Nelson to Christchurch Region

Winners

  • Victory Square Fish & Chips, Nelson
  • The Sands Fish & Chips, Tahunanui
  • Seabreeze City Takeaways, Nelson

Highly commended

  • Codfathers Takeaways, Blenheim
  • Coopers Catch, Kaikoura

Timaru to Southland Region

Winners

  • Hassall Street Takeaways, Timaru
  • Ric's Galley/Portobello, Dunedin
  • Golden Cobweb Restaurant, Alexandra

Highly commended

  • Mornington Takeaways, Dunedin

 

Best Fish and Chips in New Zealand 2010

New Zealand's best fish and chip shop in 2010 was at Silverdale, just 40 minutes north of Auckland.

Oceanz was named the country's best chippy in the That's Life! Best Chip Shop competition. To find it, take the Silverdale/Orewa turn off from State Highway 1 about 35km from Auckland's Harbour Bridge. The shop is a few minutes drive from the motorway, and on the right.

To win the award as the best fish and chip shop in New Zealand, Oceanz was judged on the freshness and colour of their chips, shop cleanliness and customer service. Chips were analysed for fat content and only those with less than 11% of fat were judged, said competition organisers.

Regional finalists were decided through public text voting, mystery judging and chip fat analysis, with the overall winner then chosen by a panel of judges.

Other New Zealand Best Fish and Chip Shop finalists were:

  • The Chip Shop in the Auckland suburb of Royal Oak
  • Oppie's Fish and Chips, Rotorua
  • So Fine Seafood, Lower Hutt
  • The Sands Fish and Chips, Nelson
  • Portobello Store and Takeaway, Dunedin


Regional New Zealand Best Fish and Chip Shop Finalists were (listed in no particular order):

Northland to North Shore Region

Kippers, 292 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
Ripples Cafe on the Marina,621 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour
Grand Takeaway, 4/70 Grand drive, Orewa
The Chip Basket, 201 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead
Fresh & Tasty Takeaways, The Waterfront, Mangonui
Mairangi Bay Fisheries, 360 Beach Road, Mairangi Bay
Adriatic Takeaways, 91 Kamo Road, Whangarei
Neptunes, 3 Tokerau Beach Rd, Karikari, Far North
Bidz Takeaway, 7 Takahe Road, Ahipara
Oceanz at Silverdale, Corner of East Bays Road and State Highway, Silverdale
Otaika Takeaways, Otaika Shopping Centre
Oceanz Albany, 50 Greville Rd, Albany
Northcross Takeaway, 4/178 Carlisle Road, Browns Bay
Oceanz Warkworth, 6 Baxter Street, Warkworth

Rest of Auckland Region

Clevedon Seafoods Ltd, 19A Main Rd, Clevedon
The Chip Shop, 711 Manukau Road, Royal Oak
Fush Glen Eden, 4 Glendale Road, Glen Eden
Oceanz-at Auckland Fish Market, 22 Jellioce St, Westhaven
Garrison Takeaways, 118A Old Wairoa Rd, Papakura
East Village Takeaway, 1/60 Picton Street, Howick
Toby Seafoods Massey, Shop 4, 2 Triangle Rd, Massey
Westgate Takeaways, 579 Don Buck Rd, Massey North
Takanini Takeaways, 15 Unit 4 Princess street, Takanini
Teatatu Fisheries Takeaways,613 Teatatu Rd, Te Atatu North
Mobil Corner Takeaways, 224 Bucklands Beach Road, Bucklands Beach
Caspar Takeaways, 2A Caspar Road, Papatoetoe
Halsey Road Takeaways, 44B Halsey Road, Manurewa

Waikato to Hawkes Bay Region

Oppie's Fish & Chips, 259 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Pirimai Chippy, 15 Allen Berry Ave, Pirimai
Singdar Takeaways,73 Ohaupo Rd, Meville
The Chip Inn, 113 Tirau Street, Putaruru
Chish & Fips, 33 Gloucester Street, Greenmeadows
Ma's Kitchen & Takeaways, 4/115 Hazelmere Crescent, Te Awamutu
KB Chips,701 Port Road, Whangamata
Seafood on the Beach,43 Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth
Showgrounds Takeaways,797 Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton
Springfield Fish Supply, Springfield Rd, Rotorua
Sheffs Takeaway, 714 Grey Street, Hamilton
SFC Putaruru,56 Tirau Street, Putaruru
Fishermans Takeaway, 55 Rogers Place, Te Awamutu
Lynmore Fish Supply,26 Lynmore Avenue, Rotorua
Eurasia, 3 Tongariro Street, Taupo, Taupo

Manawatu to Wellington Region

So Fine Foods,2 Tennyson Ave, Avalon, Lower Hutt
Mac's Fresh Fish & Chips,41 Queen Street, Masterton
Fish King, 26 East Street, Feilding
Fish Spot, 47 Vogel St, Woodville
Moby Dick's Fish & Chip,51 Witako Street, Lower Hutt
Starfish, 138 Molesworth Street, Wellington
Youngs Takeaway,104 Main Street, Pahiatua
Plimmerton Fish Supply, 2 Beach Road, Plimmerton
Raumati Fish supply, 344 Rosetta Road, Ruamati Beach
Samo's Seafood, 52 Holdsworth Ave, Upper Hutt
Waterloo Fisheries, 1 Hardy Street, Lower Hutt
Tokomaru Store & Takeaways, 2 Tokomaru Road, Tokomaru
Ocean Blue, 610 Waitarere Beach Rd, Waitarere Beach
Blue Island Seafood, 131 Randwick Road, Lower Hutt
Mork & Mindys, 349 Featherston St, Palmerston North

Nelson to Christchurch Region

Hales Corner Takeaways, 138 Waimea Road, Nelson
Victory Square Fish & Chips, 176 St Vincent Street, Victory Square
Village Foods, 48 Main Street, Oxford
The Sands Fish n Chip Shop, Shop 1 623 Rocks Road, Tahunanui
Victoria Seafood Bar & Pizza, 96 Victoria Street, Raniora
Porky's Takeaways, 51 Weld St, Hokitika
Santa Fe, 78 Turmaha Street, Greymouth
Sumner Seafoods,21a Marriner St, Sumner
1040 Takeaway, 1040 Columbo Street, Christchurch
Renwick Takeaways, High Street, Renwick
Burwood Fish & Chip, 263 Burwood Road, Christchurch
Best Little Fish & Chips, 6/92 Wilsons Road, Christchurch
Darfield Takeaways, 53b South Terrace, Darfield

Timaru to Southland Region

Hassall Street Takeaway,18 Hassall Street, Timaru
East Gore Takeaways,1 Talbot Street, Gore
Mornington Takeaway, 3 Mailer Street, Morington
Portobello Store & Takeaway, 1 Harington Point Rd, Portobello
Aggy Shack, Cnr Church Lane and Marine Parade, Queenstwon
Chloies,118 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel
Glenwood Takeaways,274 Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Golden Cobweb, 55 Tarbert Street, Alexandra
Velvet Burger, 11 The Octagon, Dunedin
Grant Lea Takeaways,208 Evan Street, Timaru