Seafood Restaurants in Auckland

Hello little island nation in the Pacific. Hello seafood! Yes, this is where we shine. Well, OK, this and free range, grass fed lamb. Kiwis are a little bit smug about believe that our fish and chips are better than those in England. Being so far away from anywhere else and, as a result, having such pristine waters to fish from means that we have access to some amazing kai moana, or seafood. You will find some form of seafood, be it fresh fish or our famous green-lipped mussels on most menus, but there are a few places which excel at preparing New Zealand in a way that brings out it's natural tastiness. Think 'Waterfront' and you'll be thinking of the right area to begin your search. Some restaurants will be located in the marinas, some along Tamaki Drive which skirts the Harbour and some are in the Viaduct basin. For the best views of the Harbour, try Sails, Swashbucklers and Hammerheads. For a bit more of a lively atmosphere, take a stroll around the Viaduct Basin and pop into just about anywhere to sample the seafood offerings. A few that are recommended would be Kermadec, which is very well-known for its seafood and Pacific Rim dining, The Foodstore, all local and much of it organic, Snapdragon, and Soul Bar.

Sails Restaurant

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Westhaven Marina
Westhaven Drive

Westhaven Marina... read more

Swashbucklers

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23 Westhaven Drive

Great seafood, modest prices and always interesting atmosphere... read more

Hammerheads Seafood Restaurant & Bar

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19 Tamaki Drive
Okahu Bay

Lovely views... read more

Kermadec Ocean Fresh Restaurant

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204 Quay Street
1st Floor Viaduct Quay

Food fresh from the ocean... read more

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The Foodstore

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Market Square

A unique dining experience on the Viaduct... read more

Snapdragon

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204 Quay Street

Viaduct dining and drinking with lovely views...
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The Waterfront Cafe

Maritime Museum, Auckland Viaduct Basin

Harbourside dining and bar... read more

Soul Bar & Bistro

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Viaduct Harbour
Viaduct Harbour

Bar & Bistro on the waterfront... read more

Kanpai

Viaduct Harbour

Japanese food on the Viaduct... read more

Mecca Cafe Viaduct Harbour

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85-87 Customs Street West

Cafe on the Viaduct... read more
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