Top Seafood Restaurants
From Mussels to Crayfish
Since we live in the City of Sails, there’s guaranteed to be an array of top notch seafood restaurants right on our doorstep supplying fresh tasty seafood caught earlier that morning. Here are a few of our favourites ….
From Oysters to Roasted John Dory, Salmon Fritters, Sashimi and Grilled Squid salad, Kermadec specialise in fresh seafood at its very best. Kermadec offer dining in an array of options including their Fine Dining Restaurant, Brasserie & Bar, Kermadec Tasting Room, and three Private Dining Rooms.
Hammerheads Seafood Restaurant
Previous Metro Magazine Award winners for 'Best Seafood Restaurant' and 'Best Seafood Specialists', Hammerheads in Orakei really know their stuff and have been serving top quality seafood since 1990. An elegant atmosphere and amazing views across the harbour.
Harbourside Seafood Bar and Grill
The spacious Harbourside restaurant seats 200 people inside and up to 140 on the outside balcony overlooking Auckland's stunning harbour. Seafood mains include Grilled Salmon, Seafood Curry and Crayfish. They can also cater for 40-50 in their private dining function room.
Grand Harbour Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Winner of 'Best Chinese Restaurant of the year' 2004-2006 and it's not hard to see why. A lovely dining experience with plenty of choices on offer including Yum Char lunch. Book ahead because the popularity of this place fills up fast.
Soul Bar and Bistro
Oozing sophistication, Soul is renowned for its brilliant seafood. The menu offers an array of options from Grilled Salmon to Hapuku chowder and Waitbait fritters. Brilliant views of the Viaduct makes for perfect dining.
With beautiful marina views, Sails offers equally beautiful food to satisfy every seafood lover - from crayfish to terekihi, and scollops to sashimi. The perfect location for both a romantic dinner or important business lunch.
Sitting pretty in Mechanics Bay, Mikano offers amazing views across the Waitemata harbour to Devonport and is a fabulous spot for lunch or dinner. Try their speciality Seafood Mixed Grill for two ($95) which includes scampi, snapper, salmon, squid, oysters and mussels.
Hees Garden Seafood Restaurant
This Mount Eden restaurant has been serving delicious Cantonese seafood cuisine for almost 30 years and remains a popular favourite. Check out their Yum Char lunch for something different.
The Fish Pot Cafe
For top quality kiwi fish ‘n chips you can’t go wrong with The Fish Pot Café. Situated in Mission Bay their indoor dining is a relaxed café style and is an excellent choice for a family meal or dinner with friends. Of course great for takeaways on the beach too!
This gastro pub in Symonds Street has a great range of seafood on their menu from rock oysters and mussels to John Dory and smoked fish pie. A laid back atmosphere in a stylish modern setting, Squid Row is a great place for catching up with friends.
Editorial by Katherine Robinson