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Top Seafood Restaurants

From Mussels to Crayfish

February 2010


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.

Sails Restaurant
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.

Mikano Restaurant
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!

Squid Row
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

Hees Garden Seafood Restaurant

599-603 Mt Eden Rd Mt Eden Auckland

Hees Garden Seafood Restaurant has been serving in patrons in Mt Eden, Auckland for 29 years. Daily we serve the most delicious Cantonese cuisine, including Yum Cha daily. Group bookings for functions are welcome

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Hammerheads Seafood Restaurant

19 Tamaki Dve, Okahu Bay Auckland

Since 1990 Hammerheads has continued to deliver the ocean's finest with a splendid seaside panorama in a relaxed but elegant setting. Just five minutes from downtown Auckland, Hammerheads has become an Auckland icon, with a reputation for superb food and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Harbourside Seafood Bar & Grill

1st Floor Ferry Bldg Quay St

Harbourside Restaurant on Quay Street is situated on the edge of the sparkling Waitemata Harbour in the historic Auckland Ferry Building. We specialise in award winning seafood and Pacific Rim cuisine, including live crayfish from the tank. Our expansive balcony, has views to the busy harbour for...

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Squid Row Gastro Bar

224 Symonds St Grafton Auckland

Welcome to Auckland’s newest gastro bar, Squid Row. Serving fresh seafood catches in a laid-back atmosphere with affordable prices.

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Sails Restaurant

Westhaven Marina Westhaven Dve Westhaven Auckland

Sails Restaurant is set in the heart of Westhaven marina with views of Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto. Sails is the perfect location for your next dining experience. We offer well spaced tables and a large, open plan room ideal for your next entertainment occasion. The menu is broad ...

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Grand Harbour Seafood Chinese Restaurant

cnr Pakenham & Custom St West Auckland City Auckland


Authentic Chinese Cuisine. Open 7 days. Yum Cha Daily open 10:30am. Reservations essential.Fully Licenced.

Parking nearby at Wilson Parking building.

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Soul Bar & Bistro

Viaduct Harbour Auckland Central Auckland


For the best food in Auckland, Soul is in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour and serves the finest, freshest local ingredients with an emphasis on seafood.

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Mikano Restaurant & Bar

1 Solent St Auckland Central Auckland

Mikano offers amazing views across the Waitemata harbour to Devonport and is a fabulous spot for your next dinner out. We can also cater for functions at this delightful restaurant.

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Fish Pot Cafe

99B Tamaki Dve Mission Bay Auckland

Some of the best fish and chips in Auckland. Dine in or take away.

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Kermadec Restaurants & Bars

Viaduct Quay Cnr Quay & Lower Hobson Sts

Fine dining, premium seafood at its best and sensational wine list. Beautifully situated in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, Kermadec offers seven different experiences in their premises including the Restaurant, Brasserie & Bar, Tasting Room, Tatami Rooms, Roof Garden, Ocean Dawn Room and...

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