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Best seafood restaurants in Auckland

We Aucklanders love our harbours and the amazing seafood that comes out of them. That’s why the City of Sails has so many amazing seafood restaurants.

That’s right. In Auckland you’re never far from an amazing plate of scallops, oysters, mussels, snapper or salmon. These are some of the best seafood restaurants in Auckland – and also check out this complete list of the best seafood restaurants in New Zealand.

Fish, Princes Wharf

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for one day – but bring a man to Fish restaurant in Auckland and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.

Located at the foot of the Auckland Hilton, at the northern tip of Princes Wharf, Fish boasts a menu designed by MasterChef NZ judge Simon Gault’s protégé Shane Yardley.

Swashbucklers Restaurant, Westhaven

Swashbucklers Restaurant in Westhaven is a great family restaurant that specialises in seafood but also boasts enough on its menu to keep even the pickiest eaters happy.

It has plenty of parking, a great view of the Westhaven Marina and private function rooms for special events. It’s a fun and lively restaurant; the portion sizes are massive.

Grand Park Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Epsom

Grand Park Chinese Seafood Restaurant is grand by name and by nature, and its menu is almost as bountiful as the ocean itself.

Choose from either its extensive menu of yum char or from the tanks of live seafood, including blue cod, flounder, hapuka, lobster, paua and clams. It currently has a four-star rating on Menus.co.nz from 15 reviews.

Live Fish Seafood Restaurant, Wynard Quarter

Seafood doesn’t come fresher than this: simply choose your dinner from the tanks of live seafood and Live Fish Seafood Restaurant will prepare it for you and bring it straight to your table. 

And Live Fish Seafood Restaurant is affordable with a whole fish served on rice with mushroom sauce priced at $28. We hear great things about this restaurant’s crayfish, too, served on rice with a creamy cheese sauce.

Harbourside Bar & Grill, Quay Street

The award-winning Harbourside Bar & Grill was named one of the top 50 restaurants of the year in 2012 – so you know it’s got to be great.

Situated right on the edge of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, inside the Auckland ferry building, Harbourside is perfectly placed as one of the country’s best seafood restaurants. Don’t believe us? Just check out its glowing reviews from Menus.co.nz readers.

Kermadec, Viaduct

Kermadec in the Auckland Viaduct might just be the coolest seafood restaurant in Auckland. Its food is exciting and innovative; its location is perfect for a great night out.

A participant in last year’s Taste of Auckland food festival, Kermadec is well-loved in Auckland by discerning seafood eaters. And it has a near perfect rating on Menus.co.nz from 23 reviews.

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  1. Level 1, Hilton Hotel Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland Central, Auckland City, Auckland
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  3. 23 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland City, Auckland
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  5. Cnr Manukau Road and Greenlane West Road, Epsom, Auckland City, Auckland
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  7. North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, 39-47 Jellicoe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland City, Auckland

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