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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

Located at the foot of the Auckland Hilton, at the northern tip of Princes Wharf, Fish boasts a menu that draws on the freshest catch of the day. This includes sashimi, clams, tuatua, crayfish, salmon and prawns so options for even the most discerning seafood lover.

It also boasts a great water view to add even more to the exprience.

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 menu includes not only the raw bar but also a fish on the bone main menu – so you know it’s dedicated to great seafood.

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 and has a great shared platter selection including nigiri and sashimi. 

Ostro, Seafarers Britomart

With an elevated view over the harbour and a reputation for fabulous food, an extensive wine and cocktail list this Josh Emmet restaurant has a wide selection of amazingly fresh seafood options. From the raw selection including oysters and kingfish crudo through to the snapper, prawn and lobster pie the menu is a seafood lovers dream. You can even follow up your meal with that Kiwi classic – brandy snaps.


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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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