Seafood restaurants in Auckland: our top picks

By Zopaash | Published on August 25th, 2017

Did you know Auckland is home to some seriously good seafood?  From crunchy calamari to crispy cod, we’ve cast an eye all over the city to reel in some of the best seafood restaurants in Auckland that need to be on your list.

seafood restaurants in auckland

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

A premium seafood restaurant, Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill really is the “plaice” to be for the freshest seasonal produce.  If you’re dining here, make sure you try the raw bar which offers the best quality line caught NZ fish for their sashimi selection and seafood platters.  Enjoy freshly shucked oysters, hand rolled sushi and nigiri by the team of talented Japanese chefs. If that’s not enough, don’t forget you can enjoy all of this whilst taking in the most gorgeous views of Auckland harbour.

1st Floor, The Ferry Building, 99 Quay St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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seafood restaurants in auckland

Marvel Bar & Grill

Located right on the seafront with the working fishing boats in view, you can enjoy some of the freshest seafood straight from boat to plate at Marvel Bar & Grill.  If you want to do seafood restaurants in Auckland right, make sure you go for the platter here, complete with grilled prawns, squid, oyster shooters, fish goujons, freshly shucked oysters and salmon gravalax…phew!  This place will surely cure your seafood cravings. Enjoy one of Auckland’s spectacular waterfront dining experiences today.

1 Jellicoe St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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seafood restaurants in auckland

Fish Restaurant

No prizes for guessing what they serve at this restaurant.  Fish Restaurant is a top seafood joint offering gorgeous food alongside sensational sea views. Sit back and enjoy while Chef Gareth Stewart and Head Chef Fraser Shelton serve up mouth-watering, seasonal dishes; crayfish ‘grenobloise’, roast monkfish, their famous Cloudy Bay clam chowder and Paua dumplings to name a few.

Hilton Auckland 147 Quay St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand 

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seafood restaurants in auckland


After our first visit to Azabu we were already setting the date to return, it’s that good.  Definitely up there as one of the best seafood restaurants in Auckland, Azabu brings a unique Japanese-Peruvian menu to Ponsonby.  Try our personal favourite the tuna sashimi tostada, made with wasabi tartar, pickled daikon, chopped jalapeno and red onion. A special mention for the absolutely gorgeous grilled octopus, cooked to perfection.  You know what to do…

26 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

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