Rotorua is home to one of New Zealand’s legendary fish and chip shops, a multi-award winning chippy whose owner has helped to set the standards for the rest of the country’s fryers.
To help identify the best fish and chips in New Zealand, we’ve drawn on many sources including which fryers have taken awards at the national Best Chip Shop competitions. These awards have run since 2006 and are a useful guide to identifying the best in the country and in each region.
Our guide to the best fish and chips in Taupo includes the following recommendations:
Corner Fenton St and Malfory Rd, Rotorua
Owner Michael Huang is an enthusiast for trying to cook the best fish and chips but with the healthiest cooking methods. In 2013, he received a special achievement award for his efforts to raise industry standards. Oppies use rice bran oil in their fryers to keep their chips crispy and golden brown as well as low in fat. Oppies won the national title in 2011 after being a finalist in 2010, and the regional champion in 2008 and 2009. They won a Rotorua Hospitality Award in 2014 and are won Best Retail Business at the 2013 Rotorua Business Awards.
Next best (not in order)
King Size Burger Bar
1120 Fenton St, Rotorua
It might be small but it does a roaring trade for those who stay at the nearby backpacker hostels. Highly commended in the Bay of Plenty section of the 2013 Best Chip Shop competition.
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
Northland & Far North Ι Auckland’s North Shore Ι Auckland Ι Waikato Ι Coromandel Ι Tauranga Ι Rotorua Ι Taupo Ι Hawkes Bay Ι Manawatu Ι Taranaki Ι Wellington Ι Nelson Ι Blenheim Ι Christchurch Ι South Canterbury Ι Otago Ι Southland