Nestled in the middle of Ponsonby Central, next to its very established big brother Burger Burger, is a newcomer serving up their take on the traditional Kiwi favourite.
Facading as a modest fish and chip shop, Fish Fish serve up fish and chips (among other things) multiple mouthwatering ways, and all perfectly designed to eat in or takeaway. With minimal seating around the joint, you would be lucky to squeeze in amongst the fellow eaters to enjoy their delicacies fresh from the grill or fryer, which is always the best way to chow down on some crispy fried goodness. Their modest use of space maximises the important elements of the food, with a small kitchen and uncomplicated decor, it's the pop-in and pop-out fish and chip shop dreams are made of.
With their spin on one of my personal favourite dishes, one can order a piece of daily fish at market price, either panko crumbed, beer battered or grilled, then choose from a selection of sauces to top it all off. Add on a generous scoop of hand cut spud or kumara fries and a side of their daily special salads, it is the making for quite the perfect meal.
Not being limited to the traditional however, Fish Fish also serve up delectable fish burgers, tacos, fresh seafood, pastas and a selection of vegetarian options for your less fishy friends. Each menu offering being equally as impressive as the next, with the simplistic flavours taking things back to their roots.
To take it back to the good ol' days where carbs were more friends than foes, chip butty's are also on offer to make the perfect pairing with a big bowl of fresh steamed muscles or fritters.
With a variety of seafood and fish options available to take home and prepare yourself, it also acts as Ponsonby's new local fish monger, taking over from Jimmy the Fish, formally in this spot. Although if you are opting for more of the lazy night in type of a meal, it's the perfect takeaway option for a slightly fancier indulgence that should keep everyone happy.