Fush

Monday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

Tuesday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

Wednesday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

Thursday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

Friday12:00 – 9:00 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 9:00 pm.

Sunday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

104 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch

03-260 1177

A whānau owned and operated seafood restaurant, Fush offers a taste of proper kiwi kai and the experience of true New Zealand hospitality. A vision that started from a desire to take the humble fish and chips and turn it up a notch quickly grew to include a wider variety of dishes.

While fish is still the main focus at Fush, the plentiful menu offers a range of non-fish options from a vegan burger to lamb shanks and fried chicken to pulled pork bao buns. It’s fair to say there is something for everyone here. And when it comes to the kaimoana, it’s options galore– this truly is a haven for the seafood lover. Think rarities such as Blue Cod Collars or Smoked Eel, delicacies such as soft shell crabs, and of course the above mentioned fish n’ chips done oh so well.

The concept of Kaitiakitanga, the mentality of being a guardian of the land and the sea, comes naturally to Fush owners Anton, Jess and Māia Matthews who grew up immersed in Māori culture. Naturally, the fish served here is line caught, traceable and sustainable. Anton is also very passionate about normalizing Te Reo Māori and this shows is every aspect of the restaurant, and yes, the full menu is available in both English and Te Reo.

Fush is so much more than just a restaurant. It’s a place to experience Manaakitanga, Māori hospitality, in today’s world in an informal, relaxed way. It’s a place where you can practice your Te Reo pronunciation, learn a new word or two and just be around the use of the language in an everyday manner. Most of the staff here know Te Reo, so you can even have a crack at ordering using it.

The restaurant also has a food truck, which is taken along to private Te Reo classes run by Anton, because learning a language equals understanding a culture, and what better way to familiarize yourself in the culture than through food.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

104 The Runway, Wigram, Christchurch

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