Oceanz Seafood Albany: Unveiling a Seafood Paradise in North Shore

Living in New Zealand for several years, I have always been on the lookout for the perfect seafood market. Finally, my search has ended with the discovery of Oceanz Seafood in Albany. Located conveniently on Greville Road, near my residence, this market offers an impressive variety of seafood that has quickly made it my favourite seafood destination. In this blog post, I’ll share my experiences and review the exceptional offerings of Oceanz Seafood.

A Seafood Haven
Oceanz Seafood truly lives up to its reputation as a seafood lover’s paradise. As soon as I stepped into the market, I was greeted with a dazzling display of fresh, glistening seafood. The sheer variety available here is astonishing. From the popular New Zealand fish varieties like snapper, kahawai, tarakihi, trevally, hapuka, cod, and monkfish, non fish options like squid, prawns, crabs, snails, and oysters, as well as frozen imported varieties like pompano, bangus and may more, there is something to satisfy every seafood craving. The market’s commitment to providing such a diverse selection is truly commendable.

Live Seafood
One of the highlights of Oceanz Seafood is its collection of live seafood. It’s a delight to witness tanks filled with vibrant and lively creatures, showcasing the market’s dedication to freshness. The range of live seafood available is exceptional. I couldn’t resist indulging in some Tua Tua, Paua, Bluff Oysters, Geoduck, and a variety of clams. The knowledgeable staff were happy to provide information and assistance in selecting the best options. The taste and texture of the live seafood surpassed my expectations, transporting me to a culinary paradise.

Ready-to-Enjoy Treats
Oceanz Seafood goes beyond raw seafood by offering a selection of cooked and smoked delicacies. These ready-to-enjoy treats are perfect for those seeking a quick and hassle-free meal. The market’s takeaway menu rivals that of traditional fish and chip shops. I couldn’t resist trying their fried battered fish, mussels, scallops, oysters, and squid. Each bite was a burst of flavour and a testament to the market’s culinary expertise. They also offer fritters, samosas, spring rolls, burgers, and of course, the quintessential chips. This convenient menu makes Oceanz Seafood a one-stop destination for all your seafood cravings.

Convenience and Service
Oceanz Seafood prioritizes customer convenience and satisfaction. The market offers ample parking, ensuring a stress-free shopping experience. The spacious and clean premises create a pleasant environment that reflects the market’s commitment to quality. What sets Oceanz Seafood apart is their unique service of frying the seafood you purchase. This option eliminates the hassle of frying at home and allows you to enjoy perfectly cooked seafood without any residual odours. I took advantage of this service and had one of the snappers I bought fried to perfection. It was a delightful and hassle-free experience that I highly recommend. Price for frying at the time of our visit was $5.00 per kg of whole fish or $1.50 per 100g of filleted fish.

Despite its exceptional quality and wide range of offerings, Oceanz Seafood remains surprisingly affordable. Compared to other seafood markets like the Auckland Fish Market, Oceanz Seafood provides excellent value for money. The competitive prices, combined with the diverse options available, make it an accessible choice for seafood enthusiasts and families alike. With Oceanz Seafood, you can enjoy the finest seafood without breaking the bank.

Oceanz Seafood in Albany has undoubtedly earned its place as my go-to seafood market. The exceptional variety of fresh, live, and ready-to-enjoy seafood, paired with their commitment to customer service and affordability, sets them apart from the rest. Whether you’re a seafood connoisseur or someone looking to explore the world


6 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    Living in the Southern Highlands about a 100 kms south of the Sydney CBD and 40 kms inland, I am pretty green around the gills looking at the photos! This may be way smaller than the famed Sydney Fush Market, but the choice looks formidable and very well presented. Love the display of the whole fish on ice! Lucky you!

    • Raymund says:

      Definitely, this is way much smaller. The biggest we have here is the Auckland Seafood Market, and that is still small compared to the Sydney ones.

  2. suituapui says:

    I went to one fish market in Auckland – loved their tagline: From the sea to your plate! Hey!!! This was the one – Oceanz!!!

  3. Gina says:

    A big nationwide chain Korean (bigger the most groceries, all over the U.S.) grocery called H Mart has as much seafood as shown, they weigh and clean the fish to ones specification. In another section of the supermarket, there are prepared Korean food prepared in the morning in a cooler section, by 5PM, it is discounted, so in a sense, the after-work shoppers are lucky but no fried fish. The one photo you have is like Bangus, is it? Even non-Asian shop here due to the variety of seafood not found in most grocery stores. Its close competitor is a grocery store bought by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos called Whole Foods, the leading purveyor of organic food but much higher price than the ones in area chain groceries, the regional ones.

    • Raymund says:

      The one that looks like a bangus is mullet, nearly the same taste but not as bony but not fatty as well. I use it for daing. But we have bangus here as well but frozen.

  4. That truly a paradise for seafood fans! How’s the price of the live seafood?

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