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Only Seafood

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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and great location

When we first entered Only Seafood we were met by great smiles from the kind personel, especially one french waiter was top noch. But in general great food and okay prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Frederik S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went out for a meal just before cyclone Pam arrived, turned out a bit of a fizzle, but the meal was certainly not a fizzle. We had Fettucine with fish, Gamefish, and great deserts. Well prepared and presented food and a knowledgeable and friendly waiter. We left well satisfied for a short walk back to our Motel

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

No booking policy is fine, visited 28th March, top spot. Meet and greet excellent, chose inside seating, French waitress a delight. Excellent wines, the main course chargrilled fish, 10/10. My wife and I were similarly complimentary. Fast service with a smile and sense of humour, clean white and fresh surroundings, top background music, with oh so fresh food. This is... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

When we first entered Only Seafood we were met by great smiles from the kind personel, especially one french waiter was top noch. But in general great food and okay prices.

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Lautoka, Fiji
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One word: DISAPPOINTED! We made a reservation for a very special occasion dinner after reading some great reviews. We were sadly disappointed. We were seated in the back of the restaurant, no view except for the fire door and toilet doors and our group of 10 was squeezed into a corner. We asked if we could move to the front... More 

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Oslo, Norge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent service by a charming French waitress. Lovely seafood, very nice interior and good wine recommendations. Would love to visit again!

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Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Service was a little slow, but you need the break in between courses! No need to book, plenty of seats and staff very accommodating. Food is outstanding!

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Unquestionably the best meal that we had in New Zealand. We sat outside overlooking the Bay of Islands and were served simply delicious seafood by people on the top of their game. Each course was presented perfectly and the whole thing was complemented by an excellent bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Memories are made of moments like this. Well... More 

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Hawera
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Feel the meal was overpriced, the older waitress clearly did not want to be there. The food was delish, but were not offered desert. Maybe she had somewhere else to go.

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had two wonderful meals in this restaurant whilst staying in Paihia. As the name indicates it only serves fish so no good for meat eaters. Fish of the day, snapper, and scallops were both excellent, as was the marinated fish starter. Puddings just as good. Lovely setting across the road from the beach with a choice of indoor or outdoor... More 

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Kent
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely setting , with friendly, helpful service. Food is reasonable in the context of this being in this holiday resort . We really enjoyed our meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 6066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?