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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Ranked #11 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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west midlands
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

As anyone who reads my reviews will realise I am a great fan of fish so if it is well cooked & presented a restaurant will always get the thumbs up from me. This place serves up great fish. I had tuna with a soy & cashew nut dressing & salad ($31). The tuna was presented rare (as requested) and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food very average for the prices had a lovely local Pinot Gris with our meal which we really enjoyed however service was very average I know it's your off season but pretty ordinary for the server to be having dinner with another table

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to "Only Seafood" after it being recommended on a recent trip to NZ. The ambience was lovely and don't get me wrongt the meal was very nice, the seafood lovely and fresh as you would expect. The service was only adequate on my rating. Seriously for the prices, I would expect considerably better meals and service.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

one dish was great, the other not so great. The bread had a weird taste. Good service. All in all: average.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My partner and I ate here for our anniversary. I had yellowfin tuna and she had scallops and bacon. I have never had better seafood in my life. Great restaurant! Beautiful setting. Very classy! Loved it!

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Auckland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you have never eaten at a top restaurant or you are a terrible cook,you might find the food ok but ok is not good enough at these prices!

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Wodonga, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had the pleasure of dining here while visiting the Bay of Islands. The two of us chose different mains. I had baked flounder with a side of potato croquettes and my husband had phyllo parcels also with a side of potato croquettes - both were excellent. We chose a lovely New Zealand Pinot Gris and I finished with a raspberry... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent food, well worth waiting for! Service excellent, although could have done with another staff member or two. Go there knowing you will have a great dining experience, :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good seafood served in high class surroundings with good wines and obscure choices of music. I hadn't listed to Chris Rea's "The Road To Hell" in full for a longtime. Made a change!

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Paihia, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are impressed . The service was excellent , the food was delicious . All went well for the evening .A very pleasant building with lovely ambience . A friend wanted us to experience this restaurant and we are very pleased he invited us .

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