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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Ranked #12 of 43 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The food and service are flawless. Excellently prepared and pressnted dishes from appetizers to mains to deserts. An extraordinary service staff with friendly and knowledgable makes dining here unforgettable

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Bath, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant in a great beach front setting. We had the scallops (amazing!) and mussels to start. For our mains we both had the pan fried fish of the day with a lemon and garlic sauce. This was another lovely dish, although we both felt the chef was a little heavy handed with the lemon. Our meal... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Two of us shared a pleasant meal with a glass of white wine each (not cheap, over $120). One glass of wine had some almost colourless sediment at the bottom which made the last mouthful unpleasant. On speaking to the waitress she called the manageress over whose attitude was "Sediment is normal in white wine (I think not!) and anyway... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife & I visited Only Seafood 8 months ago and we remembered how much we enjoyed its food, especially the oysters topped with pickled ginger & wasabi and oysters Kilpatrick. "Good, they are still on menu," I told my friends. To our disappointment, it didn't have them today! Anyway, we tried scallops with pan-fried bacon & marsala cream sauce,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Amazing food, great setting and friendly staff Enjoyed it and came back next day again. Seafood was soo fresh

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Awesome food, if you love seafood this is the place to go. My husband was delighted with his big plateful of calamari , while I had the seafood salad which was beautifully presented and tasted divine!. Dessert was also yummy

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Auckland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had dinner here a couple of weeks ago and loved the freshness and presentation of the fish of the day. We chose a traditional dessert of Pavlova and berries, it was devine! The service was superb, and the ambience amazing, admittedly we had a table for two right at the front of the restaurant overlooking the harbour!! However, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed the food and staff are very friendly and helpful as well. We would like to come back at some stage

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Paihia, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited a couple of months ago. Had the salmon. Small piece of salmon with a whole lettuce. No sauce on the overcooked salmon and no discernible dressing on the lettuce. Food overpriced and overpriced uninspiring wine list. Would not recommend.

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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I very much enjoyed dining outside at Only Seafood. The service was good, the seafood fresh and tasty, and the chef creative.

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Additional Information about Only Seafood

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

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