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Only Seafood

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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Very good seafood

We ate dinner here once while in Paihia. Good menu and wine list. We both had flounder, which was quite good. It was very busy and service friendly, but a little slow- they appeared to be understaffed. Would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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prescott,arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visiting from the Gold Coast. Only Seafood Paihia is an adsolute must. The best seafood meal we have had in a long time.. From the welcome to the goodbye you cant fault this place. Six at the table and every offering served was of exceptional presentation and quality. From the seafood chowder starter ....to the top quality scallop main ....... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely venue. June, 6 patrons all night. Food presentation was good but quality did not hit the mark. Taste!!. Disappointed really. I have paid way less for better. Too many choices in Piahia, had better for far less. Sorry guys I really was expecting someting more interesting and tempting. Menue promised but did not deliver.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must place to eat every time we come to Paihia. Great seafood well cooked and reasonably priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had dinner we had a platter for entree It was lovely then we had a seafood medley for main soon disappointed in it as it had small amount of seafood and mostly lettuce I think it was a whole one on each of our plates I wouldn't go there again for 3 prawns 1 mussel and 2 scallops that... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Sooo worth it. It was quiet night only one waitress but she handled everyone with friendliness and skill . The food is quite amazing very fresh and tasty nothing to fault from entree to desert . very impressive

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was treated to Only Seafood for my birthday dinner - It was great. We went early and had the place to ourselves to start with. The food was amazing and the service from the Manageress was excellent (I don't know what the other reviewers are on about). If in the Bay of Islands - give this place a try... More 

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Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Its all about the food and I loved it here for my birthday dinner. The food was excellent and the Manageress was great too ... I'm not sure what all the other reviewers are going on about, just enjoy the food.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Set in the water front on Marsden Road, Only Seafood provides an inviting atmosphere for dinning beginning with the cobble stone path to the entrance of this colonial feeling, pane window glass cottage house. The restaurant is warm, spacious, unpretentious and the food is excellent. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I sampled many dishes and cannot say enough... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food was lovely, service great. Highly recommend to anyone that loves seafood. Good variety and very tasty!

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prescott,arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We ate dinner here once while in Paihia. Good menu and wine list. We both had flounder, which was quite good. It was very busy and service friendly, but a little slow- they appeared to be understaffed. Would return.

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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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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: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions

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