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Only Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, New Zealand
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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food !

Good food but the restaurant was full so we had to wait a long time but apparently it's exceptionnel !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Versailles, France
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is well located on the main road, we had no problem getting parking out front. We had reserved a table & the restaurant is well laid out. We didn't have to wait long for our drinks or meals, they were well presented & very enjoyable. The staff were attentive & friendly. It's not a cheap place to eat,... More 

Thank PeteDeb45
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited two hours for our main course. Inexplicably three tables who arrived later tha we did were served and finished before we had our main course. And we were not the only ones in that situation. When the food did arrive it was thoroughly mediocre. No explanation,no apology and certainly no offer to reduce the bill. I offered to... More 

Thank Richard P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood here is so fresh and the staff excellent. Very helpful fast with good standards of work ethic. Food was the best freshest yummiest food . Truly recommend 10/10

Thank Carol R
Hobart, Australia
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This establishment presents really nice seafood and was supported very well by Mathilde but we saw two tables get up and leave after ridiculously long waits. We waited over two bottles of wine and six beers between entree and main course in excess of two hours. Quite frankly something is wrong at back of house. This establishment needs a Chef... More 

Thank TelNin
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this establishment on a recommendation from a local person and having arrived at 7.10 it was full, but we were advised to have a drink and a table would be ready soon - and it was. We were seated by 7.20 and ordered a sushi starter and for main, one King Prawns and one catch of the day... More 

Thank Paul593
Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We start ordering 2 plates of fish and o bottle of wine. After 90 !!!! min. We finished the wine, and still no food. The 2 other tables close to us in the same situation. Shame

Thank vlad_cristutiu
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was fine beautiful snapper but the time it took to get our meal nearly one hour was enough to write this review and express our disappointment that I could never recommended this establishment to anyone. Ranging from it won't be long to only 5 minutes now , if they had said we forgot or very busy tonight anything... More 

Thank Roken74
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top Class Seafood and Menu, and beautiful surroundings with great staff ! Fine Dining and a mid-range price ! Excellent, cant wait to go again !

Versailles, France
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but the restaurant was full so we had to wait a long time but apparently it's exceptionnel !

Thank Dany587
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got seated just after 7.20 grateful for a table as it looked pretty busy. 30 min later we had to ask for a drinks order the next one followed and hour later. Our food arrived 2 hours later. Yes it was yum, but this was outweighed by the lack of service and extreme waiting time. Without great company we... More 

Thank T3urumana0

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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, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

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