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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Great Food

Service was very slow (5 other tables in use) with only one lady on - but once she came to us we were very impressed with her knowledge of the food, ingredients and how it was prepared. Food was superb with a fantastic selection, we would go back again for the food, hopeful the very slow service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mikebrown21
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Service was very slow (5 other tables in use) with only one lady on - but once she came to us we were very impressed with her knowledge of the food, ingredients and how it was prepared. Food was superb with a fantastic selection, we would go back again for the food, hopeful the very slow service isn't the norm.

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Granada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very pretty restaurant, looking out over the bay. We had an excellent meal of lovely fresh seafood, the menu is a bit limited and it's quite pricey. Staff were very pleasant.

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Yuuummmmm...... delicious, beautifully cooked seafood. Lovely interior, food was outstanding and good value. Woudl definitley visit again. A+++

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had the shared platter and whilst the raw fish is an acquired taste the Tuna was fantastic as were the prawns. The main of snapper as depicted in the photo, was small but delicious.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you like seafood, this is the place to try. Not the cheapest restaurant in Paihia, but one of the best. We ate here twice on our three night stay, and found the food excellent. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Fort Worth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place had me at the name; a favorite food group. It is a charming little space. The planked flooring and whitewashed walls with exposed beams look like a seafood place should look. The tiny kitchen produces some massive plates. Massive in taste and visual impact. The portions are good sized, the tastes complex and intricate and the presentation is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very convenient and comfortable-waterfront restaurant. Wide range (only) fish Menu So good went twice!!.

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P.north
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent food and service. Had the Only Seafood Oysters for entree, they were outstanding and the Snapper for main. Couldn't fault either meal. My waitress was great, friendly professional and organised. The restaurant has a great feel in an traditional old house that looks out to the sea.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very enjoyable, good menu, quick service, would go back again. Good for families or couples. Certainly worth a visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The meals were just average, yet highly priced. Big turn off was pet cat in the dining room. Wouldn't return for another 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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