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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So tired, tired of waiting

Starter was average,main course if fresh fish very good but the length if time we had to wait was unacceptable. They didn't even seem to think it was a problem and the manageress was in total denial. Just spoiled what should have been a nice evening.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Geoff L
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Starter was average,main course if fresh fish very good but the length if time we had to wait was unacceptable. They didn't even seem to think it was a problem and the manageress was in total denial. Just spoiled what should have been a nice evening.

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Wokingham
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Was staying at Paihai for three nights ans so enjoyed the food at this restaurant that I went the following night as well. As the name implies the menu is entirely seafood (apart of course from the desert menu). Good range of fish dishes usually served with a side salad. Other vegetables are available as side dishes. Only heard good... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I opted to sit outside which they organised. After finding it a bit chilly which is highly unusual this time of year they relocated us inside. Our meal was enjoyable and different staff members as well as our waitress ensured we were weel catered for.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you like fish as we do then this an excellent choice. Had a lovely dinner here with some firends. Service was good and friendly. They don't take bookings and on a Tuesday night it was quite busy although they still had some places inside. For my main I had baked salmon with Oysters which was delicious. Portion sizes were... More 

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Moraga, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Very quaint building and a nicely appointed restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining. The staff was efficient and professional, Our dinners of ahi tuna and snapper with a simple salad were delicious. Great atmosphere and well-prepared food.

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Only seafood unsurprisingly only serves seals related dishes. Great selection and all very fresh as you would expect around the coast. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were fair and the location, seating options quaint. Recommended for a pleasant night out.

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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Picturesque old house restored into a functional restaurant. Very popular with lots of other tourists and the weather was warm enough for many to eat outside. Our young waitress Mary was a delightful young lady, very warm and friendly and local as well. The food was delivered with a smile. Serves were generous and cooked well.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

First off I use a wheel chair, so access for me was not down the path way that winds through the front lawns and garden, but down the driveway next to the restaurant. This gave me a level access which was fine. We were able to get an outdoor table with a sort of view of the bay. Outdoor area... More 

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Guildford
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147 reviews 147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

we arrived in Paihia, and the owner of our B&B suggested only seafood. We arrived in time for the earlybird special, which was Shrimp minestrone, grilled gurnard, and a Bailey's panna cotta. All the dishes were beautifully presented, and tasted great. The main menu is limited, but the starter selection can be ordered as mains. Well worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

good seafood -it does what it says on the tin service a bit slow enjoyed the meal but somehow was expecting a bit more

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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