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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

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 47
    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
Excellent Seafood

We had very fresh oysters as a first and the snapper as a main. Both were very good. The sides included good fresh vegetables.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Dorothy S
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Kissimmee
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kissimmee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had very fresh oysters as a first and the snapper as a main. Both were very good. The sides included good fresh vegetables.

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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

As we wanted 'only seafood' and as it had been recommended we headed here for dinner. We sat outside in a lovely garden setting, but the inside seating/decor looked good as well. The service was good and the meals were nice, but nothing impressive. All our meals were served with salads, and though available as sides, some dishes would have... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
43 helpful votes 43 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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71 reviews 71 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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