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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Ranked #11 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The lady on the ferry recommended this restaurant and I am so glad she did. I had the snapper in a Galiano and banana sauce. Unbelievable, probably one of the best fish meals I've ever had if not the best. Restaurant had great ambience and the staff were super friendly but still professional. I wouldn't hesitate in going again.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Menu was not as extensive as expected but did have a variety of choice. I settled for the pasta with the fish of the day (Snapper) which was lovely and my partner asked for the Game Fish (Yellow Fin Tuna). Both meals were very filling. The ambience of the restaurant was lovely and the service was very good. We were... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ate oysters...and got really sick.....u know....stayed in the bathroom half the night.....they did not taste all right, but I still ate them....stupid of me.....and this is a seafood restaurant.....otherwise it was ok....

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west midlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

As anyone who reads my reviews will realise I am a great fan of fish so if it is well cooked & presented a restaurant will always get the thumbs up from me. This place serves up great fish. I had tuna with a soy & cashew nut dressing & salad ($31). The tuna was presented rare (as requested) and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food very average for the prices had a lovely local Pinot Gris with our meal which we really enjoyed however service was very average I know it's your off season but pretty ordinary for the server to be having dinner with another table

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to "Only Seafood" after it being recommended on a recent trip to NZ. The ambience was lovely and don't get me wrongt the meal was very nice, the seafood lovely and fresh as you would expect. The service was only adequate on my rating. Seriously for the prices, I would expect considerably better meals and service.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

one dish was great, the other not so great. The bread had a weird taste. Good service. All in all: average.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My partner and I ate here for our anniversary. I had yellowfin tuna and she had scallops and bacon. I have never had better seafood in my life. Great restaurant! Beautiful setting. Very classy! Loved it!

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Auckland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you have never eaten at a top restaurant or you are a terrible cook,you might find the food ok but ok is not good enough at these prices!

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Wodonga, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had the pleasure of dining here while visiting the Bay of Islands. The two of us chose different mains. I had baked flounder with a side of potato croquettes and my husband had phyllo parcels also with a side of potato croquettes - both were excellent. We chose a lovely New Zealand Pinot Gris and I finished with a raspberry... More

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