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All 41 Paihia Restaurants

Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Ranked #12 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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Opotiki, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Fish was ok. Scallops drowned out by very sweet sauce. Cellophane in sushi and it had a distinctly fridgey taste and was a bit squishy. Quantity insufficient in the $30 sushi and sushimi dish. Sashimi was very good however. Enjoyed the two cats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Amazing fresh seafood, creativity in the menu, stunning deserts, nice setting, lovely waiting people. A bit expensive but it is worth it. We recommend the early bird deal from 5 to 7pm.

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new zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fabulous earlybird meal for $45 p/p from 5pm to 7pm arrivals. We had seafood pumpkin chowder, whole fresh flounder and salad and passionfruit cheesecake! So tasty and delicious! Highly recommend for quality and value and service

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great meal, I had the green lipped mussels and they were delicious, my husband had the fish of the day which he also enjoyed. Wait staff were friendly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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