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“Very disappointed terrible experience” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Only Seafood

Only Seafood
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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Ranked #12 of 43 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointed terrible experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

One word "terrible"
First, we have been leads to indoor table but we decided to be seated outdoor and straight away the waitress gave us the inpatient look. They are extremely rude, unfriendly and arrogant. Treat us with no respect though out the night.
Food is overcooked, over priced, and overrated. We will not go back to this restaurant in the future.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good Given Limited Choices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Good location on main street in Paihia, lovely old house, but the mussels in Thai sauce were only average and not cheap and I was annoyed that I had to pay another NZ$2-3 (can't remember which) for some bread to go with the mussels. Although the fresh bread with pumpkin seeds was good. I have found that other restaurants in NZ also charge extra for bread so this was not the other place but still . . .

Visited November 2012
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Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Terrible experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We were very disappointed with the dinning experience at this restaurant. The owner (or the manageress) was unfriendly. Food were overpriced, the fish was overcooked, king prawns were tiny and the prawn heads were mostly black. Overall, a very bad experience. Avoid. You are warned.

Visited October 2012
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Bris, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Seafood doesn't get better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Perfect ambience to accompany an extensive menu and perfect delivery. Unintrusive service told us all we wanted to know - and there was plenty to be told. Look no further.

Visited October 2012
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was a special family occasion so we wanted a special meal & we got it. The food is outstanding, great wine list & excellent service.

Visited October 2012
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