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King Wah Restaurant

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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 7566
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
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Paihia, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times now and every time is just as good as the first. The Buffet choice is amazing with fresh oysters being amongst the entrees. The mains are always fresh and hot and again choice. The staff are friendly and are always on hand when required. One if my favourites in Paihia.

1 Thank Rhonda2014
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137 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large servings. Good service. Fresh tasty vegetables cooked to perfection. Tasty sauces. Not gluggy rice. The noodles were not crispy, which was OK, but I had been looking forward to them. This was a very minor point in a very good meal

1 Thank nameerfud
new zealand
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

the only chinese eatery in paihia.very good service . excellent food . reasonable prices well worth a visit

1 Thank jackmorrisNewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Absolutely awesome food and staff - highly recommend. The service and flavours of the food we one of our highlights of our trip.

1 Thank kimbohsn
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Just want to bullet point it; - Service and taste was okay that's why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. - a small plate of fried rice costs $30, now I regret not taking a picture of it cos we finished the whole thing in like 2 seconds. - a small plate of fried prawns costs $37, how... More 

2 Thank EllaDuan
Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Recommended by our host as a good restaurant serving a dinner buffet. A good selection of well prepared and tasty dishes which were replenished regularly. The pacific oysters in the half shell were especially delicious. A very enjoyable meal.

1 Thank 1margy2
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Had our 3 meals here during our 4 nights stay in nearby Keri Keri ..2 dinners and one lunch ..Dinner buffet is superb choice and quality for a reasonable price . Overall nice experience !!

1 Thank Alokdhir
Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We recently stayed in Paihia, and had the King Wah recommended to us by our host, it was the best recommendation of all., What a great buffet! A great selection of food, all of it top quality, fresh & very delicious!! We enjoyed two nights of dining here, and will come back when we are next in the far north!... More 

1 Thank TeresaS812
Hamilton, New Zealand
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Selected the buffet, which looked better than it tasted. OK but nothing to get too excited about. That said it was good value and by Paihia standards relatively inexpensive.

Thank alannevillenz
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

they have buffet option for $30 per person. we had a look and decided it was not worth $30. the food quality and choices were just like food court Chinese help-yourself-counter, which usually sell at $10. then we decided to order takeaway only, with pok choi, deer meat and oyster. all dishes tasted good but with lots lots lots lots... More 

1 Thank Loyjvy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 7566
Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?