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King Wah Restaurant

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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7566
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our day's catch. The chef recommended two styles of cooking (steamed Hong Kong style and deep fried sweet & sour). Both were well prepared. The outfit is average, staff attentive and lots of choices on the menue or buffet.

Thank GwaiLoh07
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food with quick service but oh sooo expensive. $72 dollars for 2 dishes boiled rice, 1 beer and a soft drink.

Thank 381narellep
Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the only Chinese restaurant in Paihia that we noticed, we gave it a try. We opted for the buffet to try the different foods and we were not disappointed. The food was good, especially the sweet and sour sauce, which I thought was very good. There is ample seating both inside and out and the wait staff is friendly.... More 

Thank JE and JA D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by after a morning of fishing with a bag of freshly caught fish. Were asked what time we'd like to come back for dinner...7:00pm and off we went to nap and shower. Returned to a busy restaurant and enjoyed a fantastic dinner! Not only did the staff make us feel special and welcome they knew we had no... More 

Thank L C
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chinese restaurant serving buffet as well as a la carte items. A variety of fresh salads is available. Hot soup for a cold night. Large variety of items on the buffet bar. Desserts like cake, jelly & fruits available including tea/coffee.

Thank Floyd W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Basic chinese food. False advertising on closing time. Staff ok. Not going back. Over priced. Better food around the corner Ive done them all in paihia. Had to do a rating to submit my comment. Hope they read this and sort something out.

1 Thank Joseph K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Not very impressive menu for the price. Oysters doesn't mean seafood menu. Have had better for less. The BYO option isn't clear about what that means or how much it is. Its not just about tourists it should be affordable for everyone. Will not recommend or go there again. Closing time on site says from 4.30 to 9am.

Thank dinanor
Paihia, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We enjoyed the buffet, with fresh Pacific oysters in the half shell, otherwise a pretty standard mix of typical takeaway style Chinese dishes. No dim sim (or dim sum for that matter) - so we ordered dim sim as an extra and really enjoyed them. Desserts - well, you don't go to a Chinese buffet for dessert right! The snow... More 

1 Thank 1DueNorth2
Victoria, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The buffet was great idea, and great value. Oysters were huge and very tasty according to my husband. Food was very fresh

Thank KMJ62
Paynesville, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

After a tiring flight and then a drive through bad weather to Paihai, dinner was a chore rather than an event. And then we stumbled over King Wah. I asked to view the buffet before committing and the very helpful waiter showed the display of hot meals before proudly showing the cold seafood selection, We were hooked. Freshly shucked oysters... More 

Thank Len W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: +64 9-402 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?