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Only Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting Paihia many times, we finally made it to "Only Seafood" for dinner, and we are glad we did!! It was literally a 3 minute stroll along the road, so it couldn't be more convenient! We were served by a very pleasant waitress who gave us the specials of the day and also the option of the set menu... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Orange, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service, food bloody fantastic, best food we have eaten so far in NZ, Thankyou to all at the restaurant, 1st class. Well be back !!. One Aussie and one Kiwi.

Thank slipsans
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a most enjoyable evening - shared Calamari and my friend and I had the king prawns - peeled and delicious - my husband had fish of the day which was snapper cooked in banana cream and galliano which he thought was very tasty! We shared a fantastic berry pavlova! Service was friendly and efficient!

Thank Gillian S
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Nz and we were impressed with the food and choice of wines. Local bread was a good choice. The soup was excellent and the sushi was well made. The yellow fin final was was enjoyable and very tasty. The seafood salad was enjoy by my partner. We found that as they were busy some of the... More 

Thank Michaelmith
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent a week in Paihia living in a motel room, eating out was both necessary and an exploratory journey. Only Seafood was in our view the best of the seafood style restaurants in Paihia Set back from the busy road and next door to a lovely old church we entered hopeful! The service was attentive while not obtrusive, and... More 

Thank Noel W
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a prime situation on the main strip. Very pleasant decor and furnishings. Cannot say the same about the service. The waitress certainly required training, not knowing what was available so we ordered Oysters to be told they only had enough for the Seafood Platter, when paying the bill we pointed this out to be told in a... More 

Thank nessmorgan
Deerfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, service and good atmosphere. Not super pricey for a very good seafood restaurant, a good value. We ate here twice during our stay and would have liked to gone again. We sat outside which was lovely. Wine selections by the glass were great!

Thank dre5054543
Northern Ireland
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225 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for evening dinner and found it to be expensive and rather pretentious. They had a sign out side suggesting an early bird three course menu that enticed us in. When we looked at the menu it was a set menu with no choice,we were forced to opt for a main course that we could enjoy. We ordered... More 

1 Thank RPRedman
Maple Valley, Washington
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner at Only Seafood, the best while staying in Pahia. Service was excellent, and the views were great from the outdoor tables. Food quality was top notch.

Thank ron455
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only ate here once but would go back for sure, excellent service and really good seafood. Grilled mussels wrapped in bacon were excellent as was the main dish.

1 Thank Norton H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?