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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (274 reviews)
“tuna” (54 reviews)
“salad” (53 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meals we had were fabulous, however it would have been nice to see charred or pan cooked fish on the menu. Yes there is an amazing choice. Next time we will look further into the menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kevinptowers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never went to this restaurant simply for the name, I don't eat seafood at all. My husband does, however, we need a place that can accommodate both.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lauraphilp0t
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has good curbside appeal and the menu placed on street leads you to believe you would be served a great meal. It was not so. The food is unappealing, and looks and tastes like it has come from a supermarket chain. Service is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeatherF166
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Great location and the ambience of the building is far better than the other restaurants nearby. A quiet night but only one wait staff but she was very experienced and did a great job. Entree of oysters was excellent, large pacific variety in their house...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dudley S
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Occupies a quaint wooden building on main road. There is an 'open air' dining section but we opted for the larger interior space. As it was early in the season it was relatively quiet. We had prawns for starter followed by main courses of salmon...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheLawMan78
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Was expecting something special with the way the menu read but it was awful. It states “shelled” on the menu but prawns arrived with tails and heads and seafood was tasteless & no finger bowl supplied. I ordered Seafood salad which sounded amazing but arrived...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tracy H
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

A key thing of customer service and satisfaction is not to humiliate your customer in front of other patrons before they even sit down. We didn’t even get a chance to contemplate ordering before the awful front of house woman promptly humiliated one of our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurenbowmar
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Sorry everyone but the service was aweful oysters were the best. Had prawns. 5 prawns that had heads and tails on. No water bowl to wash fingers. The waitress was not pleasant and looked like she didn’t want to be there No smile or thank...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank patonsusie56
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We have just enjoyed a delicious dinner at Only Seafood. My husband is a Chef and he was very impressed with the quality of the produce and the skill of the Chef. The restaurant was spotless and the service attentive and organised. Highly recommended if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank claregallagher
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We arrived early and ordered the seafood platter, calamari and house bread. I don‘t know whether we are talking about the same restaurant when I read the review but the food was so aweful that I couldn‘t forced myself to finish any of the dishes....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Meiliza C
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Vicki L
November 9, 2017|
Response from LCWW | Reviewed this property |
It changes, depending on what is available. Best to contact the restaurant directly when you are going.
April 8, 2017|
Response from Michaelmith | Reviewed this property |
Hi no we had a selection of music.
January 10, 2017|
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Response from Shirley T | Reviewed this property |
We paid by Visa and I am sure they accept all major credit cards or of course cash!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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