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Only Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 6066
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Working in Whangarei and stayed two nights in Paihia. Went to dinner at Only Seafood. Staff were very efficient even though they were busy, prompt with meal and beautifully cooked. It was that good I went back the following night. Will definitely be back next month. If you love seafood this is a must.

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Thank Dion C
Upper Lansdowne, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We all had different meals which were delivered quickly (maybe because we dined early) but were of a high quality. Dessert was excellent Srvice was High Class

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Thank lazynomad
Feilding, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the "early bird special" but were lured to the main menu. Spoilt for choice. I had fish parcels. Yum. The boss had pan fried snapper, More yum. Service & ambience spot on. To get 5 stars staff need to smile & show some real enjoyment😐

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Thank Grant F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit and well worth it. Biggest problem choosing what to have. The service was excellent too.

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Thank Christine W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely relaxed ambience and high quality seafood. I had the $45, 3 course special served before 7pm. On both occasions it was absolutely delicious.

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Thank anthony19482014
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a New Year's Eve dinner with family and friends. Great food and great service. Have eaten here a few times and it has always been excellent.

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Thank Dr_T_Buds
Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lured in by attractive interior and the name. We both had awful meals, mine was inedible. When we politely and quietly pointed out the errors in the food we treated very rudely. The lady who seemed to be in charge couldn't even make eye contact.

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Thank jmarmite
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They advertise an early bird set menu for $45's for 3 courses. The time we went before, they actually had a "set menu" with at least a couple of choices per serving. This time we asked for the set menu and the waitress simply points to one choice per serving on the main menu, and that was it. If you... More 

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Thank Douglas O
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Dined in winter and restaurant was cosy and warm. Chilli prawn entree very nicely spiced with a good amount of heat, scallops with bacon in cream sauce suitably decadent without overwhelming the scallop flavour and seafood chowder superb. Most entrees can be had as mains but partner had the mussels as a main and decided it was a mistake as... More 

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Thank Sandra T
Hastings, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The meal was expensive and the customer service was average even though there were only 3 tables of people there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 09 402 6066

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