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“Not really worth the hype”
Review of Only Seafood

Only Seafood
Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not really worth the hype”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went to this restaurant based on a recommendation, found staff too blunt and stiff. Didn't have time to discuss menu except to tell us not to order the raw fish salad as no one ever finished their plate as it wasn't that good!
Found everything a bit rushed and forced.
Not what we were expecting unfortunately.

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Palmerston North
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34 reviews
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“A delicious dinner”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We really loved the quaint and welcoming ambience of this restaurant! We found our waitress extremely attentive with a good knowledge of the dishes on the menu. The hand made pumpkin seed garlic bread was to die for! We were also impressed by the quality of the snapper with creamy banana liqueur sauce, it was cooked to perfection. Needless to say, we just couldn't accommodate another morsel and sadly had to bypass the dessert.

  • Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Great seafood and dessert”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Had the early bird special (3 set courses at a reduced price) and was not disappointed. My main course did not appear to be any smaller than my husbands full price main and the chocolate mousse was one of the best I've ever had (and I've had plenty). My only regret was not finding this great place earlier in the week!

Visited February 2013
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Probably the best in Paihia”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The quality and presentation of the food is to a good international standard, but the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. A tad more professional than its neighbour, the Waterfront.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We first dined here five years ago and the quality of the food, location & service is still excellent. Tasty, fresh & locally sourced seafood make this place really special. It didn't disappoint and we'll happily dine here again when we are next in Paihia.

Visited February 2013
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