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“Excellent food”
Review of Only Seafood

Only Seafood
Ranked #10 of 60 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have now visited Only Seafood 3 times over the last month and each time the food has been consistently good. The seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. The menu is not vast but gives the option for entree and main sizes for various dishes. The setting is very cosy and welcoming. Will be going back soon!

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Thank ElaineNorthland
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our travelling companions who had eaten here numerous times before. We walked up without a reservation and had a choice of tables. We ate off the a la carte menu, the food was tasty and of good quality. The special was a New Zealand (forgot the name) fish in a banana sauce, brilliant. Two courses for four people and a bottle of wine for under 250 NZD. Worth every penny. We will return.

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Thank JeanRoger1
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

It's sad to see a restaurant fade. We came here in the late 1990s and loved it. In fact, we thought that the clam chowder was some of the best we'd had anywhere in the world, and the rest of the food was very good, too. Regrettably, both the food and the service have gone downhill since then. We were so excited to eat at Only Seafood again with our now-grown children, but we felt quite let down. The food wasn't bad (though it wasn't special, either), but what really disappointed us was the service. The restaurant was not busy, but we felt that we were treated like an afterthought--like the management and staff didn't really care whether we were there or not. This was a great disappointment. Maybe we were just there on a bad night, but compared with our first visit, about which we raved for a long time, Only Seafood has gone from excellent to just another OK restaurant.

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1  Thank MoseyOn
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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Had a pretty good meal. Not really for families. No kids menu but i do really like what they do by offering the kids a half size portion of adult menu. Luckily our kids ages 4,7,9 enjoy those flavors, but might not be for everyone. My tuna and wives flounder were very good. If there was a decent kid menu would have given 5 stars

Thank jimandthefamily
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

On our four nights in Paihia we ate at Only Seafood twice, and on both occasions enjoyed our evening immensely. If you love seafood, then this is the place to dine in Paihia – they only do seafood, and they do it very well. We found the waiting staff to be very efficient and friendly, working well with an excellent kitchen.

Having read other reviews for this restaurant, there may be variability in its performance, but in our experience there is little to fault it, and we would happily recommend Only Seafood.

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Thank Sula-Bheinn
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