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King Wah Restaurant

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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7566
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After being greeted at the door, we were seated near the door so the waiter locked that door a d moved the sign to the next door, so we didn't have customers near our table. We were given a menu but also advised to view the buffet before ordering. Chose the buffet for 2 reasons: There was a comprehensive selection... More 

Thank Malcolm A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Set price for Buffet which was absolutely beautiful. The food was fresh, variety was great through to sweet and sour and Peking Duck. Oysters galore, fresh and replaced when bowl was empty. Seafood selection were prawns, surimi, oysters and squid. Had a wonderful night and the price was very reasonable, considering dessert was included and coffee and tea.

Thank Stephenie m
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner one night and what a mistake. Only one other table was there and once the food arrived it wasn't surprising why. The sweet and sour pork was covered in a starch batter and sitting in a soup of gluggy sauce. There were a few pieces of carrot, capsicum and pineapple mixed in... really poor, looked like... More 

Thank boourns23
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first experience of this restaurant was amazing. The earlier enquiry as to menu, byo and prices were very positive and gave us a good feeling about the establishment. When we arrived the staff were cheerful,happy for us to be there. They provided an ala carte menu and also a buffet which was very extensive. We chose buffet at $32... More 

Thank sobota
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very expensive for less than average Chinese food. $32 per head. If, like the Chinese couple next to us, you took ALL the oysters from the buffet this may have seemed like good value. The food was not flavoursome and the more expensive plates were slow to be refilled. The ice cream machine became out of order while we were... More 

Thank NZPaula2014
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for takeaway fish and chips, and got quick and friendly service. A cheap meal ($24 for 4 adults), we got 2 servings of chips, a hot dog, 3 spring rolls and a serve of wedges. The spring rolls were home made and you could definitely tell the difference! They were so delicious and had a great flavour,... More 

Thank Kristina H
Melbourne Vic
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173 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

When I go to a restaurant I expect the people serving me know what I am saying. Several times I tried to explain what I wanted and three people confused it more. In the end I gave up and just got what was from the menu. Whilst waiting I asked the staff what size take away container I was to... More 

Thank Arthur P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A sign at the front claimed Largest Oysters in Paihia, but I was sceptical, and the price was on the higher side. However these were indeed the biggest oysters we ate in Bay of Island. One of these babies was equal to a full dozen at Duke of Marlborough.

Thank Chris B
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We brought our day's catch. The chef recommended two styles of cooking (steamed Hong Kong style and deep fried sweet & sour). Both were well prepared. The outfit is average, staff attentive and lots of choices on the menue or buffet.

Thank GwaiLoh07
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice food with quick service but oh sooo expensive. $72 dollars for 2 dishes boiled rice, 1 beer and a soft drink.

Thank 381narellep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7566
Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?