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Only Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first night in Nz and we were impressed with the food and choice of wines. Local bread was a good choice. The soup was excellent and the sushi was well made. The yellow fin final was was enjoyable and very tasty. The seafood salad was enjoy by my partner. We found that as they were busy some of the... More 

Thank Michaelmith
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having spent a week in Paihia living in a motel room, eating out was both necessary and an exploratory journey. Only Seafood was in our view the best of the seafood style restaurants in Paihia Set back from the busy road and next door to a lovely old church we entered hopeful! The service was attentive while not obtrusive, and... More 

Thank Noel W
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a prime situation on the main strip. Very pleasant decor and furnishings. Cannot say the same about the service. The waitress certainly required training, not knowing what was available so we ordered Oysters to be told they only had enough for the Seafood Platter, when paying the bill we pointed this out to be told in a... More 

Thank nessmorgan
Deerfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, service and good atmosphere. Not super pricey for a very good seafood restaurant, a good value. We ate here twice during our stay and would have liked to gone again. We sat outside which was lovely. Wine selections by the glass were great!

Thank dre5054543
Northern Ireland
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202 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for evening dinner and found it to be expensive and rather pretentious. They had a sign out side suggesting an early bird three course menu that enticed us in. When we looked at the menu it was a set menu with no choice,we were forced to opt for a main course that we could enjoy. We ordered... More 

1 Thank RPRedman
Maple Valley, Washington
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent dinner at Only Seafood, the best while staying in Pahia. Service was excellent, and the views were great from the outdoor tables. Food quality was top notch.

Thank ron455
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only ate here once but would go back for sure, excellent service and really good seafood. Grilled mussels wrapped in bacon were excellent as was the main dish.

1 Thank Norton H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Nice servicing. How to spend a amazing evening! Seafood salad is fabulons. All is fresh. Scallops, prawns, fishes are delicious. Try to finish the passion fruit cheesecake.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was seated in the gorgeous outdoor brick courtyard with views to the water on perfect evening for outdoor dining. We were attended to promptly for drinks and food ordered was served in a timely fashion . A beautiful seafood soup was well enjoyed followed by perfectly cooked grilled fish of the day . I was really delighted by the Phyllo... More 

Thank Aphelion111
West Somerton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it says on the tin - only offers seafood. Every part of the meal was fabulous. Delicate and very tasty with sufficient quantity for a good eater.

Thank Michael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?