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King Wah Restaurant

Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7566
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (46 reviews)
“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
“fried rice” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Seafood
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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Great Chinese buffet with good selection and the dishes always turning over so hot fresh food always coming from the kitchen. Salad and seafood bar as well with oysters. Snow freeze machine and dessert treats and...More

Thank JohnG-NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this delicious Chinese dining. The meals were fresh with a great variety. The staff were so very friendly. Go and visit them!!

Thank 140jeffreyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to have dinner here it was nice food and good service, tomorrow we came again for lunch, the staff had bad manners, very bad service. Not recommended to come here. Very bad people

Thank 56narah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Paihia late and were deciding on a place for dinner, we stumbled across King Wah on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. My partner was happy and satisfied with the choices available in their buffet selection. We agree with the reviews below...More

Thank bmgrx
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Fair food quality for price (32 per person) with us coming off the street there was a slight issue with not enough on the buffet but that was fixed quickly. Food was nice buffet quality with some good flavours. What makes it 5* review is...More

Thank Sarah4Travels
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Popped in here on a whim early on a Wednesday night and was not disappointed. The food was well cooked, tasty and delicious. The sweets bar (chocolate mousse and iccream) really nice. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The only Chinese restaurant in Paihia. Buffet dinner available but we ordered food from the menu. The food is so fresh and yummy. We have all three dinners at Paihia in the same restaurant which is very uncommon.

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

On first impressions, the place was welcoming and the staff was friendly. It has a nice aroma coming at us as we walked in but we were pretty disappointed with the spread on display. The duck was dry and the smorgasbord had very minimal for...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for a quick meal. Help yourself to a selection of food or order off the menu. Best oysters in NZ. Big yummy juicy in their shells. Top with a squeeze of lemon. Wash down with a Chinese beer, perfect match. Friendly staff.

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Food was yummy, been overseas a while so miss the great taste of Kiwi Chinese restaurant cooking. Arrived at 5.30pm so food was freshly cooked and dessert/seafood/salad bar clean and uncrowded. Lucky we arrived early & were onto our 3rd plate as a bus load...More

Thank Maria R
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30 December 2016|
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Response from Rhonda2014 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you book at this time of the year. I think the price is $29.00 for adults and I'm sorry not sure of price for children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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