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Only Seafood

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Gluten Free Options
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (255 reviews)
“tuna” (52 reviews)
“king prawns” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was very dissatisfied with the meals very little seafood for the price . Waiters were quite lovely though 😔 $120 for 2 entrees and 2 mains was left hungry

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gaudy signs outside get the place noticed (saw it as we drove in to town the day before) but aren’t representative of the nice interior. It may have been understaffed when we were there - it took some time to be served, receive drinks...More

Thank 4DeltaMike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant on 31 of january. The seafood was really good. They advertise with an early bird menu between 5and 6 pm but we choose a la car te and paid more.

Thank rita_vanderwegen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Only Seafood on the recommendation of our B&B host and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely fabulous and the service was very good.

Thank annwilliams_8
Reviewed 1 week ago

People we met told us we had to go here so we did. Lovely setting but the food with one exception was not up to the seafood we ate elsewhere in Paihia. We started with oysters and they were magnificent. Bit of lemon juice and...More

Thank kenbpfell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting with wonderful food. Prawns, chowder, snapper and salmon all were delish. Good service and on the whole a great experience all be it a bit pricey.

Thank Winston3008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on 2 nights of our 4 night stay in the area. Booking is not necessary, and service is prompt. Only seafood is served, but if you like fish, this is the place to go in Paihia. Friendly, attentive service, food cooked...More

Thank NickSara44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The early bird del was excellent. No choice, pre selected by chef but the food was very tasty. Only drawback was the lack of water. They don't give you a jug of water but go around topping you up but on the night we were...More

Thank Ryano114
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish was cooked really well what a shame it's marred by such poor waitressing. The waitress seems to be really attentive to a few tables an ignore the rest. They very rarely look around to see if you need anything in fact walking around...More

Thank b1ddles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Paihia, we were recommended “Only Seafood” as simply the best place to eat on North Island; and that was good advice.

Thank Paul H
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Vicki L
10 November 2017|
Response from LCWW | Reviewed this property |
It changes, depending on what is available. Best to contact the restaurant directly when you are going.
9 April 2017|
Response from Michaelmith | Reviewed this property |
Hi no we had a selection of music.
11 January 2017|
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Response from shirleyt484 | Reviewed this property |
We paid by Visa and I am sure they accept all major credit cards or of course cash!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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