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35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6220
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the Otongo Bays oysters and these were the best we've eaten. Ever. All over the world. The vriw over the harbour is great. The staff friendly and the prices reasonable. Amust go when you're in Paihia!

Thank Evgenia45
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A bit pricey and the view was impeded by the windscreens. Allison our waitress was dandy. Food ok. Probably wouldn't go back

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the food we had here was delicious but the calamari was hands down the nicest calamari I’ve ever had, I would go back for that alone!!!

Thank donnyt1
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey there - that's an awesome review you have left for us. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your calamari and your overall experience with us. Sarah

Reviewed 1 week ago

Paihia is not a big town , so you can easy to find the restaurant in there ,just located at wharf . I can see it is an popular location caz lot of guest enjoy dinner in there. I am not try the dinner but...More

Thank Ferdinand Z
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora Ferninand, thank you for visiting us in Paihia. I hope you enjoyed your cocktails - we have only just launched our new cocktail menu too. We hope to see you over the summer season. Sarah

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had fish croquettes very nice with an unusual pea and green chilli filling. My main was bouillabaisse which was basic and limited in broth and ingredients. My wife’s calamari was great but her seafood chowder unremarkable compared to what You get on the South Island

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food and wonderful staff. We like it so much we went back a 2nd night. Would highly recommend 😊More

Thank sheepish2015
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. It's awesome to hear that you returned on the second evening to dine with us. If you are a local, you may want to take advantage of our rewards programme. You can sign up by texting "latcol" to 4664 and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very acceptable meal and the view was lovely. Very good portions and the local fish was excellent. Lots going on at the restaurant the night we went due to a company Christmas Party and a wedding so getting a drink at the...More

Thank tuzanne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, location by the water. Superb oysters en Fish of the day was very tasty! Very friendly staff.

Thank Karolien M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rainy in Paihia and my parents (over from Spain) came to visit. Restaurant was pretty busy but the service and food was amazing. Market fish and fish and chips was tasty and the service from Kate was second to none. Always keeping our drinks...More

Thank jamie e
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Jamie. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our restaurant. We are glad to hear that Kate took such great care of you! If you are around during the summer season, you might like to join...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just visited the bar in this complex for one of their famous cocktails. I must say that not only were the cocktails great , the quiet bar was relaxing and the bar staff most helpful. Another exciting moment,was when I was alerted to a view...More

Thank Lorraine C
35DegreesSouth, Owner at 35 Degrees South Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kai ora Lorraine - thank you for your awesome feedback. We are glad you managed to taste some of our cocktails from our new menu - they are proving to be a hit! Happy to hear that you were also able to experience a stingray...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6220
  • E-mail
The perfect spot to watch the Paihia Wharf where boats depart for the islands while you indulge in a meal carefully prepared for you by our fantastic team of chefs while being looked after by our front of house team who just love to make you feel at home. Whether you are after a coffee, a naughty dessert or cake or a full meal pop in and say HI. We are a team who enjoy sharing both their love of food and the Bay of Islands.
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