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King Wah Restaurant

Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7566
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (45 reviews)
“spring rolls” (6 reviews)
“wonton soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Great oysters huge NZ one's. Also highly recommend the Pork belly overall a very good dinner, With great service and a picturesque location. I have no issues highly recommending the Buffet terrific value for money.

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 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...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Stephenie m
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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...More

Thank boourns23
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank sobota
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank NZPaula2014
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...More

Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Arthur P
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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, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Buffet
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
  • E-mail
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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