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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (242 reviews)
“tuna” (51 reviews)
“king prawns” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Paihia for 4 nights and we ate at Only Seafood on our first and last nights. The menu is relatively small but has been carefully considered and there are daily specials. The food was fabulous - highly recommend the Blue Nose if...More

Thank JaneBK39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s odd to be the only sizeable party in a restaurant on a Saturday night in the tourist season, but our group of four were almost the only ones there just recently. The place has had mixed reviews, but we found it quite satisfactory thank...More

Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the design of the blue and yellow 'Only Seafood' sign outside we thought that we might be eating just an ordinary fish and chip meal. However, we were wrong... our fish was delicious and cooked to perfection!

Thank Time4Holiday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and ordered a big selection of shellfish for entrees then some seafood pastas and a seafood platter for mains. The oysters were good but a bit dry as all of the natural sea water had been completely drained out of...More

Thank Dimitrios S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, in fact we enjoyed it so much we went back the following night the seafood was delicious, another restaurant in Paihia I would highly recommend

Thank pwld
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant promotes a three course early bird menu at $50, which promises to be good value and we were going to try, but what isn’t immediately clear is that this is a set menu with no choice. Now the chances of liking all three...More

1  Thank Chris_and_Jean
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt, the worst seafood experience we have ever had. The chef in this restaurant has absolutely no idea of how to prepare, cook or present seafood. The sauces were overworked, killing the natural flavours of the seafood. Suggest they learn to cook meat.

3  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We had a good meal, can't fault the chefs, but the service left a lot to be desired. At these prices, waiting 20 mins for water is not on... there was a lovely younger waitress who did her best, but got nothing but attitude by...More

1  Thank cpiotto
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great place to eat if you love seafood like we do! Great food, well presented, well cooked, lots of flavours. Plenty of seating and very good service. Easy to find on main street of Paihia and good set menu special if you eat early. Our...More

Thank Carol0798
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great food, good service. Friend helpful people. Went there on the recommendation of locals. Easy to get to on the main street of Paihia.

Thank Rusty M
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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