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Only Seafood

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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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Lancefield, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As it was during Easter, perhaps I should have asked if they shucked their oysters on site but I didnt The oysters natural arrived with a sheen and were not fresh The service was bordering on rude and disinterested The main meals of fish were well cooked and tasty on a sea of greens Deserts of meringue and ice cream... More 

Thank William B
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had travelled around New Zealand hoping to find good seafood after all it is an Island. So we were really pleased to find Only Seafood after touring for many kilometres. it was worth waiting for we had game fish, Tuna, then returned the next night for snapper with olives, tomatoes, it was all very nice. The mixed fish platter... More 

Thank HilarySch
Colchester, Essex, UK
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The name of the restaurant says it all. Don't come here if you want anything other than fresh fish, well prepared and served with a smile. One health warning...the desserts are huge; we made the mistake of not sharing. The cheesecake was one of the best puddings I had during our month in NZ.

Thank wanderingbison
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good produce however the cooking method is average for what you pay for. You have to order rice or potatoes as a side dish. And the veges that came with the meal is just basic lettuce with dressing from a bottle. We were a bit let down. We had two entrees; oysters and calamari which we've had better at pubs.... More 

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Playa del Rey, California, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table outdoors in the front garden, which was terrific. Good service, excellent seafood. Go for the seafood platter.

Thank Linda P
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner after a big day of sight seeing and this was great! Service was above average, warm and friendly. The food was tasty without knocking my socks off.

Thank Justin Y
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the seafood chowder is devine, well worth having, nice location and if eating out side well behaved dogs welcome

Thank ptl-nz
Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only seafood was recommended by our hosts of Tarlton's Lodge (a great b&b in Paihia). Even if we were not well dressed for having dinner the staff gave us a warm welcome and offered us a table next to the veranda with a view to the sea. The seafood was outstanding, the service brilliant and the wine excellent. The taste... More 

Thank jlhcp15
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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292 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked this restaurant, went two times in a row. Good service and amazing food. Tried scallops and salmon. Very tasty, ninteresting recepies that i have never tried before. Good choice of wine. Budget around 120$ for 2 persons. Definitely recommend.

Thank Happy H
Thames, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do not like seafood - don't go there. Four of us all have great meals. Good service and enjoyed our wine with our meal

Thank shirleybruce2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?