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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (264 reviews)
“tuna” (52 reviews)
“banana bread” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by two locals so we decided to try it, although reviews on Trip Advisor were mixed. We had full 3 course meal - food was excellent for entree, main and desert and service was very prompt and attentive. It...More

Thank BinDereDoneDat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open only for dinner, I must say the quality of seafood dished out was really nice but sadly the service was KRAP, spelt wrongly on purpose to convey our frustration. If the owners can't take immediate steps to improve on the timeliness and quality of...More

Thank arby235
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can we say “ Only Seafood” it knows it’s seafood for sure , entree : Seafood plate then the main meal FOOD ( fish of the day - snapper) with it’s banana cream sauce infused into the taste a must then followed by b...More

Thank chrisnjulez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party had the seafood chowder and the daily special. Chowder was respectable: good taste plenty of seafood. Daily special was enthusiastically consumed. Although, for other reviews we were wary about the service, the service we received was fast and friendly.

Thank BridgeMinder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read some of the reviews on Trip Adviser prior to eating here and was surprised that they were so mixed. Decided to ignore the negative comments and went. We both had salmon in a teriyaki sauce and it was delicious. I had potato croquettes...More

Thank OurWeen
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The food was excellent and very tasty. The mussles were extremely moreish. However, we waited approximatley 15 minutes for water, then another 15 to be asked if we wanted a drink. When our meals arrived, my husband, politely reminded the waitress that he had ordered...More

Thank wendog28
Reviewed 18 March 2018

“Only Seafood” has great seafood. We ate there twice on our stay in Paihia, and each time the food was perfect. It's in a nice setting, well laid out, and when we asked to move indoors because it was getting cold, the waitress did her...More

Thank Stu151
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary & chose this restaurant as we both enjoy seafood. The ambiance of the place was good & we had a good table inside. In time our order of 2 starters arrived, but then we waited well over an hour...More

Thank Bayside1811027
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Visited this restaurant with group of 14 in early March 2018. We were spread across 2 tables in a rear part of the restaurant. Service to one table ok but the other did not receive their main course until 2 hours after arrival. When questioned...More

1  Thank davmas2018
Reviewed 17 March 2018

My wife and I are finishing a 6 week trip here and this place is one of the best. The fish is the freshest and very generous servings. The shrimp and other items on the seafood salad are to die for. You can't go wrong...More

Thank adsinger
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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