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King Wah Restaurant

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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7566
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 09:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Basic chinese food. False advertising on closing time. Staff ok. Not going back. Over priced. Better food around the corner Ive done them all in paihia. Had to do a rating to submit my comment. Hope they read this and sort something out.

Thank Joseph K
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not very impressive menu for the price. Oysters doesn't mean seafood menu. Have had better for less. The BYO option isn't clear about what that means or how much it is. Its not just about tourists it should be affordable for everyone. Will not recommend or go there again. Closing time on site says from 4.30 to 9am.

Thank dinanor
Paihia, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the buffet, with fresh Pacific oysters in the half shell, otherwise a pretty standard mix of typical takeaway style Chinese dishes. No dim sim (or dim sum for that matter) - so we ordered dim sim as an extra and really enjoyed them. Desserts - well, you don't go to a Chinese buffet for dessert right! The snow... More 

1 Thank 1DueNorth2
Victoria, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The buffet was great idea, and great value. Oysters were huge and very tasty according to my husband. Food was very fresh

Thank KMJ62
Paynesville, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

After a tiring flight and then a drive through bad weather to Paihai, dinner was a chore rather than an event. And then we stumbled over King Wah. I asked to view the buffet before committing and the very helpful waiter showed the display of hot meals before proudly showing the cold seafood selection, We were hooked. Freshly shucked oysters... More 

Thank Len W
Feilding, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Buffet special, great selection of well presented Chinese fair, as much as you want, then I discovered the bowl of freshly shucked oysters. Again as many as you can eat. What a treat. Thankyou

1 Thank Grant F
Paihia, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Have been here a few times now and every time is just as good as the first. The Buffet choice is amazing with fresh oysters being amongst the entrees. The mains are always fresh and hot and again choice. The staff are friendly and are always on hand when required. One if my favourites in Paihia.

1 Thank Rhonda2014
Taree, Australia
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170 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Large servings. Good service. Fresh tasty vegetables cooked to perfection. Tasty sauces. Not gluggy rice. The noodles were not crispy, which was OK, but I had been looking forward to them. This was a very minor point in a very good meal

1 Thank nameerfud
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

the only chinese eatery in paihia.very good service . excellent food . reasonable prices well worth a visit

1 Thank jackmorrisNewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Absolutely awesome food and staff - highly recommend. The service and flavours of the food we one of our highlights of our trip.

1 Thank kimbohsn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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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