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Only Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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Nelson, New Zealand
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a delicious dinner outside while looking over the Bay of Islands. The service was friendly and excellent. We had the house special fish for the night and both really enjoyed it. Of course, NZ wine!!

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Thank Lynn R
Marlow, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is true to its title and only serves fish & shellfish. We had the Tuna Carpaccio and Calamari Starter both were good but the Calamari were a little tough. Excellent taste though! The Catch of the Day was Snapper and we had one cooked Chargrilled and the other was with a Galliano Plantain Sauce, very Caribbean. Lovely quaint... More 

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Thank CrystalRose54
Whangarei, New Zealand
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with family at Only Seafood and got exactly what we were looking for - friendly service, excellent well presented food at a reasonable price. Would certainly visit again as the menu has a great selection of dishes.

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Thank Justin L
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is just seafood but the preparations are great. They serve home made bread that is very similar to a homemade loaf-ours was pumpkin and flax seed- one slice at least 4 inches high! The entree portion size is perfect. Fresh fish every day. Highly recommend this if you like seafood. And the sticky date pudding cake is over... More 

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Thank Kathy L
bedfordshire
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was delicious and plenty of it. The service was great and the staff were knowledgeable about the menu. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank pjtBedfordshire
Townsville
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience. The seafood and wine was just fantastic. The flavours are to die for. The only thing was we would have expected a little more seafood on our mains. This experience was well worth it.

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Thank Naomi G
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early bird (three course) dinner with fresh flounder as the main and a berry tart add dessert. The dishes were delicious and presented to a good standard. Cosy setup

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Thank GwaiLoh07
Laporte, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had fresh seafood at reasonable prices and the restaurant is set back so it is quiet with lots of outdoor seating.

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Thank SandyfromLaporte
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went last night on my own, the service was amazing and the food was great. The Gris was lovely and the mussel, oyster, sushi platter was lovely, my favourite bit being the snapper in coconut a total surprise and very different. The coffee to finish off was lovely and generally had a lovely meal smelling the roses in their... More 

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Thank Judimaxx
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly we had a very long wait for a meal at this restaurant. The seafood platter was a stand out, but the snapper was drowned in lemon juice and the scallops were drowned in whatever the sauce was!

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Thank Ettenna1944

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?