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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (236 reviews)
“tuna” (48 reviews)
“king prawns” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 706 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk from our hotel, overlooking the pier. Best fish meal I have ever had. Very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant does exactly what its name suggests and it is extremely good at it. The room is very nicely set up and there are outside tables for the good weather. Great range of seafood and reasonable wine choices. Oysters were succulent and sweet and...More

Thank Dunworkin2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great dining experience, well priced for the quality of the food, presentation and service, the staff we very friendly and experienced with the well balanced menu.

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant because we love seafood and the board out front advised a 3 course meal special if you eat between 5-7 pm. After being seated and a glass of water poured, we were advised the special was a set 3 courses, not a...More

Thank carolyn6316
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we were not very hungry, we did enjoy a couple of entree sized seafood platters. The service and wine selection was also very good.

Thank JanMac76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food are fresh and delight. However the flavour are little too strong, Pan fried fish with lemon is way too sour.

Thank Kayun Y
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank HilarySch
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

Thank wanderingbison
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Kelly N
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Hi, are you the restaurant that plays Beatles music?? We went somewhere in Paihia with excellent seafood and Beatles music, want to go again!!
9 April 2017|
Response from Michaelmith | Reviewed this property |
Hi no we had a selection of music.
Hello, I would like to know which credit cards are accepted in your restaurant and what your days and hours of operation are. Thank you and happy new year!
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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