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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish was not fresh which for a seafood restaurant kind of ruins things. Salad was embarrassing - just a huge pile of lettuce with sweet dressing. Sushi rice was crunchy. Obviously not made fresh. Couple next to us got asked if they would like a drink 3 times in a couple of minutes - I'm surprised they weren't more annoyed... More 

Thank Sam F
Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oysters are over delicious! And the main was a mix of matching tastes! Amazing! The pavlova dessert melts in your mouth. It's a must do. Prices are perfectly in harmony with the quality! Cosy place to eat as well.

Thank baiilavdh
Scarborough, Queensland, Australia
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meals on both nights that we visited Only Seafood. As I don't eat meat and love salad this was the perfect restaurant for us. We enjoyed an entree of their fresh bread, my husband saving his to sop up the sauce for his seafood pasta. Both nights I had fish of the day and side of vegetables.... More 

Thank Patricia B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ingredients is fresh and the food is extremely good! Taste amazing! Highly recommended for everyone!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended by a local to this restaurant and were instantly attracted by the wonderful architecture and felt this would be a good foodie experience then we saw the signage which was so unbecoming and like a takeaway outlet! We shared the seafood chowder for $NZ15 which was great value and delicious although never sure why chefs cut the... More 

Thank caruthers2016
Delft, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly welcomed. The food was truly delicious and tasty. The seafood chowder was full of fish and flavours. The seafood salad is monumentally served. All so good that we went there twice in two days. If I could give a tip: I would consider new/other chairs, not for me, but not everyone sits there as easily, this is however a... More 

Thank etjoset
Penguin, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Foid was great, service was abysmal. Mains came, but they had not bought our entree. waited 45 minutes to order sweets, just about to walk out when our order was taken. coffee and the bill arrived before our sweets. apology after apology but it didnt get better. very poor service

Thank juliebutler218
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have been coming to this great restaurant for 16 years, and it always is great. If it is summer winter autumn or spring the food and the ambiance is always perfect. We had 2 x 6 oysters different ways, John Dory, Yellow Fin Tuna and yes a over the top desert which was to die for. Good selection of... More 

Thank alanferens
Rotorua, New Zealand
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had the 3 course special it it was amazing and such great value. The seafood was so fresh and cooked perfectly but the stand out was the sticky data pudding. It would be the best I have ever had ......... and I have try them all over the wold. we did even contemplate the following night just to get... More 

Thank kev_deb2012
Paihia, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Only Seafood is a great place to eat. Location is good. Staff are good. Wine selection comprehensive menu very good. Salads huge! Restaurant surroundings very very nice. Sit outside if the weather is fine

Thank lasassa2016

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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?