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King Wah Restaurant

Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7566
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“bbq pork” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a takeaway roast duck for mum and bbq pork for me. Oh my though the container seemed small the serve was so big we hungry Maori thought we were defeated. But from the first mouthful we knew there was no chance as our...More

Thank Raylene G
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I used the takeaway of king wah while staying in Paihia. The food was really nice and there was tables outside to sit and eat and it was good value. The staff were very friendly.

Thank southdown31
Reviewed 21 January 2018

KIng Wah, has a long menu of the usual Chinese dishes, but also a useful european style menu too. We had a takeout of generous portions of fish and chips which was more than we two could eat at one sitting. Very tasty.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Helpful staff. When I booked told me that a group was in at certain time and so we arrived early enough to be able to get to buffet. Good selection on buffet, very regularly restocked. Tasty food. Good selection.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We had egg fried rice, chicken chow mein, and wontons. This was okay - nothing great but definitely tasty enough for dinner.

Thank Watene w
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly and the food was very tasty. We ordered from the a la carte menu but you can also choose a buffet option that we didn’t try but looked good

Thank Brett H
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was a takeaway order, with the dishes returned to our apartment. We ordered the BBQ pork (Excellent), Lemon Chicken (Mediocre at best), Steak Chow Mein with crispy noodles (Soft Vermicelli? used, very poor), Scallops (Good) and Wontons (Too much batter, too little meat). We...More

Thank Thronodor
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visiting Paihia for the weekend, we decided to pop into King Wah for the Buffet. We were so impressed! Great food, great value, and incredibly friendly and attentive staff. Such nice and genuine hosts. Refills to the Buffet were quick, clearing tables likewise, extremely courteous...More

Thank Jorge d
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Normally we do not eat buffet food, we prefer a la carte, but King Wah serves a fantastic buffet selection, they continues add fresh cooked refills, we truly enjoyed, plus they offer a friendly service, we surely like to come back!

Thank Robert Jan V
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Great Chinese buffet with good selection and the dishes always turning over so hot fresh food always coming from the kitchen. Salad and seafood bar as well with oysters. Snow freeze machine and dessert treats and...More

Thank JohnG-NZ
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30 December 2016|
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Response from Rhonda2014 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you book at this time of the year. I think the price is $29.00 for adults and I'm sorry not sure of price for children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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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