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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%
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“oysters” (48 reviews)
“bbq pork” (3 reviews)
“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We enjoyed this delicious Chinese dining. The meals were fresh with a great variety. The staff were so very friendly. Go and visit them!!

Thank 140jeffreyc
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We came to have dinner here it was nice food and good service, tomorrow we came again for lunch, the staff had bad manners, very bad service. Not recommended to come here. Very bad people

1  Thank 56narah
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Paihia late and were deciding on a place for dinner, we stumbled across King Wah on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. My partner was happy and satisfied with the choices available in their buffet selection. We agree with the reviews below...More

Thank bmgrx
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Fair food quality for price (32 per person) with us coming off the street there was a slight issue with not enough on the buffet but that was fixed quickly. Food was nice buffet quality with some good flavours. What makes it 5* review is...More

Thank Sarah4Travels
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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