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Only Seafood

40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6066
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (250 reviews)
“tuna” (51 reviews)
“king prawns” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We havent been to Only Seafood for a few years now ..( but have always recommended it over the years )....So Good! Entree Raw fish and Prawns....spot on! We then shared a generous seafood platter ( for 1 )..but there was a generous amount on...More

Thank KiwiLint
Reviewed 5 days ago

The fdirst thing that strikes you about "Only Seafood" is the property and setting. The restaurant is set back from the main road and established in a beautiful large house. On entry into the restaurant you find yourself in a huge wooden beamed eating area...More

Thank spmmik53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to check out the menu and decided to stay and eat early to make the most of the early bird special of three courses for a set price. Each course was tasty, beautifully presented and the service was excellent. We would definitely recommend...More

Thank pmh2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner; oysters, calamari and blue nose fish. All nice and fresh and well cooked. Relaxing atmosphere and nice friendly staff.

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was warned that it was a hit or miss kind of place and that describes it well. I went there as they had scallops! So I ordered the scallops. Well they don't know how to respect scallops. A real miss. Described as panfried with...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very nice but the food is okey and not great, the salads are on every plate the same. The fish is okey but you’ll expect more. I hoped to eat a fish platter with lots of fish but they don’t have it!

Thank mentaltheo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was fantastic all the way around. The service was polite and friendly. The menu is diverse and appealing. We had the green mussels and the seafood pasta. Let me just say that I’ve traveled all over the world and have seen advertised green...More

Thank BajaHoncho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Setting beautiful in well kept gardens. Interior pleasant and friendly. Seated quickly at table. Service pleasant and friendly. Plenty to choose from on the menu, range of fish and shellfish. Bread delicious. Nice selection of wines to choose from. Food hot when delivered, well cooked...More

Thank GingerRose63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only Seafood met all expectations. The food was great with excellent service. A very enjoyable meal on a wet and windy night!

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant tonight with family visiting from the UK. What a great place to enjoy fabulous seafood. The food was beautiful, well presented and the staff were friendly and attentive. All in all a great food experience. I would recommend this restaurant...More

Thank Vicki D
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Vicki L
9 November 2017|
Response from LCWW | Reviewed this property |
It changes, depending on what is available. Best to contact the restaurant directly when you are going.
8 April 2017|
Response from Michaelmith | Reviewed this property |
Hi no we had a selection of music.
10 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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