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“Love it, love it, love it!”

King Wah Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 57 Restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Love it, love it, love it!”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

The only drawback about writing a further positive review about this wonderful Chinese restaurant is that it makes it really difficult to get a table because EVERYONE wants to go and experience it for themselves. That's not going to change my opinion though - the food continues to its always high standards - the atmosphere is buzzing and the staff, especially Newton, are just lovely. Worth travelling to from the Waikato - keep it up King Wah - you're just fabulous!

  • Visited May 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • German first
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HK
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“They'll cook your catch!”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

The friendly folk at King Wah, being practically the only Chinese restaurant for miles, make this restaurant all the more welcoming. While the kitchen and menu aren't anything to write home about, the whole place has a very family cozy feeling due to its smiling staff.

My son and I caught some fish off Paihia and they happily prepared the fish for us for dinner, chinese style, which is a much better way to enjoy the catch than grilling it with butter or worse deep frying it as fish n chips.

If you bring your own catch it will cost you a bit so be prepared; otherwise, excellent dinner venue.

  • Visited May 2013
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Paihia, null, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Dining out at King Wah”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Our favourite place to eat out. We go there at least once a week. We are always well looked after by Winsom, Maling, Newton & Jessie. The buffet is excellent - lots of choice. We are also very partial to the Hot and Spicy Squid from the a-la-carte menu. We have no hesitation in recommending anyone to King Wah.

  • Visited May 2013
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Paris, France
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent quality product buffet”
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed eating here particularly the Russell oysters after having tried Bluff oysters in Bluff some days earlier. Also it was a pleasure to meet the Foo Chow family running it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OYSTERS>>>”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Yummy - good value for price. At more oysters that what we would have paid for at the fleamarket! Get in quick though the place fills up quickly as very popular with the locals

Visited February 2013
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