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Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Live Music
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed a night up in Paihia recently.We walked around looking for a place that we'll was open and looked like they had a good vibe.We were hungry so stopped at Rayz on the Bayz as it's located central and you have...a view of the ocean from the main road where it's situated.I was dying for a burger but sadly they didn't do them at the time we wanted which was a bummer.So we ordered there seafood platter which was probably the only thing that we could see on the menu that we would love.Im glad we did cause it was delicious fresh fresh fish crispy crumbed batter prawns and squid and mussels were delicious.Very fresh well done and enough for myself and partner to share together with our chips.We had a Heineken which was nice and cold.Overall a good atmosphere there lady very polite.Would go there again.Was abit pricey for the platter but I guess all seafood platters small or large are pricey.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022

We were staying next door and went to Rayz for awesome fish and chips. They also had the rugby on so my husband was very happy.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Scrumptiously delicious fish & chips! Conveniently located with breathtaking views …. friendly happy staff and an all-round good vibe ! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch and a drink here, the menu simple but adequate, also available home made pies. The location overlooking the bay was great, the food very good and the service quick and friendly

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

We visit Paihia at least 3-4 times a year and when ever visit we always go to Rayz on the Bay. It's always humming with people, music and good food. Staff are all very friendly and welcoming. One in particular always recognizes us and treats...us as locals.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 June 2021 via mobile

OMG the fish and the garlic chips!!! Devine 😍 Service was amazing, so lovely and friendly 😀 Was having a bad morning....they totally turned my day around 😍 Will be back for sure!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 March 2021

We had an enjoyable drink at Rayz on the Bay with a good view out to the bay. Reasonable bar prices.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

Owners are rude and unwelcoming don't even bother visiting, as a local I was disgusted with the how we were treated, never going back there.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

We arrived at 2min past opening time where there was a huge chain blocking the entrance. We could see someone inside and waved and shouted 'Hello' without effect. Thinking that he had not seen us I ducked under the chain to alert him to our...presence at which time he exited the building and growled aggressively at me: "Hey hey hey! get outside until I open!' in the most rude fashion. He stomped past me without even looking at me, opened the chain and then stomped past me, again without looking at me. I asked him if this was the best way to treat customers and he did not bother looking back at me as he stomped into the building. This was a stocky person of Polynesian descent and (a) if he is an employee he should be fired and (b) if he is the owner I hope he goes broke. We are local business people who had visited often in the past but until the sign 'Under New Management' goes up - will not visit again and will pass this opinion to all our local friends.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

The so-called owner is a disgusting human that needs to be held accountable for his actions. My family & I visited this place after coming back from a beautiful dinner experience in Russell. I couldn't believe that just seconds after arriving at the bar, the...owner verbally abused one of our youngest female family members for not ordering a drink. Are you kidding me? Not just once either. He used disgusting fowl, and derogative language and was very intimidating, to say the least. Unfortunately, the so-called owner caused a serious incident that resulted in us having to call the police. What sort of business is this? Where was the duty of care for patrons? This establishment has no clue about hospitality and more importantly the duty of care for others. Just so you know Mr bar owner, the principle of duty of care is the legal responsibility of a person or organisation to avoid any behaviours or omissions that could reasonably be foreseen to cause harm to others. This means that you must anticipate risks for your clients and take care to prevent them from coming into harm. Not be the cause of harm. Totally disgusted. You failed big time.....No duty of care at Rayz on the Bay.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

Visited this bar with family whom had travelled from Hamilton/Auckland for a family celebration The owner of the bar was a disgusting man who verbally abused women in front of the crowd, kicked some of our family out because they hadn’t purchased a drink from...his bar while watching the All Blacks game little did he know they were the sober drivers for our group Although a Maori man talking to another Maori whanau he was racist and foul mouthed This bar should not be allowed to operate or have a license to serve, go back and learn the hospitality industry and put people and the safety of other patrons first instead of moaning you paid $600 to screen the game in your bar We will be laying a complaint to the Northland district council, have laid a complaint with police already and will also seek information on shutting this place down and speak to the local politician in the area. You do not deserve serving another patron ever again Rays on the Bay 100% worst bar/pub in the NorthMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 July 2020

Helpful staff combined with easy to converse with locals. The music was so good we went back the next night.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent people and service. Under new management and they are doing a great job. Live music was playing and we were made to feel really welcome

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 27 June 2020 via mobile

I came here a couple of years ago and had a fantastic time, they had a couple playing live music and I was so thrilled to see they were still playing music here, they're pretty amazing actually... Wish we had this in my home town.....I only intended to stay for 1 drink, but stayed for a few, and ended up ordering the burger and fries which were delicious.. The views are amazing over the bay.. And friendly service.... Will recommend to othersMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 21 June 2020

Stopped in for quiet drink and stayed all night. Great atmosphere with friendly people. Made to feel welcome

Date of visit: June 2020
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Rayz on the Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5