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We are recently opened in Paihia, Northland. Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar offer oyster locally sourced and deliver fresh daily. Our tapas menu represent Asian, Indian and Middle east cuisine, with vibrant colour and tasty dishes.
US$9 - US$25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Street Food
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by this place It’s quite funky , has a great vibe and the food and service was good. I think we had the non chef night as the food was good but not great. The menu is good , oysters are a...great deal at $3.50 each and they have quite a rage of options , ie battered, seasweed , fresh rtc so are worth a visit for that alone . Got teenage kids or even younger kids , they’ll love it . A good menu , I’d go backMore

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

Good food, quick service, great vibe. Jack the musician added entertainment. Great place for a group to share tapas. Lots of fun.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 29 April 2022

An excellent experience for the whole family. Fish and chips is everywhere in this region but if you're looking for something a bit different, then try this place! Super tasty food, friendly service and a great atmosphere. We ate at 3 different places and this...was BY FAR the best - great work team!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 24 April 2022

We love this place, and always ensure we visit when in Paihia. The Asian food is amazing, so different, but so tasty, its hard to pick what to have, you want to try it all. They have great cocktails and all very reasonably priced, the...raspberry mojito was yum. The menu had changed since the last time we were there, so great to try new good, all the tapas were excellent, and large servings. We really enjoyed the tandoori chicken sandwiched between two rotis, it was just delicious. We also enjoyed the Sri Lankan pancakes and they make the best pork belly Bao buns ever! The décor is very cool, it has a really great vibe and if you are in Paihia you definitely need to hunt this place out, you must visit for a cocktail and tapas!! Very nice staff.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Tried to ring and book, no answer so thought we'd try our luck anyway. When we mentioned this when we arrived we were told they don't answer the phone if they're fully booked, but they could squeeze us in. There were several empty tables that...stayed that way the whole time we were there. Neither of our first two menu choices were available, cocktails took forever to arrive, entrée and one main arrived at the same time and then nothing. We asked about the other main FIVE times and it still hadn't arrived by the time we had shared the one main that did arrive, so we asked for the bill. Firstly they charged us for the meal that didn't arrive, then didn't seem to really care we were upset at the lack of service. No offer of a free drink, discount or anything. Paihia has loads of other restaurants to choose from... we won't be back and will certainly tell anyone we know not to waste their money here.More

Date of visit: April 2022
aditya d, Owner at Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Dear Rachael Thank you for your feedback. It’s our honest sincere apologies for such a bad experience. We understand your review and accept our us as incompetent professionalism. Hospitality industry has been hit really hard like any other industry. We did had most of our...More

Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

We hadn’t heard about this place but ventured in to give it a try. And we weren’t disappointed - friendly, relaxed service and lots of great flavors to enjoy. We were very happy with our visit and will definitely go back.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 April 2022

We were amazed at the high quality of the food in this wonderfully quirky restaurant. The Oysters 6 way's were delectable, so many other choices on the menu to try next time we are in Paihia!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 6 April 2022 via mobile

We hadn't realized that the Tipsy Oyster Tapas restaurant and bar didn't open until 1pm, but it was certainly worth the wait. The dozen oyster platter, of 6 flavours/toppings was excellent. We then went for 2 types of Tapas, prawn croquettes and duck pancakes. Both...were outstanding. We also had some masala loaded shoestring fries. Yummy. Tiger beer on tap. Perfect.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

We went for dinner on a beautiful autumn evening. Never been here before so the explanation of the menu and cocktail selection was greatly appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our cocktail selections and the food was great. Three oysters, the scallop dish of the day and...the Chicken tapas dish. The music was fantastic and a great family atmosphere all round. Staff were great.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely time at the TO. Food was very good, especially the tempura oysters. Excellent service from Lisa and Tiana as well as great sets of music from Ramon.

Date of visit: March 2022
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hi would be a good idea too book
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Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5