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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, European
FEATURES
Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Seating
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Great spot for breakfast in Paihia. As locals this our go to place for breakfast. Great food, well presented, friendly staff, reasonably priced. Give them a try next time you are in Paihia.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to be Alfresco and now reopened as Blue Door. Came here for breakfast the day we left Paihia for home. Really nice food. Also great coffee. Service staff very friendly. Some different things on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant by pure chance as we walked towards the sea we turned right for a change. Very friendly staff and the fish and chips were excellent as my wife had never tasted a batter on the fish as delicious as this. The...portions were good but not excessive. It was more than ample. The restaurant was clean with a friendly atmosphere and a great view looking out to sea. The owner was very helpful in helping me out with a glass.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HIGHLY RECOMMEND‼️😍🤤 Lovely, friendly, professional customer service from a young man who served us today. The food was so delicious! And the portions are HUGE! Great value for money! Me and my partner live in Whangārei, and once in a while we randomly travel to...Paihia just for a lunch date and a little get away from work. We have tried almost every restaurant and takeaway in Paihia and some places look like 5star restaurants and are overly priced and we don’t enjoy the food as much. However, now that we have tried the Blue Door we will go there every time. The atmosphere and location is great, the food is delicious and the best value for money and the service was very nice and friendly. Will definitely go again. 🫶More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

A few meters from the ”city” center but well worth the extra meters. Excellent food and nice service. You realy can feel the ambition.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Very delicious kai, not only did I enjoy my meal but my baby also did as well, very friendly, awesome waitresses will definitely come back for another

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Sorry to say that your toilets were heavily soiled and it was caked in and looked like it had been that way for some time. It is a fundamental requirement for a restaurant, its kitchen and toilets to be clean, it is an indication of...your attitude to hygiene. Everyone else seems to manage it and so should you. Please clean your act up.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Locate at the end of Marsden Road away from the main centre of town. Right on the shore line with seating inside and under the patio overlooking the water. The service was spot on with helpfulness and friendliness. The menu had a good selection of...smaller plates, burgers etc. A comprehensive drink list as well. They were able to adapt to suit gluten free needs of a coeliac with ease. Reasonably priced as well.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

We chanced upon this restaurant for coffee and were so impressed with the lovely service that we returned both for an evening meal and breakfast the next day.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Don’t know where the description came from “Indian/European” . The type of meals done here ranged from burgers, fish and chips, lamb shanks, pork belly, fish pasta, salads really nice, home cooked meals with a slight twist. We ate her on 2 nights of our...stay in Paihia. The service was friendly and professional, the food was really good quality, fresh and tasty. Nicely done outdoor seating with a view, also indoor seating. Would book if planning to go but could usually get in if not. Would definitely recommend, small menu but something for everyone.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Not a great experience unfortunately, burgers and chips are over priced for what they are, not good value there. My fish was over cooked and the fennel salad was swimming in an unpleasant oil. Cocktails were good. The place was empty when we were there,...no one checked to see if our meals were ok, no offered us dessert, so we left. Not the service we are used to in Paihia, and certainly the food was not like their advertising.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Really underwhelming, we left so disappointed. Family of 4 $150, son came home and ate cereal and toast as he was still hungry after his $30 short rib burger and 16 fries (he counted them) Two vegan burgers which also had barely a handful of...fries, for the price we really expected more, the burgers were average. I had the line caught fish for $42 and was offered Tarakihi which I gladly accepted as the line caught fish was Salmon… The pea purée was cold, the fish was very over cooked, the fennel salad was heavy in oil, the two scallops were nice. Overall, a lovely spot, friendly wait/bar staff, but over priced lacklustre food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

Beautiful waterfront spot with delicious food and amazing service! :) We had our wedding anniversary dinner at The Blue Door, Pahia. I had the chicken pasta which was amazing and shared the chocolate dessert which was phenomenal! :) The service was fabulous!! Thank you to...our lovely, friendly, attentive waiter Kyan. You were fantastic always making sure we were well looked after! :)More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent service and really enjoyed our food. We were in Paihia for the first time in many years and found the Blue Door a great relaxing place to eat.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Lovely beach-front casual dining. The host recommended a chicken burger, which was awesome, and the other items we ordered were beautifully cooked as well. Cocktails were similarly wonderful. Would definitely eat here again!

Date of visit: November 2023
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