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“Wow what a great find”
Review of Jfc Paihia

Jfc Paihia
Ranked #2 of 12 Quick Bites in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Description: We're closed for a holiday break - back 3 July!! Located on the Paihia waterfront, JFC is a licensed, indoor/outdoor restaurant offering the freshest of fish and the best chips you will ever find. Enjoy your fish battered, crumbed or pan fried. But we are much more than that! Complemented with delights like our mussel fritters, kokoda, prawn cocktail a la the 70s and 80s and the best seafood chowder you’ll ever taste, anchovies on toast. We have a stunning fish burger (with a vegan option), tacos, grilled garlic butterfly prawns, fresh local oysters, juicy scallops, salmon steaks and a seafood platter to die for. We only purchase fresh fish - usually three varieties available - Gluten Free options. Enjoy this with a full selection of wines, beers and spirits or maybe a cocktail. Our closing time varies, especially in the winter - best to check.
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Description: We're closed for a holiday break - back 3 July!! Located on the Paihia waterfront, JFC is a licensed, indoor/outdoor restaurant offering the freshest of fish and the best chips you will ever find. Enjoy your fish battered, crumbed or pan fried. But we are much more than that! Complemented with delights like our mussel fritters, kokoda, prawn cocktail a la the 70s and 80s and the best seafood chowder you’ll ever taste, anchovies on toast. We have a stunning fish burger (with a vegan option), tacos, grilled garlic butterfly prawns, fresh local oysters, juicy scallops, salmon steaks and a seafood platter to die for. We only purchase fresh fish - usually three varieties available - Gluten Free options. Enjoy this with a full selection of wines, beers and spirits or maybe a cocktail. Our closing time varies, especially in the winter - best to check.
Reviewed 11 May 2021

We had the best fish and chips for a very long time. One of us had the fish deep friend the other crumbed. It was superb. Beautifully cooked. The chips were crunchy and golden. I came back the next day to try the gemfish as a takeaway. I cannot recommend the quality of food. high enough. This is one fabulous restaurant with a smiling welcoming chappie called Herbie who cannot do enough for you. One of the best restaurants ever. Well done to the owner. Also the lovely ladies cooking and the lady behind the bar.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Angela A
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Chester Rendell, Owner at Jfc Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

Hi Angela - Thanks for your great review and we're delighted that you gave us 5 Stars. The front-of-house and kitchen staff take pride in what they do and it's nice to be recognised for what they do. We hope to see you again in the future - Cheers Chester and Louise

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Reviewed 8 May 2021

A party of four. One had seafood chowder - said best he had for years.
We all then had pan-fried gurnard & chips - with the best chips. No grease.
Will be going back for more

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank DavisMac
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Chester Rendell, Owner at Jfc Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

HI DavisMac - Thanks for taking the time to post a review and thanks for the 5 Stars! We're pleased you enjoyed your meals and the team here appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again soon - Cheers Chester and Louise

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Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

Very fresh fish = super tasty. Fast and friendly service. Great live music too . Casual dining really well done. Had a nice northland wine too.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank TanyaL1705
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Chester Rendell, Owner at Jfc Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

Hi Tanya - Thanks for your taking the time to post your review and we're pleased you had a great time - we look forward to seeing you again soon - Cheers Chester and Louise

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Reviewed 19 April 2021 via mobile

Situated on the waterfront this large historic Villa is a wonder spot to spend an afternoon (weekends) or evening. JFC may stand for “just fish and chips” but the menu is slightly more expansive than that with burgers, platters and tacos available. Plenty of room with indoor and outdoor seating options.
The food and service were both excellent and it was lovely having our meal served wrapped in paper just like the old days. Closed Mondays.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Lesley M
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Chester Rendell, Owner at Jfc Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2021

Hi Leslie - Thanks for taking the time to post your review and your kind words and wow 5 Stars!! - all at JFC appreciate your comments. Hopefully we'll see you again some time - Cheers Chester and Louise

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Reviewed 16 March 2021

This place is fantastic. A big step-up from a normal fish and chip shop, it has a selection of different types of seafood and a menu to go with it. We had yummy seafood chowder, clean, fresh prawn cocktail (with HUGE prawns) and delicious fish and chips, with our choice of fish. You can get a beer to go with it and sit outside looking over the water. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank traceyh201
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Chester Rendell, Owner at Jfc Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2021

Hi Tracey - Thanks for taking the time to post your review and a special thanks for the 5 Stars!! - the team at JFC really appreciate it. Cheers Chester and Louise

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