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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6666
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (64 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just disappointed as I rang leaving messages ++++ with my number and my hotel and room. To try to book. When finally got on to them at 6 pm they curtly told me they were booked out and that’s way they didn’t get back to...More

1  Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ticked all the box's. Great venue. Great food. Great atmosphere. Recommended if you are looking for great food with a stunning view. Price was around $120 for two people 2 courses with two rounds of drinks. Good selection of wines and craft beer.

Thank J1980HDdavidc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately I cannot say I would ever suggest this place. When we were seated, the restaurant was not full as it was right before the dinner rush. We ordered quickly: an appetizer, drinks and our mains. While we got our drinks and appetizer with little...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy Mussells and great service. We had a very nice time while visiting from Nelson. Thankyou Andy and team.

Thank Showpony2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a long walk or short taxi from the centre of Kaikoura. The restaurant is quite large but wasn't very busy on the night we visited. Food is seafood oriented but lamb and vegetarian dishes are available. Good daily specials. Some good NZ wines available...More

1  Thank Mrjonnygreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised to see so many negative reviews on here. Wife and I split the garlic loaf and a bowl of the tomato soup to start. Both were delicious. I had the lamb as my main course, while the wife had the tagliatelle. Again, both...More

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, nice location and extremely delicious food! One of the best dishes I have ever had!

Thank David V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience at Green Dolphin was marred by one bad dish and lacklustre service. We ordered a calamari starter to share between 3 as well as a chowder. The chowder was delicious, but we each ate one piece of calamari and left the rest. Waiter...More

Thank Ruth5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table at The Green Dolphin while we were in Kaikoura as it looked to be one of the better restaurants. We were not disappointed. Luckily we were allocated a table next to the window with a view over the bay. See attached photo....More

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised to find Kaikoura restaurants full on a Sunday evening , we opted to wait for a late table at the Green Dolphin The atmosphere is pleasant , the service was polite but grossly perfunctory . The great disappointment was that the wait times were...More

Thank tgh05
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Questions & Answers
3 August 2016|
Response from mickknap | Reviewed this property |
sorry cannot tell you ,i only visited for lunch,and don't know about the vegetarian menu,best go to there website for a look
molly s
13 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from greenbone | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 52
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6666
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