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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” (62 reviews)
“crayfish” (137 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 6 days ago

Had high hopes for dinner at this restaurant and the food did not disappoint. We had the warm bread to start followed by the lamb, my lamb was delicious and the vegetables a perfect match with about the right sized portion. I did not give...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perfect setting for my girlfriends surprise wine and dining night. The front of house has a relaxed yet professional manner, is very knowledgable of everything on the food and drinks menu. The waitress may have been relatively new and seemed unsure at times but nevertheless...More

Thank Wynthomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Freshness of its produce was delivered in every dish; calamari, crayfish and local fish. Simply the best in Kaikoura. Must try! We spent approx $120 for 2 pax. Half a crayfish is $75 that day. It's sufficient to share, for small eaters. Great service and...More

Thank Cassandra T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

full resturant , long wait, really nice food, 1 dropped glass, 1 dropped full bottle , lots of sorrys. but it was great and oh discount as well , BUT before you come to kaikoura check if they have crayfish if thats what you coming...More

Thank gavinr17
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and we really enjoyed our meal. Portions are big so we decided to share starter - warmed marinated olives, delicious. The lamb dish was amazing and definitely for the meat eater, the pasta dish was also good, homemade pasta with...More

Thank MrandMrsAckworth
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for my husbands birthday. He is u well at the moment and they were very accommodating! I had mussels to start - they were amazing followed by the lamb. Th food and its presentation was faultless. My husband and daughter shared a main,...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Nice fresh fish and roast veggies a good dish for a cold night. I liked the setting too - a warm ( alogburner) , spacious and lovely staff.

Thank Simonette B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

we are here after out whale watching flight, the food and service were very good, everything was fresh and actually tasted good, sandwiches, dessert, main courses if desired, average to good view. clean and a lot of seating. nice gift shop inside.

Thank pkmcallen
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A small, cosy restaurant with a welcome wood stove. It has a small menu (no bad thing in itself), with mains from $35; but its wine list is both limited and overpriced ($50-plus for a bottle of Pinot Noir). I had the fish of the...More

Thank PatrickDrysdale
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had an excellent meal here...fish was beautiful , cooked to perfection and very nicely presented . My husbands steak was also excellent ..no complaints there... We would certainly recommend this restaurant if visiting Kaikoura.

Thank Morkuss
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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|
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Response from greenbone | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

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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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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