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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6666
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salami” (12 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the seafood chowder and mussels. Our experience however was very off putting. When we tried to make a booking for two people , we were told "come at 6 or 8" as they had a table of 30 coming. Fair enough.We arrived...More

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

totally confusion reigned with missing orders and slow service, Crayfish was a huge disappointment. To be fair my fish was cooked well... but that shouldn't be a high point!

Thank Brasser T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

nice ambiance, excellent food, friendly staff, good wine choice and beautiful view, you need to make reservations tho

Thank blueflamedesign
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We ordered multiple dishes to share and they were all good especially the tarakihi fish cooked with soy sauce and ginger. The fish pasta was also really good. The pasta was so fresh and soft that I thought the restaurant might have made it themselves...More

Thank SleepyMonkie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A definite must when visiting the area. We had a delicious meal, nicely presented and good vegetables. As everywhere wine prices are high so we opted for beer. Charming staff.

Thank bruceurban
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My steak was so well cooked, it was hands down the best I have had in ages!! Great kids menu, no nuggets for a change and hubbys fish was supurb!! The staff were so friendly. Well worth the drive from Nelson

Thank maxidressup
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Booked a table for my husband's birthday as it was when we were in Kaikoura. Lovely window table overlooking the bay. He had Paua for the first time and really enjoyed it. I'm not a seafood eater so had chicken with tasty seasoning. The ladies...More

Thank gertief320
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PC-Prakash
3 August 2016|
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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
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 52
Meals
Lunch
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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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