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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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“seafood pasta” (12 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 17 April 2017

We visited the Green Dolphin without a booking and were fortunate to get a table. Staff were welcoming, efficient and checked on us several times during the meal to make sure everything was satisfactory. The food took a little while to arrive but was delicious....More

Thank Allon5-y
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had an early supper here and the views were good. The service was excellent. We had Lobster and it was superb!

Thank Philipvg
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were on a romantic weekend away so wanted a special meal, and reading the wonderful reviews for this restaurant this looked like the place to go. The service was great, we had a friendly waitress, but we were very disappointed by our meals. We...More

Thank thefiveofusxxx
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I would have given the Green Dolphin a four star rating but the price of the meal bumped it back down to a three. The seafood and service were very good and the location overlooking the ocean was lovely. The staff were all friendly and...More

Thank mmrbluewater
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Not many restaurants in Kaikoura have Abalone on their menu. The pan fried and sliced Abalone comes with some vegetables. The frozen Abalone are very tender and have strong taste of Abalone. The fish chowder is amazing with a lot of meaty fishes!

Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

After a day whale watching we wanted some tasty but light supper which was was indeed what we got - can I prise the recipe for the apricot and walnut loaf out of you?

Thank KMMorr
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great views at this restaurant and very good food. We all shared a whole lobster between 4 adults and then ordered some little plates of other things, like seafood chowder.

Thank MattR224
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar in Kaikoura in March 2017 and it was a very good experience. This is the right place to enjoy a good view of the Kaikoura bay while enjoying your delicious food. The location of...More

Thank Joana O
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

From a restaurant you want, Good Food obviously, Good Selection of Wine, Good Atmosphere, Pleasant Friendly Staff. All without paying over the odds. The Green Dolphin offers all of the above in abundance. The 'Green Lip Mussels' were fantastic. The 'Crayfish' was to die for....More

Thank miketeresamcb
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had a very tasty dinner here and having made a reservation had a window seat with a bay view. We went on the lighter side: Breads plate (nice variety, with good dips), Roast Beetroot and Feta salad (good consistency to the beetroot and plenty...More

Thank Mark A
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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

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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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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