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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6666
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 17 December 2015

We appreciated the quiet atmosphere of this restaurant, the gentle jazz music and the friendly professionalism of the staff. Oh - and we enjoyed the meal too.

Thank Kingsley S
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We ordered the catch of the day (white fish) and chicken breast stuffed with bacon, etc. - the food was sublime. Fresh food deliciously cooked, good service and a nice sea view hence the higher prices. But we felt it was worth the money. A...More

Thank wongwaiquen
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were sent here by the desk at our hotel. The restaurant is very popular. It is casual and the food was tasty. A good, apparently dependable choice if you are in the area

Thank Lilly176
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Having read all the reviews we had been really looking forward to trying the crayfish and would agree with some of the reviews that it was good but not amazing and I don't feel it was worth the money could barely taste the horseradish. By...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Need a booking. What a lovely place for a romantic dinner. We were there as a family, and they happily accepted us, too. The crayfish special was excellent. My toddler got her favorite aglio olio pasta, sans chili. The kids happily enjoyed the ice cream...More

Thank Mumzelda
Reviewed 11 December 2015

So good we went twice. Excellent food and wine list. Lovely staff and great sea views. Need to book as v v popular.

Thank hbrWoking
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This was a nice restaurant but not so amazing that it should garner the prices it does. Really no complaints other than the value for what you get was lacking.

Thank CaraCorwin
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Cosy, friendly dining area where outdoor and indoor seating options allow you to chose. We booked for a special family celebration of my fathers 70th and staff were accommodating with our extra pre-diner setup. The food was wonderful, the entre breads and dips should be...More

Thank nicke947
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Amazing appetizers, main courses, and desserts. This is the best restaurant in Kaikoura. Make sure to get reservations as it is filled up every night.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This restaurant was absolutely jumping when we arrived, all happy smiling faces and great looking dishes emanating from the kitchen. We hadn't booked, but luckily they fitted us in. I'd been on a seafood chowder binge since being in NZ, so again ordered that -...More

Thank GlynnF
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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, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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