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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

) #2 of 36 Restaurants in Kaikoura €€ - €€€ Seafood, European, Soups
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, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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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 9 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 5 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
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Lovely restaurant, prime location. Charming service. Smoked fish chowder was delicious. Crayfish main was delicious. Brulee dessert was delightful. Musical soundtrack was excellent and unobtrusive.

Thank hydrographer54
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with amazing views, food was really great. Can highly recommend the fish of the day cooked to perfection.

Thank LucyOsfax
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal , you must book as it gets booked out very quickly . Mixture of fish and meat dishes popular for Crayfish .

Thank Chillywasps
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Hi Can you give us a sense of what sort of vegetarian options you have? Thanks Prakash
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
Do you offer vegan/vegetarian food?
12 January 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from greenbone | Property representative |
Yes we have vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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