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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, European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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 16 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
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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?
13 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
  • Value
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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