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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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“salami” (12 reviews)
“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 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and we really enjoyed our meal. Portions are big so we decided to share starter - warmed marinated olives, delicious. The lamb dish was amazing and definitely for the meat eater, the pasta dish was also good, homemade pasta with...More

Thank MrandMrsAckworth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my husbands birthday. He is u well at the moment and they were very accommodating! I had mussels to start - they were amazing followed by the lamb. Th food and its presentation was faultless. My husband and daughter shared a main,...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Nice fresh fish and roast veggies a good dish for a cold night. I liked the setting too - a warm ( alogburner) , spacious and lovely staff.

Thank Simonette B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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 25 June 2017 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
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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|
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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  • 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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
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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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