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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” (15 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and a friend ordered the pork belly dish and the chicken dish we shared both and the flavours and textures were delicious! We were in Kaikoura during the Easter period so there was a surcharge on top of our bill that was the only...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When u walk into a restaurant and the matre’d and the 2 wait staff don’t acknowledge you for some minutes you sort of have a feeling that the service is not going to be the stand out. The food however was absolutely delicious, shared a...More

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening here in early April. Set just outside of town on the road towards the seal colony, this is a nicely relaxed restaurant that offers informal style fine dining in a nice setting that overlooks the bay. As with a...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go here 20 years ago . I must say it has gotten even better than it was . Staff were very attentive and meal was awesome. Shame they had sold out of the Cider they were promoting. But I will be back...More

Thank flyingkiwis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here once before and it was fantastic but on Friday night I took my parents there anticipating that they too would be blown away. Sadly we were slightly disappointed as the menus read “crayfish” and the reality was there was none. The...More

Thank Gusbo60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely views from the tables by the window. Excellent polite and efficient wait staff. Food was beauticul. Highly recommend for a special occasion

Thank Loulou5069
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked an evening meal for 6 people and asked whether a range o dietary challenges could be accommodated These included allergy to garlic, GF. vegetarian and a few others The booking was all confirmed with email confirmation about the dietary needs Sadly when...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had dinner here on a previous visit to Kaikoura we were anxious to return (we even booked accomodation within walking distance). Service was friendly and attentive and our starters of Brushetta and Mussels were delicious. Our mains were equally delicious and I particularly enjoyed...More

Thank WhereU2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Green Dolphin has a pretty setting facing the bay. We both had gurnard, which was tasty. The portions were very generous. They do a very good decaffeinated espresso, which they'll also use for affogato if requested.

Thank Nyonya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place received good reviews but we were lucky it was within walking distance of our overnight stay so it wasn’t a difficult decision. We were not disappointed and were given the perfect table at the window looking out over the bay. Our service was...More

Thank helenmcsherry
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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
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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