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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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“lamb” (67 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (15 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
17:00 - 23:00 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 7 January 2016

My husband and I love the Green Dolphin and as frequent visitors to Kaikoura, a visit there is never complete without a visit to "The Dolphin". Each time we visit, although the menu has a number of tasty looking morsels, we always order the steak!...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Large portions here again, a feature in NZ I think. Mussels, crayfish, great dishes, good service. NB the tables next to the windows are only for 2 so you can't request them if you ahve more people than this, but all the tables at the...More

Thank Familyadventurersha
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

A summer's eve in Kaikoura- equals beanies, thermals, jackets and rugs. The lovely cruisy Blues music crooned to us throughout our meal. A deliciously heated restaurant within but we choose the cool quiet of the empty outdoor patio replete with blankets and curvy wooden furniture....More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We were excited to dine in this restaurant because of the raving reviews on trip advisor. They were extremely busy and we didn't have much of a choice with choosing a time so had to book for 8:30pm. When we got there, the table wasn't...More

2  Thank evuong
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My husband and I ate here and the whole experience was somewhat awkward. They couldn't find our reservation by name but fortunately they had our phone number so we were able to be seated. The wine selections by the glass were very limited. There were...More

Thank Bev207
Reviewed 4 January 2016

When on the sea you have to eat seafood. The green mussels were very well prepared. The staff was friendly. Our meal was served promptly. The restaurant was busy.

Thank Diovt
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

At first we ordered two half crayfish. However, they told us that they were out of Crayfish (it was 5.30pm) and that we could only order one half crayfish. After ordering one half crayfish and a ribeye, we heard that our neighbours orderded two crayfishes....More

Thank 69tn
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing and fresh crayfish, we were totally satiated with the perfectly cooked seafood dishes. Appreciative the restaurant took last min reservation for us when it was almost fully booked. Def worth a treat to yourself!

Thank Nadyne W
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Quite surprisingly a good place to have a nice dinner when we stuck in the rain and have nowhere to go sightseeing. The girls were very nice to give us a brief introduction for the specials and specialties. We ordered crayfish,lamb shank and stuffed chicken...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by the manager of out hotel as excellent gourmet food. We had a lovely meal here just before Xmas. The food was absolutely wonderful and we had wonderful wine by the glass with each course. It is an upamarket...More

Thank anneP1118UH
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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
12 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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