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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 yesterday via mobile

Lovely restaurant and bar, very airy, nice atmosphere and great views of the sea and the mountains across the bay. Much enjoyed our dinner of fresh and seasonal salad and soup, fish of the day and the best seafood pasta ever. Very friendly and attentive...More

Thank Muireall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was with a large group from work. The atmosphere was pleasant and the food was too. The service perhaps was a little slow for the meals although not for the drinks. By the time the mains came many of us had filled up on the...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here once before and were impressed and were equally impressed this time around. The food was exceptional as was the service and the price was pretty reasonable as well. Highly recommend this establishment.

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shouted to dinner here. Mains came out separately (4 of them) and food quality okay but not outstanding. Date pudding desert was dry. Location and interiors nice.

Thank Catharine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took us almost 3 hours to drove all the way from Christchurch to Kaikoura and our plan was to stay over for a night in order us to join the next day morning Whale tour. We have made some research on restaurants beforehand and...More

2  Thank Jocelyn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked and checked that there was a Vegetarian alternative on the main menu. When we were ordering the vegetarian meal from the main menu we were told it was not available.

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoyed our meals there before but last night was dreadful. Cold food and poor service. Wont be going back in a hurry. Wont recommend now either.

Thank danorm18
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly, genuine and professional service, great food and reasonable prices. What more can you ask for? Highly recommend the mussels, but you probably can't go wrong with anything.

Thank Aussie_Waz
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Had high hopes for dinner at this restaurant and the food did not disappoint. We had the warm bread to start followed by the lamb, my lamb was delicious and the vegetables a perfect match with about the right sized portion. I did not give...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect setting for my girlfriends surprise wine and dining night. The front of house has a relaxed yet professional manner, is very knowledgable of everything on the food and drinks menu. The waitress may have been relatively new and seemed unsure at times but nevertheless...More

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