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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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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 January 11, 2016

We had this place recommended to us by friends and I am so grateful that we did because this was easily one of the best meals of our holiday in New Zealand. I had the seafood pasta which was easily one of the nicest pasta...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the Green Dolphin tonight and it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and great at his job. The food was sensational, the restaurant quiet, calm and we'll run. It was an exceptional experience. All meals were amazing.

Thank SandraFayMcC
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Friendly efficient professional service and beautiful well presented food make 5his a top class restaurant. Nice atmosphere and not too noisy. Highly recommended.

Thank Beatnink
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Whitebait entree Pork belly main Chocolate fondant dessert with Charles Wiffwen dessert wine. Mmmmmm. Feeling very happy! Highly recommend.

Thank Marg G
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The owners of the Anchor Inn Motel asked where we were going to eat and when we mentioned the Green Dolphin they rang and made a booking. Good job. We booked for 6pm and they were turning people away. Fish for both courses both from...More

Thank William R
Reviewed January 6, 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 January 6, 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 January 5, 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 January 5, 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 January 4, 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
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August 3, 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
January 12, 2015|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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