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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar

12 Avoca St, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
03319-6666
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $52
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant and the food was really good but a tad too salty for our liking. The crayfish was really tasty. Food are generally pricey.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Seafood pasta I had was amazing and my wife really enjoyed the crayfish. Kids loved the steak and pasta options too instead of the standard fish and chips. Service was excellent too!

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

excellent food; we had the lamb, fish and chicken; if you are staying in kaikoura then one meal over here is a must; service is excellent; reservation is recommended;nice lively and friendly ambience; it is a bit expensive (or maybe it is just NZ!); quite kid friendly; it is located at one end of the esplanade - keeping the town... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

7 adults went to dinner and the meals were lovely. It was a bold night and there was a fire going. My roast pork was not really hot but that was ok.

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Waimate North, new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We came across this restaurant by chance and what a great find! Very friendly and welcoming staff, crayfish and fish of the day were delicious. A lovely place and top wine. We didn't try the desserts but they sounded good. Easily the best meal out we had in our six week tour of New Zealand! Would highly recommend an evening... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Having been referred here for dinner on our trip in the south we were impressed. All the facets stacked up, great location, great food, great service, great fire, great view. We had the crayfish along with a welcomed tutorial on how to crack your way through it. Really enjoyable night.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really great food - couldn't fault food or service! Seafood chowder was great, kids ordered lamb and steak when were excellent! Our crayfish was delicious, if a little pricey. Overall an excellent meal!

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Copenhagen
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were recommended this by our motel staff at sea view. GreT recommendation, food was fantastic and staff mostly on the ball and friendly. One of our waitresses forgot about us at desert time however was very apologetic! Meals are fantastic and great flavours. While we were there it was someone's birthday and it was lovely to hear them sing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The owners of the Seaview Motel recommended eating here and I'm glad they did! The service was a little hit and miss! We had two different people serving, one lady was brilliant, she served us drinks and our main, she was very attentive, also full of personality! The second person gave us the menus for dessert then forgot about us... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Luckily it was out of season or we would have struggled to get a table. The staff were knowledgable and friendly. The rib eye steak was to die for and the view while we were eating was fantastic. Not too expensive and worth every penny.

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