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Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
83/100 (1344 ratings)
Restaurants
Contemporary
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegetarian Friendly
Pesto
Lobster
Fish
Pork
Pasta
Pork Belly
Salad
seafood platter
Chili
Calamari
Crumble
Mussels
Local Lobster
Calamares
Green Mussels
Chowder
Today's Soup
Cheesecake
Today's Fish
Cheesecakes
Apple & Pear
Crawfish
Catfish
Cakes
Lamb
Bruschette
"We didn't have table booked but they found us one after 10 min.The meals were very good. Tasty. The staff was a bit slow but it was full so I can..."
Marin Ianev
"Delicious food quick service friendly staff beautiful views We will be..."
Shauni
"The best fine dining in Kaikoura! Got a special occasion in Kaikoura and want to eat fancy? Go, right now, to the Green Dolphin. I absolutely did..."
Andrew Johnson (AJ)
"Nice modern restaurant, with a view to see. The food was tasty just a bit expensive and smaller..."
Veronika Karkoszkova
"Great food and good views. Wonderful helpful..."
Steve Heuser (Sir Trout)
"Amazing meal, super chilled atmosphere with views of the ocean. The new owners have done a great job and will definitely be back next time we’re in..."
Matt Jenke
"Fresh and milky market fish Juicy and rich taste..."
Edison Wu
"I have to say that my partner and I eat out often ,but this is one of the best meals ever. My partner had steak and Mussels, I had the vegetarian..."
Trudy Scott
"They want you to book on advance. On a Monday. 😳 We hadn't booked. So we got there at 7.15 and were given some sob story about no tables free..."
Margaret Pinsent
"I have just had a meal with my wife at the Green Dolphin in Kaikoura; this was a celebration of my partners 50th Birthday, so it needed to be..."
Philip Bedford
"We visited the Green Dolphin twice within 3 days and it was both times Absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding and the food really good as..."
Monika Horn
"Everything about this place was fantastic! Huge range of wines: from the cheapest of budgets to the sublime. The food was superb! Great value for..."
Amy Dufty
Coopers Catch Kaikoura
81/100 (2642 ratings)
Quick Bites
Fast food
New Zealand
Seafood
New Zealand
Seafood
British
Gluten Free Options
Fast Food
British
Gluten Free Options
Drinks
After-hours
Dinner
Lunch
Crawfish
Fish and Kumara Fries
Catfish
Half Crayfish Set
Salad
Fish & chips
Blue Cod Meal Half and Squid Rings
Battered & Crumbed Gurnard
Scallops
Fish
Blue Cod Fish Burgers
Calamari
Mussels
Cheesy chips
Prawn Stewers
Calamares
fish n chips
Chicken Nuggets
Monster Burger
seafood platter
Creamy Seafood Chowder
Cheese burger
Chowder
Blue Cod Large Fries
Fish & Chips
Kumara Chips With
Cod
2 Pieces of Blue Cod and Crinkle Cut Fries
Crayfish Whole
Prawns
Fish and Chips Bacon
Bacon Egg and Cheese Toastie
Burger
Fish and Chip Sausage Bacon
Fast food
New Zealand
Fast food
British
Seafood
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Digital Payments
Free Wifi
Accepts Credit Cards
Family style
Dog Friendly
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Lunch
Drinks
Dinner
After-hours
Cheap Eats
"Has to be the best fish and chips I’ve ever had, anywhere in the world. Fresh, melt in your mouth fish with a light, crispy batter or breadcrumb...."
Daniel Grossett
"Best fish and chips in a long time!!! Both the chips and fish were perfection... huge portions, great prices.. and FREE tomato sauce and lemon..."
Naomi Provis
"Friendly staff fantastic food finally a place that has crisply..."
Shaun Vivian
"Excellent fish and chips (Blue Cod) the best we have had in New Zealand. Friendly helpful staff. Car parking adjacent. Seating available both inside..."
Geoff Sanderson
"This Place is a must to visit. The tastiest fish and chips I have tried and I have tried lot's of different thing's on the menu. It all taste's so..."
Vicky Brown
"Beautiful Fish Chips. Real squid rings. Good price. Proper chips. Quick service. Highly..."
Samantha Laing
"The best fish n chips I have had in my life to date! I highly recommend this place to travellers looking for a great tasting feed of fish n chips, at..."
Brute Harrison
"Wonderful seafood.. Tasty and fresh.. Maybe you can reduce the chips portion as it's too..."
Krn Pace
"Whitebait sandwich, steak egg chips with mushroom sauce......heaven..."
Murray Laird
"Fishburger, chips and coffee! Friendly staff and very much value for the..."
Anna Julin
"Great fast service for a busy place.loved the Gluten free burger. Staff is friendly..."
Cherie Stenson
"Came in yesterday (07/01/16) Fish and chips are awesome! Best i've had in the country hands down, staff are super friendly and informative, menu's..."
Geoffrey Nelson
"Nice takeaways and good quality food. The fish was particularly tasty and the sausage was a good flavour and huge. Overall a good meal. Car..."
Murray Quartly
"We usually visit this place when visiting Kaikoura. In the off peak periods it's usually the one place guaranteed to be open. Fish meals are pretty..."
Diana Waines
"We stopped on the way through to Blenheim and so glad we did. The food was exceptional! Legitimately the best fish and chips we might have ever had..."
Kristy Tosello
"Lunch on the way home from Christchurch. Heard it had changed hands, food still as great as ever. Can't beat fish and chips in the sunshine...."
Pete Wilson
"10/10 experiece by coopers team here (didnt actually meet that guy), the fish was by far the best snapper iv ever had, in fact it mitve been the best..."
Dion Hughes
"Fish and chips were great and also tried the seafood chowder which was excellent but slightly salty imo but it went well with the garlic bread...."
Gary Ng
"The snapper costs a bit more but was excellent and the proportion sizes were generous. It can get busy but the food gets to you eventually and is..."
Alistair Reed
"Eat there few times, fish(Snapper) and chips are nice but sometimes can be a bit soggy and greasy. If the chips cook 10 seconds more would be..."
MC
"Authentic fish & chips. Very nice portions and a big menu and beverages. A lot of seats, nice outdoor area. However one of the employees (on the 6th..."
Helene Sophia
"The place felt very authentic and local. Despite being "fast food" the quality of the food was great and there were many flavours balancing perfectly..."
Paulina Binas
"Great fish and chips, battery is light a d crispy. Chips was crispy as..."
Vinod
"Yummy Massive chips, excellent service from the friendly staff. Be prepared to wait a while as the line is usually out the door! 2020 edit: returned..."
Ryan B
"Standard fish set was delicious! The chips were amazing too! lots of seagulls but that comes with a fish restaurant. If you’re really that..."
Mara DeRose
Cods And Crayfish
80/100 (3957 ratings)
Quick Bites
Seafood
Fast food
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
Seafood
Fast Food
New Zealand
Gluten Free Options
Brunch
Dinner
Lunch
Fish
Scallop Fish and Chips
Crayfish Platter
Chicken Schnitzel
Seafood Basket nzd22 0
Fruit
Scallops
Crayfish 0 5kg
Oyster
Blue Cod and Chips Yummo
Calamari
Mussels
Oysters and Chips
Whole Crayfish
Battered Mussels and Chips
Fish & chips
Fish & Chips
Cod
Scallops
Prawns
Lobster
Hot Dog
Crawfish
Crayfish Cooked In
Catfish
Burger
Blue Cod Fish & 1 2 Scoop of Chips
Cray Fish with Garlic Sauce
Fast food
Seafood
New Zealand
Fast food
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Dinner
Lunch
Cheap Eats
"Fantastic experience! Got their seafood platter at $120 , includes their signature blue cod, lobster and hand cut fries. Saw them bringing in and..."
Yves Saint J
"We went for dinner. It was super fresh. Bluecod fish&chip and crayfish were yummy. Next day we came back again for lunch order 3 crayfish and..."
PeaPie
"The crayfish feast was delicious. Crayfish was live in the tank on-site before cooking and was served in melted garlic butter. The blue cod,..."
Ben Drury
"They serve one of the best Grilled Crayfish I have had. It was fresh and well cooked, just nicely cooked. We also had the battered blue cod and..."
Karen C
"Fish and chip shop which also does crayfish. I had some blue cod fish and chips and crayfish. Both were absolutely delicious. We managed to get one..."
Leon Brown
"Maybe the best fish&crayfish we had in NZ. You can eat outdoors, but the seagulls would want some too. Takeaway is also a popular..."
Stef M
"Our first stop to try Crayfish and we were very impressed! Good value for money. Friendly service with a smile. You have the option of choosing the..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Hands down best fish and chips ever. If you want cheap as chips (pardon the pun) it’s not for you but value is outstanding. Choice of fish,..."
Richard Smith
"The crayfish was amazing. We chose the biggest one on display and it was cooked to perfection. Succulent, tender, and so fresh. No fancy sauce..."
Iriz York
"Nice spot to enjoy some fish and chips ! Prices were good and you could tell that all the fishes were really fresh ! Staff was really helpful and..."
Valery T
"Nice little dining place. The crayfish is a must try here and really good and fresh! We actually felt the fish and chips were not too bad either...."
Abraham Lee
"Blue cod & groper was delicious. Really fat crispy chips too. A good solid fish n chips not just a tourist..."
Nicola Essex
"We went to Kaikoura for a crayfishing but we missed it. So we look for a crayfish restaurant and we found this place. The owner was very friendly,..."
Linna
"This is 2 scoops and blue cod. Battered and cooked straight away. Really..."
Donna Van Grinsven
"First night in Kaikoura, we really wanted to have koura (crayfish). We found this fish and chips shop on Google maps. The crayfish cooked perfectly,..."
Karen Chung
"Being introduced by the local, we tried this place for dinner. We were approached by the friendly boss, despite closing in another 30 min, order was..."
TEOW SOON NG
"Friendly, pleasant service, beautiful Bluecod..."
Judith Holland
"What do you do in Kaikoura? You have koura for kai. Simple easy takeaway. We loved the crayfish, blue cod and their beautiful crunchy chips. Highly..."
peter oht
The Whaler
74/100 (2568 ratings)
Quick Bites
Restaurants
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
After-hours
Drinks
Dinner
Lunch
Prawns
Porterhouse Steak
Lamb
Pasta
Pesto
Salad
Fish
Calamari
Mussels
Calamares
Salmon
Chowder
Burger
Ribs
Sit down
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Television
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Lunch
After-hours
Drinks
Dinner
Mid-range
"It's meant to be pub food but really it was outstanding. We stumbled upon this cos we wanted to see the rugby . Pleasantly surprised. The fish was so..."
karin hubber
"Popped in here on a quiet Sunday night. Staff friendly and left us to enjoy the space and view. Huge sized meals for a good price. Good history..."
Sarah Healey
"Awesome food and causy place to be for a drink or eat while travelling from Picton to..."
Kazi Tabriz
"Starting off positive - Mains were excellent with good sized portions. The chicken was a little dry but the peppercorn sauce made up for it. The ribs..."
Graeldon
"Decent pub food, excellent chowder and fish. Staff really busy on the holiday weekend but stayed cheerful and very helpful. I'm never that thrilled..."
Steve Warne
"A solid Monteith's pub in Kaikoura. Loads of space, and a couple of pool tables. There's an upstairs deck which would be awesome on a sunny day...."
Morgan Williams
"Very nice bar area to sit in and enjoy the sun at the window 😎 Had some nice beer and good Sauvignon Blanc. We enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately we..."
Sandra B
"Nice food with large portions and reasonable price. Friendly atmosphere. You place your order and pay at the..."
j c
"The burger patty seemed like it was pre-cooked and re-heated, but otherwise the service was what set our experience apart - it was fantastic, from..."
Russell King
"We like the ambience here, cozy and seems a nice place to socialize or gather with your friends! I ordered chai latte and kids steak meal because I..."
Usa Iswari
"Great food. We didn't wait too long for the food. BBQ port ribs was..."
New Zealand “New Zealand Made” Made
"Great place! Were honest with is about the wait times on a busy night. The staff were all friendly and wonderful, very accommodating. The place has a..."
Adam Haycock
"We got BBQ ribs and the porterhouse steak and were really happy with the food. Lovely little restaurant and bar and even though they said they were..."
Jessie Nankivell
"During my 3 years in New Zealand- the best place for both lslands. Girls who are working here are doing just..."
Ana Ivina
"Pretty good chowder, found scallop, prawns and a big piece of fish in it. Soup main was nice. Kids meals were fairly good value. Required to order at..."
The Lilldoggs
Groper Garage Bar & Restaurant
70/100 (974 ratings)
Restaurants
Bar
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Bar
Pub
Pizza
Pizza
Italian
New Zealand
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
After-hours
Dinner
Lunch
Guinness Stout
T Bone Steak
Pesto
Beef Nachos
Fish
Beef
Chicken and Bacon Salad
Chicken Burger
Summer Salad
Seafood chowder
Pasta
Grouper
Roast of the day
Salad
Beef and Bacon Burger
Calamari
Cheesecake
Mussels
Fish and Chips
Calamares
Apricot Chicken Pizza
Salmon
Blue Cod Fish & Chips
Marlborough Green Lip Mussels
Meat Nachos with Cheese
Chicken Salad Gluten Free
Vorspeise Knoblauch Pesto Brot
Burger
Nachos
T-Bone Steak Meal
Hawaiian Pizza
Sit down
Bar
Pub
Pizza
New Zealand
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Free Wifi
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Television
Reservations
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
After-hours
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"As Groper Garage was only newly opened, their kitchen wasn’t working at full capacity for dinner. We decided to search TripAdvisor and headed to..."
Natalie Tierney
"A rather standard lunch at Groper Garage in the west end of town. Open chicken sandwich and salt & pepper..."
Heneedsfood
"Pretty good. Stopped by after seeing some seals great food and..."
Son_of_the_dragon
"Just had a very nice pizza, and lovely fresh tarakihi. bread and dips to start. good service, pleasant staff. unfortunately one of our group of..."
Corinne Andrew
"Fantastic 2012-13 New years bash guys! Staff working hard and the band was AMAZING!!!...loved it, especialy the fact that they sang/played a couple..."
Rachel Wallace
"When coming to Kaikoura, a local highly recommended me to try fish & chips, as the city is known for it I searched online for restaurants serving so,..."
David France - ExploreFeelGood
"The music was quite loud. Service was good but you need to order at the bar. Food tastes great. I was here with teens and they were able to find..."
Dinah Davis
"Groper Garage is definitely one of the best go-to-pubs in town. Very friendly staff and good service. Karaoke nights are the best night for me. Pool..."
Tara.Czhatz
"We wanted fish & chips from other famous venue, but wanted beer with it, so we ended here. Absolutely no regret as their fish & chips were as good as..."
Daniel Mladek
"We were met by two friendly guys in the courtyard and were able to pick a great seating for two in the corner. It was a warm sunny evening great to..."
Ian Langridge
"Very friendly and helpful staff, very quick for the food to arrive with great sized portions for the price. Would definitely come back in the..."
Ben Hendrie
"Great food, drink selection, atmosphere and price. Would definitely recommend and go again next time I'm in..."
Grant Vinsen
"Chicken and bacon pizza was tasty. Place has friendly vibe and awesome outdoor area with plenty of heating. Little pricy & wouldn’t win “best..."
Jesse Roberts
"Great place to eat,very nice and helpful staff.will be back. 300gm ribeye and chips,blue cod and..."
Trev Hutt
"I went there on Halloween night, the atmosphere was chill and really calm, the man with curly hair was super friendly and very pleasant, honestly a..."
SwordCraft 84
"Had a few beers there after a days fishing, great atmosphere and very helpful friendly..."
Hamish Kershaw
"Battered blue cod was delicious! Could have had a little more salad & less fries but I'm just being picky 😊 Lovely atmosphere & great..."
Chris Payne
"Great spot on the main road. Good mix of bar and..."
Duncan Styles
"Second time here, nice spacious environment and great service, seafood dishes are very fresh and tasty, came all the way from Chch just for lunch..."
Yang Charlie