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Nin's Bin
89/100 (1006 ratings)
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Seafood
Gluten Free Options
New Zealand
New Zealand
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Cray Fish
Mussels
Crayfish with Garlic Butter
Crayfish Mussels
Whitebait Fritter Mate
Cray Tail and Chips
Langustenschwanz
Tapas
Cut Cold with Lemon Crayfish and Chips
Cray with Mussels
Tacos
Cray Tail and Fries
Fresh Crayfish with Lemon and Eer Battered Fish with Chipsb
Fresh Crayfish with Lemon and Chips
烤龙虾
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish & chips
Fish
Battered Fish and Chips
Steamed Mussels in White Wine
Lobster
Beer Battered Chips
Sit down
Seafood
New Zealand
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Mastercard
Accepts Visa
Street Parking
Waterfront
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Available
Mid-range
"It was a homely experience overall. The service was quite fast and the owner was lovely and helpful. Recommended the crayfish and white bait sammie!..."
Inthavath Douangta
"Once in a lifetime stop over. Should know the history of how the business name 'Nin' comes from. Really good fish n chips, not forgetting the..."
Ken Wai
"Our dinner was absolutely fantastic, we kept going on about how delicious the fish was. Our mussels were so tasty too. We'll be back to try the..."
sophie bell
"Love when there are educational values at places that we visit & dine in. Not necessarily more affordable than other seafood places along the state..."
Edna Luah
"Amazing food, service and views. You choose the crayfish you’d like (prices are all labelled) and have the option of eating it cold or heated with..."
Bonnie W
"Amazing crayfish, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly reccomend such a awesome place and experience. Food is so..."
Meighan Weber
"Loved the food and the "atmosphere" of having seafood in the outdoors - totally rocking the NZ vibes! Had the lobster with garlic butter and mussels..."
Joshua Chin
"Epic Fish & Chips and Mussels by the shorelines ! The shop keeper was super cool and friendly. They were very generous with their meat to flour ratio..."
Ching Wen Jun
"Awesome place to try the famous New Zealand crayfish. We had one with garlic butter and it just tasted delicious! The fish & chips were also very..."
Marisa Frerichs
"We had our first taste of New Zealand Crayfish here and it did not disappoint. The crayfish with lemon was delicious and it tasted so fresh. The fish..."
Dana Yam
"The freshest of the freshest, highly recommend. Keep supporting local business. Keep up the good work NINS BIN..."
Neeraj Kumar maharana
"Stopped here each time I did a road trip through the South Island to get crayfish for lunch. A lovely little shop with picnic tables nearby that you..."
Hannah-Jayne Rodokal
"Great heritage Crayfish place by the sea for a wholesome kai "Koura" crayfish experience. About 20 mins drive north from Kaikoura along SH..."
Sabyasachi Banerjee
"Can't recommend enough, food was fresh and tasted amazing! The crayfish was meaty and cooked well, the fish was some of the best we've had and the..."
Adrian Lim
"Super fresh crayfish , highly..."
JENNY WANG
"Working opposite the caravan last week.....popped accross the road for some fresh fish- no fresh fish available so grabbed the steamed mussels &..."
Gavin Bell
"We are driving towards Kaikoura on the coast looking for photo opportunities, food and toilet and we come to this establishment. Ticked all the..."
john jackson
Karaka Lobster
86/100 (490 ratings)
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Fast food
Healthy
Seafood
New Zealand
Seafood
Cafe
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Cafe
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Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Lobster with Fries and Salad
Lobster
Gluten Free Battered Fish and Chips
Fish 'N Chips
Whitebait Fritter
Half Lobster Combo
Crayfish Lobster
Crayfish Lunch
Crawfish
NZ Crayfish
Catfish
Crayfish Combo
Fish
Whitebait Lunch
Chocolate Raspberry Muffin
What's Left of Our Crayfish Meal
Freshly Crooked Crayfish and Seafood Chowder
Crayfish Fish & Chips Whitebait
Café
New Zealand
Healthy
Café
Fast food
Seafood
Beach
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Gift Cards Available
Parking Available
Free off-street parking
Accepts Credit Cards
Dog Friendly
Outdoor Seating
Takeout
Accepts Visa
Waterfront
Breakfast
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Brunch
Mid-range
"The freshest lobster I have ever had in NZ. They catch their lobsters daily and cook them to sell on the day. (You could buy and take away alive..."
Amy
"Dropped by here on my way to Blenheim to try out the crayfish/lobster as it was recommended by one of my peers in NZ. Lobster was served with aioli..."
David Popperfield
"We travelled from Christchurch for a day trip and chose Karaka Lobster to be our food destination. We wanted to give fresh lobster a go as we've..."
Nancy Lan Watkinson
"Lovely place and a worth it crayfish lobster to reward ourselves after a long drive from Auckland. Coffee, was a bit of a meh. The view is amazing...."
danielleleilalu
"A lovely pull in off the road for quality food and drink. Local freshly caught and cooked 🦞 lobster served by very friendly staff. Good ♿️..."
Carl Hill
"One of New Zealand’s famous tourist towns, primarily known for whale watching, swimming with dolphins, and enjoying lobster! In the Māori..."
彭笙瑞
"Ordered hot chips and they were nice and tasty. As for the crayfish. They were being sold by weight which is very reasonable. Fully recommend this..."
David M Pelasio
"Cute place. Fabulous views. Great place to chill..."
lindy jarvis
"Luckily we turned up before the lunch call, we had a cray for brunch, and even saw John Key dropped in by helicopter for their famous sausage..."
Ian Greer
"Fantastic treat, for lunch crayfish n chips, super friendly staff in a beautiful..."
Murray & Karen Anderson
Green Dolphin Restaurant & Bar
83/100 (1344 ratings)
Restaurants
Contemporary
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegetarian Friendly
Bruschette
Lobster
Pesto
Fish
Pasta
Pork
Pork Belly
Salad
seafood platter
Chili
Crumble
Calamari
Local Lobster
Mussels
Green Mussels
Calamares
Today's Soup
Chowder
Today's Fish
Cheesecake
Apple & Pear
Cheesecakes
Crawfish
Catfish
Cakes
Lamb
"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
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
83/100 (473 ratings)
Restaurants
Seafood
Bar
Pub
Seafood
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
New Zealand
Dinner
Lunch
Lobster
Salad
Mussels
Chowder
Crawfish
Catfish
Fish
Pork
Sit down
Seafood
New Zealand
Bar
Pub
Reservations
Seating
Table Service
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Highchairs Available
Full Bar
Television
Dinner
Lunch
Mid-range
"Fantastic place right down to the pub next door, conference space upstairs and conference room down stairs. Lovely outdoor area private and isolated...."
Jeni Welsh
"Very friendly staff. Great location and the views of the mountains were amazing. Highly recommend. And we would definitely stay..."
Duane Newell
"Bar staff are fun, creative and a great chat/service Deals are good Food is excellent Get in To the Lobster..."
Arcadia YT
"This is a great place to stay Rooms comfortable Food good but a bit on the pricey side but on the other hand drinks not on the pricey side...."
Pam Cox
"We came for dinner only with our small family and the food was absolutely delicious NZ lamb, fresh cod, all massive serves would definitely eat here..."
Annie Christine
"Warm welcome from the residents cat and young daughter with apologies for being late ( cute ) very friendly owners to start your stay . And the rooms..."
Jeremy Hopkinson
"Great motel, clean rooms and fantastic service nothing is a..."
Cameron Benner
"Me and Craig stayed here for a couple of days it was very warm and friendly and the cat was very friendly we left very early this morning I highly..."
cheryl Robertson
"Basic but quiet with a comfortable bed. All one needs on a long journey. Conveniently located next to pub with generous meal..."
Peter Ayson
"Nice spot with great service! The owners were very accommodating and attentive to my needs. Super comfy bed! Oh and the tavern next door is a must..."
Derek Lewis
"Super friendly hosts. Went out of their way to help and give advice. Easy walk from the train station down the beach path. Enjoyed our stay in..."
Patrick Rooney
"Clean, comfortable room for the one night stay, very lovely lady at reception. Went upstairs to the bar and had a very lovely meal. Friendly bar and..."
Pauline Vella
"Noisy but to be expected on Beach Road. Service was good. Room could do with air con, or a fan. Location easy to..."
Adrian Pedersen
"Room was not booked and still able to accommodate us. Rooms are very quiet. Solid walls between rooms. Very nice and well laid out, excellent..."
timothy jamieson
"A great place to meet friends for a..."
Regan Crofts
"A lovely hotel, nice and clean. We had an amazing meal, triple prawn salad which was absolutely delicious. Some staff could have been a little more..."
Keryn Craddock
"Welcoming as soon as you walk in . Friendly Clean rooms, comfortable beds Nice hot showers 🚿 Beaut tavern nextdoor Perfect when when travelling..."
Dave Thompson
"Great location right near pub and Bernie's American themed diner. Accommodation was clean and fully equipped. Big rooms and parking outside door...."
Lesley Humphries
Kaikoura Seafood Bbq
80/100 (1756 ratings)
Quick Bites
Barbecue
New Zealand
Seafood
Barbecue
New Zealand
Seafood
Gluten Free Options
Soups
Gluten Free Options
Brunch
Drinks
Dinner
Lunch
Crayfish Raw
Prawns
Lobster
Crayfish Fritters
Paua Fritter
Omelette
Crayfish Patty Sandwich
Crawfish
Catfish
Salad
Gurnard Fish Sandwich
Crayfish Mussels Scallops Seafood Chowder
Fish
Scallops
Plody More
Seafood chowder
Mussels
Grilled fish
Salmon
Whitebait
Grilled Prawns
Lobster
Chowder
Scallop Sandwich
Seafood Platters
Humr
Seafood Platter and Crayfish
Fish Sandwich
Sandwiches
Fresh Crayfish
Café
Barbecue
Seafood
New Zealand
Parking Available
Takeout
Free off-street parking
Street Parking
Outdoor Seating
Waterfront
Seating
Wheelchair Accessible
Lunch
Drinks
Brunch
Dinner
Mid-range
"The best experience - can't come to Kaikoura within trying out this awesome place kiwi style- BBQ seafood on the side of the road! Crayfish was..."
Diane Andrews
"Tasty, fresh seafood with friendly, quick service and a great view. Highly..."
Craig Pole
"Their crayfish is awesome, fresh and taste really good! Just a simple crayfish and prawn will be enough for us to enjoy our day in Kaikoura...."
Brahmastyo Puji
"This place has really tasty grilled seafood. You can select the crayfish you want from the tub and they grill it in garlic butter. Very fast service..."
Ben Drury
"Very tasty Crayfish for reasonable price. Comes with a garlic bread,rice and some salad. Waiting is about 20-30 min depends how busy they are. To..."
Michal Kanuch
"Excellent food!!!! Everything was fresh and the butter sauce was D E L I C I O U S!!! Seafood platter is a must try - value for money! $58 for huge..."
Smokeout
"The food is simple, the decor is casual, the setting is literally on the side of the road. Sound like I’m downplaying it? I’m not. This is..."
Iona Pical
"First time trying as I saw the reviews is good.Its a takeaway option on a rainy day. We went there on a rainy day so atmosphere is Neutral. We..."
Raymond Lim
"$50 for one cray fish with some salad and rice. The crayfish taste fresh. The hygiene of the cooking could be improved by using disposable gloves or..."
Yuki K
"What's not to love?!? Beautiful spot, friendly folk, and crayfish! The bouillabaisse was..."
Mel Lublow-Catty
"The crayfish (lobster) was really good! I had the 1/2 crayfish meal (rice, garlic bread, salad). Just a very unique setting along the road and steps..."
Kellie Reed
"We came across this place whilst walking back from the panoramic walk (highly recommended). Thirsty, we were delighted to find the drinks wagon sells..."
Hamish Pringle
"My partner and I were excited to try the seafood at Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk we heard all about it all the way from Melbourne, Victoria and we..."
K Spiteri
"Good quality seafood to eat in your car or on the beach while you watch the sealife & ocean. Nice people to deal with when ordering..."
James
"Yes it’s expensive but it’s sea food so quite normal. We paid like 80$ for 2 person. We had way enough, it was delicious. Not a big fan of the..."
Léa Brach
"Crayfish. YES!! Whitebait Fitter. YES! Seafood Platter YES!. Quick . Fresh and..."
Gavin Harris
"For all seafood lovers this is a must do in Kaikoura. We had the seafood platter and half a crayfish. Everything was so fresh and cooked to..."
Irene L