Family owned and operated
The Green Dolphin is an independent, family owned and operated business.
Our family are passionate cooks with lots of years combined restaurant experience. Our mission is to provide our customers with good Kaikoura hospitality and the finest in fresh, genuine local Kaikoura cuisine in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.
Fresh, local produce
Fresh fish and crayfish come directly from local fishermen and are prepared in our dedicated filleting room daily.
Wild game from the Kaikoura Ranges, lamb from the fields of Canterbury, aged rib-eye beef from the West Coast.
Our produce is grown on the fertile Kaikoura plains, harvested and fresh to our kitchen in no time.
Our Cheerful relaxed atmosphere is just a 2 minute drive from the Kaikoura West End. At the Green Dolphin dining room you can enjoy the panoramic view of the bay with the amazing backdrop of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. The sun sets across the mountains as you enjoy your dining experience. Feel the roaring fire as you view the snow topped mountains in the winter time.