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Tuti's Restaurant and Bar

35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3370
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Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $53
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family owned and operated new build restaurant with a comfortable and attractive interior. One of provincial New Zealand's best equipped and hygienic kitchens serving the freshest of local seafood's and local farm produce to a consistently high standard. All fish served in this restaurant is purchased direct from the fishermen and filleted in house, with preference given to line caught fish.
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were recommended by Top 10 park across the road. Tuti's was terrific. The quality of the food, variety and taste was to die for. It was so flavorsome. Indonesian influence and it was just what my taste buds were looking for. Being from Sydney , Australia and we dine out a lot this restaurant was right up there. It... More

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Victoria, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Tuti's which comprised of locally sourced beef and seafood. All the dishes were delicious. The waitress was very pleasant and made us feel very welcome. The waitress recommended a pinot noir to complement my dish and it was fantastic. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Family friendly (they have kids menu and highchairs), great service and friendly stuff, good food. I liked food and atmosphere, I disliked coffee.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place has a very nice atmosphere with modern décor – the staff are super-efficient and friendly. I ordered Salmon with a curry jus – never had this combination before so was interested how it would pan out, however it turned out an amazing combination. The curry sauce was very light and never over powered the salmon – that was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We came down to this restaurant on a tuesday night last week for some dinner after a big day out, at about 8 o'clock in the evening. Noticing other patrons in the restaurant, including a larger group, we thought it would be a sure thing to get some dinner...how wrong we were! Walking in at 8pm, we were promptly told... More

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Tutisrestaurant, Owner at Tuti's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry you are so angry, but I asked my daughter what happened and she said that you came closer to 8.30pm than 8.00pm and unfortunately the chef had finished for the evening and the patrons you could see only had desserts to come which are prepared by other staff. In the winter season we prefer to close earlier than... More

Cypress, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This lively, family restaurant/cafe has some delicious choices on the menu. Many tables were crowded into the restaurant, and a crying baby or two filled the room when we arrived. We ordered green-lipped muscles, prawn satay, and a smoked salmon salad and were not disappointed. Tasty! We didn’t venture into the bar, but our drinks were standard. Since restaurant choices... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The most lovely food, healthy, tasty, fresh, well presented and perfectly seasoned. The staff are excellent and even on a cold winters evening make you feel warm. Well done guys, brilliant. I would definitely come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was cold and wet in Kaikoura and we were advised to go to Tuti's restaurant for a meal which we did. The atmosphere and food were excellent as was the service. Would recommend this restaurant to anybody. Great Indonesian-New Zealand blend of food for all the family. Very busy place.

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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This very popular Indonesian Restaurant has a family atmosphere and excellent food. We had the Yellow curry, Chicken Satay and Fish and chips. All meals were delicious and satisfying. The service was great. Make sure you book in advance so you don't

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I came from indonesia, however, the one at tuti is different as it blends the western style in. Absolutely delicious dishes and friendly staffs!

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