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All 40 Kaikoura Restaurants

Tuti's Restaurant and Bar

35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3370
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Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $50
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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London, United Kingdom
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291 reviews 291 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had noticed this was TA number 1 before our NZ trip and it was on our list. Kylie at our accommodation (the excellent Inn the Bay) suggested we go on our first night (Saturday) as Tuti's is closed Sunday and Monday. It was a good choice, there was a good selection of Asian dishes and it was certainly one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Friendly service, really great green lipped mussels in perfect spicy sauce and salt and pepper calamari for entrée. Seafood chowder tasty but very buttery. Would recommend. We just stuck with drinking the water provided so we were happy with the price for a very good meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

seafood lover will love it - not much variety on menu, but just enough. Crayfish is yummy - with expected expensive price. The service is excellent.

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Rochester, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped in on a Saturday without a reservation and they were able to fit is in for dinner. It did fill up fast so I would recommend calling ahead. We ordered salt and pepper calamari which lasted all of 5 minutes. It was delicious and the aoli served with it was the icing on top. I ordered the grouper... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The waitresses were very attentive, and efficient. Food was lovely. I had the fish of the day, which was the grouper. My hubby had the steak. Both dishes were wonderfully executed and good portions. Price was reasonable too!

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Manila, Philippines
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

The place to go for a classy meal without the classy price. A mix of Asian dishes (Indonesian) and kiwi fayre. The prawn satay comes with 12 healthy prawns and extra sauce... Makes a change to order a prawn dish and be able to find them! Very cheerful kiwi service. Was recommended to us by locals, so they too recognise... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

After 5 hours of drive from Oamaru to Kaikoura, it was dinner time. Parked our Campervan at the Top 10 Holiday Park opposite and walked over to Tuti's for dinner. We ordered one whole cray and fish of the day (Grouper). The Cray was fresh, juicy and tasted really good. Grouper was cooked to perfection and tasted excellent. It's not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Tuti's is lovely. Good food, cozy atmosphere and great staff. Meals are well priced and large. Food came out in a good time frame. Good sized bar as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I normally do not eat seafood but since it is a fishing area, i had to give it a try. It was a rainy weeknight where we were greeted promptly and seated. Service was polite, helpful and drinks/food came out quickly. Since it was a cold night i had the seafood chowder which was not too creamy or heavy but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Food and service was lovely but a bit more expensive than what we would normally pay..meal for two with drinks and one entree and one dessert over$100.00

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Additional Information about Tuti's Restaurant and Bar

Address: 35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 3370
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, New Zealand, Fusion

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