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Tuti's Restaurant and Bar

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$$$
Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand
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35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3370
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Family owned and operated new build restaurant with a comfortable and...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 84
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I am a usual diner at Tuti's.Their food is always up to an incredibly high standard. Never have I been dissapointed with my meal. The yellow chicken curry and the steak are my favourite dishes! If you are ever in Kaikoura you can NOT miss going to Tuti's!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
HazelHG
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I am a usual diner at Tuti's.Their food is always up to an incredibly high standard. Never have I been dissapointed with my meal. The yellow chicken curry and the steak are my favourite dishes! If you are ever in Kaikoura you can NOT miss going to Tuti's!!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Just off the boat after our whale watch excursion and this place was close and came highly recommended. The fish and chips were indeed fresh and excellent and the service was relaxed and friendly. We would eat here again.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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1,297 helpful votes 1,297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

After some days with fantastic lunches and dinners today we went to Tuti's - and I can't agree with the previous reviews. The food is good - yes, but nothing special at all. When I compare to the 'Green Dolphin' in Kaikoura we went yesterday, Tuti's is on a much lower lever - but at the same prices. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to give this restaurant a visit. We were not disappointed. Both the food and service was excellent. We shared the vegetarian spring roll which was very tasty. For our mains my wife had the chicken curry and I had the seafood curry. Both were excellent. Would recommend a visit to this restaurant

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Cairns, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here with my girlfriend and my parents. After a poor experience in another bar/restaurant the night before in Kaikoura we really wanted something a bit next level and this didn't disappoint. I had the squid as a starter, my girlfriend usually hates squid but she tried it and loved it here. We all had curries for... More 

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Every time we come to NZ my husband has to go here for a meal. He absolutely loves the seafood curry. The other meals are great as well.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had a very nice experience at this restaurant. Staff were attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was great. My friends got the groper (fish of the day) and they really enjoyed it, I got the salmon with curry sauce which was just amazing, the portion size was good as well I had to ask for help (I think the... More 

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Toronto
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Indonesian slanted menu. Started with the vegetarian spring rolls - piping hot, crispy and delicious. The seafood curry in a coconut cream sauce was excellent with lots of fish and veggies. Had the affogato for dessert. Nice friendly service, and we noticed the wine list was more reasonably priced compared to other similar restaurants.

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Mojave California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nice variety of options here. I had the prawn satay and was very pleased with the delicious sauce and nice portion. Good service

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I booked a table a Tutis following some research on Trip Advisor and we were totally delighted with our experience. The first impression was excellent as our waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all the dished on the menu. My boneless yellow chicken curry was quite simply the best I have ever tasted and I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 3370

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 49
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?