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All 44 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 44 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $48
Hours:
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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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on our honeymoon. My wife LOVED the salmon...easily the best salmon of her life! She said it was like cotton candy melting in her mouth. Everything was perfectly seasoned and prepared. Call ahead to make sure they save you a seat. It is definitely a must eat for dinner.

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Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this. We ate at the Green Dolphin and here and this was the best. The seafood chowder was amazing, a big hit with one of our daughters in particular. Attentive service even though there's only a few of them in what is a family run business, but they were able to handle the restaurant even when full,... More 

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Sydney NSW Australia
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219 reviews 219 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Be sure to book if you want to go on a Saturday night, as we didn't book and this was a mistake as we arrived to find there wasn't a table available. Very disappointed by this, I asked about the wait, and was told 30-45 minutes. We decided to try elsewhere only to find that other restaurants were also full.... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We originally booked at The Green Dolphin for dinner, but they couldn't seat us until late so we changed our minds and went to Tuti's instead. The food was outstanding, just the right amount of spice and the meat was cooked perfectly. Excellent, friendly and quick service. Thanks Team :-)

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went here with my son and his fiancée and once again had a delicious meal. Started with garlic bread, which Tutis has perfected, then we all chose the steak, which was perfectly cooked, melt-in-the-mouth tender and succulent. The fries were hot and crisp, and the salad was well balanced. We all agreed that it was one of the best... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

These people know how to run a business in the hospitality industry !! The service from arrival was excellent. I chose fish of the day, groper, which was nicely cooked and I finished but could not eat all the vegetables. I like the sauce being served 'on the side', this allows you to add as much or little to suit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very good service. Comfortable seating and atmosphaere. Food was very nice and well presented. Go there again.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We arrived on a very busy night and were seated by the bar until a table became available. The starters and meal were very good, but didn't quit reach the excellent mark for me.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are in Kaikoura you have to visit, most amazing seafood ever and very reasonably priced - staff are polite and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We came to this small lovely town for crayfish but the motel owner just told us as the weather is bad, we may not have chance to get a crayfish, so we called this TA #1 restaurant and luckily they have it: ) We ordered crayfish, fish of the day, steak and chowder soup - Even till now, my father... More 

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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 13 - 48
Cuisine: Seafood, New Zealand, Fusion

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