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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 - $54
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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Cypress, California
Senior Contributor
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 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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Sollentuna, Sweden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As their next door neighbor restaurant this is also a very nice family restaurant with good service and good food. The fish was great

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great food. The Laska was great. Serving sizes were generous and well flavoured. It did get a bit cold in the resturant so it would've been nice to have the heater up a bit more.

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

Thank you very much for the nice review, we are so sorry that the restaurant was cold during your visit, we had a problem with the heat pump up frostng up and going into a defrost cycle and were unable to get it fixed that day. Kind regards Tuti's Restaurant More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our meals were excellently presented by impeccable and friendly staff. The tastes were divine in every sense. Well worth the costs for genuine and proportionate diners.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We ate here as a group of four and we were all really pleased with our meals and drinks. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes. There's a great selection of daily specials and I chose the fish of the day - pan fried groper which was excellent. My husband had the satay for main and loved the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A wonderful restaurant run by a lovely family. It caters to meat-lovers, vegetarians, fish enthusiast, and curry fanatics. Great food and great service. The restaurant provides a unique Indonesian atmosphere. We would highly recommend this restaurant and it is one of our favourites in Kaikoura. We go here often and it is always consistently great. The other locals would agree!

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