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Tuatua

33 Albert St, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
(07) 866 0952
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Ranked #24 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Feb 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Ate here one evening after being unimpressed with a few of the higher ranked eateries nearby. Was blown away by the size of my spare ribs. Very tasty but no way I could finish them all. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. Definitely one I would eat at again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have to order at the bar but once you do the food is fast and very tasty. Burgers are huge, fresh and delicious. Pizzas are great too. Small range of craft beers. Will be back

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Tuatua has a great choice of food available to suit all tastes. Yummy tapas, unique pizzas and enormous gorrmet burgers! plus your usual favourites. Good choice for couples or families alike, lovely courtyard and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and love to return. Been several times and never had a bad meal here.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We regularly visit Whitianga and always have problems finding somewhere suitable to eat - somewhere that will satisfy two adults and one slightly picky 9 year old! From the outside Tuatua looks like a bar so we nearly walked straight past, but actually the menu is really good for families. We were tempted by the gourmet burgers but found the... More

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Piha, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were the first to arrive for dinner and the staff were excited to see us, which included a happy skip by the watress. Not sure if this meant that the restaurant was of poor quality and we were the targets, or the staff were just extra friendly - luckily it was the later! The new gourmet burger menu is... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It was very quiet so only pizzas availiable as grill was turned off. Pizza was yummy and staff pleasant.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Went here for dinner, partner had the kai moana pizza (he loved it as hes a big seafood fan) and I had the special which was beef stroganoff with veges - absolutely delicious! Staff were friendly and the whole place has a warm atmosphere. Restaurant had lots of people dining even at 9pm! Great menu and the prices were very... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Reasonable prices, and good service. Pizza was delicious, but the hand-cut truffle chips were more roast potatoes deep fried, minus the truffle and with a bit of parmesan on top - not to our taste or expectations, but perhaps others would enjoy.

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Aus
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you are vegetarian: stay away. Two of us ordered two different burgers at different prices; we asked for both of them to be without meat. We both got exactly the same thing: a bread roll with some lettuce, mayo, fried onions, and tomato. When I explained to the staff that the burgers didn't in anyway fit the descriptions on... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great place for a group to eat. Nice courtyard. Food is good and location in the middle of town makes a table outside on a Saturday a good place to people watch.

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