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“Ravishing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tuti's Restaurant and Bar

Tuti's Restaurant and Bar
35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3370
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Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: $14 - $50
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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Ravishing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

During our stay in kaikoura we ask our b&b (lemon tree lodge) where would be the best place to eat they recommended Tutis. I had the seafood bisque which was the special of the day, it was bursting with flavours and a generous amount of seafood given. My mother had the fish steamed with coconut milk,tomato and mixed herbs. She was very happy. Service was just the best you can get every waitress I saw always had a smile which kept the environment very welcoming. When you are in kaikoura have a meal at Tutis we were just lost in fantasy!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Huge portions of very tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Food here is absolutely delicious. Don't order starters and main unless you share one main between two as the portions are huge. Steamed fish in coconut milk was wonderful, full of flavour but still with the fish as the star of the dish.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“A real taste of Indonesian meets The Kiwis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We're Indonesian so it was lovely to have a place to remind us of home a bit. It was a busy Thursday night, but still managed to get a table without booking just by waiting about 15 minutes. We tried the seafood curry and Indonesian Prawn Laksa. It was a real Indonesian taste, full of flavour with that nice fragrance that we miss a lot. The portion is quite big for us and the service is excellent. They have 'the real' chilli sauce when we asked and I believe the waitresses are the Indonesian owner's daughter

Visited January 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“New Years, 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good service and busy. Had a voucher, 3 people for $100. Very clean. They asked for spicyness of meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great food, and friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Although a little way out of the main bit if town, tuti's is worth the stroll... We had a yummy meal, I'm sorry to say e highlight of which was the fish special (steamed in coconut milk, yum!). If you're lucky it MIT pop up again.

Vibe is casual and not too special, but nice. :-)

Visited December 2012
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