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Tuti's Restaurant and Bar

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35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3370
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our favorite dinners in New Zealand. We had the peanut prawns and the fresh catch along with the chili mussel appetizer. Highly recommended.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on a last minute stopover in Kaikoura as we had a day to spare before going on the Ferry in Picton. Drove past Tui's and it looked inviting. Checked into the hotel and asked for a recommendation and was given this. The service was fantastic, the food fabulous and reasonably price. Great find on an unexpected stop and... More 

Thank ForestCampHanmer
Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the locals recommended this restaurant to us while we were on holiday. We were not disappointed. We shared a squid entree with home made aoli to die for and we both had fish of the day which was superb. The NZ wines were great and the dessert was delicious. Servings are very generous and the staff were pleasant... More 

Thank Therese1960
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends from Chch and Motueka meet for the annual Seafest weekend . We shared an outstanding evening meal here at Tuti's. Fabulous selection of food and fabulous service . Thanks to Oceon our waiter for the evening for making it the most enjoyable evening

Thank Tracy F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just across the road from our accom for the night and recommended by our hosts. It's tidy and businesslike from the outside but the staff were warm and welcoming as soon as we walked in. Being Kaikoura, there was a lot of seafood on the menu, so, I had the squid entree with a seafood chowder main. The squid was... More 

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Riverton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting decor, a warm welcome, friendly staff and good service. The food (chicken satay and prawn curry) was excellent - the prawn curry had 13 huge prawns and the satay skewers were loaded with meat. There was a good variety of gluten-free options too.

Thank Prisonerfan
new Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for an evening meal and were impressed. Service was good and friendly, food great, I had the prawns while my husband had a seafood curry, both were yummy.

Thank nonameKiwi
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We had an early dinner and were surprised about the meal. I had the fish of the day. It was beautiful and perfectly done, the taste was very good. Dessert, chocolate brownie was big enough for two. Lovely experience and very warm service.

Thank Rikne1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Eve locals introduce and we didnt regret dricing over for dinner. Its pretty on high price but worth it. Nice ambience and delicious seafood

Thank blurgal02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for an early dinner with our four month old and the staff we great and the food was excellent. The satay prawns were superb!!

Thank Brett M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $47
Seafood, Asian, Indonesian, Soups, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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