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“Good food but expensive”
Review of Tuti's Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Tuti's Restaurant and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $48
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food but expensive”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was initially put off by the Wellington prices in sleepy Kaikoura. The main courses are undoubtedly expensive. Nevertheless, the mussels and curry were superb. The service was good.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Scribo
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A special place for a meal.”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Tuti's Restaurant and Bar is a lovely place to go for a meal. They do lunches and night meals, the menu is extensive, service second to none and the food delicious. You can sit inside or outside. They have ornate dining tables in the main dining room with lovley soft dining chairs. It is a good place to go if you have a large group of people, or only a small group. It also has bar facilities.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Helen M
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NewZealand
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited Tutis on Easter Saturday night .We both had the flounder ,something we would not normally have and it was superb. The staff at Tutis are amongst the best we have ever encountered anywhere in the world .
We were really impressed with the way staff keep an eye on all the tables ,seamlessly covering for each other eliminating those "awkward moments"
We strongly recommend Tutis for ,great food and a really enjoyable night out, its certainly become our favourite in Kaikoura.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bugsey23
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Our Favourite Restaurant in Kaikoura”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We pop up to Kaikoura fairly often from Christchurch. Sometimes for a family get-away weekend and sometimes with overseas guests. I reckon we've eaten at all of the significant restaurants in Kaikoura and Tuti's is easily our favourite.

Our most recent meal there was earlier this week and it was excellent. As always, the service was perfect and the atmosphere comfortable (a nice balance between casual and not-too-casual). Our party was an extended family ranging from age 9 to age 71 and everyone judged the food top-notch.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Puxi
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South Island, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average, not top ranking...”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited this due to its top ranking as many others. However it turned out to be just an average restaurant's food you can get in most places. Will try other place next time for this price tag...

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