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Tuti's Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 3370
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood curry” (37 reviews)
“lamb shank” (28 reviews)
“grouper” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Asian, Indonesian, Soups, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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161 - 170 of 433 reviews

Reviewed 3 January 2015

Good service and nice décor, the food was good, but not amazing. We had curry and peanut satay chicken and spring rolls. Thought it was a bit pricey.

1  Thank Eco2
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I've had Lamb Shanks three times since our October experience, they all fell short when compared with Tuti's. Huge meal, fork tender food, calm atmosphere, pleasant wait staff. Thank you Tuti's for a memorable experience during our brief stay in Kaikoura.

Thank 2014daisies4me
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Thoughtfully presented dinner, Crayfish for me, lamb shanks for the boys, delicious pavlova for desert. 10,000 miles from home and felt warm and welcome.

Thank Divepam
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Had Christmas dinner at Tuti's. Dinner was a fixed price with 2 or 3 options for each course. The prawn cocktail offered quite a bit of fresh prawns but would have neen improved by considerably cutting back on the sauce. Tomato soup was excellent with...More

Thank BobN06
Reviewed 25 December 2014

We drove here all the way from Picton just to have a Xmas lunch. Read the reviews on Tripadvisor and boy was that meal worth the drive. Set menu for Xmas but really fine quality fresh ingredients that chef utilises. The pavlova with berries and...More

2  Thank JosePablin
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Had an enjoyable meal here at a reasonable price Had Calimari to start followed by Chicken Satay and my partner had Vegetable Spring Rolls followed by Vegetable Stir Fry Enjoyed two glasses of Sav which we also enjoyed very much I understand this is Number...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 12 December 2014

We had noticed this was TA number 1 before our NZ trip and it was on our list. Kylie at our accommodation (the excellent Inn the Bay) suggested we go on our first night (Saturday) as Tuti's is closed Sunday and Monday. It was a...More

2  Thank gloandbob
Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

Friendly service, really great green lipped mussels in perfect spicy sauce and salt and pepper calamari for entrée. Seafood chowder tasty but very buttery. Would recommend. We just stuck with drinking the water provided so we were happy with the price for a very good...More

1  Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 6 December 2014

seafood lover will love it - not much variety on menu, but just enough. Crayfish is yummy - with expected expensive price. The service is excellent.

Thank NuttaweeD
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday without a reservation and they were able to fit is in for dinner. It did fill up fast so I would recommend calling ahead. We ordered salt and pepper calamari which lasted all of 5 minutes. It was delicious...More

1  Thank RochJess
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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