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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%
18 Mar 2017
“amazing seafood chowder”
25 Jan 2017
“For what the meal cost was very disappointed.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
35 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

seafood chowder was the best i,ve ever tasted the main meals were also excellent always choose seafood chowder when I see it in a restaurant menu but I still have not come across one as good as tuti,s chowder

Thank 638brett
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My Mom and I had traveled to the South Island for the sled dog racing. We decided that we would wait till our trip back up the South Island to splurge and have SEA FOOD which we both love. We had fish and chip's the...More

2  Thank Snowk9s
Tutisrestaurant, Owner at Tuti's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

I'm not sure that readers of your review are interested in your near fatal accident but at least congratulations on surviving. Firstly you were served a 600 gram Crayfish that was cooked to an exact time for it's weight you ordered a whole Crayfish which...More

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our B&B recommended Tuti's to us. It was one of the best meals we had in 3.5 weeks of travel in NZ. The mussels are amazing and HUGE in size and serving. The special of the night which was seafood with an Asian flare was...More

1  Thank MagsATL
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Kaikoura during the earthquake last weekend. As everyone knows, food and water were (and are) scarce. The owner/chef and her husband made a load of food, using their gas stove, and drove it in their truck up to Churchill Park to hand...More

3  Thank William M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tutis is straight over the road from the BIG 10 we stayed at and even if it was further down the road it was worth it. Expensive food but good service and ambience, we enjoyed it immensely. Couldn't get over the Asians who ordered food...More

Thank otistdriftwood
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

After leaving Nelson heading back to Christchurch we decided to stay the night in Kaikoura for some dinner before we carried on. We decided to stop at Tutis as it was on the main road. The meals was presented beautifully and bursting with flavours. I...More

Thank twopeasinapod25
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Quite nice, but I considered it very much over priced. I found the menu very limited as I cannot eat Asian food. Also asked if I could have a small (or child sized) ice cream Sundae, and received a very firm 'no'. I would not...More

Thank Gay A
Tutisrestaurant, Owner at Tuti's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

The majority of meals in our restaurant are prepared in the traditional Kiwi or Western way and the menu consists of fresh local fish such as Groper, Gurnard, Flounder, Butterfish Terakihi and other species either pan fried, baked, steamed or on occasions deep fried and...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent supper, grouper was the catch of the day. Seasoned beautifully and well prepared. We especially enjoyed the generous serving of steamed veggies prepared just right.

Thank Nancy499
Reviewed 22 October 2016 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.

1  Thank CareerBreakAdventure
Reviewed 16 October 2016

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...More

Thank Therese1960
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 12 - USD 43
Seafood, Fusion, New Zealand
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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