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Review of Tuti's Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Tuti's Restaurant and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 13 - USD 48
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand, Fusion
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
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 had the Groper with mash potatoes and vegetables and my husband had the most tender lamb shanks he said just melting with each mouthful. We drive past Kaikoura quite often and Tutis will for sure be one of our favourite stops from now on.

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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 go there again

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Thank Gay A
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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 as well as Crayfish, Mussels, Scallops, Prawns and other shellfish, these meals are served with salads, potatoes, French fries, Steamed Vegetables, Steamed Jasmine Rice and various breads and starters.
We also serve Lamb shanks, Smoked Salmon Salad, Premium Angus Rib Eye Steak, Gluten Free, Vegetarian meals, soups and seafood chowder as well as Indonesian/Singaporean style spicy dishes or curries with local seafoods and local farm produce.
To say we have no choice is inaccurate, Tuti's is not a restaurant with a menu that seemingly has hundreds of options as do some ethnic takeaway restaurants.

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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
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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.

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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 great and the dessert was delicious. Servings are very generous and the staff were pleasant and friendly. loved it.

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Thank Therese1960
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