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“Incredible”
Review of Tuti's Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Tuti's Restaurant and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 13 - USD 47
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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 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 it out to people who needed it.

They did not ask for money, and when we thanked them they said that bringing the food up was the natural thing to do, and they were glad to help. The food - vegetable curry, chicken curry or tomato soup - was fantastic. They also supplied bread rolls. It was truly wonderful of them.

My experience of this restaurant is them bringing delicious food to people in need, so I can only imagine how good their food would be if the restaurant was operating fully!

3  Thank William M
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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 without looking up from their phones and then when the food arrived took photos of each others food,
How rude and ignorant but in our NZ travels discovered this behaviour seems to be the norm, Whatever happened to manners?

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Thank otistdriftwood
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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.

Thank twopeasinapod25
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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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