141 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ | Directions 0803339.898136 -75.032332
Lunch: Daily, 11am - 4pm. Dinner: Sun, 4pm - 8pm; Mon - Thu, 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 10pm
Overpriced and overrated - food is good, atmosphere - not so – Our visit was a planned birthday party, which started a little late due to Haddonfield traffic and road constructions. First sign of trouble was management stubbornness in honoring previously made arrangements ($25/dinner deal). Even though we called ahead and informed of traffic delays, the server and management refuse to honor previously agreed upon deal. We should have just walked out at that point, but with large party and good reviews (what a lie) we decided to stay.
We were sitted on second floor, and immediately we assaulted by loud and rowdy guests who probably had too much to drink beforehand and were not controlled in any way by restaurant staff. Acoustics of the rather small room made it impossible to have normal conversation.
It took extra long time to get our order served. Even then it was served in pieces, thus upsetting some of the people in the party. Waitresses offer to take off $5 off the bill was a nice gesture, but too little too late.
Food quality was in between average and good, however long wait and loud guest spoiled the experience. We did not stayed fro desert, and at the bill time, build-in automatic gratuity (20%) was little insulting.
We selected restaurant based on reviews, and had high expectations and were looking forward to experience. Needless to say we were greatly disappointed.
Great Times – I had a delicious meal at the Little Tuna recently. My appetizer was there scallop special...the sauce with it was terrific. At the suggestion from our server we went with the calamari...which is HUGE!!! It was so tender and not at all chewy. The lobster bisque was very flavorful and filling. The server told us some history on the restaurant and was very conversational. I enjoyed my time here and will be back again soon.
Grub a dub dub – My boyfriend & I were looking for a relaxing but nice place to celebrate my birthday together. We both grew up in the area and decided on The Little Tuna just to try it out. We were greeted promptly and seated in a cozy corner area. The atmosphere was comfortable and we assumed we made a great choice in dining! We had small problems early on, like not receiving an ice bucket for our beverages that accompanied us and bread was not served to us right away. Very minor. Our appetizer of chicken pot stickers was amazing, on the plus side. However, here comes the cringe part......my boyfriend had a grub (worm/caterpillar) in his broccoli! He politely & quietly got the attention of the waiter who then took the grub and the broccoli off his plate without an apology. The only explanation we received from the waiter was that the veggies were organic so bugs were common. I cringed a little bit knowing that. But then the bill came and both my boyfriend and I assumed that we would be compensated on finding the grub in his entree. To our surprise nothing was taken off. Still no apology. No appearance from a manager, owner, chef, nothing!!! My boyfriend questioned why the meal wasn't removed from our bill and our waiter responded with " I didn't think you had a problem with it." We were dumbfounded and annoyed with the stupidity of the restaurant. The waiter came back after "adjusting" our bill telling us he was given permission to remove our $7 appetizer but not the entree where the bug was found. We will NEVER again visit The Little Tuna and will tell everyone we know about the lousy experience we had. It was almost an insult to our good judgement to eat there! If you are brave enough to go to The Little Tuna, go with a stomach of steel and check your veggies and salad for any unexpected visitors!
Never will I eat here again – You would not believe what this restaurant did. I have been a repeat customter for years. One night I made reservations. We arrived a little early and were seated. Twenty minutes later they finally game to our table to bring us menus and give us water and bread. We ordered appetizers and dinner from their pre-fix menu. The service was so slow. After 2 hours and 45 minutes we had received our appetizer, soup and salad but no dinner. When we asked for a manager to let them know they informed us their was no manager on duty. When we let them know that we no longer wanted our dinner because it was too late and we needed to take our young kids home they wouldn't respond. I went inside and requested our bill with an adjustment since we didn't get our dinner. They wouldn't give it to me. They took another 15 minutes then brought the dinner. When we told them we no longer wanted it we just wanted the check, they brought us the check for the entire amount. Then they wouldn't speak to us about trying to resolve the bill. So we paid them 1/3 of the bill (the amount we actually ate) and left. Would you believe what they did. They called my house and threatened that they were going to call the police since we didn't pay the entire bill. What kind of place is this. Have they not heard of customer service!
Great place, great food at the right price! – I have been frequenting the Little Tuna for over a year now and the experience only gets better each time. The staff brings our drinks with the menu, because they took the time to remember us. From my husband who is a very critical diner to my pickiest 8 year old we all always walk away full and satisfied. The atmosphere is great, the attention from the staff is right on time. Bring a bottle of wine and they will be more than happy to open, pour and chill it. They currently have a $20 meal that's literally soup to dessert, don't miss out on the brownie! Go in and ask to say hi to Marcus, one of the nicest people I know!
Great Seafood Joint – Wonderful dinner- even better dessert!!! Try the brownie sunday. Service was good. The place is a little small and can get a bit loud-- but who wants to eat in a library anyway. Definitely will be back.
Big Appetite for Little Tuna!!! – We had a wonderful experience. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lot of questions, due to certain allergies and he was able to answer each one and better yet, since everything is fresh and made to order, they were able to accommodate every request. When dining out, as we do quite often, we sometimes find ourselves holding off on ordering the entrees until our first and second courses are finished as not to be rushed. We didn't do that this time and were not rushed at all- everything was timed perfectly. The food was delicious- especially the Gumbo and, of course, the Wasabi tuna steak- seared to perfection! Prices are reasonable. We liked it so much we're considering hosting our reunion upstairs in their private dining room!! Highly recommended.
Service was slow and confused – I truly do not understand how this place received a Zagat rating? Must know someone because its not on the merits of this mediocre stop along Kings Hwy, or its attempt to change a slop-house into a trendy boutique eattery.
Sitting too long in very uncomfortable chairs waiting for your food is not a positive dining experience. Finally my appetizer showed up after two baskets of bread were consumed while waiting, but my dinner partners appetizer did not arrive when mine did. We shared mine until it was finshed then they brought her apptizer out which had to be sent back since what she was given was not what she had ordered? I guess the concept of a table for two actually eating together is lost at the Little Tuna?
At one point I had to request that our entrees be rushed. I was tired of waiting, not being able to eat with my partner, and sitting in very uncomfortable chairs were a few of the annoyances.
When my entree finally did arrive I found my fish to be terribly overcooked, being robbed of all its natural flavor. Evenually I was able to find some flavor in the mayo they use to bind the crab meat. Portions were super small for the price, the staff were confused and agonizingly slow.
I would have been better off staying home and ordering a pizza! So would you!
I wont be back, ever.
Great food, nice location – I had a great experience. I was there early so I had the waiters full attention. Loved the calamari with assorted peppers and blackened tuna. It was truly delicious and love Haddonfield downtown area at night. Bring your own bottle of wine. I think meals are realistically priced. We spent $65 on 2 delicious entrees and an app, and brought wine.
Big ripoff at Little Tuna – I'm not sure where Little Tuna got the idea to charge $24 for a dish consisting of 6 tequila-lime shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and a handful, a little hand at that, of carrots and squash, or to charge the same price for a tilapia filet with the same uninventive sides, but it's a big time ripoff.
The only enjoyable part of the whole dining experience was the calimari appetizer.
I will not be back.
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