Closed every Monday
17:00 - 21:00
CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- Free Wi-Fi
- Vegetarian choice
- Private Functions
- Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
- Fine Dining
About Tatsumi Modern Japanese Dining
For modern Japanese fusion food in an intimate setting look no further than Tatsumi.
Having spent more than 20 years crafting his skill, chef owner Koichi has developed a modern Japanese fusion menu that draws inspiration from European cooking techniques. Expect classic sushi presented in imaginative ways and French desserts that use Asian ingredients, such as green tea and yuzu juice.
Get the full experience with the degustation menu for dinner or go a la carte at lunch time. Favourites include fresh sashimi, small plates such as calamari tempura and deep-fried tofu, and beautifully marbled wagyu beef steak. There is also a hot pot menu.
The drinks list is equally innovative, with sophisticated cocktails inspired by the signs of the zodiac. There is also an excellent selection of sake and Japanese whisky, as well as a wine cellar well-stocked with Kiwi labels.
You are guaranteed a culinary education as well as a top meal when you eat at Tatsumi. Book your table now and let the journey begin!
fantastic as good as the best
One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Amazing from start to finish (we got the chefs set menu). The ONLY thing I was not a fan of were the disposable wooden chopsticks which seemed out of place in a fine dining restaurant. However I am not familiar with Japanese customs. Also, I wasn’t aware there was a hot pot menu - I will be getting that next time!
Great food and service - the best Japanese restaurant in Queenstown.
Somewhat different from the “usual” Japanese fair served in NZ. Great experience all around. Only but strong recommendation is to materially enhance the ventilation of your kitchen to avoid everybody else in the restaurant to smell.
we really enjoyed dining at for my son's birthday. the food was really great but the serving was rather slow. they gave my son a nice surprised cake with a candle and it was so nice of them singing 'happy birthday' for my son. Thank you so much!
We felt this was an over rated, over priced restaurant. The service was average at best, as was the food. We went for the set menu at $85 per person which offered a good selection of the menu, however it was not value for money at all.
No wonder Tatsumi scores so highly in reviews. It was an absolutely standout experience. Every aspect of the evening was polished perfection. Food, wine, service and venue were exceptional.
That was a beautiful memory at Tatsumi with very delicious food, amazing cocktails and lovely dessert. I love it all! Thank you so much.
Food is superb and the service matches it. Thanks team and keep up the good work.
Fantastic food, easy to book online. Great selection of drinks, would definitely go again
Fantastic. Couldn’t fault the food or service! A must visit when in Queenstown. We will back
The atmosphere was great. It was very comfortable and the acoustics were perfect (an important factor that many establishments underestimate). The food was perfectly prepared/cooked and nicely presented, and the service was friendly and professional. Overall, though, the cost was disproportionate to the experience. If you want to offer tapas-like dining, I feel that the cost of the individual servings should be in keeping with that. Yes, the quality of the dishes was high, but so (it seemed to me) were the margins. So yes, I would recommend you to others, but I would qualify that recommendation with "but they are very pricey for what they offer". Kind regards Simon
Food was excellent as usual but you can’t run out of rice or tell customers it’s your last bowl you are allowed. Just cook another pot. It’s cheap.
Fantastic food and fantastic service! Would definitely recommend and return next time.
Wow....absolutely yummy. We loved it so much. Thankyou for a lovely evening. We will definitely be back many more times I'm sure.
Tatsumi is a favourite for us. It continually raises the bar for modern Japanese fusion dining and Yoko and Koichi never fail to provide us an absolutely superb experience. An evening at Tatsumi is always a treat and we always leave with an eye on our next visit.
Thanks for a great evening. My husband and I shared the set menu. the food was great, interesting to try new things, and delicious.
Exemplary dining experience...
Every dish was as delicious as it looked. Beautifully balanced meal attentively served. Even the trainee was professional and friendly. Thank-you for a lovely evening!
Fantastic food and service, a must do in Queenstown
Everything was excellent. The tables are very comfortable, the food was delicious and the service was spot on!
Fantastic to see the crew again. Same great service and innovative take on Japanese cuisine that is always delicious to the last bite. Fully recommend you book on your next trip to Queenstown.
Absolutely magnificent! The staff were warm and welcoming, the food was excellent and I could hardly believe how little it cost. I tried the Green Tea Fondant for desert, purely because it was the weirdest looking thing on the menu and OMFG it was unbelievable! Eleventy-six out of ten, go there now!
Best restaurant in Queenstown. Food and service are impeccable!