Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #3 of 72 restaurants in Queenstown

For modern Japanese fusion food in an intimate setting look no further than Tatsumi.

Located in the heart of Queenstown, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, it is decorated in contemporary style, with dark wooden surfaces and minimalist nods to Japanese culture such as silk lampshades and traditional art.

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!

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Tatsumi
9 Beach Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Monday - Sunday 4pm - 10pm

Phone: 034425888
Website: www.tatsumi.co.nz

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Ranked: #3 of 72 restaurants in Queenstown 3
Tatsumi
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Wow! An excellent meal, expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Service was gracious and superb. The generous degustation menu on offer gave us a chance to try a little of a wide variety of delicious bites, all of which we enjoyed. Plenty of very tasty dishes, served at a nice pace. The drinks menu is extensive and well-priced. We love food from Japan, and have been to all the other Japanese restaurants in the area... except this one. Thank you, FirstTable, for introducing us to a new favorite!

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Hanah Kobienia

INCREDIBLE! The dinner degustation menu was divine....every dish as beautifully presented and as delicious as the one before. All the staff were polite, friendly...we weren’t rushed at all. The drinks selection is huge, I highly recommend the cocktail list. I will certainly be back dining at Tatsumi again soon.

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Laura Milner

WOW. What an absolutely amazing dining experience. The level of service and attention was top notch. The Degustation menu was the best food I’ve had in a long time (even after having spent time in Japan). The intricacies in each dish were crazy! Favourites would be the miso oyster, the beef cheeks and the sesame creme brûlée. The added little extras like the beautiful serving dishes, the thermos beer mug to keep it cold, and the box with the bill and mints just added to this special experience. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant, and would happily pay full price on a special occasion.

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Andrea Muller

Exceptional and exquisite experience. The food was outstanding in both taste and presentation. Stand outs were the chawan mushy, pork ribs and the scallops. We really enjoyed the sake samplers too. The QT cloudy sake was my fave. This restaurant is a wonderful addition to Queenstown and is set to become our favourite place to dine. Many thanks to the team for amazing food and warm service.

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Marnie Reid

O M G !! I had not read the special conditions correctly, so in my mind we were just going out for " sushi",

Tatsumi blew my MIND!!,

Every dish that came out ( nicely spaced) was more delightful than the one before, I really can't do the menu justice as words aren't enough, it was incredible and the nicest meal I have had in my whole life!
Even every little plate and dish it was brought out to you on were beautiful
The staff couldn't have been sweeter and more helpful...
I can not wait to go again

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Dominique Vijgen

great experience. such a good value for first table. the best in town

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Lucia LU

The best Japanese style restaurant in Queenstown! Everything is perfect!

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Excellent service, the degustation experience was very high quality and we left feeling very satisfied.

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Zou Zoe

Sorry for the delay, we are so enjoy the yummy and delicate dinner in Tatsumi!

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Mae Young

Every single dish is an art work.
Delicious and so fresh.
Great restaurant

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Chippin'Ollie Curtis

They bring out 8 courses and they are all amazing. Favourite place in Queenstown

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Greg McMeeken

Great food, excellent service. Recommended.

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Delicious food, friendly & helpful staff. Loved the green tea lava desert, delicious! We’ll be back

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Emma Goldsworthy

Had an amazing experience at Tatsumi on Sunday night. The food was presented beautifully and tasted incredible. You could tell alot of care and thought has been put into every dish. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone

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Absolutely amazing meal from start to finish, and the service was great. Would highly recommend this as it was an absolute treat for me and my wife.

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Lucas Gladwin

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fenagh smith

What a meal!!!!
From start to finish it was delicious - trying Japanese food for the first time the degustation menu was the perfect amount of new flavours to try and enjoy! The presentation of each course was stunning both in how it was laid out on the plate and actual the plate itself - just stunning!!
Have been raving about it since and we will back again!

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Julie Frazier

The food on the degustation menu was really special and exceptional, tasty and beautifully presented.
Service was friendly and attentive.
As a Queenstown resident I'll be thoroughly encouraging friends to try this place out.
Amazing! Thanks!

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Bev Bradford

Exquisite dining experience with the degustation menu. Every dish was sensational in delicacy of flavour and beautifully presented. Service was excellent and attentive.

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Jessica Smith

Exceptional in every respect. Highlights for me was the green tea fondant & the wagyu beef sushi. The Wagyu was melt in your mouth tender. Lovely team of waitresses. Dishes were explained clearly & service was there as and when you needed. I can see why they are rated #1 on Trip Advisor. +++++ highly recommend to all Japanese food lovers. The degustation was great!

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excellent

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Rebecca Burgess

Incredible experience, the service was exceptional. Staff so friendly, each degistine dish was mouthwateringky beautiful! And the desserts some of the best I have ever had. Such a good deal on first table! Will be returning again thank you

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fantastic service and welcome. great to try the degustation menu gives you lots of experience with all the tastes. Plenty of food and full when we left

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Rachel Rose

Stunning food and great service. Best restaurant in Queenstown!

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Paula Barker

Amazing, fresh & delicious Japanese food - would definitely go back again. Service and decor was outstanding.

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Lynne Stewart

Just wonderful. Loved loved the food. I’ll be returning for certain. Thank you so much Tatsumi.

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Jenny Nicholson

Loved the atmosphere staff very friendly wish you didn’t have to do the set menu as a few dishes weren’t really things we eat! But other than that the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend

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Lenka Paseka

A true Japanese high dining! Excellent food and service.

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GaBrielle Mandy

The food is really nice, the staffs are very friendly and patiently introduce us the food.

It is highly recommended to those whom love Japanese cuisine.

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Again, another great experience in Tatsumi, absolutely beautiful food and very warm service, definitely come back again

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Vicki Jones

The food was fabulous and the service very authentically high end Japanese. The only thing I would highlight is that I think the wording on first table could be clearer that the first table deal is ONLY able to be used if ordering the degustation menu - Whereas i accidentally read it that it is allowed to be used for that but could also be used for a la Carte. Wasn’t a problem tho but there was ALOT of food and most of it delicious

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Do not miss out on this experience amazing food gracious efficient staff and the cleanest restaurant bathroom I have ever seen . My sister and I agree we will definitely be back and will be telling our friends about you. Thank you once again. Jil

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The atmosphere is like going to Japan. A kimono band was decorated on the wall for tapestry.
Appetizers and treasure box were beautiful and the taste is delicate.
Don't miss it green tea fondant for desart.

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Peachy Censarn

We got Kaiseki lunch and it was superb! Almost having to roll out from the shop as it was packed with all the yummy stuff.Definitely worth a visit

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The food was really really good- such a nice lunch. Great service too.

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Melanie Morrison

Had a fantastic meal here! The food was quite simply beautiful - art on a plate but it also tasted superb! The sashimi was melt in your mouth fresh. Lovely ambiance and excellent service. I loved the beautiful serve ware that the food was presented on too. We had the 7 course degustation and felt completely full afterwards (not always the case with japanese restaurants).
We can't wait to go back!

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Iris Hsiao

Food is really nice and traditional.

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We had the Degustation menu. Every dish was presented beautifully and delicious. Highly recommended.

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good food and excellent service, but its a little bit slow...u should have patience to wait they give u next

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Edith Liang

It's one of the best Japanese restaurant I have been to. The quality of food and service was superb. My friend and I had a great dining experience here, and we highly recommend it to anyone who are in Queenstown.

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Really awesome. Thanks

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Quinn Huber

Wonderful and inventive food, with impeccable service and friendly staff. Thank you Tatsumi! Best traditional Japanese food in town!

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Catherine Stewart

We really enjoyed our lunch at Tatsumi! We had the set lunch menu and it really was above & beyond our expectations! The appetisers were dainty but delicious, the sashimi was excellent, and the black sesame brûlée dessert was outstanding. It was a lot of food & all of it excellent.
We ordered extra sushi, soft shell crab which was amazing, and we struggled to eat it all, as it was a generous serving.
The atmosphere is also lovely, we were at a comfy couch setting with lovely furry pillows for winter warmth. And the host was wearing a beautiful kimono, which was a lovely touch.
I highly recommend this place for a high-end japanese food experience!

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Great food with beautifully presented,
Excellent service,
Very friendly but very proffesional at the same time staff,
Definitely highly recommended!

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great food, great service, definitely coming back again.

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Quyet Trinh Vu

The restaurant's location is at the very center of Queenstown. Service was outstanding throughout. Prices weren't the cheapest but reasonable for the quality.

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Anna Wilson

Excellent food and service

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Jane Zhuang

Wonderful lunch set, very large portion, food in traditional Japanese vessels, extremely beautiful. Sashimi is very fresh with high quality. Pumpkin brulee is just right to end up the meal. Hot sake must try.

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Wow! An excellent meal, expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Service was gracious and superb. The generous degustation menu on offer gave us a chance to try a little of a wide variety of delicious bites, all of which we enjoyed. Plenty of very tasty dishes, served at a nice pace. The drinks menu is extensive and well-priced. We love food from Japan, and have been to all the other Japanese restaurants in the area... except this one. Thank you, FirstTable, for introducing us to a new favorite!

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Rabbie Cheelalad

everything was lovely , professional service

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Yana Holdsworth

The food was awesome and beautifully presented. The service was at a very good pace and very friendly. The decor is gorgeous too. Highly recommend

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Shelly Chou

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