Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #4 of 63 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:
Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 3pm // 5pm - 10pm

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

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Ranked: #4 of 63 restaurants in Queenstown 4
Tatsumi
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Mains: $20 - $35+

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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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great experience.

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Laura Nicol

This was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in Queenstown in a long time :)

The food was beautifully presented, there was plenty of authentic Japanese dishes to choose from and the service left you feeling warm and fuzzy. We’ll deffo be back for dinner soon!

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Food is really good.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Tatsumi, the food was great and came with friendly and efficient service. We will definitely be coming here again.

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Jen Bell

Exceeded our expectations! The service was amazing and very friendly. The food was artistic and beautifully presented!!! Best Japanese food in queenstown. Would recommend to everyone

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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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Fantastic meal, great wine list. The service was amazing. Will definitely be back

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Mae Young

Excellent food, very creative and exceptional quality.
We were surprised by some new and great Japanese fusion dishes.
Staff are wonderful!

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Sue Butler

Fabulous food and service, nice ambiance. Even though we dined early we never felt rushed with good timing between the courses.
Overall an excellent dining experience.

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Presentation of food is sophisticated and elegant.. flavor is excellent.

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It’s the second time we’ve been here and everything is as great as you can imaging!! Food is very tasty and tablewares are pretty. Service is excellent. We really enjoyed the cocktail and Japanese Sparkling Sake.
Would definitely come back! Thanks for the wonderful experience!

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Aaron Hee

Was really an enjoyable dining experience, from the service to the food, everything was really great!

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Ebony Webster

Amazing food, beautiful service. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely be back.

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Great experience thank you very much

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Amit Tripuraneni

Exquisite experience on all levels. Every dish was beautifully presented and tasted even better. Service was prompt and friendly. It was one of the best dining experiences we had in Queenstown.

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Beautiful and delicious foods! We love it!
I will come back again:)

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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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Catherine Griffin

This restaurant has got to be one of the best in town! The service was brilliant and the food was outstanding!! Every course was amazing and so well presented. I will be back!!

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Michiko Marvin

Excellent as usual, food , presentation and exquisite choice of beverages- local wine, sake, Sauternes and original cocktails.
Tatsumi is an exceptional restaurant.
Thank you very much for letting us dine at your restaurant. Kind regards, M

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Frances Pilbrow

Have wanted to try this place for ages! Food did not disappoint, everything was delicious! Great service as well :)

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Myoungmi Lee

was good experience for special day. Food and service, interior decoration everything was perfect. i wanna try another course.

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Edmund Yee

Awesome experience and excellent service

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