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Dinner, Drinks
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

We had the signature Degustation dinner and were very impressed. The presentation of each dish was beautiful… like art work. The taste was sensational! Particularly loved the oysters, lamb and chefs surprise platter. The matcha green tea fondant dessert was delicious. The staff were courteous....The atmosphere ambient. Overall a very nice fine dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Nice review from trip advisor so decided to try, not too busy but need booking. Staff are nice. Got a whole room for three persons. The assorted sashimi is overpriced for the amount of fish they have, they chopped up the prawn into small 1cm...pieces, the hamachi and salmon into small 2x2cm v thin pieces - which is not the conventional way of presenting sashimi in restaurants in Japan. The oyster and prawn tempuras are nice, the blue cod is the best. The chawan is average only. Wine list is extensive. which is not conventional Japanese. Nigiri is ok but the salmon and scallop lack taste.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

This is the best Japanese meal we've had in our lifetimes. The food is fresh, homemade (even the salad dressing!) , creative and elevated. The service is equally as good and the staff added a special touch to our dessert !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

This place was absolutely the worst Japanese (if you can call it Japanese) food that I’ve ever had. If you like deep fried food you would like it. The service was really bad, they never came to serve the wine. The food arrived all at...once and it was really bad. I cannot believe that there are so many positive reviews about this place on TripAdvisor. It’s was like going to a junk food restaurant. The only thing that was good to give them some credit were the tempura sushi rolls. Everything else was deep fried.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

We were a pre-booked party of two and got seated between a wall and the front window with an unattractive view. Not all food ordered arrived. I think we were forgotten sitting tucked away and unseen. The food was fresh but average with some dishes...quite greasy. Service very average. With the rating on trip advisor, we were expecting alot better.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We tried the High Tea experience and it was amazing! The staff are great and the food was delish. Everything was delightful. Everyone who’s visiting the town must try this.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023 via mobile

Located in the CBD in Queenstown, Tatsumi did not disappoint. We had the degustation menu, mainly because we’re too lazy to choose, and each of the courses were excellent. In fact there was so much food we asked not to have the dessert. The wine...choices are also very good. It was my birthday and they bought out a special birthday surprise for me too. Overall a great restaurant with fantastic staff. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Queenstown.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Amazing night with spectacular food. We went for our 20 year anniversary dinner and booked after a recommendation from a local. I really can’t put into words how amazing the food and service were. Drinks were always filled and the food was out of this...world!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Service is another highlight of this cafe. The staff is warm, attentive, and incredibly knowledgeable about the menu.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

When I booked online there was only a choice of having one of the set menus! The restaurant was only a 1/3 full and once we had started our set menu I noticed that none of the other tables were doing a set menu! ordering...of the regular menu. I think if you have changed the way you want your diners to eat you need to let them know as we would have much preferred to order off the menu! We were not given the choice unfortunately and our dinning experience would have been a lot more enjoyable. We also felt rushed even though twice I asked if they could slow it down. The food was okay ……….More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Came here for dinner and it was so good! We had the tasting menu and every course was delicious. All the staff were friendly and the drinks were really nice too!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Had ordered their degustation menu with additional sushi. The presentation and the quality of food is nice and decent. However, we still feel hungry after the dinner.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

At least our third visit here..this time we got it right arriving early so as to be able to order of the al acarte menu (last time we unfortunately booked the set menu option which had quite a few items we didn't want but there...was no option to change). Delicious fresh shashmi was the highlight. Not cheap but definitely recommend if you are a fan of fine Japanese cuisine.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

Ate here with family of four in June. The kids don’t like fixed course meals typically, so we ate at 6pm to order a la carte. You should make reservations ahead of time. I made mine about a month ahead of time. We arrived right...on time for our reservation and we were seated immediately in incredibly comfortable sofas with our table. The place is not large but the atmosphere is terrific. We ordered multiple sushi rolls and a few mains. The tuna/mango, spider and salmon roll were all great. The flavor combinations were different from what we’ve eaten before, but they worked well together. The portions are big, with one roll certainly big enough for a person. We also shared the calamari and ribs at the table. The ribs were so tender the bone just came out of the meat. The calamari is jet black (squid ink) and again the combination was bold but great. All the food came out quickly. We were done by 645. The prices are also reasonable for the quality of food they serve. Make a reservation and go, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

We regularly have the Banquet Queen course menu but we tried the new Banquet Emperor course. You get to try whole another delicious variation of dishes including scampi, lamb, oysters, and cooked salmon. The difference that made the "Emperor" one more special was the pan-seared...scallop, wagyu nigiri which was rich tasting, and teriyaki salmon which had a nice combination wi the sauce. Super delicious, highly recommend it if you want to get full and also have diverse-tasting dishes.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Tatsumi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
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