Tatsumi Modern Japanese Cuisine
- Mon – Fri 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
- Sat & Sun 5:30pm – 10pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 45
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay & Display
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
TATSUMI was one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch. Due to the Feb 22 earthquake, TATSUMI relocated to Auckland in Oct 2011.
Owner chef Koichi creates fusion Japanese dishes, which are best enjoyed as a 3-course meal, entree, main, and dessert.
All our dishes present something special with our original twist to the traditional Japanese food.
Especially, desserts are surprisingly different from usual Japanese restaurant. Do not miss it!
Co-owner Yoko in beautiful Kimono, welcomes you at TATSUMI. Come and experience the beautifully presented dishes, well trained service, and the great private atmosphere!
9 Reviews for Tatsumi Modern Japanese Cuisine
Reply to Tatsumi’s comment:
I don’t think raw chicken or chicken blood is ever acceptable to be served on a plate. Especially at a gourmet restaurant who charge over $30 for a main (without any side dishes).
I am very sorry we did not accept your free dessert offer, but please do understand that due to delay with the main we did not have time. The fact that your staff tried to explain the raw and bloody chicken (which you have repeated online) did make us feel uncomfortable and aside from being short on time we lost our appetite for dessert.
Price 10/10 – great value!
Everything about this restaurant is fantastic – my only regret is that I wish I had found it sooner….. I will certainly be back – my tastebuds are still dancing.
Well done and Thank you!
The food was amazing (HIGHLY reccomend the crispy teriyaki salmon), the service was classy and very friendly and the atmosphere was very peaceful.
The zodiac themed cocktails are very tasty and a cool addition to an already brilliant little restaurant.
Thank you for a great evening Tatsumi
Came here last week for a business lunch and could not fault any aspect of it. Elegant and professional service, lovely surroundings and exceptional food.
You just feel totally at home here and want to linger for a while. They’ve absolutely nailed it in every respect.
Don’t be put off by the fact that you can’t see inside – behind the door is an absolute gem of a restaurant.
Tatsumi used to be located in Christchurch, but after the February 22 earthquake in 2011, it was unfortunately red zoned. So, owners Yoko & Koichi Kigami plucked up enough courage and relocated their restaurant to Auckland late last year.
On Feb 22, to mark the 1 year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, they opened their hearts and Tatsumi’s doors and welcomed other Cantabrians that, like them, made the extremely difficult decision to move to Auckland.
After watching highlights of the memorial event on the big screen and a couple of heart-warming speeches, Yoko and Koichi treated everyone to an amazing (and complimentary!) buffet of delicious European-inspired Japanese fusion style cuisine and fine wines.
While Yoko & Koichi will never forget Christchurch, they hope to rebuild their business and lives here in Auckland and I encourage you all to dine at Tatsumi if you haven’t yet – the food is amazing; the setting and atmosphere takes you right back to Japan, as does the service…
10 out of 10 from us – and a very warm welcome to Auckland!