UPDATE: Now relocated to a bigger space in Edward Street (the old Vivo) and still great sashimi.
At long last.
And it was worth the wait. Fresh and tasty Japanese done with delightful service in a warm cosy environment (although beware the noise level when a group of 10 arrive in that little space!).
People talk about their sashimi platter, and it was very good. The platter changes daily depending on what fresh fish they’ve procured, and on this occasion had salmon, trevally, jack mackerel, terakihi and kingfish. A tasty mix. There’s also other daily specials to complement the interesting standard menu.
The best way to approach Tatsushi is to share, so we combined two sashimi platters among four of us (which they thoughtfully delivered in one large bowl), with a variety of other smaller nibbles – daikon salad, fried bean curd, tempura asparagus, cucumber and calamari salad, miso, etc. The chefs are very visible to diners, so one can see and appreciate the hand-crafting involved.
Check out this previous Stuff article which outlines the background of owner Mikuni and his philosophy on fresh and hand made ingredients.
A plum wine with hot water worked perfectly for this kid (soothing and sweet without being too strong), while others enjoyed Japanese beers and kiwi wine.
And the verdict? We’d all be back again. Soon. Very soon.
Tatsushi do lunchtimes Tuesday to Friday, and dinners Thursday to Saturday. They are very popular and it pays to book well in advance. They’re also doing a craft beer and Japanese food match on 1 and 2 October for anyone of a mind.
99 Victoria Street, right beside Asian Kitchen (I feel another eat coming on…).
Oishii (Japanese for yum!).