Tsunami Restaurant & Sushi Bar

★★★★☆
40.7224 -111.859
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2233 Highland Dr

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Love this place! Its not the best place of large groups, but i dont think nay sushi place is great for large groups. Some of the best sushi is here! Highly recommended!

5
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Love this place! Its not the best place of large groups, but i dont think nay sushi place is great for large groups. Some of the best sushi is here! Highly recommended!

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I love Tsunami! My boyfriend and I go there all the time. They have a great card system, where if you go there often enough you can sign up and for every $350 you get a $25 gift certificate toward your next meal. The service is always pretty good, but they are not the fastest, so expect to spend at least an hour there, even at lunch. But we continue to go back because we love the rolls!

5
★★★★★

I love Tsunami! My boyfriend and I go there all the time. They have a great card system, where if you go there often enough you can sign up and for every $350 you get a $25 gift certificate toward your next meal. The service is always pretty good, but they are not the fastest, so expect to spend at least an hour there, even at lunch. But we continue to go back because we love the rolls!

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I have worked in restaurants, in customer service, retail, sales and have worn many other hats throughout my life. One of my favorite treats in life is going out to eat with friends. Tsunami has always been a favorite when going out for sushi because of how fresh their fish always is. I believe they told me they have their own buyer specifically for their stores and it does taste this way.
One of my earliest jobs I held was as a hostess. I n restaurants this is the position that creates the flow of the entire night. My only complaint is that out of the 50 or so times I have been in Tsunami, mainly the Sugarhouse location, we have never been seated properly. We always end up waiting or watching another table wait too long because we were seated in the same section as two other tables were, at the same time. The poor waitress is working her hardest to get to us all, but because the hostess did not wait to seat us, they ended up swamping their waitress without even giving them the chance. It's not only having to wait for the drinks, it spills into the kitchen and the sushi bar because all of the orders hit the kitchen at the same time. Just by creating a seating issue, it has now swamped the entire restaurant, making the service not as amazing as it could be and less personal.
While all the chefs at Tsunami are good, I have realized that my best experiences have been when we sit at the sushi bar with Brian as our chef. He is always in a good mood and is happy to take care of us no matter how busy he is. He always says hello and finds time to make us feel comfortable and informed about the new fish of the day. Even better is when he is not busy. I have never met someone with so much knowledge of fish and food in general. He knows what region the fish comes from, different ways of preparing it, and his passion for food just shines out, he truly loves food and what he does. He creates rolls like artwork and the love can be tasted. He makes the experience for us. Jillian has always been a great server and very pleasant. She always takes care of our every need and request. She also has a great knowledge of the menu and is always informative about the specials. These people and the quality of food really make our experience and one of the reasons we keep coming back!!

5
★★★★★

I have worked in restaurants, in customer service, retail, sales and have worn many other hats throughout my life. One of my favorite treats in life is going out to eat with friends. Tsunami has always been a favorite when going out for sushi because of how fresh their fish always is. I believe they told me they have their own buyer specifically for their stores and it does taste this way.
One of my earliest jobs I held was as a hostess. I n restaurants this is the position that creates the flow of the entire night. My only complaint is that out of the 50 or so times I have been in Tsunami, mainly the Sugarhouse location, we have never been seated properly. We always end up waiting or watching another table wait too long because we were seated in the same section as two other tables were, at the same time. The poor waitress is working her hardest to get to us all, but because the hostess did not wait to seat us, they ended up swamping their waitress without even giving them the chance. It's not only having to wait for the drinks, it spills into the kitchen and the sushi bar because all of the orders hit the kitchen at the same time. Just by creating a seating issue, it has now swamped the entire restaurant, making the service not as amazing as it could be and less personal.
While all the chefs at Tsunami are good, I have realized that my best experiences have been when we sit at the sushi bar with Brian as our chef. He is always in a good mood and is happy to take care of us no matter how busy he is. He always says hello and finds time to make us feel comfortable and informed about the new fish of the day. Even better is when he is not busy. I have never met someone with so much knowledge of fish and food in general. He knows what region the fish comes from, different ways of preparing it, and his passion for food just shines out, he truly loves food and what he does. He creates rolls like artwork and the love can be tasted. He makes the experience for us. Jillian has always been a great server and very pleasant. She always takes care of our every need and request. She also has a great knowledge of the menu and is always informative about the specials. These people and the quality of food really make our experience and one of the reasons we keep coming back!!

Pros: skilled chefs and quality fish

Cons: unorganized seating

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The sushi and sashimi we ordered were the smallest I've seen anywhere. When we complained we were told the portion sizes were normal and nothing would be done about it. We were treated poorly to boot. There are too many good sushi bars in the valley to waste your dining dollars here, IMO.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The sushi and sashimi we ordered were the smallest I've seen anywhere. When we complained we were told the portion sizes were normal and nothing would be done about it. We were treated poorly to boot. There are too many good sushi bars in the valley to waste your dining dollars here, IMO.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: The absolute tiniest cuts of sashimi and sushi anywhere!

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As CA resident and business traveler, I've eaten at the best sushi restaurants from Sawtelle to little Tokyo in LA, J-Town in SF and a handful of places in midtown and the upper east side in NYC. Quite shockingly, Tsunami in Utah ranks among the best of them even against those large metropolitan markets!

My first time to Utah two years, I was rather skeptical I'd find a good restaurant to fulfill my sushi cravings. Ichiban was another restaurant we tried, but the sushi seemed too salty the time we went--we will go back to give it another chance.

Tsunami is a great place for a sushi afficianado. They have great service, beautiful decor, an intimate ambiance, and last but not least, high-quality, spectacular sushi! They have a great wine selection--we ordered two bottles between the five of us, and would've gone through three except we had one non-drinker.

Their toro was amazing and buttery as is their uni. Among other highlights include the baby tuna, halibut, albacore, and salmon eggs. One disappointment was when one of our associates order the Tokyo Cowboy (I think?) and it was to her surprise too spicy. If I remember, it's made with jalapeos.

Their less traditional rolls is what makes Tsunami so unique--they are good, really good--and not over-filled with cream cheese often found in other places. One of our associates claims their baked mussels are hands down the best.

You can bet my next business trip back to Salt Lake City, I'll have Tsunami on my agenda!

5
★★★★★

As CA resident and business traveler, I've eaten at the best sushi restaurants from Sawtelle to little Tokyo in LA, J-Town in SF and a handful of places in midtown and the upper east side in NYC. Quite shockingly, Tsunami in Utah ranks among the best of them even against those large metropolitan markets!

My first time to Utah two years, I was rather skeptical I'd find a good restaurant to fulfill my sushi cravings. Ichiban was another restaurant we tried, but the sushi seemed too salty the time we went--we will go back to give it another chance.

Tsunami is a great place for a sushi afficianado. They have great service, beautiful decor, an intimate ambiance, and last but not least, high-quality, spectacular sushi! They have a great wine selection--we ordered two bottles between the five of us, and would've gone through three except we had one non-drinker.

Their toro was amazing and buttery as is their uni. Among other highlights include the baby tuna, halibut, albacore, and salmon eggs. One disappointment was when one of our associates order the Tokyo Cowboy (I think?) and it was to her surprise too spicy. If I remember, it's made with jalapeos.

Their less traditional rolls is what makes Tsunami so unique--they are good, really good--and not over-filled with cream cheese often found in other places. One of our associates claims their baked mussels are hands down the best.

You can bet my next business trip back to Salt Lake City, I'll have Tsunami on my agenda!

Pros: Amazing Food, Service, Design/Decor, Sushi

Cons: Too far away from SF

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I have tried all of the Tsunami Restaurnts they have opened and still went back to the Sugarhouse store. Went in last night on a night when Jeremy (our favoirite sushi chef, we usually go on Fridays) to find out that he was no longer working there. What a shame, the food sucked, We are no longer going to go there so if anyone knows where he ends up we would like to know. So many of the people that worked there are no longer there, and they made the place. I wouldn't go there and spend good money for the food, you will be sorry. What the heck is wrong with the owner? Did he get so greedy he didn't want to pay for good help? We are done!

2
★★☆☆☆

I have tried all of the Tsunami Restaurnts they have opened and still went back to the Sugarhouse store. Went in last night on a night when Jeremy (our favoirite sushi chef, we usually go on Fridays) to find out that he was no longer working there. What a shame, the food sucked, We are no longer going to go there so if anyone knows where he ends up we would like to know. So many of the people that worked there are no longer there, and they made the place. I wouldn't go there and spend good money for the food, you will be sorry. What the heck is wrong with the owner? Did he get so greedy he didn't want to pay for good help? We are done!

Pros: Sugarhouse used to have the best around

Cons: Went in last night and our favorite chef was gone!

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I have been to hundreds of sushi places and will pay 200 dollars for a plane ticket from california just to eat at tsunami for one night. it is my favorite place in the whole country to eat. i love it!

5
★★★★★

I have been to hundreds of sushi places and will pay 200 dollars for a plane ticket from california just to eat at tsunami for one night. it is my favorite place in the whole country to eat. i love it!

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My husband and I went here last night, and I now wish we had never wasted our time or money. We were seated promptly, and served miso right away. So far so good.....until we waited over a half an hour for our sushi to arrive! Our water glasses stayed filled, but what good is a belly full of water if you're about to eat rolls of rice and fish? We watches tables around us receive their food, eat, and leave, and yet we were not served! When our rolls finally arrived, the presentation was incredibly sloppy; the rolls were not properly rolled, the rice was falling off, you could see large patches of seaweed, where rice SHOULD have been, the fish was bland and tasteless....thank God for wasabi! The only saving grace from the shoddy and sub-par sushi was the wasabi. One of the biggest aspects of sushi is the PRESENTATION! Sushi is not only supposed to be about flavor, but a display of art as well, both marks that Tsunami missed. While we were attempting to salvage what we could of the meal, we had to listen to employees complain about various topics what time they were supposed to get off, things they didn't like about other employees, etc. Not appropriate dining room etiquette, and certainly NOT a way to lure patrons back! When the waitress brought us change, she gave us a $10 bill and 2 ones, as if we were going to tip $10 on a $35 meal! Upon leaving, I asked to speak to the manager, who was friendly and apologetic enough, but seemingly clueless to the various issues pointed out. She offered us a gift certificate, which I politely declined. Why would I want to go through this all over again, even if it was for free, when there are many more sushi places I could try my luck with? I hear Kyoto is good....

1
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went here last night, and I now wish we had never wasted our time or money. We were seated promptly, and served miso right away. So far so good.....until we waited over a half an hour for our sushi to arrive! Our water glasses stayed filled, but what good is a belly full of water if you're about to eat rolls of rice and fish? We watches tables around us receive their food, eat, and leave, and yet we were not served! When our rolls finally arrived, the presentation was incredibly sloppy; the rolls were not properly rolled, the rice was falling off, you could see large patches of seaweed, where rice SHOULD have been, the fish was bland and tasteless....thank God for wasabi! The only saving grace from the shoddy and sub-par sushi was the wasabi. One of the biggest aspects of sushi is the PRESENTATION! Sushi is not only supposed to be about flavor, but a display of art as well, both marks that Tsunami missed. While we were attempting to salvage what we could of the meal, we had to listen to employees complain about various topics what time they were supposed to get off, things they didn't like about other employees, etc. Not appropriate dining room etiquette, and certainly NOT a way to lure patrons back! When the waitress brought us change, she gave us a $10 bill and 2 ones, as if we were going to tip $10 on a $35 meal! Upon leaving, I asked to speak to the manager, who was friendly and apologetic enough, but seemingly clueless to the various issues pointed out. She offered us a gift certificate, which I politely declined. Why would I want to go through this all over again, even if it was for free, when there are many more sushi places I could try my luck with? I hear Kyoto is good....

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I have had nothing but great experiences with the food, service and management. The staff has always been very accomodating and friendly.

5
★★★★★

I have had nothing but great experiences with the food, service and management. The staff has always been very accomodating and friendly.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great Food

Cons: Food a little slow at times

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I hate to write a bad review about Tsunami. We have always really enjoyed the Ft. Union and Sugarhouse locations. We were excited that they were opening in the south end of the valley (South Jordan).

We ordered take out on New Years and the salmon sashimi was slimy, mushy, fishy and sour. When we went in a couple of days later and sat to eat, we asked the manage if we could try it again, (since we've only had positive experiences at the other locations) and asked if they would comp it this time to make up for it. We didn't ask for the whole meal to be comped. Just one order of sashimi. Seems fair, since we were the ones out the money in the first place.

AARON GIBBS, the manager was rude from the start. He came to our table and said, "you want to talk to me?" Not "Is there something I can do for you?" We explained that we were regular customers and had never complained before. He was rude, defensive, unprofessional, unapologetic. We asked that he give us the phone number for his owner, he said he doesn't want customers contacting him. Well, there's a red flag right there.

He said he would call him, left for about 2 minutes, came back and said that the owner REFUSED to give us the sashimi for free. We told him we were very confused and felt like we weren't being treated fairly. We told him that we would have to leave and forfit our meal if he would not do something ethical and make it right. He refused. We got up and had to leave. He shouted out to us, "oh, you think THAT'S ethical to not pay for your dinner?" In front of the rest of the customers.

The manager and owner should be ahamed. Not only did they lose good customers, but they lost $65 in food, and the waitress' tip. How is this any kind of good business decision? I won't give my business to a place that cares more about strict policy than treating the people who keep them in business with respect and fairness.

After all that, we still paid for our tea.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I hate to write a bad review about Tsunami. We have always really enjoyed the Ft. Union and Sugarhouse locations. We were excited that they were opening in the south end of the valley (South Jordan).

We ordered take out on New Years and the salmon sashimi was slimy, mushy, fishy and sour. When we went in a couple of days later and sat to eat, we asked the manage if we could try it again, (since we've only had positive experiences at the other locations) and asked if they would comp it this time to make up for it. We didn't ask for the whole meal to be comped. Just one order of sashimi. Seems fair, since we were the ones out the money in the first place.

AARON GIBBS, the manager was rude from the start. He came to our table and said, "you want to talk to me?" Not "Is there something I can do for you?" We explained that we were regular customers and had never complained before. He was rude, defensive, unprofessional, unapologetic. We asked that he give us the phone number for his owner, he said he doesn't want customers contacting him. Well, there's a red flag right there.

He said he would call him, left for about 2 minutes, came back and said that the owner REFUSED to give us the sashimi for free. We told him we were very confused and felt like we weren't being treated fairly. We told him that we would have to leave and forfit our meal if he would not do something ethical and make it right. He refused. We got up and had to leave. He shouted out to us, "oh, you think THAT'S ethical to not pay for your dinner?" In front of the rest of the customers.

The manager and owner should be ahamed. Not only did they lose good customers, but they lost $65 in food, and the waitress' tip. How is this any kind of good business decision? I won't give my business to a place that cares more about strict policy than treating the people who keep them in business with respect and fairness.

After all that, we still paid for our tea.

Pros: We were excited about having sushi in the south end of the valley.

Cons: Sushi is slimy, mushy, fishy, sour, and management is incredibly rude.

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I had a great experience tonite - I ate at the sushi counter. The sushi chefs were very friendly and the food was excellent at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend Tsunami !!!

5
★★★★★

I had a great experience tonite - I ate at the sushi counter. The sushi chefs were very friendly and the food was excellent at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend Tsunami !!!

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My husband dined at Tsunami last Saturday night. We were very displeased with our experience. The tables were so close to the kitchen that we had to listen to a woman behind the counter complain to our waiter about how my husband had requested his order. Every sushi roll seemed to have smoked salmon or eel or both (there are other ingredients!). The fish we received was not at all fresh. It is a little scary when a tekka maki roll has tuna that is a washed out pink color. I couldn't even choke down the rest of the roll. That is $75 I'll never see again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My husband dined at Tsunami last Saturday night. We were very displeased with our experience. The tables were so close to the kitchen that we had to listen to a woman behind the counter complain to our waiter about how my husband had requested his order. Every sushi roll seemed to have smoked salmon or eel or both (there are other ingredients!). The fish we received was not at all fresh. It is a little scary when a tekka maki roll has tuna that is a washed out pink color. I couldn't even choke down the rest of the roll. That is $75 I'll never see again.

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Tsunami is probably the best sushi bar in Salt Lake. The fish is always fresh and the service is Great. Very clean toiletries and kitchen. Parking is usually not a problem except for the Union Heights location on the weekends. I highly recommend Tsunami to anybody even if you do not like sushi, they have the best ribs i have ever had!!! Eat here trust me

5
★★★★★

Tsunami is probably the best sushi bar in Salt Lake. The fish is always fresh and the service is Great. Very clean toiletries and kitchen. Parking is usually not a problem except for the Union Heights location on the weekends. I highly recommend Tsunami to anybody even if you do not like sushi, they have the best ribs i have ever had!!! Eat here trust me

Pros: Fresh fish and other items on menu, Service

Cons: parking on weekends

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my Personal experience was great fast seating friendly service...... I thought the portions were perfect but thats because I don't visit all you can eat buffets' . If your looking for a ROMANTIC quiet place for a special occassion this is it ...........the only thing I didn't like was yes there was no place mats and I believe they could've really done something out of the ordinary with some the have the potentual to play around with that so that much I'll agree!!

4
★★★★☆

my Personal experience was great fast seating friendly service...... I thought the portions were perfect but thats because I don't visit all you can eat buffets' . If your looking for a ROMANTIC quiet place for a special occassion this is it ...........the only thing I didn't like was yes there was no place mats and I believe they could've really done something out of the ordinary with some the have the potentual to play around with that so that much I'll agree!!

Pros: The place to Impress ....... Comfortable

Cons: You have to have the taste for good food to know what you getting

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I love sushi, and this is not the place for anyone who loves sushi. The place is very small and cramped so do expect to be sitting very close to other people or at tables that feel awkward because they are trying to fit as many people in as possible. One thing I noticed right off the bat, there are NO Japanese people to be seen anywhere. I thought I would give it a chance anyway but the sushi reflected the lack of culture. The fish was not fresh (slightly discolored at the edges), the rolls were loosely rolled making it hard to get it to your mouth in one piece, the rice is not seasoned correctly and it menu is WAY over-priced for what you get. The service was nothing stellar, sushi plates piled up on our table and were only collected when the bill was dropped. If you love sushi, this is not the place to go - try Kyoto where a REAL, live, Japanese person who knows what they are doing places beautiful, delicious pieces of sushi in front of you.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I love sushi, and this is not the place for anyone who loves sushi. The place is very small and cramped so do expect to be sitting very close to other people or at tables that feel awkward because they are trying to fit as many people in as possible. One thing I noticed right off the bat, there are NO Japanese people to be seen anywhere. I thought I would give it a chance anyway but the sushi reflected the lack of culture. The fish was not fresh (slightly discolored at the edges), the rolls were loosely rolled making it hard to get it to your mouth in one piece, the rice is not seasoned correctly and it menu is WAY over-priced for what you get. The service was nothing stellar, sushi plates piled up on our table and were only collected when the bill was dropped. If you love sushi, this is not the place to go - try Kyoto where a REAL, live, Japanese person who knows what they are doing places beautiful, delicious pieces of sushi in front of you.

Pros: Next to the dollar theater.

Cons: Bad, expensive sushi, felt like a tin can, old fish.

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I am a regular at Tsunami, I there at least twice a week. Their tempura fried rolls are excellent, I definitely suggest "DTH" (the DTH sauce is amazing, I always ask for an extra side) and Don Juan, which has cream cheese. Coco Cabbana and Sunshine rolls are also between my favorites, both come with tempura fried shrimp (Coco Cabbana has coconut shrimp tempura fried). Their lunch boxes are also not bad, Teriyaki Pork is between my favorites. For entree Inari Sushi and Edamame. For desert, tempura fried vanilla ice cream.
The service is pretty good, the place is full most of the time so you're better off getting reservations during the weekends.

5
★★★★★

I am a regular at Tsunami, I there at least twice a week. Their tempura fried rolls are excellent, I definitely suggest "DTH" (the DTH sauce is amazing, I always ask for an extra side) and Don Juan, which has cream cheese. Coco Cabbana and Sunshine rolls are also between my favorites, both come with tempura fried shrimp (Coco Cabbana has coconut shrimp tempura fried). Their lunch boxes are also not bad, Teriyaki Pork is between my favorites. For entree Inari Sushi and Edamame. For desert, tempura fried vanilla ice cream.
The service is pretty good, the place is full most of the time so you're better off getting reservations during the weekends.

Pros: Variety, amazing sauces, good atmosphere

Cons: Can be packed on the weekends

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We went on a weeknight so it was not crowded. I have never been to a restrauant where there isnt any type of place mat. The food was way over priced. The rolls were not rolled tight so everything fell apart the minute you put it in soy sauce. Portion size not worth the money. Taste was good, I have never been to a sushi bar where there wasnt a least one japanese chef working. Did not meet expectations... If you want real quality sushi go to Sushi Express on 7th east and 7800s. They have great quality fish and very reasonable prices............HOLE IN THE WALL BUT WE LOVE IT.. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED :)

1
★☆☆☆☆

We went on a weeknight so it was not crowded. I have never been to a restrauant where there isnt any type of place mat. The food was way over priced. The rolls were not rolled tight so everything fell apart the minute you put it in soy sauce. Portion size not worth the money. Taste was good, I have never been to a sushi bar where there wasnt a least one japanese chef working. Did not meet expectations... If you want real quality sushi go to Sushi Express on 7th east and 7800s. They have great quality fish and very reasonable prices............HOLE IN THE WALL BUT WE LOVE IT.. YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED :)

Pros: Taste Fine

Cons: To small of portions for the money

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For a great sushi restaurant you need great sushi period. Then comes the ambiance, service, etc. and Tsunami didn't impress me at all on all of those accounts and I don't see wasting my time and money here when the Happy Sumo is so close by and has the best sushi I've ever had. Then I would go with Takashi. And if they weren't around I'd go to my local supermarket and make my own. Don't bother.

1
★☆☆☆☆

For a great sushi restaurant you need great sushi period. Then comes the ambiance, service, etc. and Tsunami didn't impress me at all on all of those accounts and I don't see wasting my time and money here when the Happy Sumo is so close by and has the best sushi I've ever had. Then I would go with Takashi. And if they weren't around I'd go to my local supermarket and make my own. Don't bother.

Cons: Sushi

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After trying quite a number of other Sushi restaurants throughout Salt Lake and Utah counties, we have settled on only 1 restaurant (2 locations) where we will actually go for Sushi. We are done with the airheaded waitresses at Happy Sumo, and the careless preparation and non-fresh fish there. We have never had a bad experience at Tsunami ever, and we have been dozens of times now. We go at least 3-4 times a month, and never miss an opportunity to bring a new friend or give a glowing recommendation on Tsunami.

We have a 2 year old and a 5 month old. Our friends who often accompany us also have young kids. The staff have been nothing but accomadating and welcoming to us and our kids every time. If we go in a big enough party on the weekends to the Ft Union location, we even get sat upstairs which is nice since the kids can get up and wander around and play without bugging other customers.

Salem is a great manager. Hillary and Jillian are great servers. We've had countless other good servers, they just don't stick out in my mind as well as these two.

Our favorites include: surf & turf roll (not always listed on menu), green goblin (ditto), sunshine roll, shrimp tempura roll with soy paper (less expensive alternative to sunsine), aloha roll with the jalapeno and mango, crunchy tuna roll, tokyo cowboy, fire breathing dragon roll, montauk roll, and at the very top of our list is the escolar nigiri. I will usually get 4-8 pieces of this nigiri each time I go, so good!!!

The valet parking at the Ft Union location is nice as good spots are hard to come by. Tsunami not only takes but encourages reservations, in stark contrast to places like Happy Sumo where we have had to wait upwards of 90 minutes or be told by an ignorant waitress 2+ hours before close that they won't be able to help us at all. My only complaint about Tsunami is that there isn't a location in Utah county, although their 2006 expansion to Ft Union is definitely a step in the right direction.

3
★★★☆☆

After trying quite a number of other Sushi restaurants throughout Salt Lake and Utah counties, we have settled on only 1 restaurant (2 locations) where we will actually go for Sushi. We are done with the airheaded waitresses at Happy Sumo, and the careless preparation and non-fresh fish there. We have never had a bad experience at Tsunami ever, and we have been dozens of times now. We go at least 3-4 times a month, and never miss an opportunity to bring a new friend or give a glowing recommendation on Tsunami.

We have a 2 year old and a 5 month old. Our friends who often accompany us also have young kids. The staff have been nothing but accomadating and welcoming to us and our kids every time. If we go in a big enough party on the weekends to the Ft Union location, we even get sat upstairs which is nice since the kids can get up and wander around and play without bugging other customers.

Salem is a great manager. Hillary and Jillian are great servers. We've had countless other good servers, they just don't stick out in my mind as well as these two.

Our favorites include: surf & turf roll (not always listed on menu), green goblin (ditto), sunshine roll, shrimp tempura roll with soy paper (less expensive alternative to sunsine), aloha roll with the jalapeno and mango, crunchy tuna roll, tokyo cowboy, fire breathing dragon roll, montauk roll, and at the very top of our list is the escolar nigiri. I will usually get 4-8 pieces of this nigiri each time I go, so good!!!

The valet parking at the Ft Union location is nice as good spots are hard to come by. Tsunami not only takes but encourages reservations, in stark contrast to places like Happy Sumo where we have had to wait upwards of 90 minutes or be told by an ignorant waitress 2+ hours before close that they won't be able to help us at all. My only complaint about Tsunami is that there isn't a location in Utah county, although their 2006 expansion to Ft Union is definitely a step in the right direction.

Pros: Upscale contemporary decor, fresh fish, lots of variety in the menu, talented preparation, great service, take reservations

Cons: none!

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I went to Tsunami in Midvale with a bunch of my friends last week. I was really impressed by the clean and beautiful interior. It is such a pleasure to see that the moment we step into the restaurant, we are greeted with smiling and friendly faces. From the hostess to the server, everyone was so welcoming and had such a positive attitude. We had a great server who took her time to explain the menu to us in a very entertaining way and at the same time made us feel very relaxed and happy. We ordered a number of things including the Miso Marinated Black Cod, which was so fresh and delicious that it seemed like they just caught it right before they cooked it. We ordered the Seared Ahi salad to share along with other small plates like the fried spring rolls, both tasted excellent. The fried spring rolls didn?t seem very Japanese and more like Vietnamese or Thai?regardless they were some of the best fried spring rolls I?ve ever had. Next we ordered a bunch of sashimi. The yellow tail was firm and fresh. Yummy. We also ordered a lot of rolls like Montauk, TNT, Tokyo Cowboy, Sunshine and Aloha. They were all fabulous and I would highly recommend any of those! What I really liked about their rolls versus other places I?ve tried is the freshness and flavor; the rolls here are so much more creative than other places. Our total evening was great and we really enjoyed ourselves very much. The staff is attentive and the food is among the best. Our food bill was pretty pricey but then again we did order a bunch of food. We would definitely go back.

5
★★★★★

I went to Tsunami in Midvale with a bunch of my friends last week. I was really impressed by the clean and beautiful interior. It is such a pleasure to see that the moment we step into the restaurant, we are greeted with smiling and friendly faces. From the hostess to the server, everyone was so welcoming and had such a positive attitude. We had a great server who took her time to explain the menu to us in a very entertaining way and at the same time made us feel very relaxed and happy. We ordered a number of things including the Miso Marinated Black Cod, which was so fresh and delicious that it seemed like they just caught it right before they cooked it. We ordered the Seared Ahi salad to share along with other small plates like the fried spring rolls, both tasted excellent. The fried spring rolls didn?t seem very Japanese and more like Vietnamese or Thai?regardless they were some of the best fried spring rolls I?ve ever had. Next we ordered a bunch of sashimi. The yellow tail was firm and fresh. Yummy. We also ordered a lot of rolls like Montauk, TNT, Tokyo Cowboy, Sunshine and Aloha. They were all fabulous and I would highly recommend any of those! What I really liked about their rolls versus other places I?ve tried is the freshness and flavor; the rolls here are so much more creative than other places. Our total evening was great and we really enjoyed ourselves very much. The staff is attentive and the food is among the best. Our food bill was pretty pricey but then again we did order a bunch of food. We would definitely go back.

Pros: Clean, Nice Decor, Great Food & Staff, Fresh Fish

Cons: None

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The food and atmosphere were excellent, but when it came time to pay our server cheated us on our gift card. Said there was less money on it than there actually was. So he either pocketed the money or whoever sold it to our friend pocketed the money. Either way it kind of ruined us on the place. It's unfortunate because they do have some tasty sushi.

3
★★★☆☆

The food and atmosphere were excellent, but when it came time to pay our server cheated us on our gift card. Said there was less money on it than there actually was. So he either pocketed the money or whoever sold it to our friend pocketed the money. Either way it kind of ruined us on the place. It's unfortunate because they do have some tasty sushi.

Cons: Service!!!

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Tsunami used to be one of my favourite spots to dine at. However, my last visit wasn't so impressive. I made a reservation for 9. I had arrived 10 minutes early to wait for our name to be called. I had to go up to them and ASK because the time of our reservation had passed! Friday is busy but HONESTLY, that's why I called in a RESERVATION!

And our waitress! Jamie! - we were all talkative, joked around - we joked around with her a bit; she had absolutely no sense of humour. She didn't even act like she wanted to be there. I wasn't impressed with her attitude.

Still more...The bill ended up being around $180 for all of us. There is a courtesy tip for $26.00 or something around that in the high 20's (since we were a party of 6+). With all the confusion as we were all paying for ourselves we ended up being $10 short. We told her, we added the remaining we owed TOWARDS THE FOOD onto the tip line. She gathered everything up to make the charges. She came back, "You owe $10 more still..." she didn't make eye contact either! So my friend handed her a credit card to charge the $10 on. After a while we thought about it, What do we owe her? We already paid the difference and the tip! So one of the girls politely went over to ask her and the Jamie got really defensive stating that we put it on the tip so that money went towards her tip. She could have told us that when we told her what we had done! She said she couldn't credit us back and the only way to correct the charge was the cross out the tip. If we hadn't have asked she would have jipped us $10 on top of the $26.00 tip that we had already given her. Very underhanded!

There are a few really nice waiters and waitresses but there are just a few there who make you feel unwelcome or like you're putting then out of their way. It's super slow on busy nights, which is fine. I realize that all of these inconveniences have viable reasons, but annoyances are annoyances. Enough is enough - but I'll be dining elsewhere.

2
★★☆☆☆

Tsunami used to be one of my favourite spots to dine at. However, my last visit wasn't so impressive. I made a reservation for 9. I had arrived 10 minutes early to wait for our name to be called. I had to go up to them and ASK because the time of our reservation had passed! Friday is busy but HONESTLY, that's why I called in a RESERVATION!

And our waitress! Jamie! - we were all talkative, joked around - we joked around with her a bit; she had absolutely no sense of humour. She didn't even act like she wanted to be there. I wasn't impressed with her attitude.

Still more...The bill ended up being around $180 for all of us. There is a courtesy tip for $26.00 or something around that in the high 20's (since we were a party of 6+). With all the confusion as we were all paying for ourselves we ended up being $10 short. We told her, we added the remaining we owed TOWARDS THE FOOD onto the tip line. She gathered everything up to make the charges. She came back, "You owe $10 more still..." she didn't make eye contact either! So my friend handed her a credit card to charge the $10 on. After a while we thought about it, What do we owe her? We already paid the difference and the tip! So one of the girls politely went over to ask her and the Jamie got really defensive stating that we put it on the tip so that money went towards her tip. She could have told us that when we told her what we had done! She said she couldn't credit us back and the only way to correct the charge was the cross out the tip. If we hadn't have asked she would have jipped us $10 on top of the $26.00 tip that we had already given her. Very underhanded!

There are a few really nice waiters and waitresses but there are just a few there who make you feel unwelcome or like you're putting then out of their way. It's super slow on busy nights, which is fine. I realize that all of these inconveniences have viable reasons, but annoyances are annoyances. Enough is enough - but I'll be dining elsewhere.

Pros: Very awesome atmosphere...

Cons: Lack of staff morale...

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The food may be great or it may be mediocre, but I will never know. My husband and I went to Tsunami almost two hours before a movie we were planning to see was scheduled to begin. When the host asked if a table was okay with us, we expressed a preference for another table that was beside the window. We then waited nearly 20 minutes for a waitress to greet us. When our waitress finally did come to take our order, she was very accomodating and comped us an edamame appetizer. Her friendliness and accomodation made us willing to look past what had been an error on the part of the host. My husband and I ordered the tempura vegetables (good but ridiculously small portion for the price -- there is little expense involved in tempura vegetables, and small does not always equate with chic) and a sake sampler. We ordered three sushi rolls for our main course. Our drinks were slow to be delivered, but I thought the vegetables were timely. However, after waiting an hour and twenty minutes from the time we were first sat at our table for our sushi, my husband and I realized that we would not have time to enjoy our pricey meal if we were to make the showtime for the movie we were planning to see. We left $7 for the price of the sake sampler, took our coats and left. I have *never* walked out of a restaurant before; we are generally eager to see the best in a waitress/restaurant. However, there is no redeeming such ridiculously slow service.

3
★★★☆☆

The food may be great or it may be mediocre, but I will never know. My husband and I went to Tsunami almost two hours before a movie we were planning to see was scheduled to begin. When the host asked if a table was okay with us, we expressed a preference for another table that was beside the window. We then waited nearly 20 minutes for a waitress to greet us. When our waitress finally did come to take our order, she was very accomodating and comped us an edamame appetizer. Her friendliness and accomodation made us willing to look past what had been an error on the part of the host. My husband and I ordered the tempura vegetables (good but ridiculously small portion for the price -- there is little expense involved in tempura vegetables, and small does not always equate with chic) and a sake sampler. We ordered three sushi rolls for our main course. Our drinks were slow to be delivered, but I thought the vegetables were timely. However, after waiting an hour and twenty minutes from the time we were first sat at our table for our sushi, my husband and I realized that we would not have time to enjoy our pricey meal if we were to make the showtime for the movie we were planning to see. We left $7 for the price of the sake sampler, took our coats and left. I have *never* walked out of a restaurant before; we are generally eager to see the best in a waitress/restaurant. However, there is no redeeming such ridiculously slow service.

Pros: Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Slow Service, Small Portions

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I have been to the Tsunami in Midvale a few times and have loved it every time. I have always had prompt and personable service. The sushi is really good too. Well, about as good as you can get in Utah anyway. :) Very fresh and good combos. I usually have a hard time deciding what to get and have never had an objection if I ask to change the rolls a little to suit my tastes. My only "complaint" is I don't like how they close between 2 and 6. (I showed up at 5 once....) So be sure you know their hours before going. I also had my first taste of a Saki I actually liked when I requested the Apple/Pear saki the last time we went. It was sweet and soft. Oh and the last time I went, there were two kids who were well behaved (and were only moderately loud on occasion) and were not causing any problems. :)

5
★★★★★

I have been to the Tsunami in Midvale a few times and have loved it every time. I have always had prompt and personable service. The sushi is really good too. Well, about as good as you can get in Utah anyway. :) Very fresh and good combos. I usually have a hard time deciding what to get and have never had an objection if I ask to change the rolls a little to suit my tastes. My only "complaint" is I don't like how they close between 2 and 6. (I showed up at 5 once....) So be sure you know their hours before going. I also had my first taste of a Saki I actually liked when I requested the Apple/Pear saki the last time we went. It was sweet and soft. Oh and the last time I went, there were two kids who were well behaved (and were only moderately loud on occasion) and were not causing any problems. :)

Pros: food, service, sushi

Cons: hours

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One little peep out of the kids will get you a visit from the hostess- Our recent visit to the new Tsunami Restaurant off Union Park resulted in a vow to never go back. I was not impressed with the sushi, small slivers of fish topped their sushi rolls, and the taste was mediocre at best. Most appalling however was the way their hostess handled a complaint by a guest about our child making noise. "What can she do to get my child to be more quiet" is a clear sign that they want to provide you with the check and send you on your way. Dont get me wrong, I fully understand that people go to dinner to enjoy the ambiance as much as the food, but kids or no kids we all should be able to enjoy our sushi. This restaurant is in a strip mall with highchairs available for children giving no indication that they prefer you to leave the kids at home. But make no mistake about it, kids are not welcome!

1
★☆☆☆☆

One little peep out of the kids will get you a visit from the hostess- Our recent visit to the new Tsunami Restaurant off Union Park resulted in a vow to never go back. I was not impressed with the sushi, small slivers of fish topped their sushi rolls, and the taste was mediocre at best. Most appalling however was the way their hostess handled a complaint by a guest about our child making noise. "What can she do to get my child to be more quiet" is a clear sign that they want to provide you with the check and send you on your way. Dont get me wrong, I fully understand that people go to dinner to enjoy the ambiance as much as the food, but kids or no kids we all should be able to enjoy our sushi. This restaurant is in a strip mall with highchairs available for children giving no indication that they prefer you to leave the kids at home. But make no mistake about it, kids are not welcome!

Pros: Ambience different

Cons: Rude, sushi was mediocre at best

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I took my bo to Tsunami last night for the first time and was told it was really good, but after trying it for myself, I came to a different conclusion. The food was very much mediocre (my least favorite compared to anywhere else I have ever had sushi!) and very small portions for the price. I suppose the price is a little higher than most, but that is by just looking at the menu. Once you receive your small portions of food, it makes it that much more expensive for the money. You can pay less at Ahh Sushi, Happy Sumo, Ginza...any of the regulars, and pay a little less, and get much larger portions. (As an example, if you order the tempura vegie plate at Ahh Sushi, it is huge, and is around $7. We ordered the same appetizer last night at Tsunami, w/i $1 of the price at Ahh, but there were 6 pieces of tempura vegies on the tiny plate. It is a mound of food at Ahh Sushi.)

I was also told it was really nice inside, and romantic, but it was also just mediocre. It felt more like a lunch spot, casual dining, than something really nice, and/or romantic.

It is an ok place, but not really worth it unless you just happen to be close and not near another sushi restaurant.

2
★★☆☆☆

I took my bo to Tsunami last night for the first time and was told it was really good, but after trying it for myself, I came to a different conclusion. The food was very much mediocre (my least favorite compared to anywhere else I have ever had sushi!) and very small portions for the price. I suppose the price is a little higher than most, but that is by just looking at the menu. Once you receive your small portions of food, it makes it that much more expensive for the money. You can pay less at Ahh Sushi, Happy Sumo, Ginza...any of the regulars, and pay a little less, and get much larger portions. (As an example, if you order the tempura vegie plate at Ahh Sushi, it is huge, and is around $7. We ordered the same appetizer last night at Tsunami, w/i $1 of the price at Ahh, but there were 6 pieces of tempura vegies on the tiny plate. It is a mound of food at Ahh Sushi.)

I was also told it was really nice inside, and romantic, but it was also just mediocre. It felt more like a lunch spot, casual dining, than something really nice, and/or romantic.

It is an ok place, but not really worth it unless you just happen to be close and not near another sushi restaurant.

Pros: Somewhere new to try

Cons: Overpriced for the small portions, bland, nothing impressive

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We found this place through a friend, thankfully! It's by far the best sushi in SLC, in my opinion. We drive from another county to eat there. Always great service, prompt seating and fabulously fresh fish. Do yourself a favor and order at least two Sunshine Rolls!

5
★★★★★

We found this place through a friend, thankfully! It's by far the best sushi in SLC, in my opinion. We drive from another county to eat there. Always great service, prompt seating and fabulously fresh fish. Do yourself a favor and order at least two Sunshine Rolls!

Pros: Everything...food, service, ambience

Cons: Maybe parking, but only a problem on weekends

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Why do hostesses at restaurants seat people where THEY want - rather than where the customer wants? We went and the place was almost empty - yet - the hostess sat us next to the only other table in the restaurant, a group of noisy teenagers. We asked to be moved and she said she couldn't. Huh?

Food was okay but pretty pricey. Miso soup wasn't hot enough. We spent the whole night listening to the teenagers...not fun. The manager didn't seem to care that we weren't happy so I guess she won't care if we don't come back.

2
★★☆☆☆

Why do hostesses at restaurants seat people where THEY want - rather than where the customer wants? We went and the place was almost empty - yet - the hostess sat us next to the only other table in the restaurant, a group of noisy teenagers. We asked to be moved and she said she couldn't. Huh?

Food was okay but pretty pricey. Miso soup wasn't hot enough. We spent the whole night listening to the teenagers...not fun. The manager didn't seem to care that we weren't happy so I guess she won't care if we don't come back.

Pros: Decent sushi

Cons: Hostess & Manager Don't Care

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Well at first I was a little skeptical about eating here, mostly because I went with friends who arent very fond of eating sushi, or have never eaten sushi at all. The place was busy but surprisingly the four of us were seated at the sushi bar; it was a Friday night too. The chef was nice enough to point us to a few of the popular rolls after I explained to him that my friends werent sushi connoisseurs. One friend who once threw up the first time I took him to eat sushi seemed to eat and enjoy everything we had that night, whether it was raw or cooked. I think the freshness of the fish probably made a huge difference in why he liked it this time as opposed to his first time. My other friends werent as bold and ordered the ribs or chicken teriyaki, which were both fabulous, especially the ribs (I highly recommend it). It always nice to go to Japanese restaurants and have options for non-sushi eaters and avid sushi eaters like myself. Most Japanese restaurants Ive been to offer either really good sushi but no non-sushi items or okay sushi and okay non-sushi items. This restaurant seemed to offer the best of both worlds, pleasing the palates of both types of people. Ill definitely eat here again the next time Im in Utah.

5
★★★★★

Well at first I was a little skeptical about eating here, mostly because I went with friends who arent very fond of eating sushi, or have never eaten sushi at all. The place was busy but surprisingly the four of us were seated at the sushi bar; it was a Friday night too. The chef was nice enough to point us to a few of the popular rolls after I explained to him that my friends werent sushi connoisseurs. One friend who once threw up the first time I took him to eat sushi seemed to eat and enjoy everything we had that night, whether it was raw or cooked. I think the freshness of the fish probably made a huge difference in why he liked it this time as opposed to his first time. My other friends werent as bold and ordered the ribs or chicken teriyaki, which were both fabulous, especially the ribs (I highly recommend it). It always nice to go to Japanese restaurants and have options for non-sushi eaters and avid sushi eaters like myself. Most Japanese restaurants Ive been to offer either really good sushi but no non-sushi items or okay sushi and okay non-sushi items. This restaurant seemed to offer the best of both worlds, pleasing the palates of both types of people. Ill definitely eat here again the next time Im in Utah.

Pros: Good Rolls, Fresh Fish, Excellent Ribs

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Tsunami provides a very traditional atmosphere with the wall-to-wall decorations and authentic environment. Although the sushi was just average for me, it is still very satisfying for a hungry stomach.

4
★★★★☆

Tsunami provides a very traditional atmosphere with the wall-to-wall decorations and authentic environment. Although the sushi was just average for me, it is still very satisfying for a hungry stomach.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, Good parking

Cons: Dull service

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Never have I had such great sushi anywhere! With the added bonus of friendly chefs, Drew, Kirk, and Stan, coupled with exceptional service, the atmosphere couldn't be better! I plan to make this a regular stop when in Salt Lake City and will highly recommend that my friends and cohorts do the same. Even the sushi novice will feel right at home.

5
★★★★★

Never have I had such great sushi anywhere! With the added bonus of friendly chefs, Drew, Kirk, and Stan, coupled with exceptional service, the atmosphere couldn't be better! I plan to make this a regular stop when in Salt Lake City and will highly recommend that my friends and cohorts do the same. Even the sushi novice will feel right at home.

Pros: Food, Service, Price

Cons: limited parking

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I rearry enjoyed my stay at the Salt Lake City Tsunami Restaurant.
irecomended this restaurant to everyone my friends.
Terashima-san arigatou!

5
★★★★★

I rearry enjoyed my stay at the Salt Lake City Tsunami Restaurant.
irecomended this restaurant to everyone my friends.
Terashima-san arigatou!

Pros: Food, Service, Sushi

Cons: nothing

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Being a sushi aficionado, I've given this restaurant several chances to prove its worth. However, the service was slow on every visit and more than once I was seated in a drafty spot by the front door. While the sushi was mostly alright, the memory of being served a couple of less than fresh pieces on one occasion still lingers and will deter me from any future visits. I recommend Takashi, Kyoto or the Happy Sumo instead.

2
★★☆☆☆

Being a sushi aficionado, I've given this restaurant several chances to prove its worth. However, the service was slow on every visit and more than once I was seated in a drafty spot by the front door. While the sushi was mostly alright, the memory of being served a couple of less than fresh pieces on one occasion still lingers and will deter me from any future visits. I recommend Takashi, Kyoto or the Happy Sumo instead.

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The sushi at Tsunami is awesome. It is up there with Ichiban Sushi and the service has always been great. Friendly staff.

5
★★★★★

The sushi at Tsunami is awesome. It is up there with Ichiban Sushi and the service has always been great. Friendly staff.

Cons: small restaurant

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I went to Tsunami during my ski trip with low expectations being from California, which has abundantly authentic sushi bars. The rice was not seasoned to the Japanese standard. fishes were shipped from CA. I was clueless as to their claim a fusion restaurant, which were tempura-dip fried rolls, BBQ ribs, Vietnamese springrolls. I will call it international food, but diffinitely not fusion. Bring in a real fusion chef. But their location, next to a threater, has helped the restaurant. Not recommended to Californians, real sushi eaters.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Tsunami during my ski trip with low expectations being from California, which has abundantly authentic sushi bars. The rice was not seasoned to the Japanese standard. fishes were shipped from CA. I was clueless as to their claim a fusion restaurant, which were tempura-dip fried rolls, BBQ ribs, Vietnamese springrolls. I will call it international food, but diffinitely not fusion. Bring in a real fusion chef. But their location, next to a threater, has helped the restaurant. Not recommended to Californians, real sushi eaters.

Pros: Locations, Locations, Locations

Cons: food, food, food

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The teriyaki steak and dumplings or the mixed tempura plates are both excellent, along with the sushi. A little pricey, but worth it.

5
★★★★★

The teriyaki steak and dumplings or the mixed tempura plates are both excellent, along with the sushi. A little pricey, but worth it.

Pros: quality, location

Cons: a little pricey

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I am Japanese and I used to work at sushi bar back in Japan. I have checked this web site and found this restaurant and read these reviews before we went, so my wife and I were really disappointed. Fish was quite fresh, but the way they cook rice was not the right way. "shari"(sushi rice) was not seasoned right, so I did not think it was authentic, but Americanized. so probably non-Japanese people might like it. Teriyaki chicken was not good, but cost $14.00. Way overpriced!! I find that reviewer uses the word "authentic" quite often, but I'm not sure if they know REAL authentic sushi. You could discard this review if you like American-type sushi, but if you are maybe Japanese or lived in Japan for many years and looking for REAL sushi, Tsunami wouldn't be your choice.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I am Japanese and I used to work at sushi bar back in Japan. I have checked this web site and found this restaurant and read these reviews before we went, so my wife and I were really disappointed. Fish was quite fresh, but the way they cook rice was not the right way. "shari"(sushi rice) was not seasoned right, so I did not think it was authentic, but Americanized. so probably non-Japanese people might like it. Teriyaki chicken was not good, but cost $14.00. Way overpriced!! I find that reviewer uses the word "authentic" quite often, but I'm not sure if they know REAL authentic sushi. You could discard this review if you like American-type sushi, but if you are maybe Japanese or lived in Japan for many years and looking for REAL sushi, Tsunami wouldn't be your choice.

Cons: Expensive, Not authentic

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Very average, chefs who think they know to much with prices to high. Fish is no fresher or better than most other bars but is more expensive. Good Ribs, but is that sushi?

3
★★★☆☆

Very average, chefs who think they know to much with prices to high. Fish is no fresher or better than most other bars but is more expensive. Good Ribs, but is that sushi?

Pros: service, parking, food

Cons: expensive, no kids, crowded

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This place was really good. I got their shrimp and vegetable tempura, and it was delicious. My husband got some sushi and he said they were delicious as well. I tried one of the rolls and it was a tiny bit fishy, but not near as bad as I've had at other places. I would definitely go back!

4
★★★★☆

This place was really good. I got their shrimp and vegetable tempura, and it was delicious. My husband got some sushi and he said they were delicious as well. I tried one of the rolls and it was a tiny bit fishy, but not near as bad as I've had at other places. I would definitely go back!

Pros: location, not too pricey, good serving sizes

Cons: uncomfortable chairs

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GOOD SUSHI IS HARD TO FIND IT SELF IN UTAH ITS EVEN HARDER TSUNAMI IS SOME O F THE BEST SUSHI IVE EVER HAD AND THE CHEF SCOOT IS AMAZING . I. WOULD RECCOMMENT IT TO ANYONE EVEN IS THEY DON,T LIKE SUSHI TRY THE JENNY ROLL OR DTH ROLL IS YUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

GOOD SUSHI IS HARD TO FIND IT SELF IN UTAH ITS EVEN HARDER TSUNAMI IS SOME O F THE BEST SUSHI IVE EVER HAD AND THE CHEF SCOOT IS AMAZING . I. WOULD RECCOMMENT IT TO ANYONE EVEN IS THEY DON,T LIKE SUSHI TRY THE JENNY ROLL OR DTH ROLL IS YUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you enjoy sushi, Tsunami is the place to be in Salt Lake. Here you will find an incredible menu, and the specialty items are delicious. You won't find better sushi in Utah, and they have some frequent specials that are not to be found elsewhere with any frequency, such as Escolar sashimi - which is possibly the most flavorful white fish anywhere. If you enjoy sushi, you owe it to yourself to visit Tsunami - nothing else on the local scene compares!

5
★★★★★

If you enjoy sushi, Tsunami is the place to be in Salt Lake. Here you will find an incredible menu, and the specialty items are delicious. You won't find better sushi in Utah, and they have some frequent specials that are not to be found elsewhere with any frequency, such as Escolar sashimi - which is possibly the most flavorful white fish anywhere. If you enjoy sushi, you owe it to yourself to visit Tsunami - nothing else on the local scene compares!

Pros: Sushi, Specialty Items, Consistent Quality

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The food at Tsunami is addictive for sure. They bring many unusual or hard to get fish as well as the best of the typical sushi. The fish here spoils you for any other sushi restaurant. Then there are the other dishes--so hard to decide since they're all delicious!

5
★★★★★

The food at Tsunami is addictive for sure. They bring many unusual or hard to get fish as well as the best of the typical sushi. The fish here spoils you for any other sushi restaurant. Then there are the other dishes--so hard to decide since they're all delicious!

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My husband and I have tried every sushi place imaginable. Without question, Tsunami serves the VERY BEST sushi here bar none. The fish is always fresh, the quality is unwavering. The owners travel to Japan quite frequently and have earned the right to say their food is authentic. Even the knives they use to cut the fish were handcrafted in Japan. Try the Rib Eye strips rolled around either green onion or asparagus. Don't miss the outstanding baby back ribs (so flavorfuland tender). Staple dishes like chicken teriyaki are okay but sushi is the thing here. If you're a sushi fan, you'll be thrilled. Try the Escolar when they have it. It melts in the mouth! Do not pass up this oasis of sushi in this landlocked state.

5
★★★★★

My husband and I have tried every sushi place imaginable. Without question, Tsunami serves the VERY BEST sushi here bar none. The fish is always fresh, the quality is unwavering. The owners travel to Japan quite frequently and have earned the right to say their food is authentic. Even the knives they use to cut the fish were handcrafted in Japan. Try the Rib Eye strips rolled around either green onion or asparagus. Don't miss the outstanding baby back ribs (so flavorfuland tender). Staple dishes like chicken teriyaki are okay but sushi is the thing here. If you're a sushi fan, you'll be thrilled. Try the Escolar when they have it. It melts in the mouth! Do not pass up this oasis of sushi in this landlocked state.

Pros: Awesome fish, Friendly owners, Unique varieties

Cons: Busy on weekends, Parking is a pain

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Creative use of different sauces and rolls is unique. The best place to introduce friends to the sushi experence.

5
★★★★★

Creative use of different sauces and rolls is unique. The best place to introduce friends to the sushi experence.

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This place has the best sushi I have ever had. Everything is always fresh. I always comeonce a week because I am always craving it!

5
★★★★★

This place has the best sushi I have ever had. Everything is always fresh. I always comeonce a week because I am always craving it!

Pros: Atmosphere, Decor, Good staff

Cons: , Limited parking, usually a wait

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AFter moving back to SLC it was really great to find a newish sushi restaraunt serving great food. The fish here is really great. I've eaten here twice in the last couple of months and have been really happy with it. There maki suchi is always very lite and tasty and their nigri is very fresh and well prepared.

Give it a try, I'm sure you'll like it.

5
★★★★★

AFter moving back to SLC it was really great to find a newish sushi restaraunt serving great food. The fish here is really great. I've eaten here twice in the last couple of months and have been really happy with it. There maki suchi is always very lite and tasty and their nigri is very fresh and well prepared.

Give it a try, I'm sure you'll like it.

Pros: Food, Food, Food

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I have been eating sushi for most of my life and Tsunami definitely has the best sushi in Utah! I've tried some other places where the fish was too salty and/or didn't taste very fresh but Tsunami flies their fish in 2-3x weekly via commercial airlines and I'd tell you which days they are but I don't want it to get anymore crowded than it already is. That leads me to the negative, waiting times can be kind of long during peak dining hours so call to reserve if you don't want to wait. Also, you have to try the Tempura Fried Ice Cream w/Mango Sauce dessert, it's sinfully delicious!! The restaurant itself is very graceful and elegantly designed in Japanese motifs. It's a really good place to go if you want to impress your date. Tsunami is sooo good, it's my weekly ritual! (^_^)

5
★★★★★

I have been eating sushi for most of my life and Tsunami definitely has the best sushi in Utah! I've tried some other places where the fish was too salty and/or didn't taste very fresh but Tsunami flies their fish in 2-3x weekly via commercial airlines and I'd tell you which days they are but I don't want it to get anymore crowded than it already is. That leads me to the negative, waiting times can be kind of long during peak dining hours so call to reserve if you don't want to wait. Also, you have to try the Tempura Fried Ice Cream w/Mango Sauce dessert, it's sinfully delicious!! The restaurant itself is very graceful and elegantly designed in Japanese motifs. It's a really good place to go if you want to impress your date. Tsunami is sooo good, it's my weekly ritual! (^_^)

Pros: the freshest sushi!, lots of parking, graceful & elegant

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It took several business trips, but I finally found my favorite sushi restaurant of Salt Lake. I've been to all of the ones downtown and could not compare any of them to the taste and freshness that Tsunami offers. The ambience, the area, the service, the food, were all fabulous. Ask for Chef Scott, he made some great rolls for me. I think the prices are inexpensive... maybe it's because I'm from a NYC.

5
★★★★★

It took several business trips, but I finally found my favorite sushi restaurant of Salt Lake. I've been to all of the ones downtown and could not compare any of them to the taste and freshness that Tsunami offers. The ambience, the area, the service, the food, were all fabulous. Ask for Chef Scott, he made some great rolls for me. I think the prices are inexpensive... maybe it's because I'm from a NYC.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food, Good service

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I have ate at several sushi restaurants in Salt Lake and this one is by far the best!!! TRY the Jenny Roll or the DTH roll. For non-sushi lovers they have plenty of wonderful entrees. I would recommend Tsunami to anyone. YUM!!

5
★★★★★

I have ate at several sushi restaurants in Salt Lake and this one is by far the best!!! TRY the Jenny Roll or the DTH roll. For non-sushi lovers they have plenty of wonderful entrees. I would recommend Tsunami to anyone. YUM!!

Pros: FOOD, Atmosphere, Variety

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I have been eating at this place since a friend suggested it. I eat lunch there and have rarely been dissapointed. However I have discovered a wonderful secret! As I was in a hurry one day I noticed more hot foods coming from the kitchen way faster than the sushi at the bar,(no offense to the sushi chefs, as they were overwhelmed with orders! ) So I tried the lunch box with steak and shrimp, and I have to say whoever is in the kitchen knows their u know what, because the teriyaki sauce was perfect, the tempura shrimp were awesome, everything was awesome! Since, I have tried the ribs with a spicy teriyaki and could not believe how good they were! Kudos to the person in the back at Tsunami, you are great! I can't wait to try more dishes from you. But what about sukiyaki, batayaki etc?.

5
★★★★★

I have been eating at this place since a friend suggested it. I eat lunch there and have rarely been dissapointed. However I have discovered a wonderful secret! As I was in a hurry one day I noticed more hot foods coming from the kitchen way faster than the sushi at the bar,(no offense to the sushi chefs, as they were overwhelmed with orders! ) So I tried the lunch box with steak and shrimp, and I have to say whoever is in the kitchen knows their u know what, because the teriyaki sauce was perfect, the tempura shrimp were awesome, everything was awesome! Since, I have tried the ribs with a spicy teriyaki and could not believe how good they were! Kudos to the person in the back at Tsunami, you are great! I can't wait to try more dishes from you. But what about sukiyaki, batayaki etc?.

Pros: affordable, great food, friendly people

Cons: sometimes understaff, hard to park, cocktails slow

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