Sushi. Hip and stylish, Tsunami has a vibe that calls to trendsetters and in-the-know professionals. The loft-like space features exposed brick, modern Asian art, white oak and nods to vintage style, setting a stage for enjoying both traditional and innovative preparations of Japanese cuisine. The bar features an enviable array of high-end spirits, and the sake list offers one of the largest, most sophisticated selections around. Late-night dining makes this restaurant a perennial hotspot.
Tsunami is like a wave of the hip urbane. Dim lights, house music, a good looking wait staff and red vintage chairs flavor the cozy sushi and sake bar-flanked dining room.
The sushi chefs opt for vintage street clothes over traditional whites, adding to the retro mood. They roll out nicely presented, creative items like Papa San—spicy crab, avocado, cucumber and gobo, topped with whitefish, a jalapeño wafer, spicy mayo, tobiko and lightly baked ponzu.
The bar, which is open to late night revelers until 2am, displays the most extensive colorful premium sake list on the west coast and proudly offer aficionados over 100 sakes by the bottle & 50 by the glass, all imported from Japan — as well as seasonal samplers. Another way to enjoy what Tsunami refers to as “one of the most natural beverages on earth,” is Tsunami’s Wrath: a sake-and-sangría mix with cranberry juice and limejuice.
Tsunami is an ideal spot to host group parties for up to 25 guests in its lounge area. Tsunami is a very busy restaurant and as you sometimes wait for your table there, Bar 821 "a wine & sake bar" was opened next door simply to have Tsunami's guests linger & wait for tables while still having great fun.
Tsunami is not only a dinner but also an experience in dining out & partying!