What a great find! The eclectic menu, ambiance, and service were outstanding. Food was excellent from appetizers to entree to dessert! Wish I lived in the area to visit more frequently!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Place to Eat!
Whenever I have friends visiting from out of town Hot Tuna is my go to place for great food, entertainment and well made drinks. Great experience and our server was pleasant to the eyes and in communication. Great Job Hot Tuna!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place. It is probably
Love this place. It is probably not a place that the normal Virginia Beach vacationers will find because it is not on the water. But it has very good food, service and decor. It is simultaneously appropriate for a date night, for families with kids, and for a group get together. This was our second year going there during vacation and we will go back again next year.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the rockfish special
We had the rockfish special and it was delicious. The service was prompt and attentive.
We are so glad this restaurant is close by.
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here several times
Have been here several times and have always found the food to be delicious. It is served attractively and the waitor was excellent. Will definitely keep going back!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vegetarians of Virginia
Our server recommended some vegetarian and vegan dishes for our group
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
+ +We had been to Hot tuna
+We had been to Hot tuna one other time and really enjoyed the food and service, so when we had 2 couples come into town we took them to Hot Tuna to enjoy a local yocal, All 6 of us enjoyed the food and great service. Our waiter new the menu well and made helpful suggestions.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always delicious
The food is always delicious at Hot Tuna! They have the best calamari around, and their entrees are phenomenal as well! My wife and I like to go there on special occasions because we like to try a little of everything, and the check always seems to be a little high. Some of the best seafood in the area!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Bday Experience in years!!!
Omg my bday was awesome @ hot Tuna. I made online reservations for my party=perfectly convenient.The food and atmosphere was perfect. The only thing i would change is getting shots only to get a good buzz lol but other than that it so big fun. The people that go out there were down to earth and friendly as well as my waitress. DJ Oh Yea was great also and i can't wait to go back =)-
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than I remember.
Best experience I've had at Hot Tuna in years. This place is fun but service is usually lacking and food somewhat mediocre. Usually we only go there for the great happy hour but this experience was awesome. The food was great - even with some difficult orders at our large table. Our waitress was excellent and split the bill up including splitting entrees, bottles of wine and appetizers - with no mistakes. This used to be a "happy hour only" place in my mind but we will definitely return again for dinner or another party.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The family and I were celebrating my husband's birthday. We had a great time. Great food and excellent service. Nice local atmosphere.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never had them before, but they were deelish! So was the raw tuna app. Fresh fish was great and they'll make dishes for you that aren't even on the menu (ask for scallops mediterranean style - yum). Best dessert assortment I've seen anywhere lately... lots of chocolate options. Unfortunately we were too full from dinner.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot Tuna - Good Stuff!
Kinda stumbled upon this place and wasn't to impressed at the looks from outside. The food more than made up for it and the inside was pretty darn nice too! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in this area.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a great experience along with delicious food. I had the Tune special (three types of sushi) and it was superb.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good... Very consistent
Best tuna sashimi, great steaks, great combination
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very noisey close to bard.
Very noisey close to bard. Had to move away. Service good and food good. Will go there again.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us went for dinner here on a Friday evening. Everyone was extremely happy with their meals. The food was delicious, the services was great, and the ambience was fun! Would definitely recommend and am planning on going back!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the special for dinner
I had the special for dinner - Mahi Rockafeller... it was wonderful!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
first time there
Friendly from the time we entered. Kristine, our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. All around a great dining experience. We will definitely go back when in Virginia Beach.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a sangria and margarita nice and refreshing! We ordered potato encrusted salmon with spinach-very nice portion of salmon and cooked to perfection! We ordered shrimp Francesca -nice size shrimp, satisfying portions , tasty sauce. Also ordered the blackened chicken over pasta,healthy portions and nice compliments of flavor of sundried tomato, spinach, garlic,mushrooms,against the blackened chicken. The 4 th diner had a crab cake sandwich-full of nice lump meat. The server brought warm brown bread with a sweet creamy butter- addicting! To finish off our meal we ordered the capachino cheesecake and key lime pie. Both were extremely satisfying! The service was prompt and the staff was very friendly and eager to please! Must go!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time with friends
We had a great time with friends and everyone's dinner was delicious. Our server was very attentive and we look forward to dining at Hot Tuna again.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Local Spot
Hot Tuna is so consistetly excellent, it is a place we love to return to, again, and again. The food is always great, fresh, tasty, and well presented. Service is attentive, responsive, and friendly. It is always a real pleasure to have dinner here with friends and family. Our out-of-town guests always have Hot Tuna at the top of their "must return to" list.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was quite good - the
Food was quite good - the shrimp was very tasty. The salmon, cooked on the wood plank was very tasty.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT NEW MENU
We recently revisited Hot Tuna with out of town friends and were delighted with the food, drinks, and service. We'll be back to enjoy this local restaurant again very soon.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
If riding by this restaurant, I would not have stopped BUT it was on OpenTable so I knew it had to be good! My husband LOVED the nachos, the she crab was wonderful and we will definitely go back.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was Great
Hot Tuna had a great menu with both Coastal and more traditional restraunt food. My husband had the crab cakes and really enjoyed them. The atmosphere was very loud and animated but not overwhelming. Everyone was having a good time and enjoying themselves. If we're ever back in the area, we'll definitely come back to Hot Tuna.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cedar plank salmon is the best!! Service was great...I will definitely return!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot Tuna is awesome
We love Hot Tuna for great food and service. Our fav's are the calamari and blackened tuna bites for starters. We've ordered several different things from the menu and have never been disappointed.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love hot tuna, the food is
Love hot tuna, the food is great. My only little complaint is next time I would like to sit in the dining room. The bar area was a little too loud for myself and my party A sign of old age im afraid.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant experience on our 48th anniversary. Sat in bar booth. Good food/wine. We had the salmon and rock fish. Decent salad and key lime pie. Disappointed in lack of bread/rolls for dinner. Overall about an 8 out of 10.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely Loved It
This will for sure become a favorite special night out stop. BEST mojito in Virginia! Thank you for a great birthday experience.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the beaten track in VA Beach
Our annual pilgrimmage to VA Beach always includes a trip to Hot Tuna. Fresh, tasty seafood in a little place stuck in a strip mall!!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot Tuna is, and always has been, a consistently great dining and drinking spot.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best seafood, outstanding
The best seafood, outstanding and timely service. You will not be disappointed.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Saturday night outing!
Eclectic menu. We had grilled avocado, fish tacos with beans and rice and Chesapeake Pasta with many types of fish.
Great mojitos! Good draft beer selection. Restaurant was accommodating to a quick reservation change.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
GF oysters rock!
Have a "gluten sensitive" menu, but is not extensive. The server wasn't knowledgeable with gluten free selections.
Oysters rock are amazing!!! And can be made GF.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I frequented this restaurant 15 years ago and it somehow just fell off my radar screen. I think because it became more of a bar for the younger crowd. I've been back five or six times in the last year and each time has been fantastic!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten all over the world. The meal we enjoyed at Hot Tuna ranks in my all-time top-ten. My "mixed grill" entre' was over-the-top. The service from our waiter....well, it just doesn't get any better.... We will definitely be back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and food, if you visiting VA beach this is the best restaurant, no other by the beach has the great food and service, the only thing you need to drive out from the beach area but is all worth it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot Tuna Never Disappoints
Hot Tuna consistently provides an outstanding dining experience. They offer innovative specials to compliment their regular menu. Love this place.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family and I came here for dinner on Labor Day. We arrived around 6pm and it was not overly crowded. We ordered the blackened tuna nachos and some shrimp for appetizers. Everything was delicious! My grandfather ordered the She Crab Soup and said that was delicious as well. I had the blackened chicken sandwich with rice and beans and loved it! The beans were spicy, which I prefer. I couldn't stop eating! Everything was perfect and would love to go back!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner in VA Beach
Went to Hot Tuna while on vacation in VA Beach and looking for good local seafood. We chose Hot Tuna because of the extensive menu and were not disappointed. We went on a Tuesday night at about 7:30 in the off season, and were seated immediately. It was quiet and cozy; perfect for us. The hostess and the waitress were friendly, attentive, quick, and efficient. The food was excellent, arrived quickly, and hot. We had an amazing appetizer of crab dip with warm, soft pretzels as the dipper, which work together amazingly well. The price may be considered on the higher side, but felt appropriate to the quality. We spent about 70 dollars, including tip, for two entrees, appetizer, and no liquor. Overall, highly recommended.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistant quality Consistant
Consistant quality Consistant good service. I am never disappointed at Hot Tuna!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were 'Ragin n Cajun' at
We were 'Ragin n Cajun' at Hot Tuna Saturday night. The servers were attentive, the band over the top good, and the crowd was full of classy people interested in a good time on the dance floor.
Hot Tuna showed us Colorado women a nice time! Thanks for the good memories of Virginia.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good local hotspot
Food is good. It can be a little loud, but overall it's still a good dining experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
20+ years and getting better!
We really enjoy how the kitchen is getting more and more creative! Keep it up and we will continue to choose Hot Tuna over other resturaunts.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, excellent service.
Good food, excellent service. Always a good experience!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, espescially
Food was excellent, espescially the Cedar Plank Rockfish. Service was attentative, waitresswas knowledgeable about menu and recommendations. Thoughly enjoyable dinner.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistly Good Dining Experience
Hot Tuna never fails to please. When local rockfish is in season, have it cedar planked and smoked - it is simply the very best fish - ever! Our server, Chad, is the very best server in Tidewater. We are regulars, and he always makes our dining experience even better with his attention to details, remembering what each of us likes, and making recommendations he thinks we might like. This is one of our "go to" restaurants, especially when we have guests join us - they are always impressed, often remarking that this was their best meal during their stay. Thanks to all at Hot Tuna.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cedar Plank Rock Fish was
Cedar Plank Rock Fish was outstanding. Oysters Rock are the best I''ve had in years. Love this place.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM