Screaming Tuna
Screaming Tuna

Screaming Tuna

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.screamingtuna.com/
  • Phone: 4147631637x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Wine Bar, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Morimoto & Michael Conley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Auto Shows, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Business Events & everything in between. Whether it’s for 20 sushi lovers or 200 sushi 1st timers, Screaming Tuna Sushi & Asian Bistro has just the menu you need.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two business friendly "dojo" rooms, with full A.V. capabilities, that seat 12 people each. A retractable wall can be opened to accommodate seating for 24 people comfortably. Sections of the restaurant can also be reserved for much larger parties, from the patio to the bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Cristian Vega 4147631637x
  • Special Events: Third Thursday Dining:

    Never before seen multi-course tasting menus. Unique, off the menu cocktail pairings. Transformed ambience & decor, from table settings to staff attire, & monthly galleries from local artists. Fantastic service worthy of the grandest stage. This is what big event dining is all about at Screaming Tuna, & we’ve decided that every month is worthy of such a special evening. Thus, Third Thursday was born. Beginning with our 2 Years Of Tuna Anniversary Party, each 3rd Thursday of the month we will present you with all of these surprises. Stay tun(a)ed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water Street
  • Public Transit: Just 4 blocks southeast of the Milwaukee's Amtrak & Greyhound station. Right off of Water Streets bus routes. Even access via boat, with a public slip out front.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking potential. Valet parking is available Friday & Saturday. Or go nautical! Located directly on the river, you can park your boat on our docks and walk right up to our patio.
A word from Screaming Tuna
Welcome. Screaming Tuna Sushi and Asian Bistro specializes in classic flavors and inspired fusions. Our menu includes an inventive selection of appetizers, maki, sashimi, and fresh seafood, steak entrees, and more. You’ll enjoy the extensive wine and cocktail menu, al fresco dining in warmer weather, and beautiful Milwaukee skyline views.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Screaming Tuna reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (53)great for outdoor dining (51)fit for foodies (35)special occasion (32)romantic (30)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (19)hot spot (19)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Drinks!
    sushifanatic09
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went here for a girl's night with my friends and we had a lot of fun. The sushi was good but I felt that I've been to less expensive sushi restaurants in Milwaukee that have similarly tasting rolls. It is nice that they are a sustainable seafood place though, I love Eco-friendly restaurants. What surprised us was their out of this world specialty drinks. Yum! Also, our waiter was very friendly and nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Screaming Good!
    ghghghghj
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    What a wonderful experience our dinner was on our first visit to Screaming Tuna. The view of the river and downtown is beautiful, our server Leah was both personable and professional, the food was outstanding. We started with Thai Beef Skewers. Absolutely tender, flavorful, delicious. My wife had the Sushi on the Rocks platter which she said was the best sushi she's ever had in Milwaukee. I had the Thai Curry Chicken which was perfectly prepared with a crisp skin and moist inside, served in a delicious curry with rice, and bok choy. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Date Night Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food here is so delicious! The quality has ruined me for other sushi restaurants in the area. I just can't eat sushi anywhere else now! My husband isn't a sushi lover and he always orders Teriyaki Chicken. He loves it! The service is always on point and the view of the Milwaukee River make this place one we always go back to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    sushilover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our party of four had a less than stellar experience at Screaming Tuna. The service was rather slow as we sat for long periods with empty glasses and the food was just okay, nothing outstanding about anything we ordered. Our waitress made a mistake on our drink order and expected us to accept the incorrect drinks. When we insisted that they be remade correctly, she brought the new drinks, slammed them on the table and walked away, never apologizing for her mistake or asking if the remade drinks were acceptable. Overall, a very poor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible
    unhappy123
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We didn't end up eating because the martinis came in small water goblets and I was told no martini glasses were clean. I asked the waitress to please clean a glass and she did, but she did it with an attitude. We stopped at the reservation desk to let them know what happened and no one really cared. I suggest staff gets more training on satisfying the customer or you will lose more patrons.! Very disappointing and we will not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • date night
    heartfoodmke
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My partner and I really loved the food, environment, and wonderful service on our date night. Everyone from our hostess to our server were very sweet. The food was delicious and reasonable. I definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and atmosphere are amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food. Been there multiple times and have yet to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for my husbands bday
    Thoughtful
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I made reservations for dinner here for my husband's bday. We had a great dinner. The staff was very attentive. They even brought him a complimentary dessert for his bday! I didn't even ask for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They care
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We wanted to sit outside, but they do not take reservations for that. When we got ther, our table was ready and set! They made a tremendous effort to make our group of 6 happy. It made our night fabulous .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUPERB SUSHI!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    You eat overlooking the marina and the draw bridge , we were seated inside first and it was no big deal, and the windows were really dirty. We were moved outside. Our waiter was perfect, knew all on the menu and was able to make suggestions. We had a huge variety and it was all so yummy and SO fresh, and excellent portion sizes. We will def be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    For being my first visit the food was very yummy. The waitress explain the whole menu which was great. Defiantly will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unmatchable
    N2K1422
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We attended for foodie week, so they were a bit busy, but that didn't stop them from giving us outstanding service. Everything we we ordered (with was a lot) was absolutely delicious, and has been every time I have been there. I will definitely be back to Screaming Tuna!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best View in the City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was as close to perfect as you might hope - Service was above and beyond from descriptions to suggestions - Unique and appealing presentation of each fresh and tasty courses - No rush - And of course an outside setting with a magnificent view of the river and bridge - Reasonable prices - What could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service, overpriced food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Waitress took 15 min to get to our table on a very slow night. Food was terrible. I love sushi and heard great things from many friends but was sadly disappointed after this experience. Will not return nor recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The waiter was entirely to quiet to be heard from any distance. Also I'm pretty sure he judged me and my date for our apperience before he ever said a word to us. We will most definitely be back though because the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very pleased for our first visit. We will visit again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twitter Half Price Night
    painfreeVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been to S.T. many times before. Never once have I had a problem with service. But thanks to a special Half Price Night, the place was still packed at 8:00 PM. We had a reservation, but there were no tables. We were offered, to our satisfaction, a bar table, instead. Our server, was personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. She could have been more attentive to things like refilling water and getting our Sake out sooner, but the issue was the ONE hour wait for our sushi!! The restaurant knew it was going to be jammed.....they needed more staff to make a night like that work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ambiance and Food
    foodiemkeVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    You cannot beat the location! The views of the river and downtown skyline are beautiful, and just when you get your fill of the views, the 1st Street/Water Street bridge starts to open to let a boat through! Patio space is also nice and open and not cramped like many other places. The sushi is great, and the portions are decent sizes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan sushi at its best!
    Vegan1191
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We just told the server we were vegan and henoffered us a vegan plate for too with an estimate on cost. Came out shortly after with 5 amazing rolls. You had a couple normal ones like ACA, and veggie combo. But also got a vegan hash roll and tofu veggie roll which most places dont offer. Overall it was an amazing place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    Beks
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and service is great at screaming tuna there wasn't one time I went there that the food wasn't delicious. The service is great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Fresh Sushi
    ATLFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I put my hands of Sushi Chef and asked him to prepare the freshest fish for me. He prepared a wonderful assortment based on the freshest products he had. I have not been disappointed with any of my meals here. Creative preparation and fresh fish make for a great combination! The staff is helpful and friendly. Now that it has warmed up there is great seating overlooking the water.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED IT!
    krzeee1VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It was our first time here and we had amazing food, service and the view was spectacular. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi is awesomely fresh!
    witty4
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Best place for fresh sushi! We love sitting on the patio it is very relaxing. The view is great and a nice place to dine outside on a warm afternoon or evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch!
    Bella54
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had a wonderful brunch with my son on a Sunday after church. The staff was very accommodating and the breakfast dish with eggs, hashbrowns and salmon was incredible! I look forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the 5th Ward
    gregg1954
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a beautiful setting on the Point on the River in the 5th ward just over the south bridge of the 3rd ward. The food is excellent. The sushi is very good and fresh. They have an excellent selection of rolls and sake, and they will make special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!!!
    BriBri1
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This place is a hidden jewel in the city of Milwaukee. My husband and I LOVED it and will most certainly be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SAKE TUESDAY
    jeanned
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    First time visiting Screaming Tuna! Did not disappoint! Our waiter, Kit, was extremely helpful and knowledgable and even talked us into trying sake for the first time. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food and the view
    pickyeater
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Foods was amazing! Loved the spicy tuna and yellow fin rolls. The kobe specialty roll is good - very unique. Love the view of Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Screaming Tuna reviews archive.
  • Fresh and Creative Sushi
    ATLFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    What a wonderful spot for sushi right on the water! My waiter made an excellent wine recommendation! I put my dinner in the hands of the sushi chef, Wesley, and he did not disappoint! He only served me the freshest fish and had some creative pairings. By allowing the sushi chef to select my dinner I tried some new fish that I might now have ventured to try on my own. The staff is extremely helpful and nice! I am gluten free and they are very attentive and accommodating. This has become my regular sushi spot in Milwaukee - and I can't wait to go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    RyanH
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We just discovered Screaming Tuna, and it was a fantastic experience. It's a great location, an awesome view of downtown and the river. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food is well worth the price, fresh and flavorful, and a fantastic variety of delicious sushi. It also has many other selections as well for the non sushi person. The only issue was it was a bit loud, a little quieter would have been nice. Overall though a very wonderful dining location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    rojospop
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was good but not the best sushi we have ever had. Deserts were great and so were appetizers. They did have some unique sushi rolls so try the ones you haven't had before!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for sushi
    southerncharm
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great variety of sushi and great atmosphere. Brought a friend from out of town and it was a wonderful treat. Very cool spot.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    Chefadamj1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We were told by the server that the specialty rolls got 10 to 11 pieces to them. My wife and I both received only eight pieces of sushi and our specialty rolls which we paid almost $18 for each. They tasted good, but they were small considering we were promised larger. The server was very nice and knowledgeable and gave us a free anniversary dessert which was awesome.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I thought the rolls were a little small and I felt I was still hungry after 2 rolls. I know I could've ordered another roll, but other places I have been to the rollers a little more filling that I didn't need more than 2. Just a personal opinion. Otherwise great food and loved the Monday night special!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    NewcomerVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent wait staff and the sea food was well prepared and fresh. They have very good sushi selection. The tempura was light and quite delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and beautiful spot
    Sushigal
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Sushi was really good with just the right amount of new ideas to make it interesting. The view of the River was excellent, and I can't wait to go back when its nice enough to have the doors open. Interior design was great! A little strange that the service was so slow considering there were only a few tables full.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another downtown sushi option
    like2dine
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It seems appropriate to be looking out on the river when eating sushi. This contemporary, energetic restaurant has everything a sushi-lover could want. The list of available sake is also impressive. The quality of the sushi rivals restaurants on the coasts. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the atmosphere. This
    Pribp
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I loved the atmosphere. This place is where it's at!!! The sushi is amazing. The pear martini even better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food; Great Price
    Outregis
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This food would be amazing at any time; however, S.I.N. Sunday was a steal. $15-17.50 specialty rolls for just $7.75! Lots of other great sushi at discounted prices. They do it all again on Monday nights, adding tapas/apps to the discount mix. Highly recommended, especially on one of the S.I.N. nights!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    winendine
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Located on the riverside with an open patio for summer dining. Simple, clean, mod atmosphere. Despite my party showing up with one additional person, the restaurant accommodated us nicely. The service was great, with suggestions for various sushi rolls to share (sadly out of yellow tail tuna tho). Warning, the screaming tuna roll packs a punch (in a good way, if you like spicy hot)! I had asked in my Open Table reservation comments whether they had anything "special" for birthday celebrations (we were celebrating two birthdays within our group); to our happy surprise, at the end of dinner, the waiter brought out two delicious desserts, complete with candles! I would highly recommend Screaming Tuna restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.