Tsunami - Annapolis
Tsunami - Annapolis

Tsunami - Annapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kapowgroup.com/tsunami
  • Phone: 4109909868
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, sushi bar until 1:00am (If interested in requesting BOOTH dinner seating, please note that booths are generally only available at 6 / 6:30pm or 8 / 8:30pm. Otherwise we will do our best to accomodate your request.)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Massa and Jonathan Hsu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party room available for up to 22 people. Special, customized menus available. Room Fees or Guest Minimums apply for private events held Thursday through Saturday.
  • Private Party Contact: Any Manager 4109909868
  • Entertainment: DJ (alt rock) many nights after 10pm. Individually scheduled theme parties, art shows, release parties and fundraising events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Calvert/Cathedral
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Best spot is Gott's Public Parking Garage located on Calvert St. between Northwest St. and West St. Once parked, exit garage near ticket dispenser and pass through small walkway and you will be right across the street from Tsunami.
A word from Tsunami - Annapolis
From fresh sushi to chef prepared steaks and seafood, Tsunami caters to all appetites. Surrounded in a modern, intimate, and lively atmosphere Tsunami welcomes all to enjoy anything from a creative drink, to a quick snack to a night of dinner and dancing.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Tsunami - Annapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)special occasion (3)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing service
    billduggan81
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    For the past 2 years having been saying we were gonna try this place.....wow it was worth the wait. Incredibly attentive staff and waitress and well the food surpassed our expectations. Safe to say this is gonna become a go to for us :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This restaurant used to be very good, but not any more. The sushi was tasteless and did not seem fresh. There was no sushi chef in the restaurant so I suspect the sushi was not freshly cut. All in all a bad meal. Aside from the food, the restaurant is in need of updating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved Bartender Jeff!
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Jeff was super! Friendly, knowledgeable and fast! All the qualities of a great bartender!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi @ new cocktails
    DTAlover
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A cozy spot for groups of 2-4. Great service continually filling our waters and checking in. Loved the new cocktail menu - recommend the Mermaid Daiquiri to anyone who loves coconut and a mini trip to paradise. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    KMinMD
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great location, nice for a dinner before a Rams Head show. Decor a little tired (cracked booth cushions). Staff in t-shirts and jeans; not terrible but adds to 'tired' feel. Staff nice enough but also seemed...tired. Food was a little pricey but good and decent portion. We were out for a rare evening without our kids...showed up dressed nicely with wife and not thrilled to be seated next to a table with little kids... But staff didn't know that...and family was nice, but kills any thought of a romantic evening. Would go again but for a regular dinner, not on date night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting find
    Macbabs
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    This was our second visit and the food and service was very good both times. If you are a sushi lover they have a large selection. Entre selection is very good. Nice blend of Asian and continental flavors. Ambience/décor needs a little freshening up.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tsunami Rocks !!
    DayTrippers
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    In the age of consumerism, here you are a true customer. Great people, great food, amazing service and in a great spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre sushi
    SushiLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Tsunami does not have a sushi bar, which is the first clue that the sushi would not be good. The sushi tasted like it came from a grocery store. Our server told us that most of their business comes from late night dining, which means you have to be drunk to enjoy their food - second clue. Third clue was the restaurant was empty at 7pm on a beautiful Saturday night. Needless to say, I will not be eating there any time soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rubber fish?
    kevdiddy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    If you enjoy your fish rubbery, you'll love it. If you enjoy your dishes overpriced, you'll love it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Denise
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food at tsunami never disappoints...from sushi selections to the main dishes, everything was perfectly prepared and presented. While the noise level is high, the food and service are more than worth making a reservation!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 401 reviews are from the Tsunami - Annapolis reviews archive.
  • Sushi Annapolis
    Naptownian
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Good spot for sushi and drinks.............................,,,,,,,,....................
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistency
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I have dined their many times. I had a reservation, they seemed to be rushing the food out. Usually they provide a bottle of water, this time they didn't, don' t know why this time was different. The place was about 20% full! many tables were available. I was seated in the back. Very, very disappointed. The waiter did not bring out all that was ordered, had to remind him. The one thing that is good is the food. I will start using carry out.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the scappols and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I ordered the scappols and only got 4 of them. My plate was like a childs portion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    Bignbald
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Able to have a great convo while enjoying excellent food. Coctail was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The seating was very tight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The seating was very tight but the food and drinks were great. The restaurant has a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trading on past glory
    CP14
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    This was my first (and last) visit here. Other reviewers have noted that it no longer lived up to its prior glories. I found the Asian "fusion" menu very limited and usually a fusion of elements that left me shaking my head in wonder. The dish I had was bland and somewhat odd; it would have been perfectly acceptable acceptable in a Chinese carry-out, but not in a place whose prices promise, but do not deliver, much more. Perhaps it has become a tourist spot, where diners do mot return because they were just visiting. I live here and will not eat there again. The only bright spots were the wines by the glass, which were good, and the service, which was attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A place to remember
    ZoninVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This is my go to restaurant in Annapolis. The food is fresh and wonderful. The bourbon drinks are creative and awesome .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi rice
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    I've been to Tsunami a few times before and had an amazing time. Last night, I was less than impressed with the food quality. We ordered a few rolls and and some apps. The rice seemed either old or under cooked, because it was hard and very dry.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place! Food is always
    somewhathappycustomer
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Love this place! Food is always awesome. Stay away from the brussel sprouts though. I love brussel sprouts, but these were a big, soggy, stinky swing and a miss. The sushi is top rate though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A menu that thinks outside the box
    TEAMO
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Just a fabulous, interesting, enticing menu. Bison short rib with sirachi mac and cheese and braised brussel sprouts with bacon is delicious. Tandoori salmon is a clear winner. Cocktail menu is fun. Best Manhattan (357) in town to be honest. They did not have it this time but they made one just as special. Sushi menu is a twist from what you see elsewhere. Just a happening place. Get the Living Social deal when it comes around, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went
    dss123
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Though not a family restaurant, we took our kids and we all loved it. Food was excellent. Noisy and small, but we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    Joelo
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food(sushi) was great as always and we also had a good bottle if chilled sake. I made reservations for 5 people and they squeezed us onto a table for four by adding a chair. Meanwhile a boot just across from us stayed empty for most of the time we were there. 2nd time that has happened to us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    IcemanVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Food, service, ambience were all excellent. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eclectic and generally consistent
    Watsson
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    At Tsunami we tend to make a small plate meal out of sushi and starters. The sushi -- very fresh. A spinach salad -- delicious. Kobe sliders -- my wife, the beef-eater, loved them. The mussels were okay -- not the best in Annapolis. But the curry soup just didn't live up to expectations -- not the hearty, warming dish we envisioned for a cold and windy night. The noise level -- they should turn down the volume just a bit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise level was outrageous
    WayFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The music selections and noise level chosen by the restaurant overpowered the food which was quite tasty. I would return again to give the restaurant another try. The couple seated beside us were also unimpressed with the music choice and volume. They assured us it wasn't usually like this.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    DebbieM
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Tsunami. The sushi was beyond expectations and our server, Brian, did a wonderful job. A must see whether you live here or are just visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts to die for
    linny
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We shared the Neopolitan Brownie with coconut icecream. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, music too loud!
    Jtcramer
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had dinner on NYE. The food was great, the service was very good but the music was way too loud! We couldn't carry a conversation at our table without yelling at each other. It was our first time there, so I don't know if it's always that loud or whether it was because of it being New Years Eve. Overall it was a good experience and I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but noise level
    aussiegirl
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was great but noise level was way over the top. Turn it down. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Each time I go here, I leave having had great food and excellent service. Everyone working there shares the responsibility of ensuring their guests are being taken care of. Kudos to the Scott, Matt and Josh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Spot
    ChesapeakeVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Having lived in Annapolis for 20 years it still surprises me how few good restaurant options we have. Tsunami's is one of the good ones -- although it depends on what you order. They have a grilled Chilean sea bass which is great - every time I order something else I regret it. Their soups, including the coconut curry one on the menu are usually very good. The sushi -- not so much. But this place has some energy, some very good and innovative dishes and they are nice and accommodating. And it's in a good location downtown on the edge of the historic district.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tsunami Experience
    Steve
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My wife & I had a great evening at Tsunami. The service and ambiance were perfect for us. I had the miso glazed sea bass & my wife had the bison short ribs.....both meals were very tasty & wonderfully presented. The atmosphere was fairly loud/noisy so if you're looking or a quiet, romantic evening, then this restaurant may not be for you. Overall, however, we enjoyed our night & experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine!
    Todd
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Tsunami is a cozy place with great food. Great for all occasions!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in Annapolis
    BayGal1954
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Tsunami is small, tables are very close together, it's noisy, but...the atmosphere is cool and the food is amazing! We had several small plates: lobster and scallop potstickers, edamame with chili and garlic, tuna sashimi, Tsunami roll, cauliflower, spinach and chick peas (veggie side), and beef tataki. Plenty of food for 2 people. The sashimi and the roll were really fresh and delicious. The edamame was the best I've ever had. And the potstickers were awesome. Really, everything was good. They have a good drink menu, but we opted for hot sake. Service was very good. This is our second time at Tsunami and we look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tsunami!!
    Kate
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Tsunami is fabulous and never fails to impress! The sushi is amazing, and so are the special drinks and entrees. The West Street Cocktail is not to be missed. We started with some edamame (splurge on the chili & garlic, they are amazing!) and two very fresh, yummy rolls. Highly recommend the avocado salad, mussels(!), the salmon entree as well as the scallop entree. The entire night was topped off by excellent waitstaff. We had a waiter who clearly had half the dining room area, and still managed to stay on top of our drinks, plates and food. We'll be back soon ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE love LOVE
    Skypager
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I love this place! The food is fresh and fabulous! This was the first time I took my Husband. He have compliments to the chef while we were there. The drinks were great! I recommend this to anyone that wants to go to a hip spot!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    LoLo0406
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Love the sushi here - especially the Garden Roll. It is the best! Although the sushi list is smaller than going to a typical sushi restaurant everything is great. Never had a bad meal. We called ahead of time to have a bottle of champagne at the table when we arrived (suprise for a friends birthday). When we arrived it was on ice at our table and someone was there to pop it immediately. The gentleman who served the champagne was super friendly (maybe he is the manager?) and has been this way everytime I have dined here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure we would return.
    Luvsushi
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Not sure we would return. We dine out frequently in Annapolis and decided to try Tsunami for our 17th anniversary. We were seated in a dark corner behind the bar. Very disappointed. My husband was facing a wall so in the end he sat next to me kind of made conversation a little more difficult. The food was good. Service was fair.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    SlowVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Outstanding Sushi! So good I wanted to go back the next night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat Food ~ Not Smell Like Food
    tallgalVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We smelled like fried food when we left. There is not adequate ventilation in the restaurant. Our clothing smelled terrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic