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Tsunami - Lafayette
412 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We are proud to offer any of our our menu items as a catered option. We can work with any budget and please any palate.
Private Party Facilities:
Our semi-private 2nd floor mezzanine level overlooks the bar and restaurant. It can comfortably seat 26 however it is capable of holding up to 40 cocktail style.
We also have an Art Gallery that you can host a reception or fundraiser that can host up to 100 people.
Private Party Contact:
Robin Racca (337) 234-3474
Our private lot is on the corner of Buchanan and Garfield, one block from restaurant. There is a $5 charge to park, but guests are reimbursed upon presenting dinner receipt to attendant.
A word from Tsunami - Lafayette
Tsunami is Lafayette's culinary escape. It opened in 2000 in the historic downtown arts and entertainment district. It fancies itself as the hippest eatery in the 337. LA flare with southern care!
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The food is always top notch but I
feel like the service is not where it should be. My last few trips here, our service has been slacking. Now when you call for a res, there's an air of exclusivity & given issues when trying to book for parties over 4. This particular visit, just a party of 2 & I was glad to be able to book on open table & not make the call. My previous visit, I called for a party of 8 & it was like pulling teeth... I was put on hold, had to speak to a manager to make the res. Really? I wasn't booking a party. when we got there, the place wasn't even busy. I return here because the sushi is great & it is a fun place, but service is slow & I don't like the airs that are put on by the host staff."
Dined on 7/19/2014
Dined here for a friends birthday
dinner. Great waitress. Great atmosphere, and good food."
Dined on 7/18/2014
Celebrated anniversary with my
wife. Had an excellent meal. Open table secured me a reservation which I believe would have been difficult to do otherwise. Sat at bar while waiting. Mojito was terrible, although bar tender did attempt to rectify. Tried new appetizer of shrimp and peppers which was ok. Sushi was on point, as was our server. Highly recommend Tsunami for special occasion or night out. It's always an electric atmosphere and a great dining experience "
Dined on 6/4/2014
Best sushi dining experience we've
had! Fantastic service-our server went above and beyond and we can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
We showed up 30 minutes early and
were still seated which was great! Tsunami's food always good. Service is hit or miss."
Dined on 5/9/2014
Great food, great service, every
time I go which is about 2 times a month..."
Dined on 4/25/2014
We can never get enough of this
place. We went for a girl's night and had a blast! Great food and service as always. Can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 4/24/2014
This was our first time eating at
Tsumani - Lafayette. We live in Baton Rouge and have enjoyed dining at the Tsunami at the top of the Shaw Building downtown so we thought we give Lafayette a try as well. We were not disappointed. Wait staff was attentive, food was prompt and delicious. Location was great as we'd never been to downtown Lafayette before and while the view was not impressive (Baton Rouge Tsunami is on the top of a building with outdoor space and view of the river), Lafayette's downtown seemed to be much more vibrant than Baton Rouge's downtown (kudos to the powers that be who were able to do that - Baton Rouge is still trying)."
Dined on 4/5/2014
Always a great experience at
Tsunami. Our server, Arnia, was very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our table. We tried several of the new menu items and were impressed with each one. Thanks for another great dinner!"
Dined on 4/1/2014
My date and I discovered that we
both loved sushi. He's from Houston and asked that I find a restaurant here in Lafayette. I immediately thought of this place. The food was excellent, he gave me a gold star for picking a great place for our first date."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Went to tsunami on vday with my
boyfriend and had a wonderful time! Food was excellent and service was just as good! Looking forward to eating there again soon!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
First time eating "Sushi",
pleasant experience with knowledgeable wait staff, will return often....."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We love this place, best sushi we
can find in Lafayette for sure!"
Dined on 2/12/2014
The food is great & the atmosphere
is very relaxing. The menu is very appetizing as well."
Dined on 2/6/2014
AS A COUPLE WE ORDERED ONE
APPETIZER AND FOUR ENTREES, ALL AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF OUR WAITER. ALL FIVE DISHES WERE VERY GOOD AND WE WOULD REPEAT ANY OR ALL UPON ANOTHER VISIT. THE ENTREES WERE ALL ROLLS AND THE MOST DELICIOUS ONE HAD NO RICE. TWO OF THE ROLLS WERE THE HIGHER PRICED ITEMS BUT WELL WORTH THE MONEY. OUR SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. ALSO HONEST AS I PAID WITH CASH AND TWO ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS WERE STUCK TOGETHER SO HE RETURNED THE PAYMENT FOLDER AND POINTED OUT MY MISTAKE. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Excelent Sushi! Good presentation!
Using the "Open Table" app is the best way to make a reservation at Tsunami's!"
Dined on 1/30/2014
I didn't really get in to sushi
until I moved to Lafayette 6 years ago. I have tried other sushi places in town, but none of them match the quality sushi and atmosphere that Tsunami has. I love coming here. This is the only place in Lafayette that I get sushi."
Dined on 1/17/2014
I have been going to Tsunami since
it opened and have never been disappointed. Great and consistent food and solid service! Our favorite rolls include the Green Monster, Candy Cane, and Spicy Tuna. Would recommend to anyone in the Lafayette area looking for a good sushi dining experience."
Dined on 1/3/2014
Enjoyed the food but after ten
minutes waiting at my table and still no waiter in sight I had to get up to the bar to ask for something to drink and a waiter. Also, as soon as I had my last bite the waiter came and hurried to get us the check. We felt very rushed. Food is greta but their service lacks. A LOT!"
Dined on 12/3/2013
There aren't too many restaurants
in Lafayette that make you feel like you're in a big city. That ambiance is nice with the abundance of local Cajun seafood. The food and service is great."
Dined on 11/29/2013
The cocktails were amazing, the
appetizers were delicious, and the sushi was fresh. It was a fantastic dinner and ALL staff was quick to pick up an empty plate or refill our glass. It's a great place to eat and I recommend it to anyone in the Lafayette area."
Dined on 10/12/2013
Food is very good. Atmosphere can
get a little loud because the main dining area is one large, open room. The service is fantastic and the menu is full of wonderful things. The Beef Cisotaki is great as an appetizer but the portion is very small. The Sashimi dinner is great and typically comes with four different selections of fish."
Dined on 10/2/2013
It was both my boyfriend and I's
first dinner here and we were both thoroughly impressed with everything. Everyone was very kind and the restaurant is gorgeous. I felt like royalty and really enjoyed the dim lighting for a quieter and more romantic evening. The food was delicious and we have told everyone we have seen just how great it was and how impressed we were. The restaurant is beautiful and I really enjoyed every aspect of our evening. Thank you guys and we cant wait to return."
Dined on 9/21/2013
Have never had a bad experience
here. Food is always great!! Employees are always friendly and ready to give you great service!!!"
Dined on 8/20/2013
Everything with our night was
enjoyable until the manager asked us to leave because they had other reservations to fill this table. Yes, I had made the reservation for 5 people and at last minute had some cancellations. I had told this to the host that we could be sat at a smaller table. When we were sat she still sat us at a big table. I was appalled at how we were asked to leave. We were still waiting for a round of drinks and dessert at this time. I am a manager at a local restaurant and would never ever ask a paying guest to leave because of other reservations. I did not book a party room and a table time limit was never told to us at the beginning of our dining experience."
Dined on 7/30/2013
We go to Tsunami quite often and
have never been disappointed. The customer service is consistently spot on and the food is always exceptional!!! Tsunami has always been our first choice for all of our special occassions."
Dined on 7/27/2013
Waitress wasnt very attentive. Bus
boy and other waitstaff handle a few things."
Dined on 7/11/2013
When I think about American sushi
I think about sushi as a delivery system for food, not a culturally accurate cuisine. See, for me I don't expect exceptional taste or quality.. I know before I get there that I'm paying for a flashy meal with American accents on rice and seaweed. I expect a big fancy plate with showy designs and excessive garnish. What I got was not what I payed for. The price far exceeded the quality or the taste. Again, if the presentation had been other than five rolls on a plain white dish, no garnish, no bells and whistles I would have been happy. All that being said, the service was great and there were a few pretty interesting rolls. If they improve the presentation I will gladly return."
Dined on 7/6/2013
Have visited this restaurant many
times within the last 5 years. This was the first time I wasn't impressed with the food. The Miso soup was cold and didn't taste fresh. We normally are fighting for the last sushi roll, this time we had over 10 rolls left on plate. The rolls did not taste fresh, I will not be dinning there for a while."
Dined on 6/28/2013
Food, service and atmosphere is
consistently very good. Hands down, the best sushi I've ever eaten...must try the "Trans-Best-Bite" sushi. A great place for meeting friends beforehand at the bar and enjoying a great meal and dessert later. The Chocolate Box is "to die for"!"
Dined on 6/28/2013
Their fish/seafood is always very
fresh. The sushi rolls are creative, delicious, and expertly done. All very delicious. The entrees are also delicious, our favorite is the sea bass which can easily feed 2 after sushi."
Dined on 6/28/2013
The sushi was and is always
awesome. Better than anywhere else in Lafayette."
Dined on 6/18/2013
This is definitely the best sushi
place in Lafayette. Seated in the heart of downtown, you are sure to have a great experience."
Dined on 6/15/2013
Tsunami Lafayette is not as good
as it used to be, but still has some of the best sushi in town."
Dined on 6/11/2013
My husband and I have moved away
from Lafayette for 5 years but keep returning to Tsunami when we visit family and friends here because the sushi is top rate with fair prices and great location and ambiance."
Dined on 6/6/2013
We had a wonderful time, even got
to sit upstairs being we had a large group. Services was great and food was even better."
Dined on 6/5/2013
It's always a treat to go to
Tsunami! Love the atmosphere! Great for any occasion! Had to trick my husband into going! He does not eat sushi! Thank goodness they have other great entree's!!"
Dined on 5/18/2013
Love to dine at tsunami. Employees
are very friendly and food is always prepared to our satisfaction"
Dined on 5/7/2013
Always a great experience! Drinks
and food arrived quickly and the restaurant was full. Perfect spot for our girl's night!"
Dined on 4/25/2013
This was my first time eating
sushi, and it was an amazing experience! I am now officially in love!!!"
Dined on 4/20/2013
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