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Tsunami - Lafayette
Tsunami - Lafayette

Tsunami - Lafayette Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.servingsushi.com
  • Phone: (337) 234-3474
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We've eaten there many times, and we've never been disappointed! Good food, good service, good times!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "they seem to forget the basics (water) but deliver on quality sushi at a reasonable price although it's reasonable for Los Angeles!! two people 2 drinks 4 dishes and a large sake for $109 ? That's $80-90 in the Valley. Perhaps a bit too profit focussed. but good sushi."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had a fabulous date at Tsunami. The food and atmosphere was fantastic. It was our first time having sushi and we will absolutely come back. This was the best meal we've ever experienced! Thanks for such great service for a much needed night out."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Location is right downtown with ample parking close by. First impression well presented restaurant with modern and authentic furnishings. Really enjoyed watching the chefs prepare our food. Waiting staff were excellent, giving us ample time to decide and help with our food choices. Food was outstanding and large portions, which in my opinion was great value for money. This restaurant was very popular and filled up quickly. We made our reservation online through ther website, seeing how quickly they became busy, we were glad for that option to book ahead."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Tsunami doesn't disappoint. From start to finish every dish we tried was very pleasing to the palate. The Miso soup, sushi,sashimi and speciality rolls were outstanding. I definitely plan on dining there in the future!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We took my sister in law and her son to your restaurant for the first time and they truly enjoyed the overall experience. It is her new favorite in Lafayette. Thanks for a great experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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