Tsunami - Lafayette
Tsunami - Lafayette

Tsunami - Lafayette

  • 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 3372343474

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tsunami - Lafayette reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (17)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Sushi!
    miller10
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was amazing!! The only complaint is that their martinis had NO alcohol in them...... Not sure who was making them but I was very disappointed. We eat here often and this has never happened. I'm hoping this was just a bad bartender and not a reoccurring thing....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    Jessica39
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always love coming to tsunami... Great food and atmosphere but it's a bit loud at times. But besides that it's perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THE FOOD!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food! We had the Sushi, Seabass & Suma Ribeye......YUM!!! Awesome service! No waiting with open table reservations!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Quasi
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've eaten there many times, and we've never been disappointed! Good food, good service, good times!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Sushi4life
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect experience
    Ron1969
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi and sashimi!
    ChewbaccaNomNom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Park
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Tsunami - Lafayette reviews archive.
  • Great sushi!
    Jean
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dined here for a friends birthday dinner. Great waitress. Great atmosphere, and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate
    GPas
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!!!
    Nettie9
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Best sushi dining experience we've had! Fantastic service-our server went above and beyond and we can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We showed up 30 minutes early and were still seated which was great! Tsunami's food always good. Service is hit or miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Sushiluva
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great food, great service, every time I go which is about 2 times a month...
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love love
    Emily
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    keenesmomVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    Emily
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    beth122002
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    Cnw12
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining
    BLeBouef
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time eating "Sushi", pleasant experience with knowledgeable wait staff, will return often.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi!
    reese
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We love this place, best sushi we can find in Lafayette for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy it each time we go!
    Hunter01
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The food is great & the atmosphere is very relaxing. The menu is very appetizing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD EATS
    ROCKY
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent Sushi! Good presentation!
    Quasi
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Excelent Sushi! Good presentation! Using the "Open Table" app is the best way to make a reservation at Tsunami's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in town
    Sushilover23
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi experience in Lafayette
    Phil
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, service not so much.
    Lafayette2013
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect sushi
    lovenola0217
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    Michael
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, bustling atmosphere
    Luv2Teach
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first time experience
    courtney
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Have never had a bad experience here. Food is always great!! Employees are always friendly and ready to give you great service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • asked to leave
    Rude
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Experience
    foodie4life
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress wasnt very attentive.
    tink
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Waitress wasnt very attentive. Bus boy and other waitstaff handle a few things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The eye did not eat first
    collegeFoodie
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Danielle
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, service and atmosphere
    Media1Deb
    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"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They know sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.