Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse
Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse

Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tsunamiutah.com/
  • Phone: 8014675545
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call (801)467-5545 for more information.
  • Special Events: Call (801) 467-5545 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1100 East
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse
Tsunami offers diners exquisite Japanese-inspired cuisine in an exciting, contemporary setting. From the freshest sushi to amazingly tender baby back ribs, Tsunami's menu offers choices for the most discriminating palate. Whether you're in for a quick business lunch or out for a romantic dinner, the friendly, knowledgeable staff will provide a memorable dining experience. Voted Best Sushi, Best Power Lunch, and Best Upscale Casual Dining in Utah!
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Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (3)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • A favorite
    Twiggs
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It's a standard when we are craving a little taste of fresh delicious fish and a savory bite of Gyoza!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generic
    Elbatnepo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Rolls were generic and the sushi chefs kept complaining about their jobs while we ate, not the best ambiance, so I wasn't too impressed with the place overall.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    New2slc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Large variety of unique rolls, and a big veggie selection. Ingredients were very fresh and presentation looked great. Out of town guest was impressed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    comfortfoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have been going to Tsunami since it opened, not as often as I would like, however. The food is always delicious and I'm always satisfied when I leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing as Always
    Quailyquail
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I have eaten at Tsunami more times that I can count. I have only ever had one bad experience, and the staff were very apologetic about the issues on that visit. All other visits have been great. The food is great and the staff is great. Everyone is professional and extremely kind and helpful. Especially Salem. She is my favorite waitress. Tsunami is my favorite restaurant, they are on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The steak and chicken was very good. The server was very nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 158 reviews are from the Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse reviews archive.
  • Prom
    LeBaconButler
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I love Tsunami, so for my sons prom, I thought this would be a lovely place for him to take his date. My son is 16, sometimes not an ideal table for a server. He said the service was excellent like always! They had a wonderful dinner experience. We highly recommend Tsunami 100%. Great service, food and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time & money
    toobadVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Food was below mediocre, poor;y prepared, overwhelming taste was salt. 3 dishes were not eaten and there was no concern from the server. Advise people to avoid this place. Most of diners were young & more concerned with drinking than eating.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and service
    kblf
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very good food and service as always at this location!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times with gift cards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Between Christmas and Birthdays I managed to accumulate $100 in Tsunami gift cards. When my girlfriend's dad does are taxes each year we take him (and her mother) to dinner. Yes we took them to Tsunami, yes we had a great time. Service was great, the atmosphere for Friday night was fun. Food was great. I would have gladly gone and paid without the gift cards, but it was sure nice to have them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been dinning here
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We have been dinning here for two months. Always great. Food has been always prepared fresh, attractive and with great sauces. We have never been disappointed with our servers. Always our first choice. Book early, it is busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Asart
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We have frequented Tsunami for many years for family celebrations. Their food and service are consistently top notch. The sushi, rolls and sashimi is always fresh and beautifully prepared. I noticed that they have new tableware that heightens the Japanese feel. Lovely evening. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    LeoG
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    If you like fish and sushi you will love Tsunami. Menu is very creative and interesting. Ask for chef's recommendations but do not order standard rolls, these you will find disappointing. We loved everything but a Spicy tuna roll. It was by far the worst roll I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kindness
    Steve
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We arrived early on Valentines weekend to see if our reservation would be ready. They were waiting for a group in our table to leave so they found us seats and gave us drinks. It was extremely busy but both the hostess and manager were extremely hospitable and kind. Even engaging in casual conversation. When the rest of our group arrived, they put us in a quiet corner table and we had a wonderful time with great service, food, and ambience. You could tell the servers were tired but they were so very friendly, speedy, and consistent. The hostess with the gauges should receive a medal for being the nicest hostess we've ever had. The manager (Jake?) was also just a really great guy. Wish we could afford to eat there every day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and good service
    Steve
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was quick and polite. I would highly recommend this place over other sushi bars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    Grilled
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Very good sushi and the tempura banana dessert is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous and Delicious
    SushiFanatic
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    My wife loves sushi, and I thought it would be a nie meal during our wedding anniversary celebration to go to a sushi restaurant with good reviews. I found this place already had 4.8 stars on some sites and decided to book a reservation. Best Idea I've had all month. The food was timely - we waited only about 2 minutes before pot-stickers were on our table, and the sushi came immediately after, all of it obviously fresh. Their happy hour menu was not huge, but the Don Juan Roll was amazingly good. Easily the best sushi I've ever tasted. Hats off to the Chef and management of this fantastic restaurant. You helped make our wedding anniversary a huge success. I will highly recommend this place to all my sushi loving friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    Sushi
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Sushi was fresh and delicious! Blew me away! I'd been wanting to try tsunami for a long time and finally got the chance. Amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    SLC13
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Loved the ahi tuna salad & the sushi - also great that they offered EPIC beers!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice lunch spot
    jenij
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    came here for lunch and there menu is terrific. great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Saturday Date Night
    Christine
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had an outstanding experience. The wait staff was very helpful. The food was amazing and very satisfying. I love the intimate feeling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    Mototrmpt
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Great sushi and a very nice atmosphere. Appetizers were great and sushi was taste and plentiful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night
    foodjunkie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Tsunamis is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful dinner all the
    Reesefam
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    A wonderful dinner all the way around, just like always! Can't go wrong with this restaurant. We have been going here since 2003. Never have been let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sushi
    restaurantVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    broad menu, helpful prompt staff, top notch service, fabulous sushi, wonderful desserts. Definitely will recommend & return when in Salt Lake City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite sushi place
    Toni
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    We love this place! The food is terrific. The service is friendly and helpful without being bothersome. They make my favorite sushi roll of all time, the Sunshine roll, which is the perfect blend of taste and texture. Its sweet, spicy, creamy, and savory flavors and both crunchy and soft textures make it the perfect bite. Tsunami will do any roll with soy paper instead of seaweed which is wonderful for those who love sushi but hate the wrapper. Their fish is always fresh and well cut and their menu creative. The entrees are just as good as the sushi. Our only wish is that they would stop serving fish that are endangered like blue fin tuna.It would be great if they would take all non sustainable species off the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Tsunami!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    We have been to Tsunami several times and it is always wonderful. The food is great, they always have excellent specials as well as a great regular menu. Every server we have had has been wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast and Delicous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    My boyfriend and I enjoy going out on the weekends. When it comes to a restaurant, we don't like waiting very long because often we're on our way to a movie, play, etc. Service was great, and food came out fast. We were in and out so quick, but did not feel at all rushed to do so. Sushi was delicious and fairly price. I have been recommending this location to anyone and everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent vegetarian rolls
    SushiLover
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Excellent vegetarian rolls and fast service. Great quality food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it used to be my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    it used to be my favorite Restaurant. I used to go there 1-3 x a week. 1st time bad I thought it was just a fluke. Then I went back another 4 x. Each time the food was worse. My co-diners had the same view. How sad is that. ( soggy tempura , greasy, tuna other fish tasted fishy, and soft shell crab i spit out. too bad.
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  • On point vision
    Clint
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Tsunami is perfect for sushi lovers! Great service, fresh product, great menu, great ambiance..my fav!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    We usually go to your location in South Jordan. It was very hot in the restaurant, we were right by the thermostat and it read 85 degrees. There wasn't even ice in our waters which could have helped cooling us off! It really was miserable. The food was just so-so. My steak was tough, and I asked for all my sauces on the side including the teriyaki sauce but it came on my plate anyways. You put your tempura veggies on the same plate as the sauces and they become very soggy, that's why I order it that way. I will continue to go to your other locations, they seem to be much better. It seems to be in a weird location as well.
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  • Great Din Din
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We had a reservation and were immediately seated at one of the nicest tables. Food was perfectly prepared and server was very knowledgable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    The sushi was great for the price. Accommodations and service were amazing, especially considering we had a 10 month old with us. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This visit was a struggle
    Lunching4aves
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    This visit was a struggle for us to stay. Past visit was wonderful, but we were forgotten by our server after his first visit to the table and that was a lengthy time after we were seated. After my husband went in search of assistance, eventually other staff took over, but we were never politely attended to. The sushi was also not as fresh as other visits. I am hoping this was just a very bad night and that another visit will be better. There were also no apologies for our inconvinence.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tsunami stands out
    eat2liveVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Tsunami stands out even though Salt Lake is a city seemingly over run by sushi restaurants. If you are a fan of sushi or simply interested in learning or exploring this food style you should definitely keep Tsunami on your list of favorites. The menu also offers enough traditional asian dishes to please your non-sushi dining companions. A great value for weekly casual dining or for those special evenings where you splurge on the budget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been wanting to try
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    We have been wanting to try this place for awhile and found that the food was excellent but we weren't impressed by the plain crowded cafe style atmosphere with the slight nod to the orient. It would have been rteally nice to have some info on the specials but the waitress was a little overrun and didn't have the time to explain all our choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is a favorite
    Reesefam
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    This restaurant is a favorite of ours & never lets us down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Tsunami. I've been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I love Tsunami. I've been going here for over 8 years now and the food has always been fresh, exciting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is one of the better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    This is one of the better places around to get sushi. The prices aren't too high, but they aren't too cheap either. Going during happy hour is helpful. Make sure to try their ribs. Sounds odd to get ribs at a sushi restaurant, but they are amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate