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262 - Hot Tuna, Virginia Beach, VA

Hot Tuna

4.6
4.6
1458 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Here at Hot Tuna, our food is 5-star, but our dress code is surfer chic. Hot Tuna is a member of the Farm-to-Fork Movement; our menu features what is fresh, in-season and local. Eastern Shore seafood and produce from our local farms are staples, and our menu runs the gamut, from the freshest Ahi tuna to gourmet gouda burgers. Our bartenders are as adventurous as our chefs, providing you with hand-muddled mojitos, homemade sangria and organic margaritas. We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us!

**Thank you for your reservation. We attempt to honor all specific table requests such as a booth or outdoor seating. We are able to honor those requests 90% of the time. However, there are some occasions where a specific request may not be available at the time of your reservation. We do have a 2 1/2 hour time limit on parties of 6 or more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 481-2888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Raleigh Rives
  • Catering
    We can cater any function. Birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, graduations and many more.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private event space that can host from 10-100. Please call us at 757-481-2888 or email us at hottunavb@gmail.com with any questions. You may also find info on our website, hottunavb.com, under the private dining heading.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (757) 481-2888
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Beach
  • Cross street
    Great Neck Road/Shore Drive
  • Parking details
    Free on site parking available.
  • Entertainment
    Live bands- The best in live local entertainment, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please check our website for details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Hot spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Kid-friendly

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Hot spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Lively

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Seafood

1,458 Reviews
  1. Deni

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was our 7 or 8 time and likely the last at Hot Tuna. We come to VA Beach for tennis tournaments and discovered Hot Tuna by its proximity to the hotel we usually stay at. The first few times the food, the service and ambience were great. The last few times the service was slow and on Saturdays they have a live band which apart from being very loud, plays terrible music. Last night the server did not put our entire order in and 45 min after we were seated I asked for the remainder of the order to find out he forgot to put it in. This was also 9:30 pm so supposedly past their real rush hour for dinner. Really unpleasant experience.

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  2. 1GeorgeP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and staff was great. Booth at the bar. Excellent

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  3. CRF1

    Richmond

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and fantastic service. Kid/family friendly

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    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. We had a reservation at 6:30 and we were seated immediately. The only downside is that it was rather noisy.

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    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Our Server Austin was wonderful. We loved the desert board presentation. 😋 Sold us on the chocolate cake.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Apparently HT has decided to downsize some of their regular menu items. We often get the Bronzed Salmon off the Starters menu and pair it with one of their vegetable sides such as Crispy Brussels sprouts which has now been taken off the Gourmet sides menu and is now only available as a much more expensive option. If we get there in time for Happy Hour we generally pick something off that menu too. Well, the salmon had shrunk to a fraction of earlier portions, the sticky rice had lost it’s flavor and the Grouper Bites on the the Happy Hour menu was one of the worst items I have ever had there, being more akin to a poor quality fish stick, over breaded and over cooked. No real incentive to go there any more. Service was excellent though, particularly after complaining about being seated for 15 minutes with no wait staff coming around.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, they were open to request for additional con . Waitress checked on us seeing if everything came out OK. Very clean through out the restaurant. Where we had requested an outside table the noise was low. Not our first time at Hot Tuna and want be our last, It's been great every time.

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    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Brussels sprouts were delicious. I’m from Maryland and the crab dip was disappointing. It reminded me more of fish dip from Florida than crab dip. Salmon appetizer was decent but a little dry.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great happy hour price’s! We always love coming to Hot Tuna

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Hot Tuna is a wonderful place to have a good drink and meal. My wife and I love this, especially on tennis night for our daughter!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hot Tuna using the Order Online button. Hot Tuna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 481-2888.

Hot Tuna is rated 4.6 stars by 1458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hot Tuna

2817 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Great Neck Road/Shore Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free on site parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Raleigh Rives
  • Entertainment
    Live bands- The best in live local entertainment, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please check our website for details.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 481-2888
  • Catering
    We can cater any function. Birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, graduations and many more.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private event space that can host from 10-100. Please call us at 757-481-2888 or email us at hottunavb@gmail.com with any questions. You may also find info on our website, hottunavb.com, under the private dining heading.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (757) 481-2888
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