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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
ahi (sushi) tuna / avocado / sesame oil / cucumber / seaweed salad / sesame seeds / sticky rice
She Crab Soup
Cedar Plank Scallops
smoked on a cedar plank / beurre blanc / mushroom risotto / seasonal veggie
Our experience was great as usual, our waitress was delightful and the food was great. We usually go for brunch and we love it.
Great service. Great food. Great experience. Outdoor patio was perfect.
Hot Tuna never disappoints! Always a greeted great staff from the minute you walk in the door to the friendly servers! The grilled avocado is always a hit for an appetizer and the grilled shrimp tacos are a personal favorite. One member in our party had the salmon small plate and orders it quite often! Hot Tuna has fantastic happy hours as well as great specials throughout the week!
Came in here for my husbands birthday at happy hour with some friends. Logan was our server and did a fantastic job. He was funny, sweet and even told us about certain specials that were not on the menu. He even brought a cookie bake in a cast iron skillet with a candle for my husband and the rest of us to share which I thought was very sweet. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place.
It was very crowded no social distancing with the pandemic still going on. Only the staff had masks on. I read reviews on how good the food was but it was average to me and my husband. We ordered garlic ginger wings as an appetizer those were good. I ordered the shrimp and lump crab pasta it was bland with hardly any crab. My husband ordered the pan seared tuna he said wasn't bad but wasn't above average. For the prices we were expecting better tasting food. This was our first time in VA Beach and our first time at Hot Tuna I don't think we will visit Hot Tuna again. We don't drink if you like to drink and socialize then this is the place for you.
This restaurant was great but the crowding situation worries me as to the pandemic. Should have been half empty but it was almost full.
Outstanding presentation, flavor and portions. I thoroughly enjoyed the nachos with tuna, cedar blank scallops dinner, and skillet cookie al la mode. Looking forward to my next visit.
Food is always good here. I had pretzel encrusted salmon (off tapas menu) and mushroom risotto, she had petite filet with fingerling potatoes and sautéed veggies, we both had sangria to drink. Service has been great for us during the many times we've dined here, but this time we felt like we were being rushed out, and this was not the first time we have visited here during the pandemic, just the first time we felt rushed.
Perfect ambience, fantastic waiter, delicious food & drinks and a super nifty device that kept flys away (we ordered one as soon as we got home).
My server was wonderful, very attentive. I ordered the eggplant meatballs and oysters rock. which were highly recommended on Yelp. They were both disappointing and didn't live up to the reviews on yelp. All in all, great service but so so food.
Great food, ambience and service. Best restaurant I’ve been in a while. We will definitely be back
Happy hour drinks until 9 on Wednesdays!!!!
Great brunch with my mom and grandma yesterday! Everyone left Happy and full!!
Great food and service. Just wish the outdoor seating didn't face a parking lot.
I haven’t been to Hot Tuna in decades. A recent visit told me I’ve been missing something terrific. The food was very good and the service extraordinary. The pricing is set at fine dining rates which I don’t think is warranted for Hot Tuna. My entree was excellently-prepared, but my friend’s was disappointing although he did rave about his appetizer. Bottom line, we will keep Hot Tuna on our go-to list!
Great food and drinks, nice staff
Great service and food! Reccomend the Chesapeake Crab dip as an appetizer and the Absolut Chesapeake pasta entree; both where on point.
As always our food was delicious and the service was fantastic.
Food was delicious server was fantastic. Prices are a little high but expected all menus have gone up some since Covid
Love this place! As if the menu wasn’t fabulous enough, daily specials always worth considering.
Great food! We enjoyed the oysters on the half shell as well as the calamari. Main dishes were delicious! Tuna of course is the best!
While over all it was nice, it was very noisy for social distanced tables. Also there was at least 5 dead flies in our window sill with other still alive behind the blinds
Our server was super pleasant and attentive. Our food came out quickly and nicely presented, tasted great. Unfortunately, the drinks tasted like they had no alcohol. Although the spinners on the table kept a few flies away, it just wasn’t enough.
Food is always so good and consistent.
We came in for Happy Hour and supper. The calamari was excellent- fried crispy in a light batter with a very good sweet chili sauce. We also found two new favorite drinks - the American Mule and Peach Sangria.
Really wonderful food and excellent service. The only thing that prevents us from having dinner there again anytime soon is covid-related: I went to wash my hands before dinner, and found a crowded 3 stall ladies room with only 1 functioning sink. There were 2 air dryers for hands (which are known to blow the germs all over) but no paper towels. This meant that there was a line to rinse your hands, then germs blowing every which way, all in a very small space.
Good consistent food every time we go!
Hot Tuna's is one of our favorite places to go for a date night in Virginia Beach. Have never been disappointed there!
First time at this establishment. Went for brunch and they did not disappoint! Menu choices are abundant and the food was amazing! Highly recommend.
always amazing and a great friendly waitstaff! This place NEVER disappoints!
Service was excellent in spite of a full house. It's time for some menu changes or specials.
Wednesday Happy Hour. Great food and drinks. Nice atmosphere
The food was tasty and the service efficient and pleasant, however it took us almost as long to pay our bill as it did to order and eat our meal. Unfortunately this left us with a poor experience which we are not keen to repeat anytime soon.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends on this night. The Cedar Planked Salmon was delicious and 3 others enjoyed Parmesan Tuna dish. All were perfectly cooked. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Dessert was great. We look forward to our next visit.
We always enjoy this restaurant. The atmosphere is nice, the service is always impeccable and the food is delicious
Wonderful, tasty, well cooked food! Our waitress Shawn (sp?) was wonderful!
The food is Always great. Scott is an excellent waiter. Lively bar crowd.
Hot Tuna is always outstanding. The food is unique and excellent in taste. The service is top notch.
As always when we eat at Hot Tuna our server was attentive and our food was outstanding. Hot Tuna is our top choice for dining in the Great Neck Road/ Shore Drive area whatever the occasion.
We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. We ordered food off the happy hour and the regular menu.
The vegan eggplant meatballs that was recommended by our waitress was delicious Everything that we ordered was exactly as we expected it to be. The waitress and her trainee were attentive and kept on finding out how things were as our meal progressed. As we were seated at a table for two it was wonderful that empty plates were whisked away quickly. We also had dessert that was totally decadent. Overall this was a great place for a meal. We will definitely revisit and recommend this restaurant.
Hot Tuna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 481-2888.
Hot Tuna is rated 4.6 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.