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Hot Tuna

4.7
532 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Stop by and find out why Southern Living Magazine calls this restaurant "the place to stop when in Virginia Beach". This restaurant is famous for offering the freshest yellowfin tuna available, as well as serving delicious Hereford Organic Beef, homemade pasta dishes, beer battered shrimp, and homemade desserts, such as key lime pie and carrot cake.' - Yahoo Travel
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Tuesday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 4:00pm-Late
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Phone number
(757) 481-2888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Ramsey
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Private party facilities
There are only a handful of restaurants in the entire country that can offer you a fantastic dining experience as well as provide you with some of the best entertainment around. We have been giving our guests fantastic Food, Wine, & Spirits since 1992.
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Private party contact
Manager: (757) 481-2888
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Catering
We can cater any function. Birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, graduations and many more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Great Neck Road/Shore Drive
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Parking details
Free on site parking available.
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Entertainment
Live bands- The best in live local entertainment, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please check our website for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 532 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GxxP (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Warmly greeted for a Valentine's day evening. Enjoyed the 'Valentine's Dinner for Two' special. Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Vday great day out!

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SteveW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server was very friendly and efficient, we got seated quickly. Like the variety of drinks and food prices are always reasonable and good quality.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was ok. I've had better seafood at numerous other places. Stacey was our waitress and she was phenomenal! Really on her toes.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is now my third time at Hot Tuna. I took my friend here who was visiting from out of town. We had the Greek salad (good, no complaints) and a trio plate with tile fish, oysters Rockerfeller, and salmon, and two drinks. The tile fish tasted like a standard white, breaded fish. The oysters Rockerfeller were very heavy in cheese and kind of took away from the oysters. The wood-plank salmon was tasty. Our two drinks were good as well.

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GMLR (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is consistently great at Hot Tuna. Friday night was no exception. Can't wait to go back!

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HHGirl (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

50th birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Unimpressive. Food was good. Service was good. Not sure why there were so many employees(?) just hanging out by the hostess table. : /. Not worth going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

excellent food and great service. Ordered a wonderful tuna trilogy dish.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food and service was great.

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Chris (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Hot Tuna never disappoints! Great neighborhood
Restaurant that has reliably good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

This is a great restaurant! We loved our night out. Everyone had great meals and we had everything from a scallops special (AMAZING) to the favorite Cedar Plank Salmon. Our server was professional and on point. The chef came out twice to ask if we were satisified. A total win. We will be back.

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vipsidhe7 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was delicious, she crab soup especially and Shelly our server was a delight

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viplocalguy (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We met friends for dinner and had requested a booth in the bar. After a very short wait we were accommodated. We enjoyed Scallops, Salmon and Tuna dinners and the food was excellent. Our server was awesome and we look forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

As always our food, service and experience was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Outstanding as always. Number 1 seafood in the area. Love it! Always come here when In the area and always excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was phenomenal. Food was great...sushimi appetizer and eggplant meatball appetizer we're very yummy. My steak was cooked to perfection. Wonderful experience.

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tfpirate (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice restaurant, interesting menu. Server was very slow to refill drinks; more than once. But, otherwise good experience.

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VBFoodie (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Hot Tuna is one of our go-to restaurants in Virginia Beach. Great value for money, with outstanding happy hour specials. We took some visitors on Wednesday night, so we had a choice of the regular menu, dinner specials, happy hour specials, and tapas options (available only on Wednesdays).

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice cedar plank dishes!

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MGDee (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Always great food and service at Hot Tuna. Chef Todd and his team do an awesome job in the kitchen, especially tapas night on Wednesday! Great vegetarian options as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great meal - service was on point! Our table was ready and waiting for us. Only drawback is their selection of beers. Would be nice to see more craft beers, but I'm a craft beer lover!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Hot Tuna never fails to please us. The variety and preparation of the food is always excellent. Service was a little slow at first, but the place was hopping. We didn’t mind waiting because we were there to visit with friends.

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Funtime1 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

excellent service... Food was delicious as always
always know people there
seated right away

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HHGirl (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Always a fun girls night at Hot Tuna. Wednesday Happy Hour TIL 9pm.

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mitt (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

As usual, the food is prepared exceptionally well. The specials are always worth considering. My wife had the cedar plank salmon... as usual. I had the Rockfish, bay style. Both Superb! The Rockfish a little pricey at forty, but a good sized portion (8oz, 3oz became the next day's lunch). I opted for the mushroom risotto (my favorite, and prepared better than mine at home... and mine is superb!).

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Denise (New England)
2.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

We were crammed into a table up against a wall. Asked for a salad and my meal came. Never got the salad. Waitress did not co.e back to check how our meal was. Ordered dessert and shortly after it arrived I had to get up to inform the waitress that my father was possibly having a heart attack and we needed to go to the nearest emergency room. She got the check prepared for me to pay. She offered me water and when I asked if I could have a bottle of water she then told me that she needed to charge me $3.75 I believe it was for the bottle of water.
I'm appalled. I am pretty sure we paid for the dessert that we never had an opportunity to eat as well. And if I know my mother she tipped the waitress very well.
I'm very disappointed in this experience and we have been here several times before.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Hot Tuna is consistent with their service and quality. Great menu, great service and never had a bad experience there. Food is tasty and presented well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Tuna has always been good..never been disappointed.

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Pamela156 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything always tastes great and everyone is friendly and wonderful !

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