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About 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!

412 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Garfield

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(337) 234-3474

Website:
http://www.servingsushi.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Jerrod Adams

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:
Heather Guidroz: (337) 234-3474

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Tsunami - Lafayette Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food service and ambiance

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Tsunami is hands down the best sushi place in Lafayette, nothing else is even close!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter was so awesome. His suggestions made our experience even better. We enjoyed our meal and look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely love this Restaurant! The Shushi is delightful and The Sumo Ribeye was Mouth Watering! The Service was Great and The Cocktails were delicious! Great Place to Celebrate My Birthday! I'll be Back!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The sushi was over priced, I've had better sushi for more reasonable price.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As always a great place for sushi and drinks. Never disappoints.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
ambience4
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Phenomenal sushi. We always try new rolls and leave extremely impressed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fresh food with creative recipes. Always professional friendly service. My absolute favorite sushi restaurant!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Consistently great food and drinks. Our server Ricky was top knotch. Never disappointed at Tsunami.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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food5
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I felt very rushed by our server. We were there to celebrate s birrhday. With so many other restaurant choices in Lafayette, I will not return to Tsunami.

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food4
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Drinks were good, Gus (Server) was great, food was unbelievable!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

This place is my favorite restaurant ever. The food is superb and the eggplant miso is amazing!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great as always. Love the martini for Healing-house

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good overall experience. The food was good and atmosphere was nice.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My Fiancée took me to eat dinner here for our two year anniversary and it was a wonderful time. They even gave us a dessert to celebrate. Which, made this 9 month pregnant mommy super happy. Our special day felt recognized and that was just so sweet to me. Food was amazing as always!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great service, amazing sushi and get the old fashion for the drink! Amazing

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was really good as it is every time I have been. Service was a bit pushy trying to change our order after told what we wanted and telling her no to her suggestion once already. Worst part was making a reservation for the special occasion and being seated in a spot obviously made just to stuff an extra table for extra revenue. Under stairs in corner behind the waiting bench away from entire restaurant. Part of going to this place is the atmosphere. You get to stare at the valet tent and have all people waiting for a table practically sitting with you at yours. Whoever decided to put this table there should be fired, because even though I love the food, I will be going to a lower end sushi restaurant that will treat me and my guests as customers not military personnel going through a chow line. Price is fair for quality food, but deserves better accommodations and staff interaction for the $$$.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Fantastic dinner, great service

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Took our early teen daughter and her boyfriend on their first date with a couple of her "buffer" friends. We all sat together in a booth. It was his first time eating sushi. All in all, they had a great night. I'm sure it'll be one that they'll always remember.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The food and service was amazing. Because the tables are somewhat close together, the noise level within the restaurant was somewhat higher than other restaurants. This made conversations during our business dinner somewhat louder than what I would have liked.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was only Ok. Very expensive

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Sushi was outstanding, as always!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Love Tsunami's atmosphere, food, and drinks! We had a lovely evening.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Our birthday celebration for my boss was a great success! Food was delicious! We always enjoy dining at Tsunami!

Tags: Good for Groups
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The experience was amazing and always vibrant want I go. This time it was my friend birthday and both of my friends tried sushi for the first time and LOVED IT! They can't wait to go back for the laid back and cozy, great drinks and friendly workers!!!

LOVED IT!!!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Always a good time! Better to go early or late. Avoid peak lunch and dinner for best results.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Tsunami is absolutely delicious and its atmosphere will certainly impress the girl of your dreams!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great time for a birthday

Tags: Fun
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Best sushi in town. There is no comparison. Great food, great service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was wonderful but the service was better! Thank you Evan for the great recommendations.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

good local spot in downtown Lafayette area...with nice upbeat vib and funky decor. Food is good quality and reasonable prices. One of our favorite date places in town...we'll be back

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Excellent service by Britney and a fine assortment of sushi and sashimi on and off the menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Took my daughter here for her birthday. She loved it. They have geat sushi and it's a very nice atmosphere. They surprise her with a birthday desert and it made her feel special! Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I've eaten here many times and it is typically very good all around. Perhaps there was an off day today, but service was unorganized and food was just ok. Servers are very friendly which makes up for the disorganization.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great place for Valentines Day date night! Great food and atmosphere! Good drink menu also. Combine all of that with good service and you can't go wrong!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always a fun place to have great sushi and maybe even run into a celebrity!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was timely and friendly. Food was great as always

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I have been here several times and we most recently went for Valentine's Day. the service and food quality was amazing. We were seated promptly and even though they were super busy, the food quality was still top notch. The charbroiled oysters they had as a special were outstanding and the sushi is always super fresh. Highly recommend this to anyone that loves sushi!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 8, 2017

The Ambiance was fantastic & our waiter was outstanding. Very knowledgable & friendly. The food was so delicious. Cocktails very unique. We will be back.....

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food at this restaurant is always top notch. Very fresh and creative. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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