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Tsunami, Memphis, TN

Tsunami

4.9
4.9
600 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located in the heart of Cooper Young, a historic Midtown restaurant and retail destination, Tsunami is a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant where guests can feel like globetrotters from the comfort of their own table.

Award-winning owner and Chef Ben Smith fuses various ethnic cuisines—from Asia and the South Pacific to France and the American South—to create unique and flavorful small plates and seafood specialties.

The cozy restaurant, adorned with local art and handmade accents, offers a unique bar centerpiece with fine wines and liquors, local draft beers, and daily-rotating specialty cocktails.

Consistently named “Best Seafood Restaurant” in the Memphis Magazine and Memphis Flyer, coveted Tsunami entrées including a spice-crusted tuna with wasabi vinaigrette, beef tenderloin with smoked chile butter, and roasted seabass with black Thai rice and soy beurre blanc.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Pacific Rim, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 274-2556

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Smith

  • Catering

    Please ask!

  • Private party facilities

    Please ask!

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Cross street

    Young Avenue

  • Parking details

    We have a dedicated parking lot on the north side of our building and share a lot with other businesses on the south side of the building. Please note: we are located in a popular shopping and dining area. Despite our private lot, parking can be a little challenging on weekends.

  • Public transit

    MATA #2 Bus, stops across the street from the restaurant - due every 60 minutes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Service

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Ambiance

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Value

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Innovative

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Neighborhood gem

  • Memphis

    Best Overall

  • Memphis

    Best Food

  • Memphis

    Best Service

  • Memphis

    Best Ambiance

  • Memphis

    Best Value

  • Memphis

    Innovative

  • Memphis

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. V

    Vava

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual everything was delicious ! Best restaurant in the city
  2. BM

    BarryM

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The four of us had fish tacos, seared scallops and roasted salmon for the entrees. The fish tacos, as usual, were terrific as were the scallops. The roasted salmon over lentils was overcooked and somewhat dry. The meatball appetizer was delicious, but the spinach salad with goat cheese was lacking and needed the addition of a fruit and or nuts. To describe the survey's maximum noise level as "energetic" should more accurately read "too noisy". Overall, the food is very good and the service very attentive. Highly recommend.
  3. TN

    TomN

    Memphis/West TN

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very well-prepared and fresh food, attentive and friendly service
  4. MW

    MarciW

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tsunami is excellent! Always a great time, beautiful place and food is superb.
  5. 2

    2southernfoodies

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sea bass was excellent. Good service even on very busy night.
  6. B

    Bibi

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the great truly Memphis places. Charming, delicious, and though everything about the place is superb, it doesn't take itself too seriously.
  7. RF

    RobertF

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was absolutely the best. Food was superb and made to order to accommodate my dietary restrictions.
  8. d

    djf1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice food presentation but 3 of our 4 dishes lacked flavor. Very dissappinted with the NYE dinner. Portions were not worth the pricing. Do not recommend.
  9. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful meal at Tsunami Service by Maria was outstanding Even found my husband lost wallet and kept until we could pick up
  10. B

    Bucky

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, but the noise level was horrible! We had to sit next to 4 thirty something girls that talked and screamed their conversation the whole time we were there! Everyone in the room was looking at them. Noise absorbing panels desperately need to be installed on the walls. I’ll go back, but not for a while
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. ashley is a great server
  12. CW

    CathayW

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    My husband’s black eye soup is tasty and warm, my appetizer is good, I asked hot water and the waitress did brought me the hot water and in timely. But when the main dish came, my tuna was cold, my husband Sea bass was excellent, hot and tasty, I tasted sea bass which was great, I wished my tuna was as good as my husband’s sea bass. I stopped waitress and told her my tuna is cold, please warm it for me in the microwave, she looked at me and jerked off the plate from my hand, I waited about 10 minutes, she returned with my food, it was warmer, but it wasn’t good and the waitress was awful rude. The waitress turned from friendly to a jerk. I regret I had suggested to eat there. Our bill was $106, and we tipped waitress $22. A terrible dinning experience.
  13. AM

    AmyMc

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was outstanding. In our party of four, there was not one single bite left on our plates. We were so full my husband I ordered dessert to go, which lasted about 15 minutes after arriving home. This is one of our very favorite restaurants.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A continual consistent restaurant experience in Memphis.
  15. LR

    LeslieR

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Waiter was attentive, friendly and kind. Meal was nicely paced.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love tsunami so much. It is my go to restaurant in Memphis!
  17. G

    Glenbrook

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, friendly staff and good value. Our go-to restaurant for an easy, relaxing and unpretentious night out
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great ambiance. Will definitely go back!
  19. SL

    SophisticatedLady

    Memphis/West TN

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We gathered for a birthday celebration. Requested and received seating in what we consider the “quiet” side of the restaurant, as conversation can be a challenge for those of us with older ears, and found it to be just right. Service was impeccable, food delicious.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE this place. The atmosphere and Service are exceptional. We enjoyed the green salad which looks like a flower and it’s crumbled with blue cheese and they light oil and vinegar dressing. We can never resist the Seabass. It is our absolute favorite and wonderful. If you haven’t been, try it If you have been, go back.
  21. KF

    KathyF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious consistent inventive and Scarlett is always an amazing server !
  22. JS

    JacquelineS

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, servers and atmosphere is always wonderful. There drinks are great. It’s one of my favorite places.
  23. A

    Anna

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scarlett is awesome. She makes Tsunami the fantastic place it is!
  24. LI

    LISHT

    Memphis/West TN

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FREAKING AMAZING Service by Mr. Jeff was second to none. Black eyed peas and cornbread. A low key get away that will relax and show life is really that good.
  25. M

    Miss

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Finally made it to tsunami after many had recommended. The food exceeded my expectations. Everything we ordered was truly delicious and I would order again. Not crowded for a Saturday night surprisingly. Our server was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks! That sea bass is to die for! Everything was great. Best service in town!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and the food was divine!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and the best service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were on point, as always!
  31. LS

    LaurieS

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food is excellent! You can’t go wrong with any item! Great service! My favorite restaurant!!
  32. A

    Anonymous

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food. The service was excellent, and is was quiet so the conversation was easy.
  33. KL

    KenL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Early meal so it was quiet. While selection was limited, every choice was well prepared and a great combination of flavors. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and made great recommendations. A little expensive but we’ll worth a special outing
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tsunami was an overall great experience! I requested to sit outside on the reservation and we were promptly seated on the patio. Our server was quick & efficient, the complimentary bread came out smelling like it just left the oven!! If I didn’t do mostly gluten free I would’ve ate every bite of that bread. The entrées came out fast and were delicious. The pomegranate mojito needed a little more mint & pomegranate, but I could taste the fresh mint. The flourless chocolate cake was divine; not too heavy or rich, and a perfect portion size. Fresh food, easy parking next to the building, great service and location, I’ll definitely be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and Service.
  36. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first time here…..Delicious food and great service!
  37. MK

    MeganK

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic dining experience. Tsunami never fails in providing incredible customer service along with a mouth watering food experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a “just because” dinner and I enjoyed every moment! You can never go wrong with the potstickers, sea bass, and flourless chocolate cake. I absolutely LOVE this restaurant!
  39. RP

    RobertP

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Tsunami: Scarlett, Jeff, Ben & Ben are masters at service & preparing delicious dinners.
  40. JJ

    JoelandJen

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always! Don’t miss the shrimp potstickers and the green salad…simple but divine. Branched out from the usual Sea bass (best anywhere ever) and had the shrimp pasta…delish!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tsunami offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 274-2556.

Tsunami is rated 4.9 stars by 600 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 21 times today
Google Map for Tsunami

928 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5605

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Young Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Pacific Rim, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a dedicated parking lot on the north side of our building and share a lot with other businesses on the south side of the building. Please note: we are located in a popular shopping and dining area. Despite our private lot, parking can be a little challenging on weekends.

  • Public transit

    MATA #2 Bus, stops across the street from the restaurant - due every 60 minutes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Smith

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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