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.
Tsunami’s 5-7 p.m. weeknight happy hour, entitled “Pau Hana,” rotates innovative small plate and cocktail specials.
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.
Seared Sea Scallops
with roasted red pepper beurre blanc, fried artichokes, and sauteed green beans
with spicy lemongrass slaw & sesame aioli
Bacon Wrapped Dates
with sweet chile dipping sauce
We had a great meal. Service was outstanding, too.
The food is always delicious! The service is excellent! My favorite restaurant in Memphis!
Very knowledgeable wait staff food and wines excellent!!
Food was fantastic, service was phenomenal. Definitely going back soon!
Tsunami is my go to restaurant. They always have wonderful food options, the atmosphere is lovely, and the energy is fantastic!
They did gluten free modifications for my celiac wife with no problem and were super nice. Everything was delicious!
Great food, especially seafood
Consistently one of best seafood places in Memphis
Great service as well
Wonderful meals and appetizers and the desserts shouldn’t be missed. The sea bass is wonderful and the banana lumpia is to die for. Outstanding service
This was our first visit. Excellent service . The waitress was super attentive and polite. We had the dates and skillet shrimp, sea bass and ginger donuts. The seabass was the best we ever tasted. It was cooked to perfection. I can see how that's their signature dish. We had the best time.
Delicious food and great service as always.
Fabulous night at consistent Tsunami! Everything was wonderful from the service to the dessert.
Scarlett was the best server, she made our time lovely from beginning when I had alterations on our reservation. She also was able to give us other reccomendations for our time in Memphis. The food was also exceptional we tried a little of everything but Scarlett was for sure the cherry on top.
Our table was ready upon arrival. Service was prompt, competent, and courteous. Wished for more vegetarian appetizers but the oysters were delightful. Chose the sea bass entree and it was amazing, the black rice and sauce elevated the dish; it was perfect. Great desserts but we were too full to indulge. Overall fabulous meal, and romantic setting. We shall return!
Valentine’s Day was the occasion. We were looking forward to the tofu but very much enjoyed the eggplant dish.
The sea bass is to die for!!!!!! The waitress was great!
As always the unofficial specialty of the house, Sea Bass over Black Rice, was fabulous! Everything was very good. Service was excellent. Just a great fine dining experience.
Was visiting Memphis for just a couple days and opted to go to Tsunami in part for the fact that I saw they source a lot of their food locally and their menu is always changing, as it should at any good restaurant. The atmosphere of the restaurant is upscale without being pretentious or too moody and the service is top-notch.
My date and I got five dishes in total and overall were quite pleased. The portions are excellent for the value (and it was much appreciated that our server informed us the "small plates" would be enough to suffice as an entree with us getting appetizers). The restaurant specializes in almost a variety of seafood dishes but if you're coming with someone a vegetarian or someone who doesn't care for seafood, they have a couple options for them as well.
Tsunami is consistently delicious. Service outstanding.
Whenever I come to Memphis, Tsunami is at the top of my "Must do" list. The service is always excellent and the food beyond compare. Thank you to Chef Ben, Scarlett, and ALL of the staff for another fantastic evening!
Visit from out of town relatives. Our party of 6 required 2 cars and the dedicated parking area was very much appreciated. Our waitress added greatly to the occasion with her attentiveness and knowledge. The food and drink were exceptional, including the best Sazerac ever. Just a very enjoyable experience for all of us including a 5 y/o and a 7 y/o.
Great as always! Scarlett continues to be top notch with whatever she does. Thanks too to Jeff, Ben, and really all of the great staff in the front and in the kitchen!
I love Tsunami! The food is consistently excellent. The prices are reasonable. The servers are helpful and enthusiastic. It used to be quite noisy, but they have recently put some innovative noise blockers on the ceiling which helps lower the volume a good bit. I recommend it to friends often, and I take out-of-town guests whenever I can.
Special date night
The food is phenomenal! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The entire staff is friendly and efficient. We never wanted for anything the entire meal, our glasses were always full, silverware replaced, etc. the meal and service were seamless. The dessert special was to die for! I can’t stop thinking about it! Looking forward to coming back!
Food, cocktails and service always over the top amazing!!!
Very tasty small plates in a quiet, romantic setting. Knowledgeable service staff. Decor and menu need freshening up. Pretty pricy for the portions and locale.
One of my favorite restaurants in Memphis. It's great every time!!!
Amazing food, great service, quiet atmosphere. Will definitely return. We loved everything about our visit. Highly recommend this restaurant for a date, special occasion, or girl’s night out. Scarlet was our waitress and she was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Went for my wife’s birthday. Food, service were excellent. A little pricy.
The bacon wrapped dates were amazing. The mahi mahi special was perfectly prepared.
Scarlett’s service is outstanding as are the artistries of Ben in the kitchen and Ben (2) making great cocktails.
Jeff is an excellent overall host. We love Tsunami!
The food was good, and the service was excellent. I appreciated how they spaced out the courses. I did not feel rushed.
One of my fav restaurants in Memphis. Love it. I eat here every week I get a chance. Attentive. Creative and fun.
Food was good not extraordinary.
Great as usual
Very good dining experience!
Tsunami offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 274-2556.
Tsunami is rated 4.8 stars by 319 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.