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Tsunami, Memphis, TN

Tsunami

4.8
4.8
584 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

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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 584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Best Value

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Fit for Foodies

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Healthy

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Memphis

    Best Value

  • Memphis

    Fit for Foodies

  • Memphis

    Healthy

  • Memphis

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. LR

    LeslieR

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love tsunami so much. It is my go to restaurant in Memphis!
  3. 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
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great ambiance. Will definitely go back!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 !
  8. JS

    JacquelineS

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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.
  9. A

    Anna

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

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

    LISHT

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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.
  11. M

    Miss

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and the best service.
  15. 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!
  16. LS

    LaurieS

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!!
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and Service.
  21. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first time here…..Delicious food and great service!
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. RP

    RobertP

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

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

    JoelandJen

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. A little pricy but everything is these days. Our server was great with the recommendations. Everything we had was on point and delicious
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual!! Always delicious with great service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tsunami has always been fabulous. Will never disappoint.
  29. RS

    RobertS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thursday August 25, 2022 we arrived for our 6:15 reservation. The manager greeted us and brought us to our table where two champagne glasses were on the table. Why? In the reservation notes I put brining a bottle of champagne. Very nice attention to detail. The manager opened the bottle and served us. Our waitress greeted us. Provided the various menus and explained each. Great presentation with a smile. We split the shrimp appetizer. Sauce was a meal in itself by dunking the toasted bread. We both had tuna, two different seasonings and great tasting. By the time we ordered dinner our side of the restaurant was visibly packed yet our waitress with grace covered the tables seamlessly. Recap, great atmosphere, great manager, great waitress and great food.
  30. p

    pjw330

    Memphis/West TN

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    With a limited menu, it was somewhat difficult to find something that we thought we would like. I ordered the Lemongrass blackened shrimp pasta and hubby ordered the Mahi-Mahi small plate. The shrimp pasta was okay, but I would not order it again as it was a bit too spicy, with too much blackening on the shrimp and the dried tomatoes were chewy. Hubby said the Mahi, Mahi was good. Service was impeccable and the ambience perfect for a quiet dinner. We haven't been in years, and will certainly go again in the future. Since the menu changes frequently, it will be fun to try something else.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pros: Nice cozy ambiance. Cons: Portions are tiny for the price. I got an appetizer of 4 pieces of shrimp for $15 😂 ( size does not define fancy, just saying!) Also, martini glasses are mini size and they charge for a full portion. Cocktails were average. Not a place to go regularly for me and my friends.
  32. j

    jerryp

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always a great experience dining at Tsunami. Service was excellent despite having a packed house. Food was very well prepared and came out like clockwork.
  33. DS

    DavidS

    Memphis/West TN

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dining experience; our server Jeff was awesome
  34. LA

    LaurenAlex

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, waitress, ambience- wonderful as always.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Waiter has rude when questioned him about a charge on the bill.
  36. A

    Alan

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always Great! The sea bass is a staple and delicious but go ahead and order all the specials also!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How we have never been to Tsunami is beyond me. This is a true gem located in Cooper young. Everything is perfect from the ambiance of the restaurant, service is outstanding, and the food is out of this world. We can not wait to go back!
  38. DR

    DarrellR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant does it right everytime...The food is always consistently prepared. Never disappoints! The service is relaxed and perfect. Our party of 6 couldn't have been more pleased.
  39. KW

    KirkW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great evening , service . food was great, came out fast just couldnt have been any better , seabass and crusted tuna , best i have had of each just amazing
  40. JD

    JennDine

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The fried calamari and ginger donuts with coconut sorbet are not to be missed. The tuna and sea bass mains worked but were not memorable.

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 4.8 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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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