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About Tsunami - New Orleans
The uber cool sushi bar and grill concept that began in Lafayette in 2000 and made it mark in Baton Rouge in 2005 is now a New Orleans destination. Our menu ranges from simple expected traditional sushi to westernized hybrid sushi to grill dishes that make for a great dining experience. On the 1st floor of the historic Pan Am building on St Charles & Poydras we are walking distance from your hotel, apt or sporting event. Make us your sushi spot in the Central Business District.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
St Charles (this is where you enter)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Call for a consultation on your off site catering needs. We can provide a sushi chef at your function to dazzle your guests.
You can use the pay to park garage attached to the Pan Am building. The elevators will bring you right to our building lobby entrance.
St Charles & Poydras Street Car stops directly across the street at One Shell Square.
Private Party Facilities:
Our semi private mezzanine loft is great to gather and dine with business associates or friends but still feel the buzz of our restaurant.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Tsunami - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews
Dined here while visiting NOLA. Nice decor. Clean interior. Service was decent. Food was marginal for the price paid. Tried the omakase. Some of the fish were quite good but the tuna was very ordinary.
Would classify this as a “fusion” restaurant rather than a typical Japanese restaurant.
If you must satisfy your sushi fix while in town this is a decent choice.
We chose this for a Christmas Eve tradition based on the availability of an extensive Gluten-free menu—but until they train the waitstaff AND the kitchen...avoid Tsunami for gluten-free eating.
Informed the server of the allergy and ordered two items directly off the GF menu: Miso Soup NOT gluten-free, full of soy sauce (not Tamari and ridiculously salty)—and still was charged for it anyway. Then Sea Bass, which arrived with battered eggplant and smothered in Eel Sauce—two more fails.
Very nice manager was apologetic and re-ordered the Sea Bass—fish was nicely prepared but arrived over bland cold diced veggies—and no Bok Choy, which was also on the GF menu.
Wife’s Salmon was nicely prepared, presented and portioned—but their Gluten-free menu is a farce. Hope they can correct and better train staff—nice place with great ambiance.
They served shrimp and grits . A side of grits was 3 dollars. The entree with 5 shrimp was 25 dollars. They charged 22 dollars for 5 shrimp. The price was opted off of menu for some reason. Not good for a return customer. Not a seasonal item. Weird atmosphere. A really drunk couple seated next to us and no one cared that the loud arguing ruined our dinner. Not true Japanese cuisine. Served 🌶. Peppers on menu. They were not the real deal. Weird and overgrown .
We were very surprised when we arrived at 4pm and told they could not find our open table reservation. We were promptly seated and after we had our appetizer I went back to the front desk to someone different who found our reservation. Our meal was excellent and the server lighfoot was very good. Our evening was dampened to find that when got back you hotel that the restaurant had cancelled our reservation and thus our open table points were denied.
Did a little double date on a Saturday night. Got a great bottle of sake (tenth degree), the omakase, 4 rolls and an order of gyoza. Perfect amount of food! Their rolls are not like the monstrosities you see at some sushi places, (& in some ways that may make them a bit overpriced). We had a really lovely time, food was great, service was excellent, if a bit of a light touch. I prefer to not have a waiter hovering though, so that was perfect in my opinion.
We have always been a fan of Tsunamis of Baton Rouge and Lafayette. So was very excited to see one in NOLA. The marinated filet now only comes in 24oz ribeye too big for most. The sushi did not have good color or fresh taste. The atmosphere was inviting and really like the location. But, the food needs serious attention.
This was our first time dining at Tsunami. We are on a special diet and dining out can be troublesome. At Tsunami, our waiter effectively communication with the kitchen staff to provide us with a delicious meal and a fun dining experience. We will be back very soon.
We visited early afternoon for a late lunch and had an excellent meal. We had a fine server in thibodeaux who was quite attentive We tried several of the standard rolls and a variety of nigiri and everything was delicious. As we were leaving at a little after 3pm happy hour was just starting and the restaurant was filling up rapidly. A lot of excellent specials if you want to try the place out.
Everything we had was delicious. We had several pieces of yellowtail sashimi and sushi. As well as the special sushi of the day which was recommended by the chef. We also had the hung low roll and some other type of role that had avocado and yellow tail wrapped on the outside with a dot of siracha. I did not care for my Appletini. Overly sweet and not tart. and The edamame was just so-so try something other for an appetizer. Would definitely do again
Sushi was incredibly fresh !!
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