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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.

601 Poydras
1st Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
St Charles (this is where you enter)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 608-3474

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

Catering:
Call for a consultation on your off site catering needs. We can provide a sushi chef at your function to dazzle your guests.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Tsunami - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
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Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Healthy (11)
People Watching (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Spicy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service in a very fun, hip atmosphere. Good was terrific and very innovative sushi menu. The restaurant really made this birthday celebration special!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Sushi was incredible. Unique fish available on special for sashimi dish. My date had a grilled sea bass and it was amazing. Space is beautiful and inviting. Highly recommend this spot for sushi or cooked entrees as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was good once the server finally arrived—took several minutes to be acknowledged.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Very good food but very bad server

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was very fresh and delicious and had unique choices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Second experience with Tsunami and they are awesome. The executive chef has made some really good signature rolls. Friendly staff. Ate lunch with my wife for her birthday and will definitely be back - maybe for happy hour which looked good.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Organic, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent meal with very good service throughout. We enjoyed the miso soup, the tempura shrimp and peppers was a delicious appetizer and the selection isle sushi was beautifully prepared and presented. We will certainly visit again.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We are new to the neighborhood, so it was our first time dining here, and we were not disappointed! The black and gold roll is amazing!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Frozen and very thin sashimi, disgusting bathrooms... Staff clearly undereducated in basic Japanese cuisine. Request for rice got me a bowl of sushi rice....

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our second visit here and love it. The food is very fresh and we love the atmosphere. Save room for dessert!

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place for dinner! Food and drinks were delicious.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Spicy, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food3
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fun times. Great food and excellent t service!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always awesome ! Especially their happy hour deals

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall, good restaurant. Food is average for the Asian-type they are going for. Price decent for the area.

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food4
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner with My Lovely Bride. 🎄

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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic decor and incredible service. Loved visiting the new location. If you want really fresh sushi/sashimi this is the place. I’m somhappy to ave a healthy place to dine while I’m in town

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been to this location many time and it never disappoints. the service is always good and the food was great, we had a great time with friends and you cant beat the location.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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 .

Tags: Late-night Find
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food3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Throughroughly enjoyable, everything was fantastic.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I would definitely recommend Tsunami. The atmosphere was lovely and the food expertly prepared. The presentation was authentic Asian. All of the ingredients were fresh and very tasty. A must visit in the CBD.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food. Very knowledgeable and friendly servers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good sushi

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food. Place was busy so service was slow; finished much later than expected.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We received our appetizer in a timely matter. But our dinner was not put in. We sat for almost an hour before getting our entre. The manager was very apologetic and credited our wine which we appreciated.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent menu. Love the ambience. Great for date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant was good quality food and very fresh

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Very disappointed in the quality of the fish in both the sashimi and sushi specialties, and preparation. Drinks were excellent and service as well.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food and service was amazing. Have to try the truffle salmon and fried rice. Best fried rice I have ever had.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great sister of Baton Rouge restaurant. Very creative menu and accommodating staff. All around top choice.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Everything is always great

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing! Tsunami NEVER disappoints. I love that there is consistency across all of their restaurants. We had an assortment of rolls and the oyster app which was great. Our server was also very attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious but we waited 90 minutes to be served our entree. We had a really loud section next to us (several tables pushed together) which affected the quality of our evening

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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 !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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