About Tsunami - Annapolis

From fresh sushi to chef prepared steaks and seafood, Tsunami caters to all appetites. Surrounded in a modern, intimate, and lively atmosphere Tsunami welcomes all to enjoy anything from a creative drink, to a quick snack to a night of dinner and dancing.

51 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, sushi bar until 1:00am (If interested in requesting BOOTH dinner seating, please note that booths are generally only available at 6 / 6:30pm or 8 / 8:30pm. Otherwise we will do our best to accomodate your request.)

Cross Street:
Calvert/Cathedral

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 990-9868

Website:
http://www.kapowgroup.com/tsunami

Entertainment:
DJ (alt rock) many nights after 10pm. Individually scheduled theme parties, art shows, release parties and fundraising events.

Parking Details:
Best spot is Gott's Public Parking Garage located on Calvert St. between Northwest St. and West St. Once parked, exit garage near ticket dispenser and pass through small walkway and you will be right across the street from Tsunami.

Executive Chef:
Bobby Massa and Jonathan Hsu

Private Party Facilities:
Private party room available for up to 22 people. Special, customized menus available. Room Fees or Guest Minimums apply for private events held Thursday through Saturday.

Private Party Contact:
Any Manager: (410) 990-9868

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tsunami - Annapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Casual (8)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoyed sushi, curry soup and shrimp wraps.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great meal. Service was a little slow but everything was fine overall. The Annapolitan roll is my favorite!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love this place! Great fresh seafood! I love the sushi of any kind and the tuna lollys are delicious. The avocado salad is refreshing and delicious.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We chose to go early since we were bringing our 4 week old in her car-seat and they accommodated by seating us at a 4 top.
Atmosphere: I am not a fan of sitting close to other tables but this is what happens in Annapolis since restaurants need to make the most of their space. I loved the music and atmosphere for a Friday but we were exceptionally close to the table next to us which is why I gave it 4 stars. Though we were enjoying our own conversation the voices next to us were over bearing.
Food: Excellent- we started with sushi and it was some of the best we've had, maybe ever? We were deprived for many months since I was pregnant and this was a wonderful treat to finally get to have it again and it was wonderful. The menu was varied, had something for everyone- sushi and non-sushi lovers. Even people who are not fans of asian cuisine can find something unique and delicious.
Service: Our server was good, not great. I wouldn't put dirty glasses from another table down on our table to collect our plates... I am also in germ-a-phobe mode with our newborn so normally i wouldn't have even noticed this.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service is mediocre at best. It was crazy loud. The food is good, but definitely not worth the price. Definitely better to go during lunchtime when it’s less crowded. And it’s a very young crowd. It’s more like a crazy rowdy bar than a sushi restaurant

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sushi was relatively bland, rolls were smaller than most places... nothing special overall. Service was good, waiter was fast and friendly though.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Tsunami is always great! Great service, great food and great ambiance!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Vegan, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Went for our anniversary and had a great time! The atmosphere was nice and it wasn't too loud for a conversation. Our server was super friendly and they had really good cocktails. We both got sushi and it was delicious, lots of variety and fair prices for what you get. Would def recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent service and a menu spanning seafood with a Japese flair with excellent steaks or sushi - a really nice mix of well crafted options well prepared. Beware the place is incrdibly noisy and there is no varied or quieter seating option in the unitary space so a group may be very happy with the food and really miserable that no one could talk to each other and be heard.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As always Tsunami was wonderful. Always friendly, great service and an outstanding fresh menu. Their Yomato's Tofu is so yummy! Sushi is outstanding. Love this place!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Disabled Access, People Watching, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Organic, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I have gone to Tsunami - Annapolis a few times because they are consistently amazing. Great customer service, great food, and great vibe. I used to live in NYC so going to Tsumani reminds me of great joints in the downtown area. The noise level is loud and it's small but it's AWESOME, they have such a great vibe! They tend to be busy so call ahead or make a reservation. I look forward to going back soon!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Ate dinner on a Saturday night with wife and our adult daughter.

My wife had the Kapow chicken bowl. My daughter and I had sushi. Both were excellent. Kudos to our waitress, Chelsea. She was delightful.

The restaurant is noisy so don't come expecting quiet conversation.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our food was superior. Tsunami has several foodie entrees for those who aren't wild about sushi, in addition to really excellent sushi. The shrimp potstickers were different and delicious with innovative chili-buerre blanc. The raw Tuna Poke had crushed macademia nuts and chili flakes and was really delicious. The duck with blueberry glaze could have been a little more intense, but was quite tasty as it was. And the sushi was fantastic!

They have a small but well chosen selection of beers on tap and a wider variety in bottles. They also have some unusual cocktails that are well done and very tasty.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place to find some great Sushi, but also their Sriracha Mac & Cheese was a comfort food favorite - very generous portion and delicious. We also had their fried rice which was awesome. The $3 draft Sapporo Beer was also awesome. The restaurant is very loud and busy. The service was good, but not great.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and they seated us immediately. The restaurant quickly filled up and the noise level increased as the energy level increased. We got used to the music being somewhat loud. Our server was fantastic!! She was very attentive and kept us updated on our order. The food was amazing! The sushi is the best I've had in a VERY long time. My husband ordered the scallop dinner and the presentation was really cool. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone who is planning a visit to/near Annapolis.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was okay at best but the prices weren't horrible until you factored in the drinks. THOSE prices were horrendous. They blasted horrible music the entire time which made it difficult to have a conversation. This place is definitely no "Ra."

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Just wasn't worth the wait .......We haven't been to this restaurant in a few years .We love the location (Annapolis ) and the sidewalk dinning-street scene but we where a party of 6 and it took all of an hour to get everybody served. Some ate while others watched , other waited while others finished and the food was marginal . Wouldn't do it again , too many other options along the street

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

There was a band playing very loud. I requested to move in the back room. That was not a problem.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2017

If you want to have a conversation, request a table in the back room. Music (and bar area) is quite loud.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The soup and appetizers were great, and the service was attentive and quick. The sushi seemed very fresh and well rolled, but was VERY bland. Overall good experience, will definitely come back to have more of the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Happy hour is off the hizook!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Brian is a superior server. Our experience there is always A+!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We were seated at a lonely table in back away from all other people. But we were graciously given a different table when we requested it. Food was good, especially the tuna poke.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a very fun dinner in this high energy place. Would recommend if in Annapolis

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

It was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Tasty cocktails and sushi and great service! My husband had not been here in many years and was impressed with the improvements in decor.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Good was great as always, and Chloe was an excellent server. Never any complaints at Tsunami.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We had a great time here, the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great meal all around and would recommend it to anyone looking for great Asian fusion food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Always our favorite Annapolis night out. Great drinks and sushi!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Really loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious! We had a reservation and were running late because of really bad traffic and we gave them a call and they were so nice and accommodating. I am looking forward to going again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We eat here every couple of weeks. The sushi rolls are all fantastic. Love the different kinds of fries. Have had Kobe burger, lettuce wraps, scallops, kapow bowl (teriyaki) and they have all been excellent. Fish and chips is a little greasy but everything else has been great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Had a few friends call in bottles of champagne and server was awesome handling - food was great. will be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The service was good. The Fish and chips were excellent. The siracha Mac and cheese fries were awesome! So awesome I got more Mac and cheese. I will come back for those!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food was great. Noise level makes conversation difficult

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I realize it was a Friday night and busy, but our server was mediocre. However, that was not my real bone of contention. I've been going to Tsunami since they opened, and I've noticed the last few times we've gone, the roles are maddeningly small! They didn't use to be this way! New sushi chef? I've also gone in many times for happy hour when rolls are 1/2 price and noticed that the rolls were a little smaller than usual, but for half-price, I'm cool with that! But, when I'm paying full price and my rolls are SMALLER than they are at happy hour, well we have a problem!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Love this place. It was the first time I actually dined in. Normally I to go and take it back to work. It was extremely loud but the weather was super warm so everyone was out in Annapolis. As usual the food was outstanding and the service. Love this place. Just wish they opened earlier :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2017

My son ordered sushi which he said was fresh and good. I had the $35 price fixed choice with the pot stickers, salmon with lump crabmeat and the fried banana desert. I advised our waiter that I had a very low tolerance for spicy/hot foods. The potstickers were tender and tasty. The sauce served with them was quite interesting but at my very limit of tolerance, impacting the rest of my meal. The salmon was well seasoned but over cooked. The crabmeat was hardly lump and the side of potatoes was over garliced. The fried banana was wrapped in filo, hard, and not sweet. I guess the filo was intended to add crunch, but added very little, was tough and tasteless. The ice cream served with it was good. The restaurant has a pub atmosphere and was quite noisy. Maybe I'm just getting older.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Been going to Tsunami since it opened. The Sushi is always very good and we also had the Scallops which were excellent. The menu is a bit smaller than it was in the past which is a little bit of a negative. But prices are reasonable.

Tags: Quick Bite
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