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Tsunami - Panhandle

453 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (8)
  • Creative Cuisine (6)
  • Neighborhood Gem (6)

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Tsunami is like a wave of the hip urbane. Dim lights, house music, a good looking wait staff flavor the cozy sushi and sake bar-flanked dining room.

Tsunami offers the seas' freshest bounty paired with one of the largest, most sophisticated sake selections found on the west coast. The bar also offers an array of high end spirits from Gin to Great Japanese single malts. Tsunami bar creates an amazing list of cocktails that combine both modern & classic cock-tailing. Corkage is a sake & wine retail shop connected to Tsunami where you can find 100's of bottles to choose from either to take home or open for your dinner with a $20 corkage fee at the restaurant.

One of the great draws next to the incredible fresh authentic sushi, is the late night food offering till 12 midnight weekdays & 1am weekends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thurssday: 5:300pm- 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm-Midnight
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Phone number
(415) 567-7664
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shinsuke Hagino
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Cross street
Divisadero Street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 453 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Several of the sushi items were the best and freshest my companion and I had ever had! Great service.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and waitstaff here were great! The atmosphere felt a little clubby for us with the loud house music. I get how old that makes me sound but it was intense. Also the table where we sat was pretty drafty as we were right in front of the door. We would have asked to move if there was a different table available. The bench seats on the wall looked cozy. The fish was fresh though, and that’s really the only reason why we were there!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was good and the staff one of the best I’ve encountered but music was too loud. They did respond to turning it down when asked so that was good.

vipsebo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Best bar tender Mauricio and our waitress Emilie !! Made our date night!! Thank you!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

As noisy as a sport bar. More expensive than average. Sitting places are not all comfortable. Best spot is small table for 2 on the right near to the entrance, only place where you can have a conversation.
Food is good but overpriced

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Awesome place! Great food, excellent service, would absolutely go again!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat at the sushi bar and ended up getting the head sushi chef. He made us delicious sushi and recommended based on fish quality. He was also very accommodating with our allergies (celiac). The waitresses were also very knowledgeable on the sake and Japanese whiskey.

Great experience!

Carl (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The miso soup was the best we have ever had! Excellent sashimi & special rolls! Everything was delicious 😋. Huge saki menu. Excellent service too.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Happy Hour before 7 on a ton of their menu items (half off!) we went for a later dinner when our friend were visiting SF. The food was SO good, the server was great, and the atmosphere is really nice - casual/chic!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a fantastic experience. The fish was so fresh and the service was incredible. Wonderful meal!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was great and the food was good. My only problem with this place is the noise. It's less of an energy problem and more of an acoustic problem.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Our waitress was really great, had great recommendations and served us with a genuine smile. The Omakase was mostly excellent and so was the roll and hot sake we tried.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

A fun, hip neighborhood sushi joint. Very good, friendly service. They have creative sushi offerings which were interesting and different but found the traditional offerings to be better overall. I'd go back but would stick to the basics. Great sake list.

MW001 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

Wow. Everything was utterly delicious, and the service was first rate. Our only critique: the piped-in music was so loud that we strained to hear our own conversation.

JayC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

I love this sushi restaurant and it is wonderful for a date night. It has a chill sorta intamate vibe with dark lighting and incredible staff. By far my favorite (nicer) sushi restaurant in the city!!