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About Tsunami - Panhandle

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.

1306 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thurssday: 5:300pm- 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm-Midnight

Cross Street:
Divisadero Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 567-7664

Website:
http://www.dajanigroup.net/

Executive Chef:
Shinsuke Hagino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Tsunami - Panhandle Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 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

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 23, 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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 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.

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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 13, 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!!

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful sushi - our favorite!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food and service is very good but the seating arrangement is pretty bad unless you sit at the couch like dining tables that look more like hotel foyer coffee chairs and tables. There is limited arrangement in the interior design to avoid noise reduction so it is hard to eat and chat. If the owners wanted you to eat quickly and get out, they have been successful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Overwhelming, amazing. Great value, and high quality. If i lived in SF, I would try to go here as much as possible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2017

One of the best sushi places in SF

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Decent Japanese restaurant. Great selection of whiskey. Fun place, with decent sushi.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Tsunami is very hip - great music, looks great, etc. Their prices are a bit over the top. All of there beers are $11-14, sake is $20/glass, and standard sushi rolls have fancy names/descriptions and are $5 more than they should be. That being said, the food is very good and the restaurant looks great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Sat at the bar and had amazing service and food recommendations. Noise level was a bit loud yet the wonderful space and tasty rolls well make up for it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Fun lively meal with great service an delicious food. Loved the Magnum sake!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Great Beer
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very nice, prompt service
Happy hour sake was inexpensive, good, served in large portions
Fish was relatively low quality (poor texture, color)
Tempura over-battered and greasy
Cucumber salad flavorless
Unsolicited complimentary mochi was good

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food2
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The best sushi restaurant...ever. Great food, great ambiance!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent service and fresh, Awmagawd to the omakase

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2017

A superb dinner at Tsunami. It is worth the extra price for such exceptional quality. The chef's choices and daily specials are delicious, and every bite was more than memorable. We sat at a large communal table, and felt we had enough space and privacy to carry on a conversation. I absolutely recommend Tsunami as a San Francisco landmark for sushi. Trendy, beautiful ambiance, stellar service, and memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Inventive Japanese. Hip and cool atmosphere . Great service .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great atmosphere. The staff were amazing and even brought us a free dessert! The happy hour menu was great value and the food was great quality and very tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Spicy, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Food was incredible. Atmosphere was great. When choosing this place, the reviews helped put tremendous and were spot on. Extremely friendly staff. Carolyn was fantastic! Very attentive and knew the menu extremely well.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Our server wS VERY GOOD AND made the experience. The food was very good and the timing between plates was just about right.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Favorite place in the city for sushi. The papa san roll is to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Incredible service. Great food. It was a good night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Sake and Japanese whiskey if you want a good education and innovative sushi rolls

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Fun neighborhood sushi! The service was excellent. We tried lots of things cooked and Raw. Some things were excellent others ok. The miso soup was very different, didn't care for the flavor. They took back and removed from the bill. The calamari was over cooked and unseasoned. Also returned and removed. Chefs sushi and sashimi were awesome! Loved the spicy California roll with yellowtail and jalapeño.
I would come back here!

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The servers and host are genuine and lovely. They made our experience great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very good sushi, never disappoints in beverages, service, or food. We love taking visiting friends or family here as it's always a pleasurable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I LOVE Tsunami and Victoria is the best manager ever. She is always friendly, kind, and makes the experience awesome.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Phenomenal start to finish! Our server, Quincy, was the absolute bomb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The waitress came onto my spouse. We both laughed about it later at drinks with our friends. Otherwise it was peachy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Walked by this place a million times but never eaten there. Was in mood for sushi so checked it out. Very vibrant and casual good buzz and interesting people. Sushi was great definitely be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The buttery fatty tuna just melted in your mouth. Wow. And the depth of flavor and the butteryness. This was rich and awesome. Like starting with dessert.
Then fully matured hamachi, with taste to match. Not your run of the mill fish here.
Then on to mackerel, baked black cod, ...
We stayed on the catch of the day menu and all were wonderful and unusual, clearly sourced for their unique qualities and highlighted perfectly.

The service was excellent as well. We bounced around on the sake choice and were graciously offered samples to help decide.
Overall a truly great dining experience, and well worth the splurge.

All this wonderfulness does have a price, and likely needs to be dosed to fit the budget, but well worth it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great food and service as usual. Yum

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