Tsunami Restaurant - Sugarhouse

4.3
185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Tsunami offers diners exquisite Japanese-inspired cuisine in an exciting, contemporary setting. From the freshest sushi to amazingly tender baby back ribs, Tsunami's menu offers choices for the most discriminating palate. Whether you're in for a quick business lunch or out for a romantic dinner, the friendly, knowledgeable staff will provide a memorable dining experience. Voted Best Sushi, Best Power Lunch, and Best Upscale Casual Dining in Utah!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 467-5545
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We are happy to provide food for your outside event. Please call for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1100 East
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Parking details
Complimentary parking in public lot directly south of restaurant.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 185 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great food, served nicely and tasted delicious. The green tea was especially wonderful. We were seated quickly and it was a nice atmosphere, making it easy to have a conversation across the table. Many options on the menu.

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TB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2014
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Tye servers were friendly. The food was incredible. The prices were appropriate. However, we were given a table on the side of the restaurant where we could see the servers' drink-making and dish-washing station to our left and the street out the window to our right. The fence that ended at the window even allowed us to see where they put their dumpsters and their garbage. Probably the worst table in the restaurant. That table was so bad, I'll probably go out of my way to visit a different Tsunami next time, just to avoid the possibility of getting that table again. Our anniversary was still a special evening and the sushi was incredible, but if I'm spending $75 on dinner, I would hope to be seated at a table with more class and less visibility of the dumpster area. Everything was oerfect, but that table was inexcusable.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tsunami was wonderful, as always! The food & service are always excellent! Our only complaint is that they don't have more room at this location. If you forget to make a reservation on a Friday or Saturday, the wait times can be long.

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tsunami is a great restaurant. I am particularly picky as I've been exposed to a lot of very good Japanese food.
Their gyoza is one of the best I've had, and their fish in their sashimi and sushi is always very fresh. Everything is so delicious!
I recommend this restaurant for high quality Japanese food and if you are looking to have dinner somewhere special.

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C
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a girls night here. They have a wide range of roll choices appealing to everything which was nice. They had quite a few veggie rolls and the dinner combo was a great deal! The prices are right for a higher quality sushi. Would definitely go back!

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n
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

After 21 years of marriage finally got my wife to try sushi ... Tsunami helped permanently convert her. Selfishly I'm excited that my wife will now enjoy eating sushi with me in the future. Tsunami sushi is excellent starting most importantly with the fish.

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T
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It's a standard when we are craving a little taste of fresh delicious fish and a savory bite of Gyoza!

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E
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Rolls were generic and the sushi chefs kept complaining about their jobs while we ate, not the best ambiance, so I wasn't too impressed with the place overall.

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N
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Large variety of unique rolls, and a big veggie selection. Ingredients were very fresh and presentation looked great. Out of town guest was impressed.

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c
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Tsunami since it opened, not as often as I would like, however. The food is always delicious and I'm always satisfied when I leave.

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Q
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Tsunami more times that I can count. I have only ever had one bad experience, and the staff were very apologetic about the issues on that visit. All other visits have been great. The food is great and the staff is great. Everyone is professional and extremely kind and helpful. Especially Salem. She is my favorite waitress. Tsunami is my favorite restaurant, they are on point.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The steak and chicken was very good. The server was very nice too.

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LB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tsunami, so for my sons prom, I thought this would be a lovely place for him to take his date. My son is 16, sometimes not an ideal table for a server. He said the service was excellent like always! They had a wonderful dinner experience. We highly recommend Tsunami 100%. Great service, food and atmosphere!

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t
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was below mediocre, poor;y prepared, overwhelming taste was salt. 3 dishes were not eaten and there was no concern from the server. Advise people to avoid this place. Most of diners were young & more concerned with drinking than eating.

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k
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service as always at this location!

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Between Christmas and Birthdays I managed to accumulate $100 in Tsunami gift cards. When my girlfriend's dad does are taxes each year we take him (and her mother) to dinner. Yes we took them to Tsunami, yes we had a great time. Service was great, the atmosphere for Friday night was fun. Food was great. I would have gladly gone and paid without the gift cards, but it was sure nice to have them.

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D
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been dinning here for two months. Always great. Food has been always prepared fresh, attractive and with great sauces. We have never been disappointed with our servers. Always our first choice. Book early, it is busy.

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A
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have frequented Tsunami for many years for family celebrations. Their food and service are consistently top notch. The sushi, rolls and sashimi is always fresh and beautifully prepared. I noticed that they have new tableware that heightens the Japanese feel. Lovely evening. Highly recommend it.

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

If you like fish and sushi you will love Tsunami.
Menu is very creative and interesting. Ask for chef's recommendations but do not order standard rolls, these you will find disappointing. We loved everything but a Spicy tuna roll. It was by far the worst roll I ever had.

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S
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early on Valentines weekend to see if our reservation would be ready. They were waiting for a group in our table to leave so they found us seats and gave us drinks. It was extremely busy but both the hostess and manager were extremely hospitable and kind. Even engaging in casual conversation. When the rest of our group arrived, they put us in a quiet corner table and we had a wonderful time with great service, food, and ambience. You could tell the servers were tired but they were so very friendly, speedy, and consistent. The hostess with the gauges should receive a medal for being the nicest hostess we've ever had. The manager (Jake?) was also just a really great guy. Wish we could afford to eat there every day!

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S
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was quick and polite. I would highly recommend this place over other sushi bars.

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G
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good sushi and the tempura banana dessert is to die for!

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SF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife loves sushi, and I thought it would be a nie meal during our wedding anniversary celebration to go to a sushi restaurant with good reviews. I found this place already had 4.8 stars on some sites and decided to book a reservation. Best Idea I've had all month.

The food was timely - we waited only about 2 minutes before pot-stickers were on our table, and the sushi came immediately after, all of it obviously fresh. Their happy hour menu was not huge, but the Don Juan Roll was amazingly good. Easily the best sushi I've ever tasted. Hats off to the Chef and management of this fantastic restaurant. You helped make our wedding anniversary a huge success.

I will highly recommend this place to all my sushi loving friends.

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S
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sushi was fresh and delicious! Blew me away! I'd been wanting to try tsunami for a long time and finally got the chance. Amazing

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SL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the ahi tuna salad & the sushi - also great that they offered EPIC beers!

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j
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

came here for lunch and there menu is terrific. great service and food.

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C
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience. The wait staff was very helpful. The food was amazing and very satisfying. I love the intimate feeling.

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M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great sushi and a very nice atmosphere. Appetizers were great and sushi was taste and plentiful. Highly recommend.

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f
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tsunamis is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is absolutely delicious!

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R
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful dinner all the way around, just like always! Can't go wrong with this restaurant. We have been going here since 2003. Never have been let down.

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r
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

broad menu, helpful prompt staff, top notch service, fabulous sushi, wonderful desserts. Definitely will recommend & return when in Salt Lake City.

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T
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love this place! The food is terrific. The service is friendly and helpful without being bothersome. They make my favorite sushi roll of all time, the Sunshine roll, which is the perfect blend of taste and texture. Its sweet, spicy, creamy, and savory flavors and both crunchy and soft textures make it the perfect bite. Tsunami will do any roll with soy paper instead of seaweed which is wonderful for those who love sushi but hate the wrapper. Their fish is always fresh and well cut and their menu creative. The entrees are just as good as the sushi. Our only wish is that they would stop serving fish that are endangered like blue fin tuna.It would be great if they would take all non sustainable species off the menu.

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Tsunami several times and it is always wonderful. The food is great, they always have excellent specials as well as a great regular menu. Every server we have had has been wonderful as well.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I enjoy going out on the weekends. When it comes to a restaurant, we don't like waiting very long because often we're on our way to a movie, play, etc. Service was great, and food came out fast. We were in and out so quick, but did not feel at all rushed to do so.

Sushi was delicious and fairly price. I have been recommending this location to anyone and everyone!

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SL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent vegetarian rolls and fast service. Great quality food

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OT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2013
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

it used to be my favorite Restaurant. I used to go there 1-3 x a week.
1st time bad I thought it was just a fluke.
Then I went back another 4 x.
Each time the food was worse.
My co-diners had the same view.
How sad is that.
( soggy tempura , greasy, tuna other fish tasted fishy, and soft shell crab i spit out.
too bad.

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C
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tsunami is perfect for sushi lovers! Great service, fresh product, great menu, great ambiance..my fav!!

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f
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We usually go to your location in South Jordan. It was very hot in the restaurant, we were right by the thermostat and it read 85 degrees. There wasn't even ice in our waters which could have helped cooling us off! It really was miserable. The food was just so-so. My steak was tough, and I asked for all my sauces on the side including the teriyaki sauce but it came on my plate anyways. You put your tempura veggies on the same plate as the sauces and they become very soggy, that's why I order it that way. I will continue to go to your other locations, they seem to be much better. It seems to be in a weird location as well.

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l
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation and were immediately seated at one of the nicest tables.
Food was perfectly prepared and server was very knowledgable about the menu.

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi was great for the price. Accommodations and service were amazing, especially considering we had a 10 month old with us. We will certainly return.

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