Tsunami - Clapham
Tsunami - Clapham

Tsunami - Clapham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tsunamirestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02079781610
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 6:00pm – 12:00pm & Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Tommy Cheung
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: PRIVATE PARTIES (up to 100 people) If you interested in having a party then look no further than choosing Tsunami. You can create your own menu as well as choosing wine from our extensive wine list. We also have barman on hand to mix up some pre-dinner or event cocktails as well as all the staff you need for a successful day or evening. We offer a wide variety of canapés and will be more than happy to discuss a menu which may best suit your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Darrin Morrisby 07939654318

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The closest tube is Clapham North and the closest British rail station is Clapham High Street which is directly opposite our restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tsunami - Clapham
Tsunami is a hidden gem in Clapham, creating a timeless and relaxing environment for diners. If you can't afford to go to Nobu it's the perfect place to please every pallet without hitting your pocket too hard. Tucked away from the hustle of West End life, conveniently located just a few steps from the tube station, this award-winning Japanese restaurant offers alluring intimacy. Stepping through the wooden-framed door from the pulsating street, swamped with party goers Clapham High Street, a sense of calmness descends upon anyone who enters Tsunami, an intriguing and welcoming Zen paradise. The reputation of Tsunami rests primarily on its extensive menu which includes a wide variety of the usual Japanese fares such as sushi, tempura and teriyaki. If you are a fish and seafood fan you will instantly fall in love with this minimalist, fairly-priced restaurant. A three course meal for two guests averages out to about £60 with green tea, a cocktail and service.
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Tsunami - Clapham reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.5
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (116)romance (108)fit for foodies (106)group bookings (50)business meals (41)good vegetarian options (26)outstanding value (15)outdoor eating (15)brunch (13)sunday lunch (13)child friendly (12)pre/post theatre (7)disabled access (3)Show More
  • JR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    clearly not on same level as Zuma/Rokas, but has an acceptable price tag relative to the quality so I guess all in all fair/good value
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  • Sensational Tsunami
    AnitaB
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    A local favourite for us, many a night spent here putting the world to rights, gossiping, dealing with work stress and heartache...and more often laughing the night away over a Bonsai (pls put it back on the cocktail menu) and yellow tail with jalapeños! I do think it's a little pricey, but perhaps that's what is required of a place that serves fresh sushi. Look forward to going back soon!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and superb cocktails
    LadyG
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Once again Tsunami delivered a delicious dinner, the sushi and tempura were fantastic and the soft shell crab delicious. The cocktails were very good too and overall the service was excellent and very attentive.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Hit and miss
    butunlikely
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Some beautiful sushi, and nice cocktails, but an expensive dinner marred by one terrible dish. Stick with the sushi, it's very very good. Great place for a date.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • A strong sharp kitchen.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Tsunami was pleasantly buzzy for a Sunday evening. A warm welcome & friendly banter from host as we ordered cocktails, but then abandoned w/out said drinks for > 30 mins. Food is delicious: I'd particularly recommend the salt/sweet of tempura blue cheese stuffed courgette flowers with sweet miso dip, although the sashimi, salt & pepper squid & the wagyu beef were all yummy. Let down by variable service as waiters alternatively abandoned us (we again waited another 30 minutes for our wine) or tripped over each other duplicating each others efforts. Overall we would def. come back here for the food - but the waiting staff & their leadership isn't currently anywhere near as disciplined, sharp and professional as the kitchen.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner on weekday
    fridax
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We had a table for two at Tsunami. The selection of Japanese food is exquisite (a bit pricey), the quality of the food was excellent (we had preselected sushi/sashimi dishes), service was outstanding. Would come back again for dinner during weekday. Thanks.
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  • Always good
    MissS
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Tsunami never disappoints. The food is delicious and service and atmosphere always fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent....
    Toptable1
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    I've been a few times to Tsunami and taken various people with me (from all over London and beyond) who have all loved it. The food is always excellent quality and the service is simply outstanding. The waiters are always incredibly attentive without being too intrusive and make you feel very at home. I would highly recommend this place if you want to impress your guests.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • pinhead
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Bad service staff really thick! Husband left his bank card behind band they didn't even call to tell me!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tsunami Clapham
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Usual story, top good, slightly idiosyncratic service. Overall v pleasant as ever.
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  • Delicious! Get there early!
    GirlyDining
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    The restaurant is easy to get to and easy to find, plenty of parking around. We arrive at 7pm on a Tuesday when the restaurant wasnt busy so we had a nice table. It starts to get busy after 7.45pm. Services was very friendly and attentive - the waiters were still serving with smile although the venue was almost full at 8.15pm. Food quality is extremely good, much beyond my expectation. Love the soft shell crab and the Wagyu beef sushi. Tempura was freshly fried and served hot and crunchy. Though it was slightly pricey but i'll say well worth it. The only downside - i left a note in my booking saying that it was for my husband's birthday, no arrangement was made at all to make our dinner a little bit more special.
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    business meals, romance
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  • Dinner
    nells
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I booked this restaurant for an anniversary dinner and I have to say it was a lovely meal indeed. Apart from the slight mix up when the food arrived (food initially given to the table next to us) the whole experience was one to remember. The cocktails were very tasty indeed and the duck for main was out of this world! Will definitely go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The only bad thing I have to say about this was the service was extremely slow. Three of the tables around us including ourselves had to ask for attention. The waiters and managers were all really apologetic and very friendly I just think maybe they had too many tables and not enough staff. Once we had service however the food was sensational! I would definitely come back.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in all areas
    cjm1307
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As an avid sushi fan who has been to Nobu on a few occasions, I was pleasantly surprised by Tsunami in my local area of Clapham. Great service from start to finish and absolutely delicious food in a lovely, dainty japanese decor restaurant. Couldn't' fault it! Will be going back for more!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Mark
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Pros: Good sushi - and the dynamite beef is lovely. Service is good and friendly. Nice ambience and cocktails. The waiters and hosts were very attentive. Cons: If smoking is permitted outside, please make that clear to diners (and/or include signage). We had outside seating which was great, but it was interrupted when multiple individuals dining inside came out on a break to smoke right in front of the entrance (or upon leaving the restaurant) near other diners. Please create a smoking section to the far right or left of the restaurant) to separate it from the outdoor dining area which can help the dining experience (and cloud of 2nd hand smoke experienced).
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  • Great food and ambience
    Laura
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always great. The cod is amazing and a must and tuna tataki was amazing
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FayeB3
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Superb food and super-friendly staff. Look forward to my next visit!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SAMPO
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I had dinner on 7th August,2014 and was a little dissapointed.The whole restuarant had a run down/tired feel and is in need of a total refresh.The table was sticky and the whole place needs a proper clean. Service was also poor and all staff seemed disorganised and as if it were their 1st night ! . Having been one of the first people in at 7pm we were told straight away all the Sauvignon Blanc was not available ?. Constantly hassled to order and then a big delay and it wasnt that busy! Have to say the food itself was very tasty albeit the portions quite small. Given the cost versus this experience I wouldnt say it was good value and there are plently of good as well as up and coming restuarants in the area that are better.
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  • Amazing as always..
    Eleni
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Tsunami is my favourite place to relax after work with a cocktail and delicious food. It is definitely recommended !!!!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service disappointing
    dw99
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    as always food lovely, especially the black cod but the service is really very bad. staff are very nice and well meaning but don't give a thought to the overall dining experience. no water brought to table while you peruse menu, food brought before way before wine, offered another bottle of wine just as first glass being poured but then never offered wine again! you feel like your evening is continually disrupted to try to get their attention. I haven't been there for a few years and the service has always been the same so I wanted to write this review in the hope something may change.
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  • Food ok, service poor
    Asianfusion
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    This is a popular Clapham venue serving Asian fusion cuisine, with a bar and outside seating. Although on our recent visit, the food was carefully prepared and presented, it did not make up for the erratic, amateurish service including one bottle of white wine served lukewarm and gaps in attendance followed by incessant attempts to clear dishes which were not yet eaten. Overall represents poor value for money and benefits from a lack of competition in local area of restaurants of this type.
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  • Favourite restaurant in London
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    I went here for my birthday and never cease to be impressed with the delicious menu, outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere. It's a great location and is lovely both in the summery warm evenings when the front is open but also in the winter as is ambient and cosy. A truly fantastic restaurant. I recommend thinking outside of the box and ordering from the mains list. The grilled scallops starter is also a must-try.
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  • Gc111
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Very tasty, well presented food. Friendly, attentive service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food and good service
    Mils
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Really lovely food - loved the special of courgette flower and blue cheese tempura and of course the black cod.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, excellent staff
    YasmineSara
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    One of the best sushi restaurants in London (without breaking the bank) and great to have it local. Food is divine and speaks for itself, staff are friendly, helpful and accommodating, drinks are scrumptious!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Great food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Dinner was scrumptious...dessert was amazing and cocktails delish!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Pete
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Tsunami is one of the best value Japanese in London - excellent food, good choice. The only complaint is that the main room can be quite noisy. Moved after starters to a table in the little terrace outside, no fuss.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in Clapham
    Eatlots
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We enjoyed the food enormously, and the service was excellent. Very glad to find that the disco music that seems obligatory these days was less intrusive this time. Why have it at all in a crowded restaurant? This Muzak is the only drawback of the restaurant.
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  • Surprisingly Good
    HMSmiley123
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Tsunami was new to us when we visited for lunch on a Saturday. We were probably fortunate in that there were few other patrons as it took some effort to catch the eye of the waiting staff; this level of service could have been very frustrating on a busy evening. However, the food was excellent; better than expected given the location. We shared several appetisers, amongst them: yellowfin tuna tartare, which was quite unusual in texture but delicious; superb salt and chilli squid, very crisp with a wonderful sauce; wagyu beef and foie gras nigiri, which were so tasty; and the most fabulous snow crab and prawn dumplings, probably the best we'd ever tasted. We would definitely return again for the quality of the food. Recommended.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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  • had a lovely time
    accacappa
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was my first time eating here. It is located just outside clapham high street which is convenient. The ambience could work for an intimate date, or a casual lunch/ dinner with friends as well. They have outdoor seating which gives you a view of people milling in and out of the station. Service was excellent, our waiter kept checking on us and refilling our water glass without having to prompt him. The food was great. The sashimi selection was delicious although I could state that you could get the same quality from japancentre at a lesser price. The mains were absolutely gorgeous. I recommend this as a good option for a first date since it offers options for people with specific diets.
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go again
    MarkBVIP
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    No complaints at all, good food at good prices and would happily go again
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  • Great as always
    tryingout
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    Had a wonderful evening there. Food and service were great as always
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  • Disappointing
    Rachel
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    I went for dinner with friends on a busy Friday evening. We were squashed into a corner of the restaurant in a booth/chairs which meant you had to squeeze past your fellow diners to get up. I'd read great reviews for Tsunami and was expecting something spectacular but found it all a bit underwhelming. Maybe we didn't choose the right dishes but the presentation didn't match the photos I'd seen on the website. Portions were on the small side and apart from the sauces didn't have much flavour. We shared some tempura and the batter was greasy and not crisp! The sushi rolls were ok but didn't differ much from supermarket sushi. The Toban Yaki had dirty looking prawns - not good. I don't think I'd go again based on this experience.
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  • Still gorgeous seafood!
    AngloFrenchConnaisseurs
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    We hadn't visited Tsunami for about 10 years but found the sashimi and the oysters were still well worth the detour. So was the oyster shooter! Oysters are at their best when eaten fresh, but we still enjoyed Tsunami's cooked option - the seared oysters were almost raw and tasted beautiful! Service was a little bit slow but we were in no rush anyway. The wine list offered plenty of interesting white wine options for seafood. Also lots of tempting original options on the menu (the sushi with truffle mayo was a highlight!), the only slight downside being that it all ends up on the pricy side... But we'll still come back for more, no doubt!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always spot on
    kayperbeats
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Took someone here for a nice romantic evening. The service was amazing, as was the food and the cocktails. The scallops and the black cod are both so good you'll want two of them... too bad everything else is so amazing.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    angryfish
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We ordered the bibimbap which is a very spicy dish but it's ok because the spicy sauce comes on the side. However, not only it took forever, when it finally came the waiter ruined it by tossing the whole of the spicy sauce on the dish without asking first. I asked for a replacement and also asked for them to keep my salmon teriyaki warm until it was ready. After another long wait they came to tell me that they made a mistake again and instead of making another vegetarian bibimbap they made a meat one and asked me if I wanted it (I don't eat meat). The salmon teriyaki never came back either. There were also 3 really drunk guys on the next table swearing really loudly. I'd been there some 5 times before. Never going back again.
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  • br1956VIP
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Tsunami continues to produce high quality Japanese food at a reasonable price compared with the majority of West End restaurants. There is a wide variety of new style and traditional sashimi, tempura, sushi and grilled meats and fish. However, the choice is now becoming more pan-Asian, which is probably good for business in attracting more customers, but is a shame for the purist looking for genuine Japanese cuisine. Portions have become noticeably smaller in recent times - still acceptable but far less generous than before, with black cod at £28 a very pricey (and smaller) portion these days. The wine list could do with a re-fresh - there are some excellent southern hemisphere options now available which would broaden the choice offered.
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  • Last week's fish
    takeabite
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Sushi is all about the freshness, and I'd had good experiences of this restaurant in the past, so was very disappointed that the fish was slimy and the tuna grey as opposed to red.
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  • foodie56VIP
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    good on the whole .Delicious sahimi and sushi but beef tataki was disappointing
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  • Overall positive
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Good dining experience. Food good. However, too bright in the restaurant.
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