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Tsunami - Clapham
Tsunami - Clapham

Tsunami - Clapham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tsunamirestaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 978 1610
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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)."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Always great. The cod is amazing and a must and tuna tataki was amazing"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Superb food and super-friendly staff. Look forward to my next visit!"
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "Tsunami is my favourite place to relax after work with a cocktail and delicious food. It is definitely recommended !!!!"
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Very tasty, well presented food. Friendly, attentive service."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Really lovely food - loved the special of courgette flower and blue cheese tempura and of course the black cod."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "Dinner was scrumptious...dessert was amazing and cocktails delish!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "No complaints at all, good food at good prices and would happily go again"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening there. Food and service were great as always"
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 04/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "good on the whole .Delicious sahimi and sushi but beef tataki was disappointing"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Good dining experience. Food good. However, too bright in the restaurant. "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "This is a good all round Japanese restaurant with an excellent menu... Good choice of food from fish/veg and meat... Good service a little over priced but food is delicious. Overall I would recommend going this is my second time and I will definitely go again, I'm a fussy eater and love variety and freshness and this definitely has both! "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Gorgeous food as always - inventive and interesting, particularly the wagyu beef! The restaurant was very busy, even on a Sunday evening, but was a treat as always. "
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "We feasted on Fabulous sushi and sashimi and inventive rolls, with delicious tempura and miso soup to start and tasty teriyaki to end. The room feels buzzy but tables are well spaced. Though the decor feels grown up, the restaurant is also completely approachable and family-friendly. Absolutely delicious from start to finish. My entire family loved it."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Tsunami used to be a regular haunt when we lived in the area, but it's been a few years since we last visited. The food was as good as I remember; beautifully fresh and presented with care and skill. The soft shell crab tempura was a particular highlight. The restaurant itself was a letdown, with tables crammed so tightly together we spent most of the evening with a waiter's bum hovering over it, clearing or serving our neighbours. The service was well meaning, but - given conversations we couldn't help but hear from our fellow diners - not particularly knowledgable on the food. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Its busy and bustling and the food is OK, but not that special. With two bottles of wine (around £35 each) the bill for four came to £195"
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "A great place for 2 or 4 larger groups should go elsewhere Only because it is not a huge place food is fantastic and service excellent"
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "Quality of fish here is excellent. It is expensive but we knew that before we got there! 5 of us were accommodated well. apart from sushi, we also ordered Korean Bibimbap which was also pretty good. We ended the meal with dessert wine i..e sparkling pink sake! Good location in Clapham North as we went on to the nearby pubs to continue enjoying the warm weather that weekend. There are actually a few veg options so everyone is taken care of."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "We have been coming here for ten years and have never been disappointed. Beautifully presented dishes, wonderful tastes and good service. Don't change a thing! "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Enjoyable meal at Tsunami but nothing to write home about. I'd heard good things but was slightly disappointed. The food is highly enjoyable and very well presented but the ambience felt a bit tacky to me. Service was certainly not served with a smile. I'd happily return with a large group for a birthday gathering or something along those lines but wouldn't be rushing back for a smaller, more intimate gathering."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Great food, service and overall dining experience. We are regulars and never been disappointed."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "This is our local Japanese restaurant and always great! Food is just delicious, and service very fast and attentive. Highly recommend. Favourites are the prawns wrapped in angel hair, and the beef teriyaki. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal at Tsunami. Fabulous sushi, drinks and all of the other food was great as well. The service was excellent, and they gave us no problems whatsoever when we used our TopTable voucher to pay. Can't wait to go back! Great place for a nice meal out in Clapham."
    dined on 26/04/2014