Tsunami - West En

4.2
2856 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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Permanently closed - In the heart of the West End, Charlotte Street is home to some of London’s most popular eateries and Tsunami is no exception. This modern Japanese restaurant is a tranquil haven just moments from bustling Soho, so it’s an ideal setting for laid-back lunches and intimate pre-theatre dinners. The interior is cool and contemporary; complete with sleek banquette seating and delicate floral motifs on the walls. The expertly prepared sushi and sashimi will satisfy even the fussiest Japanese food fan and the menu also offers delicious hot dishes. Our favorites include the traditional chicken yakitori; sizzling teriyaki beef; and deliciously crisp black cod tempura with wasabi mayo. For a light and elegant meal in W1, Tsunami is hard to beat.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7637 0050
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ken Sam
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Private Party Facilities
We cater to local businesses as well as coporate functions. Get in contact with us to discuss what you would require.
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Private Party Contact
Justin: 020 7637 0050
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Catering
We offer take aways to local businesses as well as well as to the public.
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Parking Details
We have parking available on Charlotte street as well the surrounding area.
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Public Transit
Goodge Street is the closest tube station and Warren street is the second closest.
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TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely, cosy, little restaurant that that serves great Japanese food.
Reasonably priced with a atmosphere.
Go check it out..

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Tsunami has been my favourite go to sushi spot for the last 3 years but my last visit was very disappointing. We ordered 2 tuna rolls (as we almost always do) and the tuna was nearly 50% fat - absolutely disgusting. We explained this to the waitress and sent the rolls back. She first came back and suggested they replace the 2 rolls with just 1, as we had eaten our first bites of the 2 rolls. You serve inedible food and then suggest not fully correcting it? Then she comes back again and says the rolls have been removed from our bill (I would have hoped so). After waiting awhile and no new rolls coming out, we flagged her down to learn that all the tuna they had at the time was of the same quality but never asked if we wanted anything else instead. A very disappointing experience overall.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2016
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

One of our favourite restaurants, we usually go to the Clapham restaurant which is great however thought we would try the Charlotte St one, very disappointing, tired decor and disinterested staff, will be going back to Tsunami but only to the Clapham restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

overall the restaurant disappointed. Venue looks tired. Service was front of house not able to find booking, waited nearly an hour for a bento box lunch and when it came chicken Terriyaki was stone cold. There was not real apology and a sense the staff really didn't care. A shame as I was expecting better

LN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant, great food, service was a little slow but very enjoyable all round and would definitely go back and recommend.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always at a very high standard, tastes amazing and customer service is excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The yellow tail tartare is really nice. We enjoyed the food.

I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to Tsunami several times and it never fails to disappoint, the ambiance is relaxed and the food is amazing, really fresh tasty and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this restaurant and recommend the Katafi prawns, their Special Volcano Roll and Yellowtail Sashimi. Definitely going again soon :)

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fab food and service as always! Can't wait until next time.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We tried the tasting menu. The food and service was good but the atmosphere could be improved.

C
London
71 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food here is brilliant. I have been to the Clapham one a number of times and the food in Tsunami West End is just as good! The service is excellent and with the promotion currently on, it is incredible value.

SR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Aubergine was excellent. Not enough vegetarian options though.

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I always enjoy a visit to Tsunami. Space can be tight but the food is a delight. The award winning volcano sushi can't be beaten. If you want good sushi at a reasonable price, this is a good option.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2016
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

As always the food is excellent and the fusion of flavours is so interesting.

Having been regulars at Yama Momo in East Dulwich (sister restaurant) we were shocked to find the atmosphere was so bland here - it felt like a chain restaurant with very little effort having gone into the decor. Perhaps a slightly unfair comparison with Yama Momo but the two restaurants cannot be compared and we we left a little disappointed.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi is very delicious

e
London
57 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tsunami West End is great - the food is exceptional and the staff are warm and friendly. I thoroughly recommend it!

L
Switzerland
9 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Japanese restaurant worth the long walk on Charlotte Street. The Kadaif Shrimps were out of this world, so much that I had to order it again at the end instead of dessert. The black cod was good too although I thought it was a bit overpriced at £28. At Zuma the black cod costs £30 at a slightly better taste and at Oka it costs £19. But all in all an excellent experience.

FD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly service and good food. Great value with the 40% off offer

A
London
193 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for the tasting menu and it was outstanding.

HC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2015
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Food was awful as they have new chefs (Mid Dec 2015)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience! Service is warm and nice and the food here is delicious and super fresh.

K
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food at great value, especially if you get there before 7pm!

GG
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2015
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

had a top night there. Would definitiely go back & wouldn't hesitate to recommend it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food with great service. Nice soft, mellow lighting creates a perfect ambience. Try and sit away from the door in winter though!

PB
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A really cute restaurant on Charlotte Street with good food and service

S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four very hungry friends came to Tsunami for a celebratory meal and loved it. If we'd had unlimited funds we would probably have carried on eating indefinitely.

I've visited Tsunami 2ce now and both times have found the food superb. It's rare to find sushi in the UK that lives up to it. It's worth having as many Dragon Volcano rolls as you can eat and the fresh rolls are delicious too.

Great food, good drinks. Cannot recommend enough.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2015
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

the food is always absolutely delicious and it has a great veggie selection. It also has a good ine list. The only negeative is that it had the worst waiter services in the whole of W1.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely little Japanese restaurant. The food was outstanding and the waitress for amazing: helpful, courteous and prompt without being pushy at all. We had a lovely time and will be back.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went here with a vegan friend, her being vegan presented no problems and she enjoyed the food. Our waiter was very knowledgable and attentive without being at all intrusive. The food was very good, the only criticism I would make is that the portions are a little on the small side, though seemed to be for reasons of elegance rather than stinginess. It is a fairly dark restaurant and no good for children

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time trying this place after hearing many good reviews from friends. It lived up to expectations and I would definitely go back. We went on a Monday so enjoyed the 40% off food Opentable deal - this meant we probably ordered more dishes than we would have normally. In fact, the prawn appetiser was so good we ordered a second! All of our dishes were well presented and delicious. The portion sizes were also quite generous.

I was also impressed with the service. The waiter was attentive without being too suffocating. The place was small but pleasant.

Overall this was an enjoyable experience and I would recommend to other diners.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time there, the waitress was very helpful, smiling and friendly and everything that was recommended to us was delicious. The layout was such that though the table next to us was full, I didn't feel cramped. Clean, pleasant and friendly, the whole was a great experience.

B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our third visit and the food remains exceptional. The black cod and truffle beef are to die for, as is the prawn tempura sushi.
We like the friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

S
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2015
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Disappointing

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good sushi, but over priced even with the 20% off.

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We chose Tsunami for its location and reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was expertly prepared and flavourful, with the sauces being particularly delicious. Favorites incleded the chicken gyoza and pork belly main. Our servers really made us feel comfortable and did a good job of taking care of our needs. I'll be going back.

a
London
40 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The place has a Japanese feel. Warm welcome by the staff and good atmosphere. The service is good and we are well look after. The food is very tasty, high standard and considered value for money. The price is very good when there is an offer.

S
London
53 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was my second time at Tsunami, though this time I was a left a little disappointed. Most of the dishes we ordered came with sauces covering the maki rolls, perhaps it was bad ordering on our part, but I prefer my sushi a little plainer.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good! Would definitely return

a
London
40 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

East to park in front of the restaurant.
Warm welcome by the staff of the restaurant. The place is nice and simple.
The menu has a lot of variety of food like fish or meat. For The start we ordered tofu, it was tasty and different. The black cod was so good that we ordered two portion and the truffle beef was very tender. The food was beautiful and extraordinary.

M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a pre-theatre dinner at Tsunami with 40%off food. All dishes were delicious and well presented. Service was efficient and with the offer, it was a great value. Will return soon.

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