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Tsunami Japanese Restaurant

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215 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2633
+1 843-965-5281
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We took a family trip last summer, we all like sushi but we have had very bad experiences before, we decided to try this place and see, I guess we were all happy, we liked the food, atmosphere and service; I as a head of family, felt that the check wasn't as expensive as I thought it could be... great... More 

Weaverville, North Carolina
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We came here early in the evening and the place was very quiet. On the weekends I think the area and the restaurant get busier and noisier. Food was okay but again not the greatest.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

The food is not good for the price. This is an expensive sushi restaurant for not so great sushi. I went here once and ordered 10 rolls to split between 3 people, so we tried a lot of their specialty rolls. I left very disappointed about how much money we spent because it was not worth it. The rolls were... More 

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Lexington, VA
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The place was empty at 8:40 on a Thursday evening. Strike 1. I ordered a Red Rainbow Roll and was served a roll that in no way resembled what I ordered. Strike 2. When the supposed correct roll was brought out after I sent the incorrect one back, I found that the replacement roll was merely the first with different... More 

3 Thank Steven V
Kristiansand, Norway
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

amazing place i was in Daniel island with a friend of mine and i use to go to this bar every Thursday of Friday to have my favorite martini..nice place i highly recommend this place.......

Thank jesie s
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great sushi. Good service and great location. We enjoyed our sushi and pad tai. My husband loves sushi and it was close to our condo.

2 Thank tkc29
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

My wife is a sushi lover, so we went here while celebrating our anniversary with her brother and sister-in-law. Everyone was very happy with their meal choices except me. They loved the sushi especially and my brother-in-law loved the teryaki chicken and steak combination he ordered. I ordered a Hawaiian stir fry, but, the chicken was cooked so long that... More 

1 Thank ncmttravelers
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

My wife and I walked by this restaurant and caught the sushi lunch special on the sign on the steps. We love a good sushi deal so decided to go inside. They had a nice selection of sushi choices and we enjoyed the five selections (did we mention we like a good deal?). The restaurant seemed oddly dead at lunch... More 

2 Thank Scott M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We stopped here after passing by while walking down Bay Street. It is located very centrally for tourists making it very convenient. We happen to eat at happy hour so my husband and I each ordered an appetizer. The portion sizes are huge so appetizers weren't necessary. The food was average but reasonably priced during the time that we went.... More 

1 Thank Lauren B
Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Very, very loud. Food was good though. Hostesses didn't seem to know what to do. We were seated at a bartop table without flatware. Had to ask for napkins and still we were only give 4 napkins for 5 people.

1 Thank Geminimomx3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2633
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-965-5281
Tsunami is a modern Asian cuisine and sushi restaurant with a full bar where providing an exceptional dining experience is our priority.

The freshest ingredients ensure exquisite meals from the fun, creative atmosphere of our sushi bar to the intimate tabletop dining in our exotic interiors.

Tsunami also offers Japanese tempura, pot stickers, tataki, hibachi and other Asian dishes. We slice our fish to order and create artful presentations to please both the eye and palate. Whether on a date or with a group of friends Tsunami is the perfect place for a night out.

Come experience Tsunami, a new approach to hip, sophisticated Asian cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?