Tsunami Restaurant Sugarhouse

(801) 467-5545 | View Website

2223 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84106

40.722676 -111.858830

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Mon-Sat: 11:30am-10pm, Sun: 5pm-9pm

 
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Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Price: $$

Neighborhoods: Sugar House

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Tsunami Restaurant Sugarhouse
Tsunami Restaurant Sugarhouse
Tsunami Restaurant Sugarhouse
Tsunami Restaurant Sugarhouse

Reviews for Tsunami Restaurant Sugarhouse

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

BEST SUSHI IN THE WORLD – I have been to hundreds of sushi places and will pay 200 dollars for a plane ticket from california just to eat at tsunami for one night. it is my favorite place in the whole country to eat. i love it!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst sushi EVER! – My husband and I went here last night, and I now wish we had never wasted our time or money. We were seated promptly, and served miso right away. So far so good.....until we waited over a half an hour for our sushi to arrive! Our water glasses stayed filled, but what good is a belly full of water if you're about to eat rolls of rice and fish? We watches tables around us receive their food, eat, and leave, and yet we were not served! When our rolls finally arrived, the presentation was incredibly sloppy; the rolls were not properly rolled, the rice was falling off, you could see large patches of seaweed, where rice SHOULD have been, the fish was bland and tasteless....thank God for wasabi! The only saving grace from the shoddy and sub-par sushi was the wasabi. One of the biggest aspects of sushi is the PRESENTATION! Sushi is not only supposed to be about flavor, but a display of art as well, both marks that Tsunami missed. While we were attempting to salvage what we could of the meal, we had to listen to employees complain about various topics what time they were supposed to get off, things they didn't like about other employees, etc. Not appropriate dining room etiquette, and certainly NOT a way to lure patrons back! When the waitress brought us change, she gave us a $10 bill and 2 ones, as if we were going to tip $10 on a $35 meal! Upon leaving, I asked to speak to the manager, who was friendly and apologetic enough, but seemingly clueless to the various issues pointed out. She offered us a gift certificate, which I politely declined. Why would I want to go through this all over again, even if it was for free, when there are many more sushi places I could try my luck with? I hear Kyoto is good....

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Tsunami South Jordan Rocks!!! – I have had nothing but great experiences with the food, service and management. The staff has always been very accomodating and friendly.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The South Jordan location has slimy, mushy sashimi... – I hate to write a bad review about Tsunami. We have always really enjoyed the Ft. Union and Sugarhouse locations. We were excited that they were opening in the south end of the valley (South Jordan).

We ordered take out on New Years and the salmon sashimi was slimy, mushy, fishy and sour. When we went in a couple of days later and sat to eat, we asked the manage if we could try it again, (since we've only had positive experiences at the other locations) and asked if they would comp it this time to make up for it. We didn't ask for the whole meal to be comped. Just one order of sashimi. Seems fair, since we were the ones out the money in the first place.

AARON GIBBS, the manager was rude from the start. He came to our table and said, "you want to talk to me?" Not "Is there something I can do for you?" We explained that we were regular customers and had never complained before. He was rude, defensive, unprofessional, unapologetic. We asked that he give us the phone number for his owner, he said he doesn't want customers contacting him. Well, there's a red flag right there.

He said he would call him, left for about 2 minutes, came back and said that the owner REFUSED to give us the sashimi for free. We told him we were very confused and felt like we weren't being treated fairly. We told him that we would have to leave and forfit our meal if he would not do something ethical and make it right. He refused. We got up and had to leave. He shouted out to us, "oh, you think THAT'S ethical to not pay for your dinner?" In front of the rest of the customers.

The manager and owner should be ahamed. Not only did they lose good customers, but they lost $65 in food, and the waitress' tip. How is this any kind of good business decision? I won't give my business to a place that cares more about strict policy than treating the people who keep them in business with respect and fairness.

After all that, we still paid for our tea.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent sushi - service – I had a great experience tonite - I ate at the sushi counter. The sushi chefs were very friendly and the food was excellent at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend Tsunami !!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not So Fresh – My husband dined at Tsunami last Saturday night. We were very displeased with our experience. The tables were so close to the kitchen that we had to listen to a woman behind the counter complain to our waiter about how my husband had requested his order. Every sushi roll seemed to have smoked salmon or eel or both (there are other ingredients!). The fish we received was not at all fresh. It is a little scary when a tekka maki roll has tuna that is a washed out pink color. I couldn't even choke down the rest of the roll. That is $75 I'll never see again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

YUMMM!! – Tsunami is probably the best sushi bar in Salt Lake. The fish is always fresh and the service is Great. Very clean toiletries and kitchen. Parking is usually not a problem except for the Union Heights location on the weekends. I highly recommend Tsunami to anybody even if you do not like sushi, they have the best ribs i have ever had!!! Eat here trust me

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Loved it, ribs in spicey – my Personal experience was great fast seating friendly service...... I thought the portions were perfect but thats because I don't visit all you can eat buffets' . If your looking for a ROMANTIC quiet place for a special occassion this is it ...........the only thing I didn't like was yes there was no place mats and I believe they could've really done something out of the ordinary with some the have the potentual to play around with that so that much I'll agree!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Why do people go here?! – I love sushi, and this is not the place for anyone who loves sushi. The place is very small and cramped so do expect to be sitting very close to other people or at tables that feel awkward because they are trying to fit as many people in as possible. One thing I noticed right off the bat, there are NO Japanese people to be seen anywhere. I thought I would give it a chance anyway but the sushi reflected the lack of culture. The fish was not fresh (slightly discolored at the edges), the rolls were loosely rolled making it hard to get it to your mouth in one piece, the rice is not seasoned correctly and it menu is WAY over-priced for what you get. The service was nothing stellar, sushi plates piled up on our table and were only collected when the bill was dropped. If you love sushi, this is not the place to go - try Kyoto where a REAL, live, Japanese person who knows what they are doing places beautiful, delicious pieces of sushi in front of you.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing sushi! – I am a regular at Tsunami, I there at least twice a week. Their tempura fried rolls are excellent, I definitely suggest "DTH" (the DTH sauce is amazing, I always ask for an extra side) and Don Juan, which has cream cheese. Coco Cabbana and Sunshine rolls are also between my favorites, both come with tempura fried shrimp (Coco Cabbana has coconut shrimp tempura fried). Their lunch boxes are also not bad, Teriyaki Pork is between my favorites. For entree Inari Sushi and Edamame. For desert, tempura fried vanilla ice cream.

The service is pretty good, the place is full most of the time so you're better off getting reservations during the weekends.

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