Tsunami (West End)

93 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4PY - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7637 0050

Tsunami (West End) Restaurant In London
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MARINA O’LOUGHLIN wrote a review on tsunami that is completely laughable. Trying to compare tsunami west end brach to Jewel Bako New York?? This Marina person clearly does not know what japanese food is about at all! Jewel Bako is a completely authentic and hardcore sushi establishment with a army of the highest sushi chefs all japanese and skilled to the teeth. Tsunami is not even a shadow of this.

The room itself is tacky and unbearable with floral design causing an immediate nausea and repellent of all senses so is the menu an in particular the sushi is completely average!

I am sorry but this place is also not anywhere near comparable to NOBU or Roka let alone a hard core sushi place in New York. Marina must be completely uneducated on matters of Sushi or japanese food in general!

Tsunami may have been brilliant in its original beginning however now it has turned into a slobber of a mess.

Unfortunately this restaurant in in the street that I work and we have so much better restaurants here that are far more worth visiting then this tacky Chinese take on NOBU restaurant.
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James - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Sunday, August 11, 2013

There are some very nice dishes on the menu here and the sushi platters are well-executed. But it doesn't feel very authentic. And I would criticise some slightly dozy staff and the very small plastic teacups... But the tuna tartare is delicious.
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HW3 - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 7 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 4
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tsunami another fusion take on Japanese food that was thoroughly enjoyable and definitely delivers on their quality of sushi. With prices marked at the higher end e.g. four crabmeat Shumai for £6.00 it is definitely not a restaurant for everyday consumption and we were even more shocked when we realised they hiked up the prices without updating it online.

The restaurant itself is located the more quiet end of Charlotte Street which are full of other Japanese restaurants on the other end but for Wednesday evening it was doing very well, restaurant nearly full. With dimmed lighting, black tables, comfortable leather white seatings and darkened purple walls it was quite trendy and relaxing at the same time, something you would expect of a Japanese restaurant in London.

Service needed to be more warming, they were attentive but like robots. Due to the ridiculous pricing of main dishes and most without sides we decided to just order small dishes and starters to share. Quick to arrive first were the crabmeat Shumai. For the price we were so glad they delivered perfectly on taste. Being a Japanese restaurant I didn’t expect much for a chinese dish but these were exquisite. The crab meat itself was minced till perfectly soft, slightly springy and full of it’s own juicy making it very flavoursome of seafood indeed. It tasted fresh and steamed just on time so the wonton pastry was still delicately light and soft. The light soy dip was seasoned with the right amount of soy so it was not too salty and overpowering the taste of the Shumai.

Soon came the Udon in Hot Broth for £3.70. This was the only dish that disappointed us that evening. The broth was too salty and the udon itself was overcooked and not as bouncy and firm as we would have liked it. There was no flavour in the broth itself, just saltiness.

Soon to arrive were the Salmon Temaki Hand-rolls for £3.65 each. The sushi rice was perfect as for all the other sushi rice dishes we had that evening, perfectly sticky and held together well. It was a bit plain with no other filling inside except wasabi but luckily the salmon tasted fresh, firm so it was fine. Simple but good.

Just as good were the Unagi nigri and Eel and cucumber roll. With the nigri the eel was grilled to velvetly soft, nice sticky sweetness which broke away smoothly with each bite of the sushi rice underneath yet held together finely with the chopsticks. It was near about same with the maki except the seaweed added that extra savoury flavour and cucumber gave it that bit of texture and crunch. Both very satisfying.

Last to arrive were the shrimp tempura maki rolls and crabmeat maki rolls. I preferred the shrimp tempura just so slightly just because the prawns gave it that crisp yet squidgy and bouncy texture. The crab meat was very a smooth and creamy texture and had the difference of the fish roe around the sushi rice creating little bursts of joy. Both had a little mayo on it just to smooth out the texture adding a slight creaminess to it. They went down a joy but for £5.60 for the shrimp and £6.00 for the crabmeat and both small dishes they were not cheap.

Luckily we got a 50% discount so the bill was around the £20 mark by just sticking to their small dishes which is quite reasonable. Tsunami definitely surprised us with their quality. We loved and savoured all their sushi dishes and their Shumai with their exception of their Udon noodles. Their fushon take on Japanese food definitely worked for us. Would recommend but only with a 50% discount unless your wallet is bulkier than mine as the quality does match the price but maybe not so with quantity.
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Lamchowder - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 5
Thursday, March 29, 2012

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