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Serving up a little slice of stylish West End-dom, Tsunami brings pizzazz to this less-than-chic backwater off Clapham High Street. The bar is a cool hangout with great cocktails, while the restaurant’s Japanese-western hybrid cooking is good enough to attract smart young locals with their friends, their dates and their parents. Expect good sushi (there’s a bi-monthly sushi rolling school here, for those who want to learn to make their own) and a few Japanese classics such as deep-fried tofu with grated daikon in dashi broth. Much of the menu, however, steers away from the old school, giving a gentle nod to the East – roast pork belly with green beans, for instance, made piquant with piri-piri hoi sin; or rib-eye with exotic mushrooms and truffle sauce. There’s a decent wine list and plenty of saké, and while the à la carte isn’t prohibitively expensive, the set lunch is ridiculously cheap.

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Tsunami

5-7 Voltaire Road ,London SW4 6DQ

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Great quality, really enjoyable meal

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Jun 2013

My girlfriend and I recently ate at Tsunami – trying out the first day of their summer brunch offer (all you can eat from a sushi buffet, edamame, miso soup, plus a main course and dessert, and all you can drink champagne, £50pp) – and had a great time. The food was super and the champagne kept on coming. Contrary to some of the previous reviews I had read, the service was just fine – sure, it wasn't the fastest or the most attentive, but they were very friendly and efficient, and were intent on...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 8

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5-7 Voltaire Road ,London SW4 6DQ

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Dec 2011

As I live in the area and Japanese food is a favourite of mine I have been to Tsunami a number of times. To say this restaurant is resting on its mediocre laurels is to do it a service. The management need to examine how they want to position Tsunami in an increasingly crowded market. They also need to put on a disguise and sample their employee’s service for themselves. I am certainly not precious but I do not expect service that can be best described as smug and at worst, rude- in any restaurant....

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John F.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 2

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5-7 Voltaire Road ,London SW4 6DQ

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Oct 2011

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Tsunami is the worst restaurant I have been to date. Appauling service. I booked a table several days in advance and as we were a large group & pre-ordered the appetisers to make it easy(A total around 10 dishes for nine people to share) It was a different story when at the restaurant. We waited for nearly an hour appetisers. I asked several times about the food as most of the group were extremely hungry. I had to repeatedly asked for water & drinks to be brought to the table. Eventually one bottle...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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by   (2)

Jun 2011

I really enjoy the food at Tsunami, the ambience is nice but – my god, I wish the servive were better! First of all, I can never get through to actually book my table, always goes to voicemail, have left a message but didn't receive a call back. I booked on OpenTable but when I turned up my booking wasn't actually on their book, they found a table for me anyway but treated me like some kind of lying imbecile trying to wangle a table on a busy weekend. So, in short, nice food, but the poor service...

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Wren 's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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5-7 Voltaire Road ,London SW4 6DQ

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Mar 2011

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Editor's pick I have to confess, I eat at Tsunami at least twice a month – it's my favourite ‘local’ although it's not within walking distance. Not only do I eat here fortnightly, for the most part I eat nearly the same dishes each time: favourites include yellowtail jalapeno, duck and fois gras nigiri, beef with a truffle and terriyaki sauce, king crab tempura, tamago… The blackened cod is very good, though I usually find it too rich to eat often, both here and at Nobu… Pretty much anything you'd expect to...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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5-7 Voltaire Road ,London SW4 6DQ

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by   (2)

May 2010

Went to Tsunami on the Tuesday night after a bank holiday weekend when the weather was cold out, so expected it to be very quiet, but was pleasantly surprised that during our time there from 8 to around 10.30, it was at least half full and at times nearer 2 thirds full, so good buzzy feel to it. Went as birthday treat for my boyfriend who loves Japanese food especially sashimi. Overall we thought the food was exceedingly good quality – I am no lover of Japanese food but opted for fairly simple veg...

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Debbie R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Jul 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Editor's pick This has always been a favourite of my husband and I. Excellent Sushi and Sashimi with some inventiveness (see Foisgras and chive cut roll). The flaming scallop with spicy sauce is a masterpiece and excellent combination of flavours. Yes, it is getting a bit tired in atmosphere, but when you think its about half of the price of Zuma and Roka it is definitely not half the value.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 9

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5-7 Voltaire Road ,London SW4 6DQ

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Feb 2009

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Tsunami is a fantastic local restaurant – although the prices are West End – where the food is always the best quality I have ever found. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and never feels too cluttered or noisy. The service is fine, if a little slow at busy times. The food turnaround time is good and the dishes tend to be staggered well so you don't get all the dishes at once. It is a pricey treat of a place, perfect for a special occasion, with the the best quality sushi that I have found in...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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