You can’t buy happiness, however you can buy sushi and let’s be honest, it’s really the same thing.
As you enter the doors of Tsunami West End you are immediately transformed into an upmarket Japanese den filled to the brim with art and atmosphere from the Far-East. Upon being seated you can really get a feel for the formal yet casual appeal Tsunami is really going for. With venues also in Clapham and Dulwich you're never too far from experiencing this for yourself.
Food & Drink
With the helpful hand of our waitress for the evening, we carefully selected a plethora of starters fit for a Samurai himself. To start, we went for edamame (normal and spicy), chicken gyoza, salmon tartare, and yellowtail tartare. Attention to detail is key - each plate more beautiful than the next. It almost seems unfair to destroy such a masterpiece! Both the salmon and yellowtail tartare were tasty and clean. The chicken gyoza was equally as good. For main - we went for a mixture of sashimi, nigiri, and hand rolls - alongside truffle rib-eye beef and gin dara.
The sushi did not dissapoint and really cemented Tsunami’s well deserved place as one of the best sushi dens in London. The truffle and beef was a wonder to behold but the gin dara (grilled black cod in sweet miso) is really something special thanks to carefully cultivated fish and a stunning attempt on the palate. Impress your friends with this one! After dinner cocktails are a must and Tsunami has a selection to beat all others. I’ve always been a sucker for a Bloody Mary so I was excited to see the Japanese twist on the iconic drink with the Bloody Tsunami. The wasabi really gave it a kick that packed a punch.
This really is the place worth making an effort for. Even on a Tuesday night the restaurant had a lively, busy atmosphere. It’s the perfect mix of smart-casual that makes restaurant the perfect date-spot also. Art can be seen in every sensation possible; every piece in the venue is an absolute pleasure whether that be on the walls or on your plate. Expect a sensation of flavours whilst you are taken on a journey in every plate and glass. The music was also relaxing whilst the smells emitting from the kitchen kept us wanting more.
Slightly pricey but worth stretching the wallet as there will be no regret. You’ll spend the rest of the month thinking about each plate and glass. In an area full of London’s culinary heavyweights - Tsunami West End more than holds it own.