Tsunami Japanese Restaurant
Tsunami's menu floods at least half of the senses with sushi, steak, noodles, and traditional Japanese tempura. Appetizers such as the subtly salted edamame ($4.50) or the teriyaki skewer ($5.99) prepare diners for entrees so established that they can demand bowls of only neon-green M&Ms on their tour riders. Hibachi dinners, prepared teppan style with the help of an iron griddle, include teriyaki chicken ($13.99) and rib-eye steak ($16.99), and are served with the choice of salad or miso soup and steamed or fried rice. Nosh on noodle dishes such as the udon soup ($6.99 veggie, $9.99 shrimp tempura, $10.99 seafood) or round up the usual sliced-to-order suspects with Tsunami’s extensive and inventive specialty roll and sushi lineups. The classic California roll ($4.95) faces off against the succulent but notoriously jealous green dragon roll ($9.50), which joins eel, crab, and cucumber with avocado. The new “my..my…Mai!!” roll ($8.95) unites deep-fried tempura shrimp, crab, cucumber, cream cheese, and spicy sauce topped with oven-baked salmon flakes, and the heartbreaker ($8.95)—spicy tuna and cucumber topped with albacore tuna, avocado, and scallions—has ended most of its relationships with a text message of a few words and a single emoticon.