Until we legalize universal lounging, human beings are relegated to relax only in designated areas such as bars, recliners, and on piles of socks in the nether-space between the washer and dryer. Stand up for your right to sit down with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary cuisine and cocktails at Tsunami's on King Street.
Voted one of the city's best bars by Honolulu magazine in 2009, Tsunami's woos patrons with chic, minimalist furnishings, a flavor-packed menu, and artistic plate presentation. Chef Aaron Fukuda molds minced ahi with sriracha aioli into a savory sculpture with his spicy ahi bowl ($8). Inventive versions of classic pub fare include the half-pound Tsunami burger ($8) and the kalua pig quesadilla served with scallion sour cream and hoisin barbecue sauce ($8). Friends or handcuffed strangers can go splitzies with teriyaki fries ($6) or poke balls, which are rice balls encrusted with ginger- and soy-braised pork ribs and accompanied by hoisin barbecue and pickled cabbage ($10 each). Complete the lounge experience with a beer ($4–$5), mixed drink ($6+), or sake shot ($6–$12) under the modern drop lighting of Tsunami's bar. Valet parking is available, and Tsunami's stays open until 2 a.m. to accommodate night owls and ambitious Californian sleep swimmers.
- It’s a great place to start the night with club music pumping, color-changing lights illuminating the tables and locals playing darts in the side room. It’s worth a trip for the food alone… – Honolulu
- Great restaurant, lounge, bar. Atmosphere is very contemporary and upbeat. Excellent food for great prices. – marcus n., Yelp