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Tsunami Japanese Restaurant

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700 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent but not great

Went on a Thursday night. They were not very busy but the service was extremely slow and the food was mediocre. Haven't been back since and don't plan to go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael G
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Thursday night. They were not very busy but the service was extremely slow and the food was mediocre. Haven't been back since and don't plan to go back.

Thank Michael G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy the upbeat and trendy atmosphere. We are always greeted with hugs and hellos, since it has become our regular spot. I love the dynamite roll, crab crunch roll and squid salad. My other half doesn't like sushi. Dustin, our bartender steered him in the right direction. Now, he always orders the steak hibachi. Whether it's Erin, Dustin, or... More 

Thank luvthabeach24
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday night for a friend's birthday with a group of six. Let me preface that it was NOT very crowded. Just to get drinks took 30 minutes. The waiter was never seen. The food came out in 50 minutes. One order was wrong and it took 25 more minutes to correct it and ended up being taken... More 

Thank bstosch
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had several Teriyaki dishes and all were below average. The water glasses were dirty and the order was incorrect. Very disappointing. There are much better alternatives in the Vista,

Thank FLB2016
Great Falls, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything about this gem was fantastic. We sampled many rounds of sushi and rolls, all were spot on.

Thank TDHDRider
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I am usually very satisfied with the sushi. It's very good! Service can be hit or miss though. Sometimes it takes forever to get your food and it's not always on busier nights.

Thank illusionj1
Oakland, New Jersey
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While taking our son back to school at the University of South Caroina, he suggested Tsunami for dinner. My husband and son love sushi while I prefer other types of asian food. Tsunami's menu had something for each of us. The atmosphere is very modern and industrial feeling. The wait staff was very good. The only negative is the parking.... More 

Thank lphilplan
kure beach,nc
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The good: largest sushi menu ever, beautiful decor, well-stocked bar. The bad: long waits to be seated, long waits for food. The ugly: the owner treats customers & staff like dirt. Can't believe those kids working there put up with her yelling & disdain. God forbid as a paying customer that you should have a concern or complaint...you are always... More 

Thank richard w
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Read about this place and we decided last Friday to check it out, place has a nice decoration and a fish tank big even has a second floor nice space, we arrived without reservation and we were sited very quickly, waiter came promptly and asked for our drinks, we had water to start to gives a chance to review the... More 

Thank luigui g
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went to eat dinner with a few friends Dec. 29th the server took 30 mins to get our drinks and never checked on us if we needed refills or other refreshments. when we ordered food she didn't know if they had Teriyaki steak.. When our food was being brought to our table she dropped white sauce over my shoulder... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-312-9911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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