My friend and I went downtown the other day because we wanted Japanese.. we walked around for a bit, but after discovering that most places open at 5pm, we made our way up to Tsunami. One thing that made me feel iffy about Tsunami was that our server was philipino.. and I'm pretty sure so was one of the sushi chefs.. Maybe that's something that only bothers me..
The restaurant itself is fairly small, but I found it to be very nice. I was impressed that the boats actually float along on water, and was happy to see that the sushi chefs were constantly putting plates on the boats. However, I wasn't very impressed with the idea of them taking the plates off the belt to fulfil my order.
Their menu is also very boring. Any place can make a list of their items.. it just makes you dizzy to look at. Because neither of us had eaten all day, we were really hungry and *thought* we ordered a lot of food. I was incredibly disappointed at how small the portions were. They're like AYCE portions at some restaurants. One order of chicken karaage is only 4 pieces.. and the sashimi pieces weren't that big, either. When we finished eating, we neatly stacked the plates on the edge of the table for them to be bussed, but they were left on the table the whole time.. not cool.
Of course we weren't full, so we ordered dessert, the only thing there that filled us up. We ordered the mudpie.. and, when we found nuts in it, we decided to ask our server if it had nuts, and he told us NO. Hello, my friend just choked on the nuts, how can you say they're not in there??
In total, our bill came up to $45.something, and it wasn't worth it. The only positive thing I can say is, our server forgot to include my pineapple juice on the bill, saving us from a $50 bill.