Tsunami Restaurant and Sushi Bar was born from a love of sushi. Local sushi chefs Kris Bodeen and Scott Coulter saw an opportunity to stretch and expand Utah’s palate through their own sushi creations and Asian-inspired dishes. In 2002, they opened the first Tsunami in Sugar House.

Now with five locations serving upscale casual fare to food lovers from Utah and beyond, Tsunami is the place to go for a night out with friends or family, a business lunch, or to celebrate a momentous occasion. We are dedicated to procuring the freshest, finest quality ingredients available and pair our delicious cuisine with professional service in a relaxing and enjoyable dining environment.

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Fresh, Responsible, Sustainable

Tsunami flies fresh seafood in daily from around the world and we focus on serving fish that is seasonally available to ensure absolute freshness and quality. Our wild salmon is caught from a single family-owned boat out of Petersburg, Alaska, and shipped directly to Tsunami.

Tsunami is a member of Strawless SLC. Straws that are provided (upon request) are biodegradable, and water is also served only when requested. All to-go containers and to-go bags are made from compostable materials and Tsunami recycles glass at our Sugar House, Union Heights and South Jordan locations.

In 2009, Tsunami was the first restaurant in Utah to stop serving blue fin tuna. The vast majority of our seafood is from sustainable, renewable stock.

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House Made and Local

Tsunami makes more than 40 specialty sauces, including our Habanero Chili Sauce, Spicy Aioli, and Jalapeño Teriyaki Sauce. We also strive to support local Utah businesses by purchasing products and ingredients from local purveyors whenever possible, including 1 Luv Bakery, Porter Family Farms, Mountain West Hard Cider, and Demitri’s Eggs.

Gluten Free Menu & Vegetarian Options

Tsunami offers an entirely separate Gluten Free menu, with extensive options for our guests with gluten sensitivities. Many of our regular menu items are gluten free to begin with, while other recipes are modified utilizing alternate ingredients such as Yamasa Tamari soy sauce.

In addition to our gluten free menu, Tsunami also offers a variety of vegetarian options. Many of our dishes can also be made vegan upon request.  All of our restaurants are peanut and tree nut free.

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While Tsunami offers a full liquor list, including beer, wine and hard spirits, we also have a large variety of sakes that have been carefully selected to complement our cuisine. Every Tsunami restaurant has a Certified Sake Advisor who can assist you in choosing a sake to enhance your meal.



Living and working in the Salt Lake area, we enjoy the benefits of a great city and amazing outdoor activities. To contribute to this dynamic place, we regularly participate in charitable events and support local organizations, including the Downtown Farmers Market, the Boys and Girls Club of Sugar House and the Assistance League of Salt Lake City.

For inquiries, please contact us.