About Us

Tsunami, the brainchild of Chef Ben Smith, opened its doors on July 14, 1998. Smith drew inspiration from his travels to New York, California, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii to create a new, one-of-a-kind dining spot in his hometown of Memphis.

Tsunami’s daily changing Small Plate menu is designed to take advantage of the freshest seafood and seasonal offerings from the growing number of farmers and food producers in the rich Mississippi Delta area. Our proximity to the FedEx hub here in Memphis guarantees that we have access to a diverse plethora of amazing seafood from around the world delivered within hours of being pulled from the water.

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Bacon wrapped dates with sweet chile dipping sauce 7

Hoisin glazed pork meatballs 8

Wasabi deviled eggs 6

Asian nachos 12

Cold sesame noodle 8


Spicy shrimp potstickers with chile-soy dipping sauce 10

Sake steamed mussels in Thai red curry sauce 14

Crispy calamari with chipotle aioli 12

Sizzling garlic-chile shrimp 12


Black bean soup with smoked chile cream 8

Warm red cabbage salad with blue cheese and walnuts 10

Whole leaf Caesar salad with garlic croutons 10

Green salad with herb vinaigrette & blue cheese 10

Spinach salad with ginger-soy vinaigrette & goat cheese 10

Beet salad with candied walnuts, Gruyere cheese and balsamic vinaigrette 10



Roasted salmon with pineapple stir-fry, sweet chile sauce, vegetable eggroll & jasmine rice    $20

 Spice crusted tuna with panko fried oysters, Asian slaw, & hoisin   $22

 Seared scallops with smoked tomato beurre blanc & basil oil   $22

 Barramundi with soy brown butter, broccoli, & spiced pecans   $20



Spice crusted tuna on cucumber salad
with wasabi vinaigrette 32

Roasted sea bass on black Thai rice with
soy beurre blanc 40

Fish tacos with spicy lemongrass slaw & sesame aioli  20

Grilled hoisin glazed tofu with stir-fried vegetables and jasmine rice 20

Goat cheese and fried eggplant Napoleon with tomato-basil sauce 20

Lemongrass blackened shrimp pasta with applewood smoked bacon and sun dried tomatoes 24

Seared sea scallops with Bangkok curry and black Thai rice 32

Grilled tenderloin of beef with smoked chile butter 35


Chocolate banana lumpia 8

Ginger donuts with coconut sorbet 8

Trio of sorbets (seasonal flavors) 7

Vanilla bean creme brulee 10

Chocolate stout cake 8

Monday-saturday 5-10 Closed on Sundays

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928 S. Cooper Memphis, TN


Monday-saturday 5-10 Closed on Sundays

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928 S. Cooper Memphis, TN