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    Don't die before you come here!

    Do you like Jap foods?

    My usual haunts were Zen and Fuji where my regular set meals were around 140-160 baht, or 300-400 with gf. Closing in on two decades later my usual set + wife's meal set us back around 1500-1600, and could be my imagination but over the years the portions seem to have shrunk a bit. No problem high overheads etc.

    Then I discovered Tsunami, 600 bt all you can eat and (soft) drink in 90 minutes, no extras, full Jap menu, attentive and friendly waitress service, tasty, well prepared and presented foods guaranteeing that you leave well feasted and satisfied by triff value for your hard earned baht.

    In you go, sit down, waitress brings over the menu, call out the numbers for what you want and off she goes. A few minutes before you finish that lot order your next, and so on.

    I'm usually full from empty by the 30 mins mark, out for a stroll, back in for round two, and by an hour eased back and watching wifey make sure they don't turn a profit on us.

    Early days, not much going on...



    tea and some nibbles...


    my usual starter...

    two types of salmon sashimi, smoked salmon rolls, and (always) two portions salmon stomach (looks dusted white), an absolute delight esp if you've never had it before; sometimes can manage a third. Must've been a problem in the kitchen, no tuna.

    tender beef strips on rice, delish



    ah here it is...


    spicy salmon salad, not at all keeneow with the salmon, pointless really as you could simply order more...


    if you're wondering why they call it Tsunami...plate of mix...



    another, smaller...


    and another...


    and another, by this time I'm at back of seat wondering where she puts it all...



    I like my tea piping hot, around 90, or you can sit there like a baby blowing on it.


    Never worked out how much this lot would cost at Zen or Fuji, but it would be far more than 1500 bt.

    Treat yourself, won't be sorry.

    Tips:

    Two branches, at the lights by Chaiyapreuk/Sukhyumvit and the other on Third Rd by Excite.

    Park outside or if it's full there is loads of legal space at back.

    First visit we were turned away, holiday weekend, full of Bangkokians and Koreans, didn't know to book ahead. During the week usually no problem but make a call to be safe; there are often cold callers waiting outside for a table.

    Easy to over-order on your first visit, and then they reserve the right to charge you 100 bt per 100 gm; no drones watching over your shoulder but fair's fair, don't be a cnut.
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    Sounds and looks great!
    Wife and I do a monthly date night at a Japanese place walking distance from home. We went once or twice and thought that 500 baht for the two of us was very good. On the third time we went, they had no salmon sashimi, which was disappointing and when I asked why they didn't get some from, say, Big C, the chef/waiter replied that he would never buy that shit and he was let down by his source in BKK. That sold us. The chef would not settle for 2nd best. We're now monthly regulars.
    A typical spread for us would be salmon belly sashimi, salmon sashimi, tempura prawns, crab salad, miso, and something else chosen at random. Never paid more than 550 all up for the both of us.

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    Nice pics, looks pretty good.


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    Amen.

    Good stuff Jabir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Sounds and looks great!
    Wife and I do a monthly date night at a Japanese place walking distance from home. We went once or twice and thought that 500 baht for the two of us was very good. On the third time we went, they had no salmon sashimi, which was disappointing and when I asked why they didn't get some from, say, Big C, the chef/waiter replied that he would never buy that shit and he was let down by his source in BKK. That sold us. The chef would not settle for 2nd best. We're now monthly regulars.
    A typical spread for us would be salmon belly sashimi, salmon sashimi, tempura prawns, crab salad, miso, and something else chosen at random. Never paid more than 550 all up for the both of us.
    Blimey that sounds great, but don't play hard to get, cough it out, where?

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    That looks superb Jab, 600 baht wouldn't buy Tom a tuna salad

    Can you take your own wine in and tell them your saving them on the freeflow?

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    Looks great, especially the price. "Tsunami"??? -Is it flood-damaged stock?

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    Very nice jabir. I recall the much hyped Tsunami restaurant below the JW Marriot. Was just opened when we had our big Tsunami. They decided to drop the nami bit. Now the Tsu restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Looks great, especially the price. "Tsunami"??? -Is it flood-damaged stock?
    Tsunami Sushi Buffet.



    Always fascinated by their positioning of the letters, really not shit at all but can get away with it in LoS.

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    Looks good, makes me want to hit the big pond for some fresh water salmon. I'm allways amazed at the prices in your neck of the woods.
    I once at ate a floating restaurant on the Mekong. Four of us and the bill was about 24 bucks. Gave the girl a Franklin and she screwed up the cash back. Gave me too much back. I had to help her with the math or she would certainly be flogged behind the wood shed. Looks as though you've a bargain there and it's edible. Thanks for the tip, if I ever head that way I'll keep my eyes open.

    Not that that will happen anytime soon for me but other posters may well appreciate it in the here and now.

    Peace out....the fish.

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    ^^

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