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928 S. Cooper St. (Young Ave.) Send to Phone
Asian and Pacific flavors meld at chef Ben Smith’s Tsunami.
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Tsunami Restaurant Review

: Chef Ben Smith displays his distinctively styled, personal interpretation of the cuisines of Asia and the Pacific at this Cooper-Young restaurant. A virtual storm-swell of intense and intriguing flavors, chiefly applied to seafood, is evident in such dishes as the spicy shrimp pot stickers and saké-steamed mussels in Thai red curry sauce. Not all dishes go Asian, however. Duck breast over roasted polenta cake with mushroom ragoût has more of a Southern-meets-French-cuisine flair. Order a round of Japanese tapas to share: wasabi deviled eggs to Asian nachos (crispy wontons with tuna tataki). Changing nightly, small plates veer American yet pick up Asian influences. Fine local growers provide many of the raw materials. The short wine list offers thoughtful choices to match the food. Apple empanada and ginger donuts are among desserts.

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