5-7 Voltaire Road, SW4 020 7978 1610 Clapham North Open dinner Mon-Fri, all day i2:30-n:30pm Sat Tsunami is one of that rare breed of restaurants that thrill and satisfy in equal proportions. The first surprise is finding such a smart, stylish space just off Clapham’s workaday high street. With its ascetically plain decor and nattily attired staff, it has an air of both simplicity and sophistication. A similar balance is found on the menu, which combines classic Japanese cooking – excellent, biting-fresh sashimi, sushi and tempura – with originality and imagination. Witness the mingling of sauteed foie gras with Asian pear and truffle, quail with ginger honey soy, and the green tea tiramisu. There are parallels between Tsunami and ultra-chic Nobu 34, where some of the staff trained, but Tsunami is free of attitude, and there’s no need to book months in advance.
Tsunami way-out Japanese London Photo Gallery