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Utah Vegetarian Restaurants and Cuisine

Honey Badger at Tsunami

Tsunami Union Heights


7628 S. Union Park Ave. (1300 E.)
Midvale, UT

Phone: (801) 676-6466
Fax: (801) 676-6468

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese


Utah Sushi Roll Expert Review:
Our expert reviews take into account four factors: food quality, cleanliness of location, service and price. Ratings are on a 1 to 5 scale with 5 being outstanding. Our rating for this Restaurant is as follows:

Overall Rating: 3.8
Stopped by for a nice lunch for my first visit to Tsunami at Union Heights and I was pleasantly surprised.  I’ve heard a lot about Tsunami over the years but have not had the chance to sample their sushi thus far.  I have to say the restaurant lived up to the hype.  The quality of the food, service and price are all spot on.  I made sure to get a VIP card as I’ll be back again…soon!

Quality: 4.5
The quality of sushi at Tsunami is a step above the rest to be honest.   Even on a simple roll the quality of the ingredients and preparation were top notch.  The combination of ingredients created some distinct and tantalizing flavors in my mouth.

Cleanliness: 4
The restaurant is in a fairly new area and the inside is nicely decorated and everything seemed very clean.  It’s a high-class establishment.  No small stoves and tinfoil hanging off the shelf here.  Very tidy and pleasant to sit down and enjoy some sushi.

Service: 3.5
The service was great.  I had a new waiter that was being trained but they were very attentive and my glass was never empty.  Service was great and I didn’t want for anything.

Price: 3.5
For a higher end sushi restaurant I would have expected the prices to be much higher.  Tsunami has been able to bring a quality product to their customers with some personal touches at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

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Ume Kyu Roll

Ume Kyu Roll


Ume Kyu Roll
pickled plum and cucumber
Category: Standard Roll
Level: Beginner

Description:  The Ume Kyu roll is a wonderful roll. It has a very unique flavor.  Like a pop-rocks sushi roll.  The pickled plum has a sparkling sweetness to it.  Combine that with the tasty cucumber and it’s a nice tasting simple roll for vegetarian and beginners alike.

Natto Roll

Natto Roll


Natto Roll
fermented soybeans, rice
Category: Standard Roll
Level: Beginner

Description:  The Natto roll is a nice roll.  The flavor isn’t really strong but packs a lot of protein from the soy.  Good veggie or beginner roll.

Salt Lake City Asian Specialty and Grocery Stores

Asian Specialty Foods & Asian Grocery Stores


While we do love sushi we love all different types of Asian foods and what’s more fun than trying to cook some of these amazing dishes yourself.  In order to do that we thought we’d provide some links to some great Asian grocery stores here in and around Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Southeast Market
  • Salt Lake City Chinatown  – Utah’s largest Asian Markets
    measuring 30,000 square feet. “Continuning with our commitment to provide authenticity and the unique beauties of Asian Cultures the supermarket offers high-quality live seafood and fresh fruits and vegetables that are very much a part of the traditional Asian kitchen The average Utha shopper will not only find great foods and dry goods but also grand variety of never-before-seen Asian products.
  • Japan Sage Market
  • Kim Long Supermarket -The store is a foodies paradise. The coolers are filled with fresh seafood like squid, shrimp and whole red snapper. The shelves are loaded with authentic noddles, Kim Chi, homemade banana cakes, an assortment of candies like pocky, a thin cookie sticks dipped in chocolate.
  • Hong Phat

Fong Asian Dining and Sushi


Address: 674 N 2000 W Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: (801) 701-0762
Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi, Asian

Naked Fish Japanese Bistro

Naked Fish Japanese Bistro


Address: 67 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: (801) 595-8888
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Tapas

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