Whoa—when did all this happen? That was our reaction one frigid winter night when a friend of ours told us to meet him for drinks at Lemongrass/Tsunami on Central and Bank. Yes, that Lemongrass/Tsunami—the cool Asian/Thai emporium in Annapolis beloved by bar-hopping 20- and 30-somethings. But how’s the food? Housed in the former Holland Manufacturing Company, Lemongrass/Tsunami features two restaurants connected by a courtyard. We decided to try Tsunami [1300 Bank Street, 410-327-1370], the Asian-fusion side. We were delightfully surprised. The chrome-and-black interior is tailored for the bar crowd, but intimate booths and a dining area make perfectly comfortable digs for sampling Tsunami’s superior sushi, pot stickers, and spring rolls, and for tucking into ambitious entrees like mustard and miso-glazed sea bass, burnt-chili New York Strip with foie gras reduction, and organic Scottish salmon in fig and ginger sauce. In other words, this is moderately priced cuisine that’s way beyond bar food.
Tsunami ’tinis share space with superior Asian fusion.
Issue date: March, 2008