Locally owned by two highly skilled professional sushi chefs, Tsunami has been near and dear to our hearts and stomachs since it opened its first location in 2002. As the largest specialty fish buyer in the mountain west region you'll find a selection of over three dozen rolls that rival any coastal town, but they still keep it local by partnering with local business like 1 Luv Bakery, Red Rock Brewery and Porter Family Farms. They make over 40 different types of specialty sauces in-house, offer a separate gluten-free menu, numerous vegetarian options, and certified Black Angus beef entrees.

Our favorite part? The Union Heights location is just down the canyon, only 5 miles from the Big Cottonwood Canyon UTA Park and Ride lot (Brighton and Solitude), and 6 miles from the Little Cottonwood Canyon lot (Alta and Snowbird). For those in downtown Ski City, there's also a location in the always hip Sugar House neighborhood.

We asked Tsunami bartenders for the perfect apres-ski accompaniment to your favorite rolls and they didn't disappoint.

Lychee Saketini

Lychee was once a favorite fruit of Emperor Li Longi’s special concubine and once you've had a sip of this it's easy to see why. The sweet flavor of Hana Lychee Sake pleases the palate, and is combined with Ogden’s Own Five Wives vodka, a splash of cranberry and served up with a Lychee as garnish.