About Hot Tuna
Stop by and find out why Southern Living Magazine calls this restaurant "the place to stop when in Virginia Beach". This restaurant is famous for offering the freshest yellowfin tuna available, as well as serving delicious Hereford Organic Beef, homemade pasta dishes, beer battered shrimp, and homemade desserts, such as key lime pie and carrot cake.' - Yahoo Travel
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Tuesday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 4:00pm-Late
Great Neck Road/Shore Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live bands- The best in live local entertainment, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Please check our website for details.
We can cater any function. Birthdays, weddings, rehearsals, graduations and many more.
Free on site parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
There are only a handful of restaurants in the entire country that can offer you a fantastic dining experience as well as provide you with some of the best entertainment around. We have been giving our guests fantastic Food, Wine, & Spirits since 1992.
Private Party Contact:
Manager: (757) 481-2888
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hot Tuna Ratings and Reviews
Disappointing!! A 50 mile drive and tunnel tolls to get there. It was very loud, service was slow, both witch could be overlooked if the food was as amazing as the last time I ate there. The crab dip was acceptable. The she crab soup was all cream and bland. The coconut shrimp was overcooked, that and the fries tasted the grease needed to be changed. The artichoke dip was lacking something. The absolute crab would have been good except the shrimp were overcooked as well. The only thing that was decent was the drinks and judging by the atmosphere, is probably the money maker. I'm not sure if this was just a bad night but we wont be returning.
Loved the selection on the restaurant week menu. Our server was great. Always focused when interacting with our group, despite having an additional large group to serve. Desserts were delicious. Cocktail prices were a little steep. The tuna is always a great choice.
I have enjoyed dining or just hanging out listening to music at HOT Tuna for years. Many of my friend attended the 20 year anniversary because it brings back fun memories of our crazy youth
I always recommend it for dinner to visitors because most people think of it only as a night spot. Many locals I meet have never had dinner there when the menu and service is amazing.
I have never had a bad meal there and I have always had a fun experience. Kudos!!
As always, everything was pretty much perfect; yet, for the first time, it took a long time for our server to come to our table to even bring us water. My husband even went to the restroom and back and no one had come and we even waited probably another five or six minutes. This is very unusual for Hot Tuna and it wasn't any busier than normal on a Saturday evening.
Wonderful as always
However, our table for 4
Was next to a table of 15-20
Lots of kids and very loud , and up and down and all over the place
I dont think I would stay at a table again , next to such a large party
The food and service was superior as always,
But not as relaxing as usual ... very hard to carry on a conversation
We got a table outside without waiting time. Hostess was very pleasant and even brought a shark toy for our 2 year old. We had poke and various salads, as well as a kids fish taco. Everything was fresh, delicious and of excellent quality! Will definitely come back.
Mixed bag here. Two of us ordered the zucchini spirals with shrimp and it was very tasty. The others ordered scallops and fish tacos and all said they were not good. Our waiter, Jake, was very nice and attentive. Not many people there. Overall, it was disappointing, especially with such great reviews. I didn't know that everyone else's dinner wasn't good until we were in the car going home. Oh well.
Took the family here during our summer vacation to Virginia Beach.
Was able to make a reservation on line from the beach for a group of 8.
The food and service was excellent! The decor was beautiful and venue comfortable for all ages!
We will definitely be back next summer!!!
We had dinner with friends and three of us enjoyed the Halibut special. The fourth person had the soft shell crabs and everyone was pleased with their dinner. Our server, Chad was very attentive and he even helped us change tables. We look forward to our next visit.
I took visiting friends to Hot Tuna early in the week. Then let them pick their favorite restaurant on the last night. They picked Hot Tuna as the 1 to go back to. Salmon dinner was excellent. And the coconut shrimp appetizer was yummy. Our waiter was nice and friendly but none of us could understand him. I believe he was not from the Usa.
I highly recommend dining here!
I had really high expectations for this restaurant going in based on reviews and others recommendations from friends. It was a nice dinner and the meal was good but it wasn't amazing. Our server had a hiccup with our appetizers and food coming out quickly in succession but he handled it well and the service was amazing. I didn't hate it but it isn't a place that I would drive 30 minutes for again. They do have a GREAT outdoor patio and their bar looked pretty awesome so maybe we will be back for drinks.
The tuna was over cooked.
The tacos had literally had no flavor at all.
The crab dip..was missing something...didn't think crab dip could be messed up.
The salmon salad was Good!
It was hot in the restaurant and we had flies around our table. We were indoors.
The only good thing was the waitress was very sweet and professional!
We have been to a lot of restaurants and have never once complained but this was way to many things.
Won't be back.
Our server this evening was absolutely fantastic. She not only was very pleasant, but she also went above and beyond for the table next to us. She was very friendly and knew how to answer many questions that were had about the menu.
As far as the food goes, most of it was phenomenal!
We had the calamari for an appetizer. It was not my favorite. The breading was a little thicker than I like and it was a little over cooked. But the entrees and desserts were fabulous!
I eat tuna poke everywhere I can, and this was one of the best I've ever had. I liked the concept of the whole bowl. The tuna poke appetizer was a perfect portion for a meal in my opinion. We also had the cedar plank salmon and the wild mushroom risotto, which I would recommend and would eat again myself.
The desserts are all home made. The cowboy cookie was absolutely amazing. It comes out freshly baked in a skillet with vanilla ice cream on top.
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