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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 21/05/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/05/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$28
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Hot Tuna

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fresh - Local - Authentic
1. Fresh - Local - Authentic
"The service is outstanding and the food delicious"
meldiva25
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2. Awesome Atmosphere
2. Awesome Atmosphere
"We chose food from the Happy Hour menu and we were not disappointed."
Golfsunnut
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3. Fire Pits & outdoor area.
3. Fire Pits & outdoor area.
" Some tasty drinks out side on fire pit area."
Bryan G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We were staying at the Delta Marriott (boo!) and walked across the street to Hot Tuna. Food was great. Warm atmosphere with warm lighting so v good for a cold evening. Server was diligent, nice, attentive. Diverse menu. Our friends...went for lunch, and they also enjoyed.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Maureen!

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Reviewed 17 May 2021

This was the best meal we had while in Virginia Beach! My daughter and I had dinner. First of all, the decor is beautiful and very relaxing. Our server was fantastic (I wish I could remember her name) and the service overall was great, although...I think the hostess may have been having a bad night. Anyway, the food was amazing! We had the Southern Stacker appetizer and we could have eaten many, many more of them, but we wouldn't have had room for the delicious entrees that followed. My daughter had the Absolut Chesapeake and I had the Cedar Plank Scallops. Both were absolutely delicious. Probably one of the best meals we have ever had. We had key lime pie for dessert and while good, it was nothing special. We also had Pina Colada crushes and again, we could have had many more of those, but we were driving. I would absolutely recommend this place and cannot wait to go back and try some more of this delicious food!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for letting us know about our hostess. We will look into it. Once again, we appreciate you and your business.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate at hot tuna and their new happy hour menu is incredible. You have to try the papas bravas!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and your business!

Reviewed 20 October 2021

Had a nice dinner here last week. Needed outdoor seating, they have a covered area and a truly outside area, too. It was drizzling out so the covered area worked for us. She had a salad with ultra rare tuna, I had the tuna burger...(hey, the place is NAMED Hot Tuna!) and we were both pleased. Well priced, and good serviceMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2021

We appreciate your review and your business.

Reviewed 20 October 2021

On a recent vacation to Virginia Beach, my brother mentioned a visit to Hot Tuna. From the initial greeting by the Host, the outstanding service, and the amazing (and reasonably priced food) the entire experience was exceptional. My wife and I returned a second time...before leaving. Other restaurateurs would do well to emulate this operation. We look forward to returning on our next trip to Virginia.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2021

Brian, Thank you so much for your review and your business. Cheers

Reviewed 19 October 2021

We stopped here for dinner on a Monday while camping at First Landing State Park. It's very close to the park entrance. They offered $4 tacos and margaritas on Monday but we chose our dinner from the regular menu and were glad we did! We...started with the small plate Tuna Poke which was ahi tuna, sticky rice and a seaweed salad. Delicious! For an entree, my husband had the salmon and I had the scallops. Both came with green beans and risotto. The atmosphere here is casual but the food was equal to dinners we've had at the finest and fanciest restaurants. You won't be disappointed. Side note: The craft cocktails are wonderful! I ordered the Old Fashioned and my husband had a Vodka Martini. Cheers!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you and your business. Cheers

Reviewed 30 September 2021

I don't normally find time to make a review, but today I couldn't resist. I have to share my thoughts and experience... It was my first time dining at Hot Tuna this evening... Everything I had the pleasure of taking a bite of was more...than delicious and so flavorful. The risotto and anything along with it is to die for. I didn't have to add any salt or pepper to anything. I tasted. Compliments to the chef, I do not know your name unfortunately. The service was excellent which is very important when fine dining. The service is just as important as the food is and they had the perfect balance. Rileeeeeeeee.... was the best and treated us with the upmost hospitality. Thank you for the amazing food and a great night. I'll definitely be back and I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2021

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 22 September 2021

I came in for dinner and drinks with a couple friends and had great service! The food was delicious and our server Jaylen made the experience that much better. She was extremely attentive and friendly. All of our orders came out correctly and she did...the most to ensure we were completely satisfied. My friends and I have also been there while she has been working as a bartender and she’s given us nothing but the best, most professional experience! Would come back and recommend Jaylen as a server/bartender!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 21 September 2021

Me and my wife and kids pulled up and had a blast with her! We would love to see her again. My kids won’t stop talking about her!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

We appreciate you!

Reviewed 21 September 2021

Outstanding food, drinks and service! The bartender Jaelyn made sure to provide wonderful service with a smile! She was very friendly, pleasant and efficient. Definitely 10/10

Date of visit: September 2021
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Brett K, Owner at Hot Tuna, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

Thank you Liz!

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After 10pm on Friday & Saturdays.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hot Tuna

Yes, Hot Tuna offers takeaway services.

Yes, Hot Tuna is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Hot Tuna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4