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NAMA Sushi Bar

506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
+1 865-633-8539
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (139 reviews)
“tempura” (11 reviews)
“pizza roll” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this restaurant during the Dogwood Arts festival. The neon signs were not on so we thought they were closed but went by a second time and realized they were open and not busy. Inside, the hostess told us it would be a 20...More

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are few peers in Knoxville, You wont go wrong here if you like Sushi, upper scale type dining , but they wont break you. Great folks and clean too. I recommend them

Thank garysY86UR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for Thursday half price sushi night. There was just 2 of us so we were immediately seated at the bar. Quick waitress and service. Delicious philly and tempura rolls. Will return in the future.

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I never miss going to Nama when I'm up in Knoxville. Great food, atmosphere and service. The Tn Mule is pretty tasty too!

Thank Lily M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went on a very busy Thursday night, which we heard was half price on a certain menu and just happened to luck up on the front patio. The weather was perfect and they were busy enough that everything took a bit longer so it was...More

Thank carmen52794
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nama has long been known as Knoxville's best sushi restaurant. My son and I love going there and sitting at the sushi bar. That way we get to watch the creations being made. The chefs are friendly and never offended by questions or comments while...More

Thank DwightPrice
Reviewed 10 April 2017

First, the good news: * We were seated right away without a reservation, however the place filled up fast. Recommend calling ahead! * Parking downtown is free in some garages after 6pm. On a nice night it's great to walk through the city, hear street...More

Thank ec0adventurer
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I haven't had really good sushi in awhile, so I followed the recommendations of some locals and gave Nama a try. I was not disappointed! Enjoyed a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc and 3 rolls. What? I was hungry! The Scallop Fantasy Roll was delightful....More

Thank David H
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at NAMA Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Come back to see us soon, David! Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to NAMA for the last 10 years. It is always fresh. It is always consistent. It is always delicious. They have very creative sushi combinations that will please most anyone. They also have a very extensive sake and mixed drink menu.

Thank seslie
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at NAMA Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We ate at the Nama Sushi on Kingston Pike. It's fairly small, so make a reservation. Note: You have to make a reservation before 4pm if you do it on the same day. The sushi was good quality. I liked the Dragon Roll and Ex-Girlfriend...More

Thank Rob H
Lori S, Guest Relations Manager at NAMA Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Please do come back and take advantage of our wide assortment, Rob. Fish tacos are always a good choice! Thank you for your comments and feedback as we take our guests' impressions very seriously.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-633-8539
  • E-mail
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