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Koto Sushi Bar

$$ - $$$
Downtown Nashville
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421 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219-1701
+1 615-255-8122
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place if you're in downtown for lunch or dinner. Service is relatively quick, food is good for the price.

Thank jackson h
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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200 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a quick lunch here on the recommendation of a friend. The service was quick and the food was quite good. Reasonably priced rolls and lunches. Very convenient to tpac, the Capitol, and multiple state office buildings. Will definitely go back.

Thank LRD
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped here with friends for a sushi lunch. My friends had hot plates and said their food was really good. My sushi however was not. I ordered an eel roll and salmon roll. The salmon roll was packed with scallions which I've never seen in any other sushi venue. Since I'm allergic to onions this was a problem! The... More 

Thank Tarane12
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I work downtown, and my coworkers and I regularly order lunch to go with one of us picking it up so I can't talk about the service. The sushi we regularly get is always good and fresh. We recommend it highly. Of course this is high-priced sushi, but rather rolls and such.

Thank foxthen
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went here on a weekday for lunch. It was pretty crowded, however we were still surprised at how long it took to get our order. From the time we walked in to the time we finished eating was almost 2 hours. The food was okay, but nothing very special. It was your average Japanese fare. Also, after I ordered,... More 

Thank LHWIndiana
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

In previous trips to Nashville I usually go to Ichiban on 2nd. Decided to change up a bit and glad that I did. The sushi at Koto is better than most that I've had and they had cuts of fish that are missing from many: mackerel and fatty tuna. While most restaurants serve slivers of fish on a heap of... More 

Thank Mike W
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258 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I went here for lunch and sat at the sushi bar. The servers were very friendly and the turnaround time was quick. The sushi had too much wasabi for my liking. Also, this is the first time I had a salmon roll with wasabi. That was too much. The seaweed salad was great. I would try again and just remember... More 

Thank Dollface23
Kailua, Hawaii
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1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Just moved to Nashville from Hawaii and used to Asian foods and thus place can compete even in Hawaii. Sushi was great, with a sushi chef from Okinawa Prefecture, so very close to authentic one can get in Tennessee. Highly suggest this place!

Thank joshmcook
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Don't be scared from the outside, once inside the decor is perfect. The Sushi is just as Great. I recommend all to enjoy this Great Sushi Gem.

Thank NashYankee
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The sushi is excellent. This is one of the oldest if not THE oldest sushi spots in Nashville. Ambience is very cool and relaxing. Worth seeking this place out!

Thank HotelReviewBalt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219-1701
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-255-8122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?