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NAMA Sushi Bar

506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
+1 865-633-8539
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (153 reviews)
“tempura roll” (6 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the sushi. Well madr and great selection. They also offer other asian food amd salads. Downtown knoxville so easy to get too.

Thank Maarten B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nama has great sushi. I have been there a few times and its become our go to place when we are in town. The place is usually packed and parking can be tight. We usually end up sitting at the bar so cant really tell...More

Thank benton2569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of sushi rolls with a wide variety of choices! Everything we had was delicious!! We recommend the soy joy roll, the rainbow roll and the tempura roll!! Reservations recommended

Thank wwfrench
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place have the best sushi Downtown Knoxville, I have tried sushi in some other places in Market Square and it doesn't even compare with Nama.

Thank Sam_F0511
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We love sushi and sashimi. Our last visit to Nama was disappointing. The service was adequate at best. The food was a little better. Our waitress was rude to my husband when we were standing near the bar, apparently in her way, before we were...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff, tasty and reasonably priced. Good for all 3: family, friends and flavor! I recommend the tempura roll (crab) or the ex-girlfriend roll.

Thank Amaya M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here alone at the bar while on a business trip. The sushi menu is extensive so there was a lot to choose from. The “chef’s choice” was really good as I simply told the bartender what I like and they made something. Not sure...More

Thank mdsmit2
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best sushi I've had in a long time. Went on half price sushi night and had two rolls for $14. Excellent.

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have eaten at NAMA several times and have never been disappointed. The sushi is very good. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Thank John L
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The ambiance was nice and the sushi was very good. However our server seemed like he was miserable and wasn’t very attentive. We wanted to order drinks and more food but never had an opportunity to. He did not write down our initial order which...More

Thank hangry1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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