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Ken's Japanese Restaurant

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2007 Division St, 1108 Murfreesboro RD, Nashville, TN 37203-2420
+1 615-321-2444
11:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm originally from Columbus Ohio (home of Honda) where there are many excellent Sushi restaurants- Ken's is the BEST sushi ever!! Everything is excellent (especially the Tuna)-ambiance is OK

Thank kool-karz
Music City USA
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

For many years, various sushi-fans and I would hit Ken's near Vanderbilt University/Hospital. "Let's go to Ken's" was a favorite pick during a sushi crave. Urban growth pushed Ken out of his location. Meanwhile, across the street from our house, a former chain restaurant location languished and became somewhat of an eyesore. One day a sign went up and I... More 

Thank radioriffraff
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

Love this place, the sushi is fresh and the atmosphere is great, can get a little crowded but it is only a small place and it seems the demand is high for bookings.

Thank Luke S
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Traveled to Nashville on business and a group of us decided on sushi for dinner. After checking the ratings we wanted to give it a try. When we walked into the restaurant we were a little hesitant as it wasn't busy and didn't look like we expected. Well the food, service and prices were great.

Thank AndyK5100
Nashville, Tennessee
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285 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

We used to hit up Ken's all the time during my Vandy tenure. I was sad to see that they lost their prime midtown location, but I was also happy that they moved closer to our home near Percy Priest. The ambiance at Ken's isn't what it used to be at the old place, but I came here for food... More 

Thank TheBarbecueFiend
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518 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

I had always heard about the great Ken's Sushi & Japanese Restaurant on Division but had never been there. Now they've moved to Murfreesboro Pike. My kids and I had dinner there last weekend and while it was not the most luxurious of decors, our 6 sushi rolls were very good and very reasonably priced ($4.50 for most of them).... More 

Thank Denise L
Austin, Texas
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

The food at Ken's was authentic Japanese, as we went to the restaurant with a Japanese friend. The atmosphere was cozy and casual. They have a good selection of Japanese beer, wine and sake. While we really enjoyed the food, but were not satisfied with the portion size and felt it was too little. But would recommend it!

Thank Johny_daniel
Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

We had the buffet. Now, I must admit the price was slightly higher than similar places. However, all the other places taste the same. Ken's was actually very flavorful. The choices on the buffet were a bit limited, but what is offered is well worth the money. This is worth visiting a couple of times a week

Thank marshall1243
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

So happy that Ken's has reopened in a location that makes it easy for me to be a regular. Same great sushi, same friendly staff, just more convenient! Easy access from anywhere in Nashville and a GREAT lunch buffet!

Thank Mariantics
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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177 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Lunch on Saturday after visiting the Parthenon. Zumi might be more hip, location and servers, etc, but Ken's had better food (and I did not pay $7.50 for a good local craft beer). Edemome was steamed better though I prefer sea salt over table sale. Gyoza was awesome. Great specials; staff was super nice and the chefs...Japanese. I'd gladly go... More 

Thank LordMark H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 Division St, 1108 Murfreesboro RD, Nashville, TN 37203-2420
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-321-2444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?