Nami
Nami

Nami

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.namiprov.com/
  • Phone: (401) 383-6559
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 1:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Nami
NAMI offers a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese cuisine set in the backsplash of historic Atwells, serving sushi and kitchen entrees with modern New American influences. Matched with a trendy décor designed and accented by local artists, NAMI is the new face of Japanese fine dining in Providence. A Special Note From NAMI: We would like our valued customers to know that we no longer have a theatrical hibachi chef. However, you are still able to order your hibachi from our superb chefs in the kitchen.
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Nami reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)good for groups (13)romantic (13)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best Sushi I Ever Had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I've been here twice with two groups different groups of people and we all said that this was the best sushi we've ever had! The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with choosing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Every time I come to this restaurant, I am amazed. The service is always excellent, the food is so good that this restaurant could easily compete with the best of the best restaurants in NYC. The decor is Vegas/Miami super modern and chic. Wendy the manager always comes to the table and asks how everything is (everytime I visit). They truly made my brother's birthday (a party of 12) special. Thanks so much Nami staff and Wendy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at Nami!
    MoeDee
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My first visit to Nami was this past Saturday night. I was pleasantly surprised. I did not realize how attractive it is inside this Federal Hill restaurant. There was lovely music and great food. The most important part of my review is that the service was EXCELLENT! I will be returning for the food, ambience and being treated well. When you are out and spending your money is very very important
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed experience
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Mixed. Food was good. Decor and ambiance was cool, but the live music was horrible and the waiter upsold us on too much food we couldn't finish. He also asked odd questions and provided mixed service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice night out
    culinarychick
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My fiancée and I went to NAMI for a Saturday night date. The food was really good and our server was really nice. We ordered miso soup, crab rangoons, and the sushi for two. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    sushi is awesome - love the Passion Roll - service is wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PERFECT!!
    Goodtimes21
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service, food, presentation and atmosphere were exceptional. We visited to celebrate by daughter's 21st and could not have been happier. Everyone went out of their way to make a memorable occasion. The steel drum live music was a great touch. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pace
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Unknown to us there was a steel drum band on Saturday. Very loud. We expected quiet so that we could talk based on the other reviews. Food was prepared well. Surprised that the Hibachi was closed. Fish selection at the sushi bar was somewhat limited. Noodle bowl was very good but, a little too much teriachi for my taste. Seafood bisque was excellent. My wife liked her grilled scallops very much.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Apps!
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is fantastic. There are so many wonderful apps that my wife and I had a meal of apps. We hope to order a main course some day. The atmosphere is upscale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi in Providence
    krtsphd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nami is outstanding! They have the best sushi in Providence in my opinion. Great service, modern atmosphere, huge selection of sushi and sashimi as well as other great meal choices. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best sushi in Providence
    HappilyWellFedVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I finally don't feel I have to drive up to Brookline, MA for good sushi. Presentation was really beautiful too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Nami reviews archive.
  • Great meal, reasonable prices
    Sara63
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Last-minute night out and we were not disappointed. The sushi was excellent and the staff very informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food and service were great. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    the food was amazing but what impressed me was how they catered the service to each customer, as they offered brown rice substitutions for sushi or soy rice paper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT GRADUATION LUNCH
    videoterrry
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Hungry after college graduation ceremonies, and not wanting bar food or Italian, our college graduate suggested Nami. Walked in, were seated right away, and our hopes were more than met. Good craft beer on tap, helpful suggestions from the very friendly waiter, and an awesome platter of sushi came forth after a wonderful appetizer of the mango grilled shrimp entree. Highly recommended. Though expensive, you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So delicious, great atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I went there with a group of girls for my bday. Food was so delicious, waiter was extremely helpful, my white Sangria was amazing. We ordered many different samplings & there wasn't a morsel left! They even brought out a too die for chocolate covered moose dessert w a candle! So good! Crowded but the place is very spacious. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went there on Saturday evening
    Sonluver
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went there on Saturday evening with my husband and another couple for dinner. We shared sushi for our starters and split 2 dinners between the 4 of us. The sushi was fresh and delicious! Dinner was just as good as well as the martini's. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nine place,friendly staff,
    Fabie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Nine place,friendly staff, good sushi, reasonable price.will recommend name to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't have the wine that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Didn't have the wine that we wanted but overall the experience was good. The rolls were huge so for a party of (4) to share four rolls was plenty!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, creative inventive
    Dee1
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food, creative inventive dishes, all plated beautifully. Friendly staff, great modern decor. Definitely one of the best if not the best sushi spot in RI. Went with a group on a Saturday night and it was fairly full but not as busy as one would expect for a Saturday night. I really hope this place sticks around because the food and ambience is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worked with us in a time pinch
    happyvisitor
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had made reservations with what we thought would be plenty of time to still make our concert plans. We did not anticipate the long time it took to get to and down Atwells Ave. on a Sat nite. There is free valet parking, which is a big plus....as some restaurants charge large sums for valet parking on Atwells. When we announced our time restraints, we were told that would not be a problem, and it wasn't. If we were discussing a dish that would take too long to prepare, we were told as much. Everything came out timely, was tasty and was presented in a beautiful fashion(especially the sea urchin). Have already recommended the restaurant to my son.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Roxanne
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My GF and I went late on v-day (9:30) & we were expecting chaos, everything was smooth & as soon as we got there we sat within 10 min. We got out drinks at the bar first and the male behind the counter was very friendly. Once our table was ready we ordered 3 rolls of sushi, no apps. Our good came out prob an hour later which would have been fine if our waitress had come to our table at all to check up on us. I had to flag her down to ask where it was. I understand it's busy on a holiday but at least check in with us. Besides that we had a perfect evening. Drinks, sushi, and atmosphere were perfect, service.....just check in with your table a little more. Will recommend tho! One experience doesn't make up my mind about a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    CurtAnn
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    With a reduced menu and a very busy restaurant - it is difficult to provide a complete review. With that said, sushi was amazing and drinks were favorites with all parties. Presentation was great as well - very unique. In addition we ordered one entree (salmon) that was awesome... In short - definitely worth a try - we will be back when the hibachi grills are open
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was great along with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Sushi was great along with the staff. We used the complimentary VIP parking. Received our car a noticed a horrible smell, it reminded me of the Seinfeld episode. He also forgot to put my car in park before turning it off. Everything was nice until grabbing my car which kind of put me in a bad mood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Good2eat
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food was great as was the service ,our waiter Joe was knowledgable and made great reccomendations , we will return again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sangria!
    sangrialady
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The Sangria and Sushi are outstanding and the ambience is great for a cozy dinner. The prices are quite acceptable as the offerings are of high quality. I would definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, other things lacking.
    KennyHollyVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The restaurant was very cold, almost uncomfortably cold. The service was just "okay" with a waitress who didn't smile and seemed to have no enthusiasm. The food was very good, and somewhat made up for the lacking friendly service. I would give it another try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need Improvement
    FriendlyFatKid
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Went here on a Saturday night with a party of 4. For starters, the delivery of the food was at the most awkward times. Appetizers did not come out together - one appetizer came out for one side of the table, leaving the other side empty handed. Same thing applied for the entrees, the sushi entrees were delivered about 20 minutes before the hibachi entrees on the table, leaving the sushi eaters sitting there twiddling their thumbs for the last half hour. Adding to the fact that the rice for the hibachi did not come out for an addition 15 minutes after the main dish. The check was dropped off in the middle of the salad course right in the middle of the table. The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, but like I said the timing was awful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best
    Emily
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Nami did have good food but we were the ONLY people in there at 7pm on a Saturday night. The waitress was miserable and acted like we were such a pain to wait on-even though we were her only table. Maybe this is a great lunch place but it was a bit odd how there was on one there on a busy night. The food was really good though and the drinks were spot on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Sushi was diverse..
    PhilTymps
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was fabulous and a very nice atmosphere, though if you're seated near the bar it's quite noisy. The only disappointment was they failed twice to be able to find the wine I wanted. though I'm sure that was an abberation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find on the hill
    jade
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    If youre near the hill and don't want Italian this is the way to go hands down
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An all around nice restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    An all around nice restaurant. Service was friendly and attentive and the food was very good. They have a good selection of rolls, hibachi meals and noodles. Looking forward to eating their again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nami
    Nami
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The bar tender was very loud. There were some people at the bar shouting as if it is a sports bar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was very pleased the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Was very pleased the food was amazing!!! Our server was on top of her game!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half half
    Hill22
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We thought they had hibachi tables but they don't anymore. But you can still order hibachi entrees. They aren't as good when you just order them off the menu without the experience. Other people in my party said their non-seafood entrees were just OK. But everyone agreed, the sushi and other raw seafood was very very good. I would recommend this restaurant for sushi and drinks. The service was incredible. Our waitress was extremely nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    Chuck
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I have visited Nami and few times. I enjoy the atmophere and the food. The presentation is very much to my liking and the sushi is great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    emckaeVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I loved the food. I think this is now one of my favorite sushi places in providence. The service was pretty poor. Next time I'll probably eat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Rovera
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    The service was wonderful. Performance was great. Did not have to wait for the food. Everything was delicious and the portions are big: we ended up taking home a lot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi/sashimi platter
    Tofu
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Great sushi/sashimi platter for 2 and great surf and turf. Complimentary valet parking. Not crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread w/ Sushi?
    PirateDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    The sushi was very good. The avocado was ripe and very good in the spring rolls and on the salad. Although the music was un-necessarily loud, the atmosphere was modern and fun. But.... bread? Really? One does not expect Italian bread to be served with Japanese food. Weird. And, although the dipping sauces were creative, neither yogurt or green curry sauce is Japanese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic