We were recommended by a friend to Virago and the experience did not disappoint. From our greeting, to being seated, our service, drinks and food...the level was first-class. We will definitely be back!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impressed first timer
Virago offered many delicious choices and all that we chose were delicious. This was the first time for me and it was great. We sat on the rooftop and had a beautiful view of the city. Very posh surroundings and fun atmosphere. Our server got a couple of our dishes wrong and completely forgot one of them, but it turned out fine. One of the guests in my party said that he had never experienced that before and it certainly wasn't the "norm". Even spotted a "celebrity" while we were there! Will definitely return.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wanted to make sure I tried Virago on a Maki Monday where drinks are $6 and certain menu items are 1/2 off or $6. It was the real deal, no skrimping and what a value! The service was good but the staff is a little hesitant to be 'friendly' or answer too many questions. It is like they are on some sort of a time clock to check back in somewhere or else they are spread thin amongst the tables (which were not even at half capacity). The rooftop deck opens at 6 and offers some of the best views of Nashville.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our go to
One of my fav restaurants in the city. My go to place for meetings with clients, happy hour, outdoor patio seating & sushi. Great service & ambiance.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We gave never had any sushi
We gave never had any sushi there that we did not absolutely love! The edamame was good and the duck eggs rolls as well. Definitely recommend Virago! They have many choices for people who don't eat sushi also!!!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent creative sushi and
Excellent creative sushi and other Asian specialties. More South Beach than Nashville.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took some out of town friends on July 11. It had been quite a while since we had been there. We were not disappointed, it was still as good as we remembered. Sushi was outstanding. Service was very good. Wasabi martinis were very good. We will return again.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Nite Venue
Virago is a great venue to take your date and spouse and not just for a special occasion.
The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome, the staff is fun and very attentive!
Definitely will be going again!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Virago is a great restaurant
Virago is a great restaurant for groups. With an extensive list of generous appetizers, it is fun for everyone to order a favorite and share with the rest. Of course there are main dishes too, but we loved sharing the smaller plates so much, we ended up ordering more. We particularly liked the stone steak and the tempura shrimp, but enjoyed all selections. Our waitress was eager to answer our questions, and assisted us in selecting a delicious wine. I will go back.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Virago does an excellent job
Virago does an excellent job with their food, both sushi and cooked menu itels. The service can be spotty, but overall a very fun place to spend an evening.
Very happening bar scene, lots of pretty people haning out.
We had both sushi and then some menu items, the grouper, a couple of stir fry's and all was very good.
Great Sake menu.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Virago's is one of the best sushi restaurant in Nashville. The extensive sake menu is amazing. Our party of four had hot edamame, tempura shrimp, and four different sushi rolls. It was amazing!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Virago continues to shine
It's has been awhile since I dined at Virago...and I am happy to report that Virago still shines in all aspects. While the Sunday evening menu seemed paired down, it reflects some of the restaurants most popular and tasty dishes.....and offers a wide variety of options from both kitchens. One great aspect of Sunday dining was the half priced bottles of wine. We had a fantastic $60 dollar of vino for only $30 bucks. We sampled 6 dishes and each was full of flavor, creative and visually appealing. The service was friendly, helpful and very efficient. The view of the Nashville skyline and sunset from the outdoor patio is still one of the best.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality sushi, well prepared
I was quite surprised at the level of quality of the sushi and the preparation was excellent. The waitress, in typical Nashville style, was charming and polite. Go, eat, laugh.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the salmon which was good! The broccoli was sooooo good as a side, highly recommend. Wine was good too! Had really good service. The top bar area was so cool to have a drink
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like sushi, you'll love Virago. I have always had a delicious meal here, and the wait staff are always friendly, and do a great job!
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great Night
The food we had was AMAZING! I had no complaint about anything I ate and I would go there again in a heart beat :) My mom and I shared the Hawaii 5-O and it was unbelievable. One of the side we had was the cocoanut jasmine rice and wow! SOOOOO GREAT! My dad had the filet mignon skewers and said the only issue was they were not cooked enough for his liking.
Overall this restaurant is great. You should go there and experience the great food for yourself.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but delicious
The food at Virago was a little pricey but the quality and uniqueness was unbeatable. The portions were a good size for how much they cost and the fish seemed very high in quality. The view from the rooftop dining area was incredible and the decor of the entire place was enchanting. I can't wait til the next time I'm in town so that I can go straight back to Virago.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Virago is exceptionally good.
Virago is exceptionally good. We swooned over the inventive, incredible food. The ambiance is provocative but soothing. Our wait staff was attentive, knowledgable, and personable. Being from out of town, we had no idea what we were about to experience, so it was especially delightful. I could each the crispy rice every day from today forward.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful as always
We took an out of town guest for dinner on the patio. The staff informed us when we made the 6:00 reservation that the patio would close at 8:30 for a private party and asked if that would be ok. Our experience was perfect from drinks on the lower patio while we waited for the upstairs to open (we arrived early), all the way to dessert. I look forward to the next time we can get back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trendy Sushi spot
The IT place for the trendsetters to dine on unique sushi. Seems like a place you'd find in Miami, FL.
Go on Mondays, when the rolls are half price.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great maki, appetizers
Unusual combinations are just delicious - Appalachicola fried oyster with pickled okra, Thai lobster shooters, "Ninja" bacon.
Wonderful for an evening of conversation with family and friends in a beautiful setting.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exciting food, humorless service
My wife and I had our tenth anniversary dinner at Virago. It was our first time, but we had heard good things about the restaurant. On a Thursday night, the place was not too busy, but had a good amount of energy. The sake selections were amazing, the appetizers were beautiful and delicious, the sushi was excellent, as advertised.
The only complaint is that the servers were stiff, aloof, and maybe a bit condescending. This place has a lot going for it, it shouldn't be too hard to add a little personality and they would hit it out of the park.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with daughter and friend
Everything was excellent, I have eaten there before, but this time seemed so much better. Food was great.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Service Experience
We interacted with several members of the service team and each went the extra mile to ensure a great customer experience.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere!
We had a great time on our first visit to Virago. The service was first rate and the food was fantastic. We can't wait to get back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to entertain guests
I brought two vendors with me to dinner - one from NYC and one from India. Both 100% loved it - enough on the menu to satisfy anyone and the food is amazing. Service is the best - staff constantly coming by making sure we had what we needed. Will return again and again.....
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Happy Anniversary
Picked Viragot to celebrate anniversary due to its intriguing Asian menu. Romantic rooftop patio. Studied menu closely & were expecting expensive fine dining. Had couple of appetizers, couple of drinks, two main items & dessert. We went all out so part of "expensive" was our choice. Staff friendly & helpful & added a lot to our fun. The food...top notch ingredients, cooked well & photoshoot ready. Everything had a neat twist. Grilled corn-on-cob when you visit? GET IT. Corn w/ butter pineapple &coconut flavors? One of the best things I ever had. Wife loved stone steak cooked on a hot rock. Chocolate Sheets dessert was a favorite. Felt like we got our money's worth. Wife rates it as one of her top food experiences. Yes, we would go back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, the atmosphere
Food was very good, the atmosphere was ecliptic and loud. I am 55 and was the oldest person by a lot in the place.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great service excellent
Food great service excellent .Wine list needs updated badly .. None of the vintages I requested as listed on the menu were available. Cheaper vintages were available but at same price as menu item. I travel every week in the US and Canada -- the markups here are some of the highest I have seen. Josh our waiter was attentive and excellent as always. I love sushi and wine -- sushi here is priced well; wine is rediculous. A 2010 napa cab should not be sold at a 2007 price .. It's a rip off and we all know it
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I only had the sushi at Virago, but it was very good! It was exciting to try something new and different compared to standard sushi restaurants. Highly recommend for dates, birthdays, and special occasions.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent dinner
We had an excellent dinner at Virago Saturday night!! One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. Everything on the menu is fabulous!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite Nashville spot!
Our favorite Nashville spot! Great sushi, perfect ambiance, upbeat and knowledgeable wait staff!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent and interesting sushi
My wife and I came here on a nice night for her birthday. We sat on the patio and loves the view. The sushi was excellent and interesting. We've been to dozens of sushi restaurants, so it's rare for us to find rolls we haven't tried before. The menu was very unique, though, giving a chance to be adventurous again. We wil definitely be back.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, server was wonderful. Food was good. The only problem I had was the head hostess. She was not friendly or inviting at all.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been dining at Verago for over ten years. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good scene and great sushi.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Priced right & taste fab!!!
Food was great. Love the almost never ending salted spicy shrimp bowl. And the wagyu beef was amazing.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best..
We had tried Virago about five years ago at it's old location. While the food was exceptional, couldn't say much for the rest-cramped, not great service. Wow, have times changed-we celebrated our anniversary with a trio to Virago and it was a world class experience. From the hostess to the servers, people went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable night. And we did! Great sushi, cocktails..and I'm still thinking about those lobster shooters! :)
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a place to see and be seen. We really enjoyed the small dishes. The wait staff were attentive and helpful. A bit loos for conversation however.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to virago many
We have been to virago many times. The food is good. I don't eat sushi but my husband does and they have a lot if interesting choices. I had the chicken this time but have often had the grouper. I would recommend either! The spicy green beans were good and the mushrooms also were very tasty.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Virago has the best sushi in Nashville. If you have not enjoyed a meal here yet, I highly recommend you get on it. Service is great - food is even better! Get the bomb roll :)
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in Nashville!
We had heard a lot of great things about Virago and decided to give it a try.....and boy were we glad we did! The sushi was amazing! They had a lot of very creative specialty rolls and everything was fresh and delicious! Their roll "The Bomb" truly was the bomb! And we also had the "Kayne Prime" roll, which itself was simply mouth-watering! The staff was great and the ambiance all added up to a fantastic dinner!!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and atmosphere
My girlfriend and I went here on a Tuesday night and the food and ambience were both great. I really enjoyed the hot rock steak
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food ; refuse the "flip"
We love Virago; the waitress pushed too hard for an early order; seemed intent to rush us and flip the table. Food was great as always. Too pricey to be hurried and to be pushed.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Virago was delicious!
They make an exceptional gin martini and grilled eel dish. The employees were dressed in costume for Halloween adding a fun vibe to the lively restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Customer was right!!
Was in Nashville recently and had a dinner meeting with a customer there. I asked them where they would like to go for dinner. They suggested Virago. They asked if I liked sushi and said "yes" but not a huge fan. My customer told me....."believe me this is the best sushi you have ever eaten". I thought that was a bold statement but as it turned out "the customer was right". My experience at Virago was awesome. Great food and atmoshpere. Highly recommend it!!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Virago... Great as always!
We snuck out for our first dinner out since the birth of our first child. A great place for mommy to have sushi again after 9 months. Drinks or happy hour were very reasonably priced. I enjoyed a Wasabi Martini. It was great, but still doesn't compare to the Margarita del diablo (or whatever The Tavern calls it). M Street definitely knows how to give customers a quality meal. The Lobster Shooters are something not to be missed. Fresh lobster with a coconut curry "sippy cup" was delicious!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The experience and the food
The experience and the food was very satisfying and worth the money!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVED my experience at Virago!! My absolute favorite place to go!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic sushi... phenomenal atmosphere... a Must Experience type of restaurant! Get "the bomb" roll... it is truly the bomb! ;)
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth Waiting For
Every time I have visited Nashville, I tried to get reservations at Virago and they were always booked but this time I lucked out....boy did I. The food was everything I had read about and more. Rolls were fresh and many creative. My son had one that had lobster, fillet, and asparagus that was out of this world. The Bomb was "the bomb" and the sashimi was cut into large fresh delectable pieces. I would gladly go here again anytime I'm in Nashville craving Asian Fusion.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM