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Virago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://viragosushi.com
  • Phone: (615) 254-1902
  • Hours of Operation: Chef's Menu 5:00-11:00
    Sushi Menu/Desserts 5:00-12:00
    Bar 5:00-12:00
    Reservations recommended, Walk-ins welcome

    If you do not see the reservation time you would like please contact our reservationist at 615-254-4192 for possible accommodations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Ave S & McGavock St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Virago
As an original pioneer of the blossoming Nashville restaurant & food scene, Virago is the gold standard for Asian fusion and Sushi. Virago continues to justify its national acclaim as amongst the nation’s best by satiating savvy diners with its artistic cuisine, creative mixology, and sixty label sake list.

Virago’s perennially awarded “Best Sushi” set in the “Best Interior Design” creates an exciting dining adventure that can only be experienced at Virago. And although Virago’s sushi is consistently regarded as the city’s best, its innovative menu of Asian-inspired culinary gems is recognized by insiders as the brightest star that shines on MStreet.
Above all, Virago is an experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "went out for a celebratory dinner with some girlfriends -- was pricey, but we all left feeling very happy with the experience! will absolutely come again. love the booths -- and especially loved the red snapper sashimi! would 100% recommend to anyone looking for great sushi in the nashville area"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We love the sushi at virago and the atmosphere. We go here often and love trying new rolls!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "That's it, you must go! Straight across the board fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Food was amazing, as usual. Our waiter could have a little more personality, but I guess he did his job."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Virago along with two other M Street spots on our trip to Nashville. We LOVED Tavern and Moto. The servers were superb, knowledgeable, warm. Our server at Virago was on a completely different level. He was awkward, rushed us, and it wasn't a great dining experience. Luckily the food was good. I wouldnt come back here on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I recently went to Virago for the 1st time after living in Nashville for 2 years. We've eaten at most of the "good" restaurants here so I was excited to check this one off of the list. However, I have never been treated so poorly by a hostess or manager at a supposedly "nice" establishment. They were incredibly rude and acted as if it was our privelage to be allowed to eat there (and not the other way around). I will never go back and will make sure to recommend that no one I know does either. I've eaten at several of the other restaurants owned by this group & I've always had a great experience, so I don't know where the attitude comes from at Virago but seriously, get over yourselves. You are no longer the only game in town..."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "First time there. Server, Pryor, was great to recommend some house favorites. Everything was delivered fast and freshly prepared. Food was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Virago rivals many of the sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. Expensive ($100 for 2, no drinks, no dessert), but the food doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Upset with the fact that my wife and I spent out anniversary at Virago. We were put in a corner by an exit away from everything. The food was also just okay. Ru Sans is better."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We discovered this restaurant from other OpenTable reviews and Trip Advisor. The reviews were definitely accurate. We are completely satisfied with our restaurant experience and the sushi and staff were great. There are a few dishes with pop-rocks which sounds very weird, but trust the chef – it goes very well with the dish!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere was amazing! Our waiter, however, was pretty rude and not that attentive. However, he was the only person who treated is that way. All other personnel were super friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back and just hope we get a different waiter."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had the Omakase Virago Favorites menu, which proved to be a wonderful choice for us on our first visit to this great restaurant . We were able to experience and taste many different menu items and types of preparation, such as stoned steak and robata grilled items. All in all, we had a most enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The blonde host wasn't great, she wasn't welcoming but I didn't care for her. Typical for the gulch area. The food is always awesome. And desserts are what we come for!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We ate at Virago for the first time on Saturday for our anniversary. The service and food were excellent and we will be back again! We recommend Viragos!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Greeted kindly and promptly and we were shown to our seat quickly. Great waitress! Knew everything about the menu and pointed out some great selections. Food was fresh and delicious!also got complimentary glasses of champagne and a dessert!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I live out of state and first ate here two years ago. I had been craving it again ever since, seeing that sushi is my favorite food and this place ranked at the top of my list. If you go, definitely order "the bomb" roll. Just went again with 7 girls and after seeing my roll, each ordered their own. Great decor and atmosphere too!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Nice upscale atmosphere but honestly the food was not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "As always, Virago delivers later week night sushi options with quality and drink to match. I eat here twice a week for a reason."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our last meal at Virago was 4 years ago, the night of the 'great Nashville flood' and was in the old location. We were extremely impressed with the 'new' Virago location - the ambience was great and it was more spacious than the old. The food was absolutely fabulous, as we expected. Our waiter was knowledgeable and made helpful suggestions, and we were 100% satisfied with everything that we had and with the experience overall. We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Maki Saki Mondays are great for half price sushi and drinks. The sushi was great but the half priced drink selection was underwhelming as they were much too sweet. The outdoor dining patio is a great place to eat dinner with friends in the large spacious booths. My group of six had a great night out the patio and would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was good, the service was friendly (but rather slow), the patio and atmosphere was very nice. The udon broth was very bland and I would not recommend it, but the drinks, appetizers and sushi were very good. However, I eat sushi at least once a week and would say that the price is a bit steep for what you get here. I thought overall it was a great place to bring friends from out of town for a late dinner overlooking the Union Station etc."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Party of 6 all out of towners. We have a great time, good food, friendly service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "There are so many good restaurants in Nashville, but Virago will always be one of my favorites"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have loved this place since its first location! I had a friend come in from California and she loves sushi and wine....she was nervous about getting good sushi here in Nashville but I assured her she would not be disappointed. As promised she was Blown Away! Thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening....I am never disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I definitely recommend ordering off the robata grill. I hadn't heard of that kind of grill before, but their filet mignon was some of the best (on par with brazilian steakhouse). Also, $6 cocktails is a huge plus! Waitresses were very attentive; between 3 people, my glass was never empty though I drink like a fish. Also very informative about the special kind of grill they had, the menu, favorites, etc. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars on service was...they are intense about giving good service, but could work on being laid-back/personable/fun/relaxed. Decor/design was modern but not clinical. Ambience awesome except club music in the background wasn't my favorite. Overall it was a great experience and I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Monday night is the perfect night for Virago! Lots of happy hour specials."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Expensive, and not a once a week kind of place - but the many unique and exciting food and drink options and fresh seafood, with amazing service (server was Alex T) and ambiance, makes it a great once in a while getaway. The upscale and contemporary decor reminds my wife and I of Hong Kong or New York City. Giving 4 stars for food only because while some dishes are amazing, others are just OK. Still, it's a great experience and we'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were expecting big things from Virago after a co-worker to us it was one of her all time favorites. It was good, not great. We had 5 rolls, and the Katana Roll was outstanding, the Sake Box roll was awesome but incredibly awkward and messy to eat, and the others, including their most popular The Bomb roll were all pretty flavorless. If we had not been so pumped up to try it it may not have been as big of a letdown."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had heard about the sushi and it didn't disappoint. Wait staff was phenomenal...even the people that weren't our main waiter. Everything was cleared or asked about or recommended. It was brilliant and the cocktails were fantastic. My wife and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food and service never disapoints. Only little flaw and I take blame for it, I let the server pick the Saki, We did not discuss hot or cold or price, so it was a bit pricey, and it was cold. other than that, food is always great and we always try to order one item we have not ordered before and share all the Sushi, I have yet to have bad food there."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I could only get reservations for 5:30. I wish I had known the kitchen doesn't open until an hour after the restaurant opens."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A must if you live or visiting Nashville. Our server was the best I have experienced in years. He made great recommendations. Upstairs has a roof bar. Really cool"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Virago has a modern Japanese design clean clear lines. Service was great our server explained the items on the menu in great detail.Very different kinds of rolls one contained pickled okra and fried oysters. We had four rolls included their most popular the bomb. Food was fresh , flavors great and unusual. Desert was almond brulee and donuts. We even had freshly made coffee to finish our meal. I would recommend Virago to anyone."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I love the coconut rice. Also tried the spicy edamame. It was delicious. I brought my cousin in from out of town and he loved it. We especially love Kara! She rocks!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very good , imaginative food and excellent service. This is our second time coming there (had been there about 2 years ago visiting Nashville) and is still excellent. Really like the design of the restaurant with the sunken center bar and surrounding tables."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "From the Lobster Shooters to the Chocolate Sheets, and everything in between.... Fire Crunch, Stoned Steak, and Scottish Salmon... Not to mention the Wine and the Ambience.... Yum! Ready to do it again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the very friendly and helpful receptionist to our star waitress who had an incredible knowledge of our menu and fabulous service style to the food which combined fresh ingredients with imagination and style, our experience was excellent. I will recommend Viragos to my friends,relatives and anyone who loves a great dining experience in Naahville."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "See and be seen. Excellent ambiance and superior cuisine. Did not expect the small size of the tab.great fusion and service. Choice spot out of many of my travels."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fabulous evening experience service was attentive and professional. The appetizers and entrées were delicious. Would highly recommend experiencing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "we always have great service, and great food. very consistent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014