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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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had a late reservation which I guess could be the reason for the rude service. But the food and the drinks were very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fabulous evening experience service was attentive and professional. The appetizers and entrées were delicious. Would highly recommend experiencing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "we always have great service, and great food. very consistent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Fresh sushi, great atmosphere and superb service will have me visiting Virago again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Some dishes were outstanding--mixed robatayki, pork belly appetizer, szechuan green beans, shiitake tempura--but others not so much. About 20% overpriced for the quality. Service was generally attentive, but server made it a point to tell us his "personal favorites" for everything, always among the most expensive items in the part of the menu he was talking about--both annoyingly intrusive and transparent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We've dined here several times. The menu is eclectic and interesting. Lately, though, we have found the food to be inconsistent from visit to visit. One night the udon noodle dish is fantastic - the next visit, not so much. Same with the kayne prime sushi and a few other favorites that seem to be waning in recent months. It seems the kitchen staff is losing its palette and may be forgetting to implement important procedures or add just the right seasonings. The service, however, is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love Virago, always have. Adam, our server, was very attentive and friendly. It's always a great experience there. The food, atmosphere and service is just phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Party of 2, diff entrees, both average. Entrees came out 10 mins apart. It was sushi. Will not go back and would not recommend it. 3 drinks, app, 2 entrees & deserts for $130. I don't think so, never again."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "After an afternoon meeting, we thought we'd stop for food and drinks at Virago, around 6:15pm. Virago was practically empty, despite the amazing half price values in their Monday night sushi-maki-sake promotion. The food was as amazing - as we always have experienced here and the service was much more personalized and brisk, given the other empty tables. It's a mystery as to why more couples/groups/foodies don't stop by on a Monday evening early for cocktails and sushi after work. Perhaps I should have kept that to myself?"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Excellent view of the city. Great Sushi-especially The Bomb Roll! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great food, great service. You can't beat Virago for sushi… it's the best!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First time eating at Virago. My wife and I ordered a handful of dishes. The shrimp tempura is delicious. Also, the sushi (New Moon and Crunchy Cali Roll) is very good. The chicken confit stir fry was fine, nothing amazing."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were there on the early side, especially for a place known more for the late scene, but our waiter was fantastic - perfectively attentive & informative without ever appearing to "hover". We ordered from the sushi menu, with some guidance from our waiter, & everything was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Romantic Dte night Spot with an Awesome Rooftop look at the City"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Virago is a frequent visit for us and generally have a great experience. This was the Sunday night of Memorial Weekend and I don't think they staffed accordingly. We brought friends who were visiting Nashville for the first time and wanted them to have a great dining experience. We were there early so that we could be upstairs overlooking the city and have drinks & appetizers. There was one bartender and he never did get to us. He and the staff seemed very surprised and flustered that there were so many people on a Sunday night. Dinner was excellent and our server was efficient, but the experience leading up to it was disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Overall, a positive experience. Bartender did well with a special request. Appetizer (blackened ahi) came out very quickly and was quite tasty. Took a while to decide to go with sushi or something from the grill. We both ended up getting sushi. I had the Katana and the tastes were amazing (tuna was the best). She had White Dragon and it was just as tasty. I felt like the amount of food was a little on the short side. Service was also slow from our head waitress. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great feel, atmosphere. Food was outstanding. Half price bottle wine was a nice bonus! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "You won't be disappointed. Good is great and atmosphere makes it a great night out. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went on a fairly quiet Monday night, where some of the food is half price, but we still ended up with our usual tab. The sushi rolls are just outstanding! try the Brussel Sprouts as appetizer! Our waitress was a gem, speed of service was amazing. All in all, a great place for excellent food for any occasion. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, great service. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Virago is a longtime favorite for fabulous sushi and other Asian fusion options. My absolute favorite must-have is the Fire Crunch roll, well-known among regular sushi eaters here! One of the great things about Virago is that it has plenty of other great options for non-sushi eaters who you may be dining with."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great modern happening sushi restaurant! The only reason I didn't give it a five star overall is because the sushi rolls were a little on the small side compared to what we are used to. The flavor was amazing though!! Great place, great ambiance and great food!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is very unique and always top shelf in nature. The combination of flavors is excellent! Appetizers are wonderful. Service is average...I think the wait staff has become comfortable with the reputation of the food and doesn't feel the need to focus on service. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed the rooftop seating during happy hour on Sake Maki Monday. Nice ambiance, drinks, and service. Two of the three maki dishes we ordered were superb."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Virago is just fantastic. Every time I bring someone new they love it. Monday night specials are a great deal. But any night the food and service are wonderful. I highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. We kept to the sushi menu with the one exception of the Ninja Bacon. Everything was fantastic and our waitperson Sam was engaging and friendly. Will definitely visit on future trips to Nashville."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The bar tender CORY has forgotten he is in the service business! completely RUDE!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This was an outstanding dining experience and I encourage everyone to try it...amazing!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Arrived early and had perfect service and speedy food delivery. Food was very good. You pay for the atmosphere but it's worth it especially if that special someone is with you."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Best sushi we ever had a great atmosphere! Very extensive saki list. Sweet potato side dish was amazing. Desserts were very good and interesting. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have been going to Virago since it opened and was in a different location. The sushi has always been amazing and the remainder of the menu continues to evolve and get better and better over time. Secret: Order the Sin Martini and the Yum Yum roll. Neither of these are on the menu. They were from the original location and they are awesome. They still serve them if you know to ask for them. You will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Nice greet from hostesses when entering; server was nice and attentive; pork belly app was extremely over-cooked and no flavor; Kayne Prime roll was flavorless (steak needed seasoning) - bland; tuna roll was good; proper champagne service/pouring needs work; beautiful atmosphere; no hostess at front when we departed. Enjoyed previous experiences a lot more before. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014