Zumi Sushi
Zumi Sushi

Zumi Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatatzumi.com/
  • Phone: 6153835770x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday : 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
    Friday - Saturday : 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
    Sunday : 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Japanese, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater sushi and so much more! Zumi's healthful Asian fare is the perfect complement to any business lunch, social event, or student gathering. We can also provide a custom sushi bar attended with your very own sushi chef. Contact us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Ave S.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zumi Sushi
Zumi is located in the heart of the Hillsboro Village neighborhood in Nashville. Following in the tradition of the Japanese izakaya, Zumi is a place where friends and neighbors gather over inspired, seasonal dishes served with friendly, knowledgeable service.

Our two expansive patios and cozy dining room create the perfect setting to enjoy our perfectly paired wine list, Asian and American craft beers, premium cold sakes, and handcrafted artisanal cocktails.

Zumi serves lunch, happy hour and dinner menus daily, 7 days a week. We also have daily food and drink specials. Reservations include tables on our heated patios or the dining room depending on availability.
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Zumi Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good Night for Sushi
    Foodieinnash
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The waiter told us about the nightly drink special that was some sort of peach/beer combination. It was absolutly delightful. We then got lots of recommendations from the waiter about rolls and they food did not disappoint. We enjoyed our night and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great
    JRS17
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great outdoor atmosphere. The sushi was absolutely delicious, some of the most unique rolls I've seen in a while. All of this with timely and friendly service. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly disappointing
    JPinTNVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I've had great meals at Zumi Sushi in the past, but my last experience missed the mark. However, I think the server may have been very new (someone was accompanying him, presumably a trainer), so I'll cut the restaurant a bit of slack. I ordered two small plates and a bowl of brown rice as my meal, though I did not explicitly state that all of the dishes were to come out together. My companion ordered a main entree and sushi that he wanted as an appetizer. My small plates (both tempura-coated and fried) were brought out way before my rice and I pretty much had to eat them before they got cold and soggy. When my rice was finally brought out, it was room temperature. The food otherwise tasted good, but overall not a great visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Zumi Sushi reviews archive.
  • Just so-so
    Calley
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Outside dining was lovely. Service was great and very friendly to non-Nashvillians. However, the sushi (both rolls and Nigiri) was lacking authenticity. The sake was good and cold.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Julie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Sushi was great! Great gluten-free menu. Just please wish they didn't allow dogs on patio. Couple sat next to us with large dog that would not sit down, had tail bouncing off my friend's chair the whole time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    AnneNWVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We love this restaurant. It's quick if you want it to be or you can sit there and talk for an hour while you enjoy your food. The vibe Is laid back. Sometimes we hit Zumi post yoga and we feel comfortable in our workout clothes or sometimes after a long day at work and it always fits the bill. The service team is attentive and friendly. Great neighborhood sushi place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre/post Belcourt
    Kristen
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is a great spot, especially for pre or post Belcourt dining. The service is good as is the food. I had the crunchy shrimp roll last time and enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zumi review
    Julie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food, service slow and a bit unattentive several servers working but not very crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - beware of reservations
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went here for Valentines. I was shocked that they had so many open slots available on Open Table. This turned out to be because they don't manage reservations very well. We were offered a seat on the porch right behind the hostess stand. After escalating to a manager, they gave us a nice seat inside. Didn't appreciate the drama. On Valentines day. With that said, the food was creative, appealing and tasty. Try the fried Avocado appetizer. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The tuna sashimi needed salt
    Ceramice
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I didn't expect it to be over the top but I did expect it to be good. My wife did get a nice sized bowl of Miso to start with. Restaurant served earl grey tea, a little weird, but hey can I get more than a single coffee cup's worth to drink with the meal? Rice texture was mediocre and no flavor. No grades of tuna or other fish available, just "tuna", and not very often when I'm having sushi do I get the instinct of "wow.needs salt". The spicy tuna, blah, I've had spicier mayonnaise. Turn it up a notch guys, even the yellowtail jalapeno appetizer needs to pick it up. Get the rice to have some flavor, and turn up the flavor, get better grades of fish. I didn't finish most of what I ordered because of the texture and the severe lack of flavor.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We booked a reservation at 5:45, arrived at 5:40 and were seated. Our waitresses seemed confused and did not stop by our table often. We placed an order and after 45 mins, we still had not received our orders. Yet, several people who had come in after us received their orders much sooner. This was not my first poor encounter with service here. The food is good but the service may not be worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    CoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    This is one of my go-to's for bring out of town guest to hang out. My wife and I take our friends and families here before the Sounds game or Vandy games. They have some special rolls that are awesome for the Sushi-die-hard and regular/"Safe" rolls for folks who are just trying sushi for the first time. I had their Pad Thai noodle bowl along with a regular crunchy shrimp roll and it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    SgtutvolsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Enjoy every roll we tried at Zumi was delicious. Service was great and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zuma-licious!!!
    KrazyK
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    We loved it there! Tried several rolls and they were all a hit. A must visit spot :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanks Zumi Sushi!!!
    gRADuate
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I made a reservation for 13 at Zumi Sushi for a post-graduation lunch with my loud Nicaraguan family. Not only did Zumi Sushi accept that large of a reservation (many places wouldn't), but they were also really nice and accommodating when another family member showed up at the last minute. The food was fantastic, even the kids liked it. I really can't stress how good the service was (did I mention the loud Nicaraguan family? that poor server). 10/10 would dine again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience, family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great first experience, family birthday w/ kids who love sushi. There were seven of us. Ordered drinks, apps, and entrees. Service was prompt, casual and friendly. All of our food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed Zumi. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had three different rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Had three different rolls and they were all amazing
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    great service in this old house turned restaurant. big porch and one large room for seating. good sushi and pad tai (large portion). reasonably priced. FABULOUS SERVICE
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good to try once.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We started with a few rolls, which were warmer in temp than they should have been. The Pacific Queen was pretty good and the White dragon was okay. I never had escarpone (sp?). The rolls were were okay. We eat a lot of sushi. You can get get better and more affordable sushi at Sake in Cool Springs. Had Pad Thai and red curry dish for main courses. Pad Thai was a bit dry, but curry dish was great. Might go back again. Good to try once.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Californian Approved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Not sure how I hadn't been to this place as I absolutely love sushi. Before this we have had some pretty mediocre sushi in Nashville, including at the quite overpriced Virago. Prior to coming here our other favorite spot had been Ichiban down on 2nd but Zumi had better prices, a larger special roll selection, and better appetizer choices. Gotta love the ahi tuna appetizer which comes with a solid amount of ahi plus instead of wasting space below with some lettuce they fill it with seaweed salad, in essence this is 2 great appetizers for the price of 1. I had the tropical crunch and starburst rolls, both of which were awesome and I recommend. Zumi is now definitely going to be my go-to sushi in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi rolls were unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The sushi rolls were unique and amazing! Highly recommend this gem for sushi snobs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • casual sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The perfect casual sushi spot. The vibe is relaxed and the food is delicious. The food comes quickly and the prices are relatively cheap! I would recommend for a casual dinner with girlfriends or a meal before heading over to Belcourt!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the best sushi in Nashville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Incredible sushi, made-to-order with an option for brown rice. Some of the best I've had in Nashville! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time dining there. Overall,
    Bill
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    1st time dining there. Overall, it was a good experience. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed ourselves. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We enjoyed ourselves. The food was good and our server was great. The only thing I can say against the place is about the host. We arrived a little early for our reservation and there were tables inside large enough for our party but she told us we would have to wait 10-15 minutes on a table inside or we could sit outside (it was very cold). We ended up waiting 15 minutes for a table to clear when we could've been seated immediately because there were tables available for our party size. Subsequently, those tables sat empty the entire time we were there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Zumi. This was a birthday
    1stvirago
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    I love Zumi. This was a birthday dinner for me and my friends and I had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good all around sushi. Way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Good all around sushi. Way less expensive than Virago.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I recently enrolled at Vanderbilt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    I recently enrolled at Vanderbilt University and Zumi Sushi is my go-to sushi place. I love the atmosphere, the experience, and most of all the sushi! I would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    I recently came to eat dinner for my birthday ( 9/20/2012) . It was my first time at Zumi's as well as the first for many of the guests who came with me. I reserved the dining online, and to much surprise, my table was set up for me. It was really cute. I appreciate not having to wait for my table. The service was excellent. The ambiance of the resturant was lovely and the sushi was tasty and not expensive. Thumbs up to the attentive server as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate