Nami - Providence

4.6
319 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 319 people are saying
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FlowerSara
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good drinks, sushi was decent, menu has a lot of options, will be back to check-out other items.

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10ArtTeacher
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi!

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Christie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Amazing sushi and beef negimaki, scallops were uninspired. Great service, quite noisy even early in the evening. As stated, park in the small lot right behind building, but it's not signed.

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vipLauraI
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Presentation of my order was beautiful! Service was slow but the server was nice and talkative. It was a Monday evening so no ambience to speak of but will visit again.

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JimH
New England
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I have eaten Japanese sushi / food IN Japan, this is not authentic Japanese food at all. It seems to be a “Asian” “inspired” place. We started with the Agedashi tofu, it was topped with some kind of sauce & the usual sauce it is normally in was in the center. I would not order it again. I tried to order sake, a Junmai Dai Ginjo, but the waitress had no idea what that was. It’s how much the rice is milled or polished, the more of the outside of the rice husk is removed, the smoother the taste. She went to the waitress area and took a screenshot of the selections, they are not listed on the menu. But even on the screenshot she took of the list on their screen, didn’t list any rice milling information, I just guessed. The guessed selection was not that good, we basically paid $30 for a cheap Geikekan style sake.
At this point, after looking around and being unsure of the idea of eating raw fish here, my wife (who is from Japan) opted to get cooked sushi. She got lobster and shrimp rolls as well as some California rolls. They were okay. I ordered the hibachi chicken. It came out cold, the chicken was dry, the sauce was unremarkable. There were some typical hibachi veggies, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions. Also a watery miso soup, and not very sticky rice, it seemed to have been made a while ago, and sat under a bowl until ordered, the outside was dry. The salad was okay, but the dressing was too sweet, it had globs of cream cheese covered in maybe cranberries? odd, and not Japanese. We wanted green tea ice cream, but they only had it fried, so that is kind of weird, we opted to not bother.
Service was okay, it was slow, it was busy though. We ended up being there for 2 1/2 hours. It is overpriced as mentioned. I don’t mind paying top prices if the food is good, but it’s just not. Too bad though, I hate leaving negative reviews. They have been here 8 years, so this is what they are and will be.
Overall, I won’t be back and would recommend skipping this place.

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ForrestE
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding meal, including drinks, apps, and hibachi entrees. High noise level, but an indication of people having a great time. Parking is limited and a challenge, but staff is very accommodating to resolve the logjam. Overall a wonderful experience for a large family gathering following the theatre.

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service was very kind, and very busy, so make sure you have a reservation

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GraceG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a pleasant place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, presentation and plating, and service was all excellent. Highly recommend.

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Yum4Mum
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The sushi and sashimi were so fresh and the presentation of the dishes was so creative! Our server was extremely attentive also. I thought it was a great value for all the food and excellent service we got.

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vipEricaM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Nami never eating here before. Everything was great! Food, service, pumpkin pie martini was strong but yummy! Highly recommend for gathering of friends or date night.

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vipKenM
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Sushi and sashimi were fresh, well presented and super tasty. Scallops entree was cooked perfectly and the wild mushrooms it came with were super good. Service was excellent also. A little noisy, but did not detract.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

First time visited this restaurant. 5-star rating to the waitress who served us. 1 star rating parking by the restaurant and $32.00 crispy duck !!! When this dish was brought to me, I noticed that there was practically no duck meat there, and only Christy oily duck skin 🤷‍♀️ maybe this is only I was so lucky )))

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a party of three, we got 1 specialty roll, a hibachi entree, and a fried rice dish. It was more than enough food for the group and all was delicious. The sushi was especially fantastic. Service was knowledgeable and helpful. Some of the staff were not wearing masks (this was during peak delta variant time) which was a little annoying but otherwise it was very nice

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MilesH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nicely presented sushi and good quality and value.
Galaxy roll was not a hit with us. Apple and cream cheese not for us in a roll.
Service very good with pleasant servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends anniversary

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Bokchoe
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Sushi and presentation of dishes were excellent, service not so much. Waitress let us know they were out of out of uni and that she would remove it from our bill but when we checked our bill, she has not removed it so we had to inform her to please do so. Otherwise, we enjoyed our dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This place is great in terms of quality of food. But noise level can be too much, hard to keep conversation going. IMO lighting is too dim, overall would still come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. So flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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ARSD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Nami! My favorite Sushi in RI, never disappoints!

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vipLynn
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service. Will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing the best birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place Wendy is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Sushi was fresh and presented well. Service was friendly and attentive.

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SherriL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was consistently delicious. Our server was helpful, pleasant and not overbearing.

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KellyW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave place in providence not just for sushi but the whole menu is awesome! Love the music the service and excellent quality dining

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vipBostoncouple1
New England
43 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of the sushi
The restaurant itself is beautiful
The menu is extensive and has great choices for non sushi lovers
Highly recommend!

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vipSteph
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was a little slow!

MJ
MarisolJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice made our time there pleasant! Will definitely be back place is clean and food was fresh and delicious! Thank you for making quality food.

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vipReneeG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I dined at Nami in celebration of my daughter getting her first job. This place never disappoints! Amazing drinks, food and outstanding service!!! Every time I’ve been to Nami, It’s only gotten better!! 5 stars all around!!

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Zai815
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time there, it’s always a pleasure being there. Staff was friendly and attentive. The food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good we had amazing family time

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JessicaA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay
Service was okay
Not sure I would dine here again though

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tiffanym
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Terrible food and drinks. Service was super slow. Will not return.

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vipItaliansknowfood
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
Good atmosphere
Very good service.
Really good id vib

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fbthree
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food here with unique touches. Absolutely loved our meal!

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vipmark
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical great food and service weve come to expect

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TriciaH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food and vibe. Would definitely go back.

FAQs

Nami - Providence offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 383-6559.

Nami - Providence is rated 4.6 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.