Nami - Providence

4.5
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$30 and under
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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.
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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waitress offered glass of wine so we agreed o didn’t know they offered bottles otherwise we would have done that. We ordered two appetizers and three rolls. The waiter should have mentioned the rolls were larger rolls than normal. It was obscene the amount of food come out. I felt like he should have guided us and say can I make a suggestion or just a heads up.

PG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and affordable. Highly recommend the happy hour!

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

My waiter was great. But the food was so so. My husband and I both felt sick later when we got home.

V
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent sushi, strong drinks, fun atmosphere.

RP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family of 6 had a great time here on New Years Eve! The price is a bit high but average for Federal Hill. Food was delicious and everyone was pleased, even those who did not order sushi. My husband said the steak was amazing! I split the Sushi & Sashimi for 2 with my daughter and we each had a seaweed salad as an appetizer...we were STUFFED!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were great!! We didn’t get the table we had asked for. It was New Year’s Eve so they had 2 seats set up on each of the corners of the hibachi tables. It was fine for us as it was still private. Our waitress was excellent. We will definitely return!

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. We ate at Nami before catching a show at the theater. The service was great and food was terrific. They do not have a dedicated GF menu but worked with us to order GF items. We will definitely be back.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had an 8pm reservation for a Saturday night. We waited quite a while to get our table, as there wasn’t one available. The food was absolutely delicious. Service was slow but our waitress was lovely.

JW
New England
51 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our waitress, Mookie, was very good

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe, beautiful restaurant. Service was top notch and food was delicious. Felt prices were great for incredible quality of food. Everything we had was so delicious!

AR
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE NAMI!!!!!!! Best Sushi in RI. Firecracker roll is FIRE!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sushi and sashimi were very tasty and fresh!

g
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The service here is extremely slow. Be ready to wait a long time for some to take your order for drinks and then come back 10 minutes later for your food order and the food to take a long time to come out. Clearly understaffed.

FN
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service in the beginning was slow until they switched servers. After that everything was exceptional

GS
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

If you like sushi and prefer a very Americanized experience, this place might be OK. There is loud (bad, in my opinion) American music playing. The atmosphere is just like any trying-to-be-trendy restaurant. The only thing Japanese about it is the food. Our server was nice but had no idea about any of the sake selections. I get the impression that everyone orders cocktails. The tempura and sushi were good, but we prefer a more authentic Japanese restaurant where you can actually have a conversation and enjoy a calm atmosphere. Plus, some knowledge of the menu on the part of staff would be great. We will not return.

OT
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sushi is terrible. I haven’t tried the rest, but judging for the sushi is one of the worst I have tried in my life.

AA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

AR
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

LOVE Nami sushi! Firecracker roll is amazing! They never disappoint.

DN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service received was fantastic. Was very attentive to us and provided excellent recommendations. Overall great dining experience and is among my top 3 favorite places for sushi in RI

V
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food--taste/freshness and creativity of chef's sushi special -- and selection of liquor/sakes excellent. Ambiance contemporary and upscale. In main spaces, noise level very high and lackadaisical on accommodating disabilities. Private room for large groups is quiet and comfortable.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High School Graduation

AO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here after my brother's graduation to celebrate. We were lucky this place had an opening! The food was delicious. I loved the set of sushi rolls we ordered. The calamari appetizer was delicious as well. The seaweed salad isn't the best I've had, but not the worst either. Another highlight would be the fried rice. No complaints about this dinner. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

AH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi! Fresh and fun rolls. Great service. Will definitely visit again.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My friends and I all received free shots for my friends birthday! The value seemed expensive but you for sure got your money’s worth.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant was very empty yet all of our food came at different times for our group. It took over an hour for my two sushi rolls to come out.

I would not come back.

TD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time on Sunday. It was not crowded as we did have experience last time we were there. The food was fresh and delicious. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for sushi in RI except this place. My waiter was very nice and helpful.

KD
New England
134 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere the drinks are minuscule.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi. I highly recommend it!!!!!!

LE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food great prices! food came fast and service was great as well.

RW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We ordered bento lunch meals. The salad had nice leafy greens, but the ginger dressing was ordinary at best. The bento boxes arrived, but instead of the traditional compartmentalized "lacquered boxes," they were served on platters. The teriyaki chicken and salmon were okay, if perhaps a shade overcooked. Gyoza dumplings, Crab Rangoon, and Harumaki (spring rolls) were tasty but uninspired. All in all, I would say that Nami's offering was a fairly ordinary and rather Americanized Japanese meal.

LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Nami before a show 4/2/19. The food was exceptional, very fresh sushi and hand rolls. The sake selection is diverse and tasty. We spent a wonderful couple of hours there. The service was attentive. Overall I would go back in a heartbeat. Enjoyed it a great deal.

V
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The freshness of the fish is some of the best I've had. The cocktails are great, and the service is very good and polite.

K
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and very reasonably priced! Sushi was fresh, service was great, and the live music was wonderful. Will definitely be returning.

TM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would hihghly recommend Nami! The food is superb and the drinks were also fun and exotic! We had a wonderful time!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food is very good, but even with a reservation, you get seated 45min to 60 minutes past your reservation. They only have one valet worker, so it does take time to drop/pick up your car.

SB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi- too of the line. We love the scallop habachi but probably didn’t need it. Only complaint was no habachi chef- the website has a photo of real habachi going on but was a little disappointed. Meals were expensive but food was sooooo good!

CV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great, and the food superb. My first time and I would love to go back

J
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came here for the first time with a friend and we absolutely loved it. Our waitress was very polite and patient with us (it took us a little while to figure out what we wanted). She made great drink and roll recommendations and made sure to check on us as needed without rushing us. The food was amazing--we started with the Nami tartare (tuna) which was to die for. We also had some edamame and a spicy crab roll which were nothing special, but good nonetheless. For special rolls, we had the Ichiban, Heartbreaker, Sunshine Dreamer and Devil Roll and they were all delicious. We came on a slower night when a snowstorm was expected so the noise level was pretty low, though it could be different on a busier night. My only suggestion would be that they offer more rolls that are topped with raw fish! There was a very limited (if any) selection on these (I think just the Rainbow roll) and coming from Boston, I always look for special rolls that are topped with raw fish.

ML
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was excellent! The food, ambiance, and service helped make our dinner a success! Huge thanks to Luis, our server, as well who took good care of us!