Nami - Providence

4.7
257 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 257 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and their playlist *chefs kiss*!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great aside from waiting an hour and a half to get our food.

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BarbaraG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nami. Food and drinks all great. Wendy the owner is a wonderful host.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always and our waitress was very sweet and attentive. I tried the pork sliders for the first time and they were amazing!

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KentDillon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Nami. I sat at an inside table by the open door with a huge comfy leather chair. My waiter Edwin was a very attentive young man and checked in with me politely about 10 times during my visit. The sake selection was respectable. I ordered the organic 10 ounce Kikusui Junmai Ginjo Sake ($20), a very good medium-dry sake, not too sweet. I prefer to order sashimi with a side of brown rice ($4) instead of sushi, so I can minimize my rice consumption. The 20 piece sashimi special, priced at very modest $25 normally comes with sushi rolls. I asked if I could skip the rolls. The sushi chef was extremely accommodating with my requests. I was pleasantly surprised that the basic sashimi plate was served with three fresh scallops and two sweet shrimp (including the delicious fried top section of the shrimp), higher-priced items rarely seen on special combo plates. Tonight Nami also had uni with quail egg, well-priced at $7 each. Uni is very perishable and usually expensive. This uni was spectacular and cleverly served in a cucumber cup. The quality of the rest of the fish was very good. My dinner was delicious and relaxing. My total bill was $73, including the sake and large bottle of Pellegrino ($6). Comparable dinners at other sushi places could be closer to $100 before tip. I also spoke with Nami’s owner on the way out and complimented her on my delightful dinner. She was very gracious, grateful and hoped I would come back. I will!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can not accurately review this restaurant as they were closed. I have no idea why they would have had availability on Open Table. My companion and I got there and the restaurant was dark. We were fortunate to get a spot at and did end up having a fabulous meal down the street at Pane e Vino and can highly recommend them though. I have heard Nami is exceptional and hope that I have the opportunity to find out for myself at some point. I will update my review then.

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SatNight
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My experience at nami was a very pleasant one! The food was good the drinks were good and the waiter was amazing! He was very personable, funny,patient, and knowledgeable. Everything you would want in a waiter. My only complaint was that when I arrived the one guy at the host stand told me to hold on as he was typing something in but after 10 minutes still didn’t say anything. Then another lady came over & I had a reservation for 2 and when I got there I was told I had to wait for the other person to arrive first before I could be seated but a party of 8 came in right behind me, only 2 of the 8 there and they sat them right down without having to wait for the rest of their party. Then when the other half of my party arrived they told us they had to clear a table first. If I have a reservation I feel like it should already be ready and waiting when I arrive. Besides that I have no complaints. Surprisingly for a Saturday night it was slow and not over crowded. They were following all covid rules and regulations & it was an amazing dinner. I would definitely return.

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NatalieT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem of providence one of my favorite places in the city can’t go wrong any time you choose to go to Nami staff is always on point and food/drinks are always consistent

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SethH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, definitely do the pound cake ice cream deep fried.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the Sushi was delicious!!

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vipmark
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, happy to see all protocols being following. Sushi, apps and drinks were all beautifully presented and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Nami. Initially we were struck by how beautiful the restaurant is. The service was impeccable and the quality of sushi was amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Edwin was fantastic! Felt very comfortable with the execution of Namis covid protocols.

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vipLisaW
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got us to our table very quickly (8pm reservation) place was very busy. The service was impeccable. The Sushi was extremely fresh and delicious!!!! I have been waiting to try this place for a while.. so glad I did. Wished I had sooner...♡♡

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Providence.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Everything was lovely. Especially the SERVICE + the music playing was a VYBE

The only complaint is the officer on duty on the corner directing traffic had his lights on the entire time while guests were there and it was visible throughout except the very back.

MJ
vipMommaJu
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very good. Our server was great, I wish we could remember his name! Disappointed they weren’t doing restaurant week but understand not everyone can do it in these times

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vipNatashaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The wait for two sushi rolls was over an hour. The waiter kept telling us they were backed up which made no sense because the restaurant was only half full. The sushi rolls kept falling apart. Something was off. Maybe it was a new chef 🤷🏼‍♀️

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BakaDave
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food, service and restaurant are all very good. However they really need to do something about the parking situation. When it gets busy people start to double park and block each other in. They should really have a valet there to organize the lot. I’m absolutely sure people would be willing to pay for valet service. The restaurant is worth it otherwise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I have dined at Nami before and enjoyed the experience. This last visit, however, there were flaws. My reservation wasn’t a reservation at all. The hostess said I’d have to wait 15 minutes. Then, we were given a high top table instead of the requested seating on the reservation.

I was disappointed at the temperature of the building. It was freezing. Some of the staff had the side door open and was smoking outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Jalapeños!!

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Alexander
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best sushi I have ever had! The drinks are amazing too

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vipNatashaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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.

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PattyG
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and affordable. Highly recommend the happy hour!

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vipWinslow
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff food was excellent- good gluten free options

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 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.

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

Excellent sushi, strong drinks, fun atmosphere.

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RachelP
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipDorinda
New England
9 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant

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Alex
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.

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vipJamesW
New England
56 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our waitress, Mookie, was very good

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipARSD
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

The sushi and sashimi were very tasty and fresh!

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gbadalya
Las Vegas
11 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.

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vipFoodNwine
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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GSRehobo
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
27 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.

FAQs

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

Nami - Providence is rated 4.7 stars by 257 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.