Nami - Providence

4.5
209 reviews
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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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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KD
New England
124 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere the drinks are minuscule.

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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RW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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LF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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V
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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FB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nami never disappoints when it comes to their service! Wait staff always know their stuff and the kitchen is great about accommodating special dietary requests! Always a great choice!!!

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LV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff—awesome
Food—delicious
Presentation—exquisite
Can’t wait to go back !!!!

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WD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had to wait quite a while for drinks, food and water refill while tables who arrived after us received drinks and apps before us.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines Day

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great service, but they have just a couple of non alcoholic drinks and they should have some more options rather than just sodas or lemonades

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DJ
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment, great food, would totally go again. Parking may be a challenge. You

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AR
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite sushi ever!!

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V
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and tasty cocktails. The quality of the fish was very good, will definitely eat here again.

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AR
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Sushi in RI! Love Nami, they never disappoint!

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P
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a friend's birthday dinner. We were given a private room and the food/drinks/service were excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi I’ve had in years! The Miso soup was also wayyyy above average. Highly recommend!

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r
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

45 mins behind our reservation time, seemed short on staff our waiter was also the bar tender( he did a great job) all the food had a Smokey flavor that over powered the meals. We ordered the hibachi sirloin and shrimp. Probably won’t go back

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BB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there to celebrate our friends birthday. So much fun, upbeat crowd, great service and the menu has so much to offer!
Wendy and her staff rock! Cannot wait to go back.

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K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything, too down. Sushi is some of the best in PVD, highly recommend Albacore Nigiri, it’s exquisite. Drinks are awesome, service (Randy) is always excellent. A gem.

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c
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience as always.. thank you Wendy! See you again soon.

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JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food is NOT fresh. Toro was Brown. Everything was fishy. I lived in Japan and NYC and I know good sushi. This place should be closed down.

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CF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is fresh and options to order hibachi when sitting at regular table.

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great service! Good drinks! Food was amazing! Large portion sizes. Will go again

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S
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Soda was flat. Plate food was served on had a big chip in it.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fifth anniversary

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MR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, best sushi in RI... but just a little noisy for us old folks (70+)

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My waitress Jill was phenomenal. She was very attentive and courteous.

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JK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Took the family for a night out. Ambiance is nice, crisp and clean. Server was very upbeat and took care of our needs. Pork gyoza potstickers were awesome. The fried shrimp and oysters were average - too much breading

Only complaint was the awful rap music that was playing WAY too loud

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was absolutely amazing. Delicious food!! Can not wait to go back again.

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