Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden
We offer a variety of menu selections for sushi fans and also for those that prefer hot/cooked Asian fusion cuisine. The "Hot Nama" menu offers many fully cooked options such as Pineapple Pork Tenderloin, Sesame Beef, Shrimp Katsudon and Asian BBQ Salmon.
We are open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. There is complimentary valet and garage self-parking available. Join us in the spring/summer months on our beautiful patio area.
Weekly Features: Mon & Thur- Half Off Select Sushi Rolls 4-11, Mon-Fri- Happy Hour 3-6:30, Tue- Half Off Select Draft Beer & $5 Fish Tacos, Wed- 1/2 Price Wine Bottles, Sat- Happy Hour- 11-6:30, Sun- Happy Hour All Day- 11-10
We came with our daughter and sat beside a heater on a chilly spring evening. The food at Nama is consistently good and the service was beyond. Best service I’ve had in years and I’m a difficult customer with many allergies.
Tim our waiter was amazing !! He suggested the chefs special and I was so hesitate !! We ordered it and it was amazing !! Glad he made a great suggestion ! He was very attentive to our table and great to chit chat with !! Great place with Great food !!
Great time, nice staff and easy experience. I don’t have anything bad to say about my time.
Wonderful as always!!
Fantastic! The service was amazing and the chef special was truly to die for!! One of my favorite spots!!
Wonderful as always!!
This was limited seating per virus recovery. Menu was limited as well which is why the lower stars but I enjoyed our lunch all things considered and out of the restaurants control. Food was well prepared, very tasty. Our server was great. We will definitely be back even with restrictions in place.
All guidelines being followed for a safe and enjoyable experience. Place was clean as a whistle. Great New Paint Job! Love the hanging lights, (thank you Sophia) creates a much warmer atmosphere. It was great to dine out again and enjoy our favorite restaurant. Thank you Sophia, John Henry and Tim for a WONDERFUL night out. We will be back soon.
Was seated and took over 15 minutes to be served, but then the manager covered our appetizer which made up for it.
Great as always!!!
Great lunch, excellent service
Great meal! Very interesting menu.
The service was excellent!
Love Nama Sushi Bar! Great food, great service... a winning combination!
The food was good but our service was not great. We were left for long periods without anyone checking in on us and had to ask for extra wasabi and find our own soy sauce from another table (we were having sushi). Additionally, we were in an area where it was so dark we could not read the menus. I have been here many times before and it is usually much better than the experience we had.
Great experience! Their Half-price sushi is some of the best you can find in Knoxville (at the best price). I eat sushi all the time but this sushi is GOOD. Also this is our second time sitting at the bar and the bartenders were very attentive and gave us great service even towards the end of the night.
Great place to ring in the new year !
Made reservations for New Year’s Eve and was seated at a small two person table near the kitchen. The lighting was dim and we could hardly read the menu/see our food. The restaurant wasn’t very busy when we arrived, so I wasn’t sure why we had to sit there. Food and service were okay, but I will choose the other Nama locations before Bearden.
Girlfriend’s 21st birthday party. Staff was accommodating and friendly!
Got 1 glass of tea threw the hour an half we were their. No refill. Took almost 20 minutes to take our order. Then another 30 to get our first round of two. Eat here often generally a good experience. The manager did try to make up for it. But by that point it was too far gone. Considering it was the manager who served us our first round. Saw our glasses were empty. Asked if we needed anything else, I answered yes, his immediate response was ok enjoy your meal an walked away.
I have been going to Nama for years and it’s the only place I go for sushi because it’s the BEST!
I love the downtown location. This was my first time at this location. I wasn't impressed at all. I got the BB roll, and it was lukewarm.
Disappointed, our sushi was clearly made ahead of time instead of fresh. Tasteless and not exciting. I love the downtown and Cedar Bluff restaurants but we’ll never go back to the Bearden location. Yuck.
Food was good. It was so hot inside I was sweating through my clothes. That kind of ruined it for me. I am not a hot natured person, either.
On my own during a business trip. Ate at the bar. 1/2 price roll, seaweed salad and a cocktail. Very yummy and budget friendly. Staff was super nice as were the patrons nearby. On my list for the next trip to Knoxville!
Half price rolls on Wednesday can't be beat
90 percent of the time great experience tonight was better then usual
Great food- very well presented
We love this place and half price is hard to beat. We even got my grandmother to try sushi!
My absolute favorite place for sushi and my favorite NAMA location. Always good rolls, good service.
Always a great experience at Nama. 5 stars all-around!
I do not reside in Knoxville. I live 75 miles away. I have eaten at the Nama location on Gay Street several times. This was my first visit to the Bearden location. This location did not skip a beat. Fantastic food, good service. The ambiance is not the same as the Gay Street location, but that is to be expected. This Nama location is well worth your time and money.
Excellent place! We had an amazing time. Great food and price.
The service was lackluster and absolutely minimal. It felt like we were an inconvenience.
I love this restaurant. I love half price sushi. I love feeling fancy at a good price.
It was our first visit to Nama - we are relatively new in the area - but it will definitely not be our last. Everything was top notch, from the quality of the food to the quality of the service.
I like this Nama although I prefer other locations because the noise level is too high. Their outdoor area is nice.
We have enjoyed Nama for many years now. The sushi was excellent, and I like the wine selection a little better than I used to. My only disappointment was the mochi dessert. It was not hard frozen when served and turned to a puddle before we could eat it. But we will be back for sure. As I said we enjoy Nama!
Delicious sushi and great deals if you are there for happy hour!
Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 588-9811.
Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden is rated 4.8 stars by 93 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.