Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden

4.8
93 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Nama has consistently been voted best sushi in both Nashville and Knoxville, TN.

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
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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, nice staff and easy experience. I don’t have anything bad to say about my time.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The service was amazing and the chef special was truly to die for!! One of my favorite spots!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

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BrianS
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipSusanA
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Was seated and took over 15 minutes to be served, but then the manager covered our appetizer which made up for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!!

BS
BrianS
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Very interesting menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent!

SB
SharonB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nama Sushi Bar! Great food, great service... a winning combination!

NE
NormaE
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to ring in the new year !

JC
JeanetteC
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Girlfriend’s 21st birthday party. Staff was accommodating and friendly!

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Familydinner43
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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ThayerS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Nama for years and it’s the only place I go for sushi because it’s the BEST!

CW
CarlaW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

TD
TriciaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipLpstkbizdiner
Miami
161 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Half price rolls on Wednesday can't be beat

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Familydinner43
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

90 percent of the time great experience tonight was better then usual

MM
vipMarkM
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food- very well presented

BQ
BeckyQ
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and half price is hard to beat. We even got my grandmother to try sushi!

KT
KimmyT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite place for sushi and my favorite NAMA location. Always good rolls, good service.

CS
CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Nama. 5 stars all-around!

MS
MichaelS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

PO
PaulaOlaya
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! We had an amazing time. Great food and price.

EJ
ErinJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service was lackluster and absolutely minimal. It felt like we were an inconvenience.

MT
MeaganT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I love half price sushi. I love feeling fancy at a good price.

SF
SandraF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LS
LisaS
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I like this Nama although I prefer other locations because the noise level is too high. Their outdoor area is nice.

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Localfoodie
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

RP
RachelP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious sushi and great deals if you are there for happy hour!

FAQs

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.