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Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff, Knoxville, TN

Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff

3.8
3.8
159 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Nama is the premier sushi location and has been consistently voted number one for sushi in the Knoxville area. Whether you are looking to test the waters with your first sushi experience as many have since our opening, looking for a romantic dinner on date night, or headed out for a night with friends or family, Nama is the perfect place for you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 500-6262
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Good for business meals

  • East Tennessee

    Good for groups

  • East Tennessee

    Good for special occasions

  • Knoxville

    Great for brunch

  • Knoxville

    Good for business meals

  • Knoxville

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Good for special occasions

159 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This location has gone downhill steadily. We were not greeted by the manager even though the hostess station was vacant. We were led to a table where the roof was leaking and dripping onto us and the table. We moved to another table which was visibly dirty and sticky and was never wiped. Our meals came before our bar drinks. Our waitress never filled our waters and they were empty most of the meal. One sushi roll was warm. There was an extremely loud party of very drunk women in the middle of the restaurant- actually SHOUTING. It was awful. We spent over $100 and were completely frustrated and dissatisfied.

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  2. PrincessFoodie

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered 8 different rolls, the sampler platter, and seared tuna. The sushi wasn’t rolled well and fell apart. Nothing tasted fresh and the tuna on top of one of the rolls was white from being completely cooked. Will not be returning or recommending.

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  3. GtownDiner

    Memphis/West TN

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Odd that chicken is not available as a protein choice in bowls Sushi was so loosely rolled it fell apart Service was ok…had to ask multiple times for basic items & never received some bar drinks

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Christmas Eve and we arrived an hour before they closed. I remember what that was like when I worked in a restaurant and how irritating it could be. However, the staff were all extremely kind and gave the same professional service we have come to appreciate at Nama. It made for a very nice experience just before church that night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi selection is great. Quick service. The BB roll is great.

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  6. AmeliaC

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Allison, our server, was very attentive and great.

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  7. Vrm246

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    $22 per specialty roll is pretty steep, especially when it takes 15-20 minutes for the food to come out. It took 15 minutes for our appetizers of edamame and dumplings, and then an additional 20 minutes for our sushi rolls. I need to add that the restaurant was only about half full. The spicy shiitake roll is a giant waste of money. Tiny roll filled with raw unseasoned mushrooms and cucumber that is doused with rice vinegar and a tablespoon of chili sauce on the side. Definitely not worth the high price tag. Staff is friendly yet inattentive. We flagged 2 waitresses down for a fork and were ignored entirely. I was pretty disappointed since I’d heard how great the food is. That was not my experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very good. Server very good but short handed. Took a long time to get things. The Crabby appetizer great app for a great price. Tuna excellent

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  9. CarlaJ

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but over-priced. Dinner service was slow. Ambiance was very poor. Restaurant seemed like a poor renovation of a space originally designed for something else.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. We were just kind of disappointed that we left a note on the reservation asking to bring a birthday dessert, and the host never relayed that information to the server.

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  11. ChrisE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great time at Nama! The sushi was delicious, the server was AWESOME, and it didn’t break the bank. Especially loved the tempura roll.

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  12. Mich

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was fabulous- Katelyn was our server. The sushi is not what it used to be. Don’t know if we’ll be back.

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  13. KaitlynK

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Left very satisfied! The prices are high, but that’s everywhere. Overall it was great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such delicious food! We came for Mother’s Day lunch and all were so happy with their choices! yum!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my mother love coming here. We are on a sushi kick and we come here once a week at least. They never stop delivering these amazing and delicious meals and they slay their shi everytime. 🍣🤍

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  16. Krista

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and the best waitress/bartender ever!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I believe this is the best sushi I ever had. Not only was every bite mouth watering, the service was kind and quick. I even got another set to go for lunch for work! That’s how good it was. Me and my friends enjoyed this place this so much! 🤍🍱

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  18. Jewels

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and super fresh. My first time there and will definitely go back next time I’m in town.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Portions at Nama have changed over the past year as well as sushi roll quality. The rice was falling off as soon at was dipped on soy sauce. Taste still descent but not as good as a few months ago. Avocado salad was delicious. Overall good but overpriced non authentic sushi

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I had a galentines day dinner and our waiter brought us free cupcakes that his mom made!

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  22. SamanthaW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very first time. Food was amazing. The service was impeccable and the staff were very easy going.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was not attentive and our food took almost an hour. The food (once we got it) and atmosphere was great.

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  24. Nanw

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    All good except four of us were seated at a table too small to hold even our menus. It was too crowded.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were able to get a table very easily on a busy Saturday night. The staff was very friendly and checked on us often as the kitchen was very busy. They were very kind. Our sushi was delicious and worth the wait.

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  26. MelanieM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! Wasn’t crowded at all. Probably could have gotten served without a reservation, but nice knowing we could just walk in and be seated!

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  27. ReneeM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server did a great job! The sashimi was wonderful. However, the dinner my husband had which was made with beef tips was tuff and chewy. My shimp egg drop soup was just okay!

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  28. KaitlynK

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was superior! It was pricey though for two rolls and an appetizer. But overall, we had a good experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi! Everything tasted super fresh!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING SUSHI AND SERVICE

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the two chefs choice rolls we got.

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  32. Bekkah

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely sushi, attentive waiter who wasn’t overbearing. I had an enjoyable, peaceful dinner date and enjoyed the overall experience. It was extremely quiet and not busy in the least, which took away from the attraction a bit but honestly nice Change of pace from the always busy overworked restaurants. I had the Caterpillar roll, fresh and delicious! Good size too for dinner portions. My date ordered the rainbow roll and commented on how good it tasted as well. Definitely will be back.

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  33. ValerieE

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Anniversary… quiet and nice

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  34. ShannonH

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were driving through Knoxville and decided to give it a chance. The service was slow, the food was ok. As my partner put it “it served a purpose, but I wouldn’t do it again”

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and staff not to mention the sushi

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  36. MichaelP

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nama has the best sushi in Knoxville. The ambiance is contemporary and fun. The Cedar Bluff location has exceptionally friendly and professional service people. It’s one of my favorite restaurants to visit.

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  37. Funfoodie7

    E. Tennessee

    228 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was very personable and prompt. Food quality was excellent, with the exception of the miso soup that was lukewarm when served. Good price for lunch.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding

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  39. HaleyM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my fiancé to work on his new found love for sushi. We will never go anywhere else! Wonderful food and very nice server.

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  40. RichardP

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the Sushi. Service was fast and polite and the prices were very reasonable.

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FAQs

Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 500-6262.

Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff is rated 3.8 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff

260 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
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