Nama Sushi Bar - Cedar Bluff

4.6
98 Reviews
$30 and under
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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. 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 Fish Tacos & Select Draft Beer, 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
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! Definitely will come back.

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vipVerginUgh
Nashville
126 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly extraordinary experience, as always! We miss Nama in Nashville, so we were glad to visit while in Knoxville. Nicole was our server and she was delightful and most friendly!

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MDavid
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a casual relaxing environment.

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JenD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try the “Chef’s Special”. Told our server what types of things we like and the chef prepared a unique sushi roll to our liking. It was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tyler was awesome. Gave us great suggestions on the menu that we loved. Food was awesome! Staff was great! Great prices & will definitely return!

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vipJasonP
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was better than ever. The rolls were awesome! Definitely want to go back again

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BillC
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The sushi is very good. The Decour absolutely needs updating. The app for the menu is not working so it makes it somewhat difficult. The menu is limited so several things we normally get were not available. I have always enjoyed Nama and hope they will address the interior.

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vipHighstandards1
Atlanta
107 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was pleased with the quality of the food, the portion sizes, and value. The food tasted great too.

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vipChattanoogaChooChoo
E. Tennessee
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really great food. The sushi is consistently great. Remains a frequent place to visit when we are in Knoxville.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was great. Service was great. Food was great. It was not busy at 7:30pm on a Sunday evening on the patio. Nice staff. Manager was nice. Accommodated an allergy at our table. All around great.

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vipRobynU
Durango
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipChattanoogaChooChoo
E. Tennessee
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy going to Nama when we are in Knoxville. We visited the Cedar Bluff location during the Covid pandemic. The staff went to great lengths to keep tables distance and provide sanitary options. Thank you!

The sushi was really great once again. I'd like to see the draft beer varieties rotate. I've been several times and most are the same as the previous times I've visited.

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RobE
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best sushi dinner we have ever had. We got the chef’s platter of sashimi & 2 rolls. Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the age of Covid, we were not sure how our eating out experience would be. It was 3 PM so there were no crowds. Reservations online or easy. We asked to be seated outside which was extremely pleasant and no one else was there. Service was outstanding. It felt like the server truly cared about us.

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SheriR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing sushi and Asiago crab dip!

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vipDtrione
Central Coast
71 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu due to the virus but very good sushi! Service was good also !

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Tudes
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

You don’t normally think of Knoxville as the goto location for Sushi but Nama proves you wrong by providing the best option in town. Highly recommended.

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vipKatrinaB
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! Food and service was incredible!!

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StevenM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took all the precautions necessary. Tables were adequately spaced and everyone was wearing masks that worked there. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was great food and service!

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TeresaD
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I shared the Rainbow Roll and the 1/2 price Spicy Scallop Roll. OMG!! Nama is the BEST sushi that I have ever tasted in the South!! Definitely go on the Monday and Thursday 1/2 price roll nights, but go to Open Table and get your reservation! Nama and Open Table - a winning combination!!

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vipRCR235
E. Tennessee
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good specials! Second visit within 10 days for the Mon./Thur. half price specials. Quality and service very good. Did feel that $10 for spring roll appetizer (4 small sprg rolls) was kinda high but overall on M/Th, is a great place to go for a vibrant upbeat dinner. Seaweed salad was an excellent side dish with our sushi and sprg rolls. Overall, very pleasant dinner both evenings. RCR

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JamieB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good and served quickly. Service was a little awkward at times but the atmosphere and food were great! The half price sushi on Mondays and Thursdays is a great deal too.

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Jcm606
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love this place - usually go to Gay location but we’re staying outside downtown this time. Food Quality is good as usual BUT ... one pet peeve is when the place is only half full and host seats a party INCHES from you. nama has some banquette seating (one log booth with several tables across for multiple seating areas) ...
there were several other options and I suppose the do it to consolidate for servers but- when I say inches, I mean inches away and it’s just awkward.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! An amazing 18th birthday celebration!

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Amanda
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent; really great service; love the cuisine; great variety and some very interesting variations. Nice atmosphere. All in all this was a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nama. It never disappoints!! You have to make sure to know the prices are up there but they are worth is.

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vipOpenTableVIP
E. Tennessee
133 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

February 2020
A welcomed change having Chotoro sashimi available, as well as Uni nigiri! The quality was fantastic! Getting over how images of acceptable food shaped Western culture from childhood is the first reprogramming process in trying new cuisine. Different types of Uni are found and used all over the world in different cultures within soups and sauces, but in Japan, Uni is served straight out of the Uni shell on it’s own, which, for some, is difficult to overcome simply because of the appearance. But, if overcoming that preprogrammed concept of acceptable and appealing food is possible, the experience is a sweet taste with a subtle saltiness from the ocean with a soft wet custard textural composition, melding like pudding once in the mouth. So by all means, attempt to get past putting something in your mouth that comes from a shell that looks similar to the extraterrestrial spacecraft that baby Superman was sent to Earth in from the comic books and movies. You will be amazed how delicate, sweet, and soft Uni is; the experience is best described as putting a sweet soft Ocean breeze in your mouth, you get to taste the natural beauty of the Sea! Thank you Nama employees for improving the menu and selections!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pork belly special was beyond incredible. Just a perfect blend of perfectly cooked pork belly and Japanese sweet potatoes. The service was impeccable!

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TimC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and staff. Wonderful food. Chefs can be very creative and generous.

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DeenaP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, but a little pricey for some items. The sushi tasted great and was presented nicely.

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CG78
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was delectable, service was great, and the specials were awesome. One of my favorite restaurants to go to for great food at a great price.

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ShannonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Half price sushi night is a weekly thing for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nama is one of my favorite sushi places; I wanted to show my friends the place. They enjoyed it enough, and our service was okay. The food was wonderful, in my opinion, as always, but my friends found it only okay. I love the atmosphere of Nama, and our server was fine. He was normal; not outstanding not awful.

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Same
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I go to Nama a lot. And the service has been going down. They are not that busy to have service so bad. The waiters are not good, and the quality of the food has gone down for the price you pay.

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BeckyQ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall great as usual. Food was slow to come out, but they were busy.

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BBN2488
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nama’s!! The best sushi restaurant around!! Anytime we have visitors from out of town who enjoy sushi, this is where we go! We recommend Nama’s to everyone we know!

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JAGRUTIP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bar did not carry Hennessy brandy, dishes prices were more than expected , food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 1/2 price sushi on Monday. The wait staff was amazing.

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stellavol
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner for my husband and I. Perfect all the way around!

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 4.6 stars by 98 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.