Nama Sushi Bar- Knoxville

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great! Cheap since it was half price and good service and value as well

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I met in Knoxville and one of my friends recommended Nama Sushi! It was very good and we will be coming back when we are in town again!

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually go to nana a couple times a month and it has never disappointed. It is a smaller space so it can be a little crowded and load but still very worth it.

p
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. As usual!

DN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great! Great food, great service, all around great!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and presentation. It was a little on the loud side, although we were in the center of the restaurant. I think a better spot for being able to have a nice conversation without having to speak to loud would be in a booth. It took a little longer than expected to get our drinks and food but really it wasn't that bad. I was starving and wanted food in my belly immediately. Overall, I was pleased with the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date

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JS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our sushi dinner at Nama. Easy reservation for our desired time on Open Table. Great service and outstanding chef’s choice rolls that were unique and delicious.

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas gift for mother in law. Nama’s is always great! The food and drinks are great. The service is spot on! I can’t wait until the next time I can go. Nama’s is my go to place in Knoxville.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broadway Show at TN Theater / Date night!

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was great. However, they didn’t give me credit toward showing up for my reservation so the opentable app thinks I’m a no-show. If you get three these in a 12 month period your membership gets suspended. Since I was notified by the app that I was a no-show and I responded saying we did make it and I have not heard back from anyone to know if the issue had been cleared up. I sure would love to hear from someone on this. Not mad here, just trying to communicate. And I would like to have my points for using the app to book this reservation. Thank you.

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had 5 adults and 2 small children so we went to a 5 pm reservation. There was only 1 other table which is unheard of in this usually very busy spot.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Clean and nice experience. Great place to take a friend for his/her birthday!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine except our waiter divided the cost of the two appetizers between us and our dining friends. We did not share our appetizers, we each had our own and separate tickets. I feel the waiter should have put the food as it was ordered on the appropriate tickets. One appetizer was $6 more than the other. It was a little awkward when we got the bills. It wasn’t necessarily the cost..it ended up being a $3 difference, but the fact that the waiter just did this on his own. We just let it go, but dividing cost of food should be discussed with the customers first. Otherwise, it was great. Very nice, personable waiter and good food.

LL
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Malik was one of the better servers we have had ar Nama. Attentive but not bothersome.

l
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always good but it always takes a long time for the food to come out. We are fans but wish they could speed up the service o o

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious - not fond of the seating for a bigger party.

OT
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food...liked the vegetarian rolls. Only complaint is appetizer came out at same time as rolls. Other than that, food was great and prices not bad at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because they don’t have coke products. 🤷🏻‍♀️

JJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good and fresh!!

MK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to Nama. Delayed slightly to get table despite reservation (told that reservation is not a guarantee), but completely worth the wait. Service was impeccable, food was delicious and well presented, and quantities were excellent for the price. We ordered seaweed salads, cold sake, assorted sashimi, two rolls, and mixed tempura. Good quantity for three people.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Conveniently located, reliable food with lots of choices. Everything we had was very good and the service was friendly and helpful... will definitely eat there again

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience at Nama. My boyfriend isn’t a huge sushi fan, but our waiter was very helpful and recommended a roll that he really liked! Good quality food and nice atmosphere.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed. We have been to this restaurant in the past and had a great experience. This time the sushi was mediocre. The fish wasn’t great quality and there was a bone in a piece of sashimi.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for our anniversary. Good service and food was very good as well. Will definitely go again.

J
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable with great food and food service!
We make it a regular stop when in Knoxville.

CW
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Nama. The atmosphere is relaxing. The waiters are always friendly. The Tempura roll is SO good. Please go there!

ZE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and meal!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the symphony once a month and Nama’s is a favorite place to go.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

African American guy checked us in with a bad face.
Waitress was very extra.

MA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nama Sushi Bar is one of our favorite places to dine when we visit our son at UT. The chef's special roll is a favorite dish as you get to input your preferences for the roll and the chef prepares a special roll based off of your suggestions. We will continue to dine at Nama for future visits to Knoxville.

CC
E. Tennessee
37 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always enjoy going to Nama when we are in Knoxville. We made reservations on Open Table, and when we arrived, a mysterious group of six was given our table. The Nama staff quickly secured us another table as the restaurant got busier.

The service was great and so was the food! Thank you!

SL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit with my daughter

HL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nama is one of if not the best sushi in Knoxville. It’s pricy but the quality is really wonderful and if you go on Monday or Thursday- their half price sushi rolls can not be beat in terms of flavour or price.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service was slow. 15 minuets to get a drink. For those that don’t use chop sticks, they had limited availability of forks. Had to wait for them to wash forks before eating.

c
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love namas! Their sushi is always spot on and i get thr flirtini drink its delicious. I also tried one of the hot nama bowls it wsa super yummy. Dont think i have ever gotten anything bad here.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. We made a reservation, and would suggest it.

JS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for half-price rolls, and they were amazing as always!