Nama Sushi Bar- Knoxville

4.7
288 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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BreannaS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

This is usually my favorite Knoxville sushi restaurant, but their new pandemic menu is very very small and disappointing. The food was still good and we were able to find things to order, but I really missed the large selection of rolls...

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BrandonY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting one of the Nama locations and it was great! Lovely sushi rolls and friendly, attentive staff.

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Jcm606
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always DELICIOUS!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a date. Service was outstanding and the food was incredible. We got the ex-girlfriend, soy joy, miso soup, edemame. Our favorite was the ex- girlfriend roll. Would definitely recommend this place!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soy joy, ex girlfriend, and chefs special were amazing! I definitely recommend getting the chefs special it’s really fun, you let them know what you do and don’t like and they come up with a unique roll for you!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had heard great things about Nama and weren't disappointed. We had booked a reservation for 8:15 on Saturday night and were led to our table immediately. Social distancing was in effect so the restaurant was somewhat subdued. Our server advised us if we would let her know our preferences the chef would create a few original sushi rolls for us. We were thrilled with the outcome! I highly recommend this as a chance to sample original rolls created just for your taste! We will definitely be back!

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vipGAtraveler30
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were there over the weekend and decided to sit outside. There were way understaffed so the service was very slow. Additionally the rolls were just avergae compared to previous experiences dining here. Hope they make the right adjustments to make this a fun place to dine in the future.

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marissam
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only wish they had more options of rolls! There is only one that is tuna in addition to ordering Maki. Most of the rolls they have on their menu has crab or shrimp. Limited menu but not a ton of options for fish in the rolls.

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thomas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was impressive and service was very pleasing. The area was nice and quiet to make for a relaxing ambiance to have good food and conversation.

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ShainaS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First sushi since quarantine. Had an amazing time, great drinks, great atmosphere, amazing service and truly incredible sushi! Went for lunch on a whim and will most definitely be back soon!

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JanK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such a great meal my wife and I went back the next night. Sat on patio and just enjoyed the food and view.

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vipGrillman
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nama Sushi was a fabulous find in the city ! With a number of creative rolls on the menu, a great value on the sushi/sashimi (# of pieces for the price), and freshness of the selections across the board, we were not disappointed. We'll definitely be back !

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MichelleH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and requiring customers to social distance

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ParkerG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and our waitress was very kind and personable. Will definitely be back for that soy joy!

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Sunnys
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The host was extremely rude and the waitress was slow

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food excellent. Ambience great. But Waiter inattentive and forced us to wait for lengthy period before he/she took our order. He/she delivered the wrong drink. He/she said they would correct it but never came back. Rather than bringing all our sushi at once they decided to bring it in “rounds” which has not ever been our experience at any sushi restaurant and delayed the dinner longer and not what we wanted especially when we were under a schedule. When it was time to pay, I had to search the waiter to pay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my 10 year old son out for a boys’ night. The service was amazing and the food was delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place for a late Friday evening meal. The sushi is fresh and wonderful. Also recommend the Wasabi Hummus appetizer. Recommend!

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ZacharyE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

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Tastingdocs
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food and service. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Thank you

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible and usually the crunchy shrimp comes out warm but it taste like it had sat in the back all week. We still enjoyed it but it could of been better

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MNMARTY
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Don't order the calamari. Overcooked and chewy. I thought this would be the place to try it but they really missed the mark.
Ordered Chef's sushi. Next time would rather pick my own.
Not sure I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe her name was Katie. We had a large group (15), on a busy Saturday. She completely accommodated our large group and had such a great attitude. I wish I could remember our servers name. She was super awesome also!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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.

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

Great food. Great service. As usual!

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

Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date

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JaneS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broadway Show at TN Theater / Date night!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

FAQs

Nama Sushi Bar- Knoxville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nama Sushi Bar- Knoxville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 633-8539.

Nama Sushi Bar- Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 288 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.