Virago

4.6
1569 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
For more reservation availability, please call (615) 254-1902 or book directly at mstreetnashville.com.

As an original pioneer of the blossoming Nashville restaurant & food scene, Virago is the gold standard for Asian fusion and Sushi. Virago continues to justify its national acclaim as amongst the nation’s best by satiating savvy diners with its artistic cuisine, creative mixology, and sixty label sake list.

Virago’s perennially awarded “Best Sushi” set in the “Best Interior Design” creates an exciting dining adventure that can only be experienced at Virago. And although Virago’s sushi is consistently regarded as the city’s best, its innovative menu of Asian-inspired culinary gems is recognized by insiders as the brightest star that shines on MStreet.

Above all, Virago is an experience.
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vipJenny
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and service was perfect.

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vipshirleyV
Memphis/West TN
43 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Let me start with the fact we are huge sushi fans and have had it all over the world. My husband had visited this restaurant before and raved over it but indicated it seemed to have changed. Virago’s was good but nothing special and a bit pricy for the product, overall service and presentation. If the food and service better probably would have been fine. We ordered from the regular and premium menu. The lobster shooter was tasty but would have like larger piece of lobster and would have be fine with a higher price. It was just minuscule but delicious. My daughter had the crunchy California roll and said it was ok nothing special and a lot like the one you can get at Kroger for 1/3 price. I didn’t try it. My husband had the sashimi which he said was tasty but nothing special. The presentation wasn’t special either. He said when he had come in the past the presentation was awesome at this restaurant. I had the premium hand hamachi hand roll that had no rice which I loved. We had. AR IOU’s other rolls that were all really good but nothing special for the price. Over all good restaurant and I would return.

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vipDeanna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Virago!!! Our waiter was amazing on Thursday and the Brussels sprouts..well we got a second order! Missed the stone steak off the menu (current option is $$$$$) so that part was sad :(

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vipSteve
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

definitely the best suchi in town
they also go out of their way to satisfy you.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Had an 8:00 reservation and didn’t get seated until 9:00. Our waiter was not friendly. My son was in town with his new girl friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really impressed with the service at Virago. I was there this past weekend with girlfriends. We were visiting Nashville for a girls weekend and this restaurant had been recommended. We had reservations, but when we checked in our table wasn’t ready and we headed to the lounge for some wine.
Enjoying each other’s company, we didn’t really mind that we still had to wait 30+ minutes to be seated. However, after a great meal and friendly service (by Cassidy), the manager came over with our bill letting us know she comped a few things since we had to wait so long and thanking us for our patience. It’s so rare for something like this to happen without a customer complaint (which we did not give) so I thought this spoke volumes about the level of service Virago is looking to uphold. I would definitely go back!

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vipDebbieF
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virago never disappoints! The stone steak, crispy Brussels, coconut jasmine rice and sugar snap peas is a delicious favorite dinner! Dined on Tuesday night and then took other guests Saturday night!

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JenniferF
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice ambiance. They have a plush lounge area and bar to sit in while you wait for your table. The crispy brussel sprouts (add parm and truffle oil) and the dumpling appetizers are a must try. Small delay between drink orders and someone coming to take our food order, but it was a Friday night. Food came relatively quickly. Overall, fantastic experience. Tempted to Uber Eats those crispy brussels on the daily.

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ThomasJ
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love love love love love love this place.

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vipLadyDi
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have such a great dining experience when dining at Virago! Atmosphere, service and food are outstanding! Servers are very knowledgeable and attentive! Virago is always our go to for sushi when visiting Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! The wasabi martini lived up to its reviews as well as the V2 Edamame!!! I wish I had room to try the entire menu!

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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, we had a great time at the restaurant. The only reason I ranked the food with four stars is because I enjoy more esoteric sushi/sashimi and fish choices otherwise everything was excellent. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty!! Our server was so sweet and gave us a special surprise at the end of our meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience!

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AnnaU
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Lee!! The food and drinks were really great too!

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vipYeah917
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The birthday dinner for my FIL was a hit! Our waiter was really nice and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend the mushroom toban-yaki and the wagyu on hot stone.

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HannaF
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virago is by far my favorite sushi restaurant. I love sushi and it is always so fresh. The ambiance is perfect for a date night with your significant other or with a group of friends. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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JackieA
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and we had excellent service

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TomW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zander was our waiter. He was very knowledgeable and was helpful with suggestions as 2 members of our party had never eaten there and had never tried sushi.

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vipBlondie56
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came from NYC so yes we are into good food! I thought the place was very cool, though they sat us in the sushi bar area, which wasn’t too exciting. The sushi was very good. The miso soup was cold and very salty. They reheated it for us, service was super slow. It’s was a nice experience, Overall - good.

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Vanessa83
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first experience at Viargo. The service was perfect and it’s the best sushi we have ever had! Can’t wait to go back.

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MaureenG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and plentiful. We enjoyed the variety and the fresh wasabi.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had reservations made and came on time and waited another thirty minutes to be sat. Other than that our service was good but we waited in the lobby for awhile before being helped

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BonnieW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! Great Sushi, but the real treasure are the Shrimp Dumplings. So stinkin’ awesome I had to order a second order in the middle of dinner!! Top notch service and great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely come back again when I’m visiting Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love sushi, and are looking for a nice date spot, Virago is perfect. The menu is tapas style, that includes a large selection of sushi rolls. Everything was delicious. The staff were amazing, nice, and very knowledgeable about the menu selections. I will definitely go back, and I highly recommend to anyone and everyone. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Definitely coming back.

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Ramius87
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The experience is the best point of Virago, its a very nice place with a lot of interesting food. The price you pay for that food is exorbitant. For instance, the $25 Dim Dum Flight is 3 pork, 3 shrimp and 3 veggie gyoza, all of which are small for gyoza. Its outlandishly expensive and the waiter did not mention at all what was included. For $25 you would expect something substantial, at least on par with their large and delicious sushi rolls. Speaking of sushi, its good, but overpriced as well. Go to any Sushi place in Nashville and you'll get similar quality at a lower price. If you want to spend $100+ on a dinner for two and leave hungry, head to Virago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

A lot of loud and drunk people that can be heard from the bar to the dining room, really rude.

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vipAprilS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The food is out of this world! The service always top notch! Never disappointed!

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vipaddictedtotravel
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I always roll my eyes at bad reviews because you can't please everyone, however sadly I have to be one of those people. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is very nice. But, the quality of the fish is not good. It could be so much better if they sourced better fish. I was even a little worried about getting sick. Maybe it was just an off night............

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FrankGehry
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy dining at Virago. Their sushi is creative with such dynamic flavors. Drinks are well crafted and compliment a lot of the sushi rolls quite well.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines dinner.

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viporlandofoody
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service- they only thing that was not great was the table next to us cooking something at the table that was creating a lot of smoke blowing into our hair ugrrrr Thankfully we were leaving or we would have to change tables

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Lavandula cocktail was excellent!

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vipBusinessman
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Know before you go. Virago has some great tasting food and great sushi, sashimi and nigiri. The caution is to understand the menu. The edamame, and umami wings are both pretty flavorful and, in my opinion, too heavy with salt (soy). So go light there and do the stone steak (caution on self-salting around stone) and definitely lots of sushi. Will recommend and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was excellent drink was good too! But of course expensive

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ThomasJ
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal sushi and atmosphere. I absolutely love it every time.

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Virago is rated 4.6 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

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