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7:00 PM
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1267 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Chef's Menu 5:00-11:00
Sushi Menu/Desserts 5:00-12:00
Bar 5:00-12:00
Reservations recommended, Walk-ins welcome
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Phone number
(615) 254-1902
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Whitney, Sushi Chef Himmi Vasquez
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Cross street
12th Ave S & McGavock St
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Do you have a momentous occasion approaching? Or perhaps you just want to enjoy a fantastic dinner with dear friends? A business presentation that requires A/V capabilities? Accommodating up to 22 guests, the Lotus Room at Virago is the perfect venue of any gathering. The Lotus Room is also available for daytime private luncheons. Bring your business meeting or daytime event to Virago for three choices of four-course menu options. Call for reservations.
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Private Dining

Do you have a momentous occasion approaching? Or perhaps you just want to enjoy a fantastic dinner with dear friends? A business presentation that requires A/V capabilities? The Lotus Room at Virago is the perfect venue of any gathering. Also available for daytime luncheons.

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What 1267 People Are Saying
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NashvilleNOM (Houston)
5.0  Dined 18 hours ago

Virago was an absolutely pleasure! Our server, Sam, was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and answered a number of questions we had during our dining experience. He also made excellent suggestions and did an awesome job timing our courses so we were never swimming in plates or sitting at an empty table.

The food was TO DIE FOR! Definitely go for the curated/constructed sushi plates (that albacoreeeeeee) and the lobster shots, tempura snap peas, and V2 edamame were absolutely delicious.

Great time, great food, great service, great experience! We loved everything about this meal and will be back!

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

With my daughter on college visit. The rolls were very creative; artistic presentation and sensational flavors. Among the best sushi I have ever tasted, particularly because it was so different from typical offerings yet still delicious. Bravo!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was great...took sometime to get a couple things out but overall experience was great.

vipJT11 (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Had a wonderful time! Service was outstanding and every bite was excellent!

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Was a great meal after seeing a show. Sushi is very good, the cocktails were excellent, and the entrees were outstanding. Rock shrimp was best of the evening.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was outstanding! Service was excellent! Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Helped us clarify menu items we where unsure of.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My date and I were more than pleased with everything that night; from the atmosphere to the cuisine to the service. We look forward to coming back our next trip to Nashville.

Danb (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very fresh sashimi, and other interesting dishes. Not cheap, but good value.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Simply the freshest sushi available. Menu a bit confusing, but our waiter was great explaining everything.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The ambiance was great. The fish and meats were good (for example the wagyu tataki and hamachi), but some of the other dishes (such as the shishito peppers and Brussels sprouts) were very very greasy. We were expecting smaller servings for the appetizers, but they’re actually large for two people. I wish the waiter had warned us when we were ordering so that we would have adjusted our order, because we ended up with lots of food. Waiter could have done a better job in guiding us through menu because we were very clear it was our first time at Virago’s. The drinks were good. Their sushi was fine. Overall the experience was just alright. When comparing Virago to other restaurants of similar offerings, I felt that Two Ten Jack in East Nashville was far superior.