Virago

4.7
1543 reviews
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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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Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. Definitely coming back.

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Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

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

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Valentines dinner.

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Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Lavandula cocktail was excellent!

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Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TJ
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and delicious. Service was on point. We had reservations and did not have to wait at all for our seats. Great vibe.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ok experience.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi! Probably the best I've ever had. Great service, ambiance, and setting.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virago is our absolute favorite!! We had Claire is our waitress, she made the experience incredible!! The food is so consistent and comes out really quick!! Can’t say enough good things about Virago!!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. This is one of our favorite places

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything just fabulous!!

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi in Nashville.

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They forgot my friends bday and forgot our drinks on multiple occasion

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an anniversary, thank you for making the rose !

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love the sushi

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for our anniversary and were delighted! The chef sent over a special sushi rose for our anniversary and each person, the hostess and each server, kindly mentioned our special day. We loved every minute and look forward to returning!

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst customer experience that resulted in us walking next door to Moto. This place is so incredibly filled with meat smoke it's impossible to breathe. We were seated for less than ten minutes and were coughing, eyes watering, sneezing from the sheer lack of ventilation. The meat seared on a rock is a novelty sure, but in practice it's intolerable to sit in. We left coats, clothes, and hair reeking of meat smoke. The manager was rude and offered to reseat us ten minutes later. Don't bother with this poor experience. Go next door to Moto.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all the way around.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our first second visit and it was very good again. Upscale, modern Japanese with some regauonal ingredients. Great presentations and flavors.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food was delicious...we just ordered the wrong thing

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always like it here. Been coming for years...

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!!!!!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab as always!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to eat once we got a table. Open Table reserved a 9:15 dinner time and we did not site down until 9:45. :-( Food and service were great though.

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DG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We love virago but tonight failed on multiple levels

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and had great suggestions for things to do in the city.

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Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have always loved Virago, but we were even more impressed with it after the other night! The food is amazing; we’ll be back for sure!!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands-down, Virago provides some of the best food and service in Nashville. Go and share multiple apps (I recommend the crispy brussels, V2 edamame, and the rock shrimp) and a couple sushi rolls (fire crunch is my go-to). Expect to spend at least $100 for two people if you’re also ordering drinks, but it’s totally worth it!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for date night with my husband. The lobster shooters were delicious. Highly recommend the Rainbow Poke Tostada's as an entree.

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BE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virago is a must for out of town visitors. It is my go to spot any time I bring a friend to town, some of the absolute best Sushi I have had anywhere. Great environment, great service, great food.

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