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About Virago

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.

1126 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
12th Ave S & McGavock St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 254-1902

Website:
http://mstreetnashville.com/virago

Executive Chef:
Andrew Whitney, Sushi Chef Himmi Vasquez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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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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.

Virago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Romantic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Fun (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Hot Spot (19)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Cozy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Healthy (14)
Casual (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Spicy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Nashville restaurant. This is the place for sushi!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Too expensive

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We love going to Virago on special occasions!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great atmosphere and our waitress Lauren was very knowledgeable about the menu! She was the best! I will eat here again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Virago was AMAZING! Best sushi I’ve ever had.. The V2 edamame and coconut rice were delish! Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love love love virago always such a classic date night.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and food — Reagan was an excellent waitress. Enjoyed the energy in the restaurant.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great waiter; try the V2 edomonde & sugar snap peas. The Bomb is the bomb!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time dining at Virago since the menu change/update that was done last October. Excellent food and service--we ordered cocktails and a variety of nigiri and sushi. Delicious! Enjoyed the Japanese inspired menu and we loved the daily offering/special, which included a cocktail, appetizers, and a sushi roll. We hope you continue to offer this! My husband and I have been dining at Virago since it opened (everyday dining, anniversary, friends get togethers, and business dinners) and will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great sushi! Great price!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

LOVE this place! If I had one recommendation, i would add more wines by the glass. Minimal selection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Bridgette, our server, was fantastic! However the sushi is overpriced & marginal in taste. I chose the restaurant weeks in advance on Open Table, and thought it would be great sushi. Atmosphere is fun & service was great, but go with some other place for sushi. Bridgette took wonderful care of us!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great sushi, great service, great atmosphere. My out of town friend loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food as always! We were seated in the bar area and the noise level was very high. Drinks were good and service was friendly.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Try the ishiyaki and the crispy snap peas.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I had a wonderful time with my friend and had great service by Lance. First time eating sushi and had the crispy fire - super good! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This was my first time dining at Virago and it was a lovely experience. The restaurant is large yet intimate with lots of ambient lighting and rich earth tones.

The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic! We tried a variety of options including: sushi rolls as well as some Toro and Salmon belly sashimi, fried brussel sprouts, lobster shots (Sipped, not shot), Watermelon pop rocks spicy tuna appetizer, a few different drinks, and a Crème Brulee for desert. Everything was delicious and the fish was so fresh! We'll definitely be back next week to try the Stone cooked wagyu beef.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday Outing with Family

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing. Food was great. Service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was good as was service but it was so incredibly noisy that I couldn’t hear the server. Worst was that I couldn’t have any kind of conversation. Why go out with friends if you can’t even talk. Just sit at the bar

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Virago was as awesome as ever. The coconut jasmine rice is to die for! I have always loved the stone steak (which is now called something else). Cooking it on your own hot stone is fun and delicious! We were very disappointed that the flash fried okra had been taken off the menu. It was our favorite dish. Hoping they will add it back on!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good ambiance and service. Food was over priced (thankfully we went on a half priced Monday).

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The server mentioned us being there for a birthday and then also remembered it and comped our dessert at the end, all just from the Open Table reservation! We didn’t mention the bday to him once we were there. That was a thoughtful touch.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Perfect start to a beautiful night.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was fantastic. The server was knowledgeable, patient, and willing to share his opinions. We had at least 10 different dishes. I would return for only 2 — one was beef and the other a salmon sashimi with lemon. Delicious. The mark up on bottles of wine is surely unnecessary, given the food & cocktail prices. Not worth a return.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved the food and our server!! Atmosphere was nice. We had reservation for 5:45, arrived at 5:30. We were taken to a table next to the kitchen and asked for a booth. Though many booths were available, our only option was to wait in the front for 15 more minutes when more servers came in. I suppose seating us in a booth offering drinks until a server arrived was not an option. We took the table by the kitchen, while it wasn’t noisy, it was very busy which is not relaxing. Food and Server were amazing!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Just a phenomenal place and service was outstanding. I would highly recommend and the atmosphere was lively. Will return

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Have wanted to go to Viragos forever! Guess I wIted to long? Our server was okay, but the ambiance was awful. They sat us next to a huge table of kids that the parents would not sit by, they were completely on the other side of the restaurant. But the biggest disappointment was the food, fatty, greasy and overcooked! Will never go back :(

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Virago is always great! New stuff on the menu...all delicious 🍾

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The best sushi in Nashville with s great atmosphere. Love sitting at the bar !

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

What a beautiful birthday place for celebration!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was okay. I’d not realized they’d changed their menu to be tapas style, and I’m not a fan of tapas. Don’t get me wrong, the food tasted great, and I ended up happy with my meal, but it want what I expected for my birthday, and we ended up spending way more money than we intended to do, which was not the plan.

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