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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.
Nashville, TN 37203
Hours of Operation:
Chef's Menu 5:00-11:00
Sushi Menu/Desserts 5:00-12:00
Reservations recommended, Walk-ins welcome
12th Ave S & McGavock St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Andrew Whitney, Sushi Chef Himmi Vasquez
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 :(
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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