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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Fit for Foodies (34)
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Special Occasion (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Romantic (26)
Fun (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Healthy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (11)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Spicy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
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Seasonal (2)
Waterfront (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went to Virago for our anniversary. We loved everything about the experience: welcoming staff, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff, cozy feel despite being a pretty big space, interesting and creative menu with varied offerings, delicious food (we had the vegetarian sampler and Robata grill tuna plus creme brûlée and mochi dessert) and they surprised us with a special anniversary plate of a sashimi and grilled asparagus rose. And it was surprisingly reasonably priced for the quality - and quantity - of food. I can’t wait to go back and try more of Virago’s offerings! We had been to Kayne Prime several times and had similarly positive experience so the M Street group seems to have a winning formula - we now want to try their other restaurants!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

Virago never disappoints!
Awesome food, great service, and special birthday service too!
It is kinda noisy and the lighting is dark, but it's still great.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved Virago for 10 Years! Consistently my favorite restaurant in Nashville. Whether it’s Maki Monday with my man, a big celebration with friends, or a work dinner. Always a treat!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Get the truffle Brussels!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I’ve dined at Virago since the old location. It never disappoints. Love the atmosphere, and the food is amazing. Especially loved celebrating my recent birthday there with girlfriends. # Alwaysafavorite

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great service and great food. The options were awesome and the food was filling and delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a lovely dinner for my birthday. We had a gift card. The food was delicious, as always and the service was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went before the symphony and food and cocktails were delicious and service was punctual - no problem getting to the performance.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Over priced for quantity of food

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Nicer than the evenings when it’s been way too loud! Great service! Great food! Disappointed they’ve taken several items off the menu!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Virago is a fun, hip spot. Sushi and other items are well presented. Monday nights are special deals for happy hour and sushi so a great time to go.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a delicious meal and great service. Our almost 3 year old daughter was with us, and it was nice to know that the restaurant is family friendly as well!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing time and awesome food every time we visit Nashville!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great and quick service by Lance

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service, the atmosphere, the food are all wonderful. Love the lighting, the decor, and the music. Amazing sushi, drinks, and presentation. I highly recommend them for romantic nights or any social dining. It's a favorite for us.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The server was great.... believe his name was Lee. My husband had never been before so we went for his birthday. Only suggestion was that the hostess was snobby rude when we first arrived and it doesn't make for a good first impression. She was prob in 20's and had blond hair. to her shoulders. Otherwise, dinner was great!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We felt forgotten by our waiter, but everything else was great!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend. We shared our small plates and loved them all especially the brussel sprouts. The salmon and filet mignon ere also delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great experience. Both food and drinks were pretty amazing. The Brussels sprouts were out of this world! Fun time family, I was back home visiting from NYC and were also celebrating my cousin’s 19th birthday!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent sushi as well as service. Do not pass on the vegan roll. Outstanding......

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic food, complimentary parking and nice ambiance. Couldn’t have asked for a better date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best sushi in Nashville!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was okay, definitely not worth the money though. The service was absolutely terrible.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was great and our server was fantastic. We were really excited about the wasabi martini... had it once before and it was great. However, on this occasion the drink was a total dud.

Virago is one of the best sushi restaurants I’ve ever been to so of course we will be back. But, we will probably just stick to beer next time.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We visit Virago every year for my son's birthday, and the food is always great. I was disappointed with our seating this time though. There were several tables available, but the host picked out the worst possible table for us as if we were an afterthought. I should have spoken up and will next time.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Awesome Resturant and Server"s know their business! Always a treat. You f with the decor that you are out on the West Coast!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Maki Saki Mondays half price deals are really hard to beat!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Went on Half-Price Maki Monday and got lots of superb sushi for cheap. Must try the V2 Edamame it's fantastic, as well as the mochi for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The atmosphere was awesome and the food was delicious!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing sushi! Came here on a date night with the wife, no doubt best sushi in Nashville by far

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good fish!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Me and my girlfriend ordered the chefs special. With the price of the meal I was highly dissapointed with the food. The courses weren't balanced well at all. If I wanted two fried dishes brought to the table at once I would have gone to Kentucky fried chicken. It just seemed the dishes brought out were the quickest and cheapest on the menu, considering we were in and out in under an hour. Sorry virago, You've lost two customers.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were eager to come here as we were told it was the best Sushi in Nashville. We are in big trouble if that is the case. We arrived 5 minutes prior to our reservation and were very easily dismissed to the bar and told they wouldn’t have a table until our reservation time . It was not until we checked back, 20 minutes later, after watching everyone immediately sat, that they got us a table. The only bright spot was our waiter, Richard. The food was mediocre at best. Such a disappointment.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the service and enjoyed sharing dishes with friends. They all came out at different times so it was a lot of fun!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was phenomenal! A little expensive for sushi, but Mondays there are really a great deal. Will definitely be back! Already recommending it to all of my friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Gotta say these reviews are quite accurate.
We came on a Monday during their happy hour, half off makis, and buy 1 get 2 sake.

We ordered everything on the happy hour menu besides Hamachi, along with 2 orders of freshly grated wasabi table side.
Everything came rather quickly, and in the pictures they all looked mouthwateringly delicious.

But don't let the pictures fool ya, we are food instagrammers so naturally we like to make pictures of food look great, the flavors, on the other hand, did not quite meet the expectation. If you are going to charge more than $15 a maki, at a fancy restaurant, make the $15 seem worth it. The ingredients did not taste fresh, rice was luke warm, and none of the rolls, unfortunately had the wow factor in them, even the $25 lobster one that our server highly recommended.

With the half off, our total bill came out to be $64, i mean it was a lot of sushi, dont get me wrong, but for the flavors, the freshness of ingredients, I could only give that a OK.

This is the 3rd M street restaurant that my boyfriend and I have hit up since June, and gotta say besides Saint Anejo, the rest were all quite underwhelming. What a pity, with these beautiful interior, and great locations, I expected something more from them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was great!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal with the unexpected surprise of an edible "rose" as a consideration of our reservation notation that we were there to celebrate our anniversary. Lovely and delicious! We shared a copious salad and order of Crispy Brussels (sprouts) before receiving our entrees. I enjoyed the Dynamite Makimono sushi. The server was very kind about ensuring that my shellfish allergy wasn't going to be an issue with any of the food preparation elements. Hubby enjoyed a Rainbow Box which looked lovely and tasted great.
We were surprised at the noise level in the restaurant since we hadn't read much about that in the reviews. You are on notice: on a Friday night it is LOUD. It's not because of music, but that customers seem to only have one volume level - very loud.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding service and outstanding food. I can't believe Virago has been in Nashville for so long and we hadn't found it yet. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always perfect. Perfect service, incredible food, perfectly matching drinks, and the best atmosphere. Why go anywhere else for sushi and special occasions?!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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