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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

*Closed Thanksgiving Day

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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (47)
Creative Cuisine (45)
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Fit for Foodies (43)
Fun (34)
Romantic (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Hot Spot (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Business Meals (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Healthy (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Authentic (15)
Scenic View (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Cozy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Spicy (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our evening out at Virago with out of town guests.
Great food cool atmosphere pleasant service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Fresh and delicious sushi with attentive service in a place quiet enough for a couple to talk.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and a fun foodie menu. Started with the rock shrimp appetizer, amazing! Melt in your mouth! Ordered the hot rock hamachi, again, a winner! Accompanied my meal with the wasabi martini, not overpowering, but just right. Easy valet parking. Sundays are quiet with 1/2 price wine and saki bottles under $100.
It was a fun birthday dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, food, drinks and atmosphere!!! We enjoyed this wonderful place to dine And enjoy sushi!! Very unique and tasty dishes.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very Disappointed that they got rid of Happy Hour. We were there specifically for that.

Really hope they bring it back. It was one of our favorites.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Virago is always a fabulous choice! Great food + a gorgeous setting :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Great food and something on the menu for everyone. They also have a very knowledgeable and attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, People Watching, Cozy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant and excellent service.
The sushi was wonderful and it was an interesting menu as well. We loved it!!

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Virago was wonderful. This is the second time we’ve been, and since we loved it so much the first time, we decided to celebrate our anniversary here. The sushi rose was an amazing touch. Great food as always. They have slimmed down the menu a bit, but there were several new items to try as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I were on a date night and wanting sushi. The food was tasty but the kitchen was a little dysfunctional. Three of the sushi rolls we ordered were wrong and had to be sent back multiple times to get right. One of the rolls was never made right but we ended up eating it because we were tired of complaining. The food is pricey for the quality. The service was great but Nashville has better sushi options for the price.

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

Great food

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Virago is one of our favorite spots to eat when we visit Nashville. The Scottish Salmon is some of the best I've had and the sushi never disappoints. Our server was especially great this time and went out of her way to accommodate us. I honestly receive some of the best service every time we come. We cannot wait to come back to Nashville just so we can dine at Virago. We hope that you will consider opening one in Chattanooga :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Menu has changed in the past 3 weeks but the quality is still there. Excellent as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband booked this reservation for my birthday. We religiously book MStreet restaurants for birthdays and anniversaries. We both ordered the sushi tour. Mine was served 25 min before my husbands. I had to ask 4 times before his ever showed up. When we were done with our meal, we waited another 35 minutes before we ever saw a server or anyone else to ask for a check or dessert menu. By this point we were both so fed up that we just asked for the check, which took another 20 min. The server did ask if we wanted to share a dessert or coffee or anything else, even though they were perfectly apprised it was a special occasion. Horrible, poor experience, and from now on we will take our business elsewhere for special occasions.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of our favorites as a date night or for family dinner. Service is always exceptional and food on the new smaller menu is perfection! Our go to for celebrations of any kind.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The appetizers and sushi was fantastic!!! Lee was our server and he was great, he made wonderful recommendations and was knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service, server offered great suggestions and was very happy to answer any questions that we had! The wasabi martini was fabulous and as usual the brussels were fantastic.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I don't trust reviews usually but trust this one. It's as good as it gets. Not a fan of the cook on the rock steak but there others are fantastic. The toro was exceptional

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Virago’s sushi remains the best in town - extraordinarily fresh, generous portions and well-imagined combinations. Our server Josh made good recommendations, was attentive without being too “present.”
On Sunday, bottles of wine and sake are half-price!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous evening. Wonderful views on the deck with lots of energy and atmosphere. The service was the best as always and the food is the best sushi in town. We had a wonderful time and were attended to in an inviting manor. One of our go to places especially on nice evenings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

When we sat down for dinner, I notified our waiter that I had a honey allergy and mentioned that sometimes honey is used in sauces. He said that he talked to everyone and I was good to eat the food we ordered. I repeated asked about every dish he brought, just to make sure. The waiter assured me that there was no honey in anything we ordered. As soon as we were done with the appetizer the manager came up and said that one of the dishes had honey in it. I was lucky that it was a very small amount, which was remedied by us going to the CVs and getting anti-histamines. We are from out of town and had to take an uber to CVS. Definitely a scary experience, especially considering we are from out of town.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. Tremendous staff vibe. Insanely delicious food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service good sushi would come back

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were happy to find that bottles of wine were 50% off for our Sunday celebration. We were able to order a nice sparkling wine for this birthday, and not break the bank. The food as always was great, except that the Crispy Brussel Sprouts were much saltier than we remembered. maybe a bit too much fish sauce. Service was very good and our server stayed in conversation with us as we added and took away menu choices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went here for our anniversary. We love eating sushi and virago did not disappoint. Some of the best we have had. I highly recommend the philly crunch and baked scallop roll.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Super restaurant! Went for a birthday dinner and
loved it! Friendly efficient staff and wonderful
food. Loved the fact it had a sushi menu as well
as a chef menu. Will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always, outstanding food and service. Try things you normally would not.. may change your outlook.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I am "almost" a Nashville native so I remember when Virago opened. It continues to be one of my favorites that is not jam packed by tourists or the "shiny penny" for foodies. I always bring out of town guests here and it is big enough that the reservations don't book up in advance. The food is tasty and it is still a beautiful place to eat - especially that patio. Claire (sp?) our server was fantastic. I don't often get to say that about servers in Nashville. What a nice surprise. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

This place is always our go-to for special occasions. Great sushi!! Valet parking makes it so easy too!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Jim Caden would not be happy if he ate what I ate. The meatballs were horrible. The wine and vodka were good though

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved! It was awesome sushi!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The bomb roll and wasabi martini are a must! Great atmosphere and great service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Exquisite meal! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was amazing, as usual and the atmosphere is very hip. So many unique sushi rolls. They need to work on the dessert menu and I ordered a cappuccino that was lukewarm, the waiter said they are never hot and took it off the bill.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always fantastic experience. Customer service & food on point! We have taken our kids twice this month (early evening ) and Virago staff always accommodates their special requests.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Never disappoints -- always great food, new creative dishes and wonderful cocktails

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious sushi and drinks! We will definitely return for another date!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always one of my favorites! Upstairs patio is the best location!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Business dinner

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

It was my son’s 17th birthday and it was awesome! Food was great and service was outstanding!

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