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NAMA Sushi Bar

506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
+1 865-633-8539
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (161 reviews)
“tempura roll” (8 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were going to see a show at the Tennessee Theater and we LOVE sushi so decided to try this place since it's so close. We sat at the sushi bar. This place is beautiful inside. The sushi choices are so interesting and different (as...More

Thank Jeanine P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a fun dinner out with family and Inlaws. There are traditional and inventive sushi rolls on the menu and all looked good. The ingredients seemed fresh and high quality. Nama is situated on Gay street so right in the heart of downtown and...More

Thank cale a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informed that this was the sushi place to go while in Knoxville on a Thursday, half price and all, so decided to go with my wife and daughter. We ordered from their special half price menu, got the shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, Philly tuna, and...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and decided on some sushi. They have quite a selection. We chose shrimp tempura and Bahama mama. Very tasty and nicely presented. The wait staff was fast and friendly.

Thank rlxterra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Knoxville for five days and three out of those five I ate here. The food is really good and the prices are ok; however, they are really good for the lunch specials. I would definitely recommend eating here, the restaurant is really...More

Thank lanyvazquez
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to Nama but won’t be my last. Went with a friend on a Monday night to find half price select rolls and $4 glasses of house wine. What a deal! We were seated at the bar and really enjoyed watching...More

Thank skoogaroo
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I was at Nama years ago and could not wait to go while on a business trip this month. I was not disappointed!! Will take my family while on vacation in July for sure!

Thank Food-A-neista
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Love this place! Awesome and delicious food. One of our favourites. Only criticism is that it is too busy for its own good so sometimes service drops, order items drop and customer service drops!

Thank Rahul M
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Our second visit to Nama's and we were not disappointed. Spouse had the tonkasudon and said it was as good as we had in Kichijoji many years ago. Generous servings. Excellent service. We prefer this place for downtown dining rather than any over on Market...More

Thank jenningshomebody
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across Nama while walking around Knoxville on a business trip. Walked in and sat at the bar. VERY friendly staff and the sushi was ver good and fresh. Save room for the Nama Nanners for dessert. Tempura fried bananas with raspberry sauce and chocolate...More

Thank Chris B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-633-8539
  • E-mail
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