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NAMA Sushi Bar

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$$ - $$$
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5130 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was never one to try sushi, but I branched out. Nama is phenomenal! I now have nephews that want to go with me each time they visit. And I took a relative from Ohio that was impressed as well. Frankly, I'm afraid to try sushi anywhere else. I can't imagine anything could surpass Soy Joy!

Thank kcrawford35
Grindelwald, Switzerland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Interesting interpretation of Japanese food although I have never eaten the same in many trips to Japan.

Thank doctorj2015
Monroe, North Carolina
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this place because on Thursdays ( and mondays) they have some of their sushi rolls half price. Ordered 2 off the half price menu and one from the regular menu. Food was good, liked the flavors and if we were hungrier probably would have tried a few more rolls. Our waitress didn't seem like she wanted to be... More 

Thank smhunt80
Decatur, Tennessee
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had the house Nama house salad. I had the spicy scallop roll. Delish. My husband had a Curry dish and loved it. We loved it all!

Thank Julie B
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I'm relatively new to sushi, but I can say that this place has great sushi! I've been now about 5 times and everything I've had has been very good. My favorite is the pizza roll. At lunch, you get soup and salad (choice of seaweed, cucumber, or house) along with your sushi roll for about $8. They also have punch... More 

Thank 919wanderlust
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I've eaten a lot of sushi in short of sitting at a downtown Tokyo sushi (bucket list) and this IS my hometown so there may be a bit of bias but this is the bees knees when it comes to all things sushi bar'ish. Fish tacos, crabcake sandwiches, tempura, katsudon, and without a doubt the beat sushi in Knoxville, Tennessee!... More 

Thank Jimmy K
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Excellent. Fresh, Good value. Friendly service. Never miss a visit to either Nama location when I am in Knoxville.

Thank KLRF1
New Bern, North Carolina
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Knoxville with friends and walked in for lunch. While we did not have sushi, our meals were very good. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere pleasing. I had tuna, and it was prepared well and tasty, wife had fish tacos which she enjoyed. It was mid range on price, and very enjoyable. Recommend it.

Thank 326Richard
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing sushi restaurant! Fish was super fresh, flavorful, and the presentation was perfect! First time here...won't be the last!!

Thank Stlswan
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Sushi is healthy and the sushi at Nama is exceptional. It's always well prepared and fresh, which is very important when choosing sushi.

Thank bamgeo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5130 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?