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NAMA Sushi Bar

506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
+1 865-633-8539
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (151 reviews)
“tempura” (11 reviews)
“pizza roll” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is probably the best sushi I've had in a long time. Went on half price sushi night and had two rolls for $14. Excellent.

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at NAMA several times and have never been disappointed. The sushi is very good. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance was nice and the sushi was very good. However our server seemed like he was miserable and wasn’t very attentive. We wanted to order drinks and more food but never had an opportunity to. He did not write down our initial order which...More

Thank hangry1234
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The menu had lots of variety and lots of sushi selection. The place was very crowded and although we had a reservation, we were seated 20 minutes past our reservation time. I would go back because the food was really good.

Thank GEOCacher
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This is a very good sushi restaurant. Great choice of rolls, even on the nights when sushi is half off (Mondays and Thursdays). I recommend the moto maki, the soy joy, and the pizza rolls. Also, try the fried calamari and the pot stickers!

Thank Jaume L
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is usually good however the host stand doesn’t know how to handle a party larger than four. This has been an issues now for years and mgmt never fixes it. Do not go here if you don’t have a reservation as they...More

Thank santa65
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Fresh Fresh Fresh. Incredible sashimi. Don’t typically enjoy octopus but there’s was so fresh and was not rubbery. Crunchy Tuna, Spicy Crab were wonderful. Really an awesome place. Prices were reasonable. Good house wines and the Sake tasters were great as well. Highly recommend.

Thank crazykahuna
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you don't like Sushi you might not like Nama but it seems very popular here in Knoxville. I like it and I'm not a big sushi fan. So if you're not into Raw food, you can still find something cooked and delicious. Presentation is...More

Thank buonviaggio007
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Ordered dumpling platter. $13 spring rolls x4, 3 x shrimp, 3 x pork. Everything was deep fried to the point of being rocks. Complete disappointment and sorry we had to pay for these items. Dumplings are typically not fried - steamed or pan seared. Did...More

Thank MazieMae
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went here for the sushi. Mmmmm Even my 4 year old granddaughter loves it. Its a it pricey, but worth it.

Thank 569sharonf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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