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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%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (160 reviews)
“tempura roll” (8 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 May 13, 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 May 6, 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 May 4, 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 April 17, 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
Reviewed April 16, 2018

always busy because of prime location great sushi and tuna dish pretty good bar will be back for sure

Thank nortondustin8
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Stopped in for a bite during the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville. Had rainbow roll and miso soup. Both were great. One of the best sushi places in Knoxville.

Thank rbintn
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We went to NAMA with friends yesterday. It was a busy Friday evening, but didn't have to wait too long for a table. We ordered three different rolls from the dinner menu. The food was good-looking, fresh and delicious. Thank you for the service, it...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Not impressed..... rather average food quality. When I order a roll in rural NC they don't fall apart. The rice is cold, and packed tightly. There's some punch to it absent soy sauce and wasabi. Name is pricey for the quality. The room is lovely....More

Thank Dean D
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Great location on Gay Street. Friendly service. Ample seating. Good lighting. Yummy food...try rainbow roll.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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