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Nama Sushi Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS‎
$7.00
Wasabi Hummus
Served with pine nuts, cilantro oil and naan
$8.00
Calamari
Jerk seasoned, flash fried and served with spicy mayonnaise
$4.00
Edamame
Hot and salty or chilled with sweet soy vinaigrette
$8.00
Crab and Asiago Dip
Served warm with sriracha and naan
$7.00
Calamari Salad
Ponzumarinated squid with seaweed salad
$4.00
Small $4.00
Large $6.00
Miso Soup
Shiromiso with seaweed, tofu and scallion
$4.00
Nama House Salad
Spring mix, tomato, carrot, cucumber, daikon, wasabi peas and soy-ginger vinaigrette
$4.00
Cucumber Salad
Marinated cucumber with daikon radish
$4.00
Seaweed Salad
Assorted seaweed with cucumber
Spicy tuna $10,
Spicy scallop $14.00
Combo $12.00
Tempura Shiitake
CHEF SPECIALTIES‎
$13.00
Ceviche
Your‎ choice of fresh fish, shellfish, or a combination served with salsa fresca, avocado, cilantro crema, masago and fresh blue corn tortilla chips
$10.00
Shrimp $+12.00
Nama Fish / Shrimp Taco
Panko‎ whitefish, cilantro-ginger cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, spicy mayo, lime, cilantro chimichurri fish
$6.00
Kimchee and Rice
Spicy marinated korean cabbage with sushi rice
$13.00
Tuna Tartare
Sweet chili rice, soy tobiko, salt and vinegar potato chips
$10.00
Kama
Broiled yellowtail collar with crispy vegetable salad, ponzu and scallion
$9.00
Fantasy Shrimp
Rock‎ shrimp tossed in candied garlic sauce, scallions, sesame seeds
Land and Sea Tempura
Shrimp,‎ asparagus, snow peas, sweet potato, red onion, zucchini and shiitake mushroom served with soy-ginger vinaigrette 9
$8.00
Ahi/Tako Poki
Fresh tuna or octopus, assorted seaweed, masago, scallion, soy sauce and sesame oil
$13.00
Snow Crab Soup
Snow‎ crab, steamed rice, roasted red pepper, scallion, shiitake mushroom, snowpea, basil and red curry coconut sauce
$21.00
Tekka Don
Tuna and avocado served over sushi rice
SASHIMI FOUR PIECES PER ORDER‎
$12.00
Yellowtail Hamachi
$10.00
Salmon Sake
$10.00
Flounder Hirame
$11.00
Scallop Hotategai
$11.00
Tuna Maguro
$Market
Today's Feature
$10.00
Albacore Tataki Shiromaguro
$5.00
Tofu
$10.00
Octopus Tako
$10.00
Tuna Tataki Maguro
NIGIRI TWO PIECES PER ORDER‎
$8.00
Sweet Shrimp Ama Ebi
$6.00
Eel Unagi
$7.00
Yellowtail Hamachi
$6.00
Flounder Hirame
$6.00
Scallop Hotategai
$5.00
Shrimp Ebi
$7.00
Tuna Maguro
$6.00
Salmon Sake
$6.00
Albacore Tataki Shiromaguro
$6.00
Smoked Salmon Smoked Sake
MAKI (SEAWEED OUTSIDE)EIGHT PIECES PER ORDER‎
$6.00
Eel
$6.00
Salmon
$7.00
Tuna
$6.00
Crab
$6.00
Negi Hama
$4.00
Cucumber
$4.00
Ume Pickled Plum
$5.00
Avocado
TE-MAKI HANDROLL‎
$6.00
Spicy Scallop
$6.00
Spicy Tuna
$6.00
Eel and Avocado
$6.00
Negi Hama
$4.00
Salmon Skin
$4.00
Spicy Tofu
ROLLS EIGHT TO TEN PIECES PER ORDER‎
Ex-Girlfriend
A royale with eel instead of salmon, spicy scallops, tempura crunchies, eel sauce and fantasy sauce 17
Moon Special
Double nori roll with crab, avocado, cucumber, tempura smoked salmon, spicy mayonnaise, cream cheese, wrapped with salmon, avocado and ponzu salad 17
Secret Garden T
Una, salmon, crab, daikon sprouts, cucumber, wrapped in avocado 14 (with masago 15)
Atlantic
Crunchy shrimp roll, topped with spicy salmon, ponzu and scallion 13
Soy Joy
Spicy tuna, seared albacore, cucumber, tempura crunchies, wrapped in soy paper, topped with fantasy sauce, eel sauce, wasabi mayonnaise and scallion 14
Maui Wowie
Crunchy shrimp roll wrapped with yellowtail, avocado and pineapple salsa 16
Crabby Eel
Soft‎ shell crab, snow crab, cucumber and avocado, topped with eel, avocado and eel sauce 16
Caterpillar
Eel, crab, cucumber wrapped with avocado and eel sauce 14
Boston
Spicy cali roll topped with tuna and avocado 14
Royale
Panko shrimp, creamcheese, snow crab, cucumber topped with fresh salmon, avocado and sweet garlic sauce 15
VEGETARIAN ROLLS EIGHT PIECES PER ORDER‎
Crispy Veggie
Tempura asparagus, gobo, cucumber, daikon sprouts, kanpyo, wrapped with tempura sweet potato and avocado 11
Spicy Shiitake
Shiitake mushroom, cucumber and sriracha with soy-ginger vinaigrette 7
Marley
tofu, asparagus, mango, roasted red pepper with pineapple-Jamaican jerk sauce 8
Pina
Pineapple, roasted red pepper, cucumber, wrapped with avocado, topped with coconut milk and sweet basil 11
Veggie Futo
Asparagus, snow pea, carrot, tomato, spring mix, avocado, kanpyo, cucumber, zucchini, gobo, daikon sprout, wakamewrapped in soy paper with soy-ginger vinaigrette (5 pieces) 8
Mediterranean
Spring mix, sundried tomatoes, red onion, cream cheese, cucumber, topped with wasabi hummus, cilantro oil and pinenuts
HOT NAMA‎
$14.00
Scallop-Crab Cake
Cilantro-lime cabbage slaw, carrot, sautéed sweet-chili ahi tuna and noodles seared tuna steak, udon noodle, carrot, snow pea, sambal mayonnaise, garlic ponzu, sriracha
$16.00
Sweet-Chili Ahi Tuna and Noodles
Seared tuna steak, udon noodle, carrot, snow pea, asparagus, red pepper, spicy garlic cream
$17.00
Filet Yaki Somen
filet mignon tips, Japanese chili pepper spice, asian bbq salmon broccoli, red pepper, red onion, steamed rice sautéed shiitake mushroom, asparagus, red pepper, somen noodle, sweet soy sauce, crisp wonton straws
$16.00
Asian BBQ Salmon
Broccoli, red pepper, red onion, steamed rice
$14.00
Pineapple Pork Tenderloin
Pineapple, red pepper, red onion, scallion, bok choy, carrot, steamed rice
$16.00
Orange-Sesame Shrimp
Sesame oil, orange, cilantro, mint, carrot, snow pea, bok choy, crushed peanut, somen noodle
$10.00
The Bowl
Your choice of rice, somen or udon noodles, shiitake mushroom, snow pea, carrot, bok choy, asparagus, red pepper, scallion tossed in cilantro-ginger portabella sandwich chimichurri, spicy mayonnaise, soy-ginger sauce
$9.00
Cilantro-Ginger Portabella Sandwich
Chimichurri, spicy mayonnaise tomato, avocado, red onion, marinated portabella cap, on toasted ciabatta roll with sea salt kettle chips
$10.00
Spicy Ahi Tuna “Burger”
Spring mix, tomato, onion, spicy mayonnaise, on toasted ciabatta roll with cilantro-lime cabbage slaw
ENTRÉE SALADS‎
$11.00
Citrus and Strawberry
Mixed greens, asparagus, red onion, spinach and avocado baby spinach, avocado, cucumber, tomato, strawberry, orange, toasted pinenuts and citrus vinaigrette
$11.00
Spinach and Avocado
Baby spinach, avocado, cucumber, tomato, edamame, daikon, cilantro-lime vinaigrette
$10.00
Orange-Basil Somen Noodle
Red pepper, orange segments, nama house mixed greens, tomato, carrot, cucumber, daikon, wasabi somen noodle, basil, asparagus, soy-ginger vinaigrette
$10.00
Nama House
Mixed greens, tomato, carrot, cucumber, daikon, wasabipeas, soy-ginger vinaigrette
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a great place for sushi! Outside seating! The specials turned out to be fabulous! Will make this a regular place when in Knoxville!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank winegirl243
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much, winegirl243, for leaving us this wonderful feedback. We are very happy that your dining experience with us was fantastic from start to finish. We can't wait to serve you again. Thank you, winegirl243!

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I do like nah, I'm not a big fan of sushi unless it's like absolutely perfect and the few times I've gone here I have had pretty hoe cakes. Sis. I do not like their one beef dish that is a hot dish with vegetables...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kellyjO6510BV
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Thank you for this positive review! We thank you for taking time to leave the information regarding your visit. We love hearing from our guests, and welcome you back for another visit soon. Thank you!

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

One of the most popular restaurants in Knoxville. Go to the original downtown location for the atmosphere and ambiance. Pick up a seaweed salad and calamari for your apps. Crabby Eel and Triple Sea are both 10/10. Pair nicely with Saint M Riesling 2016 Overall:...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ahmadeats
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Thank you, Ahmadeats, for this fabulous rating, We are so happy you enjoyed our food, and have listed some of the many wonderful dining options available for our valued guests like you. Thank you for your patronage, and we look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed January 10, 2019

Well, my new year and birthday was royally screwed up with an some really insensitive folks...you would expect them to strike a conversation as it is NEW YEAR, but it was all a dream that did not realize...food was OK..at best.... First , they placed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ajithsworld
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Ajithsworld, we are so sorry that your dining experience did not meet expectations. We sincerely apologize for this. We extend birthday greetings to you, belated, but heartfelt. We have read every word of your review and shared it with our leadership and management teams to...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

I've been eating sushi for a long time, in a lot of places, and told the server I would trust his judgement on what to order. He suggested the unfiltered sake flight and the Chef's Choice. We ordered two of each and this was among...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank beckysuenyc
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Wow!! Thank you so very much for your 5-star rating and review. We are delighted that your experience with us was wonderful, and we’ll be sure to pass your kind words on to Wes. Thank you so much for this, and know that we look...More

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Opted for sushi mainly because of shortest wait time for restaurants in Market Square and so glad we did! Awesome service and creative sushi, fresh and fabulous! Loved the Ex Girlfriend roll and the chef’s creations. Menu variety was good and will definitely go back!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 133janes
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thank you so very much for this excellent rating and review, 133janes. We are so grateful to read your kind words, and are pleased you have found some new favorites. We can't wait to serve you again. Thank you!

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Land locked i discovered the best sushi in knoxville. You will nor be disappointed. Great service. Amazing fresh sashimi. Real generous portions and fair prices. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Christiaan1976
galehoneycutt, Manager at Nama Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2018

Thank you so much, Christiaan, for this fantastic rating and review. We are so happy to read that your meal was fabulous . We look forward to serving you many more delicious meals. Thank you!

Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful sushi. Service is always good. The sushi is a little pricey. They do have half price nights on Mondays and Thursdays.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Mobile823055
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

A great sushi bar downtown Knoxville. A good selection and location. All members in our party was impressed by the food. The service was slow and the server not very attentive. Great location for going to theater or anything on Gay Street.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank waynej2013
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I felt very rushed from the moment I got showed the table, I just open the menu and got asked what I wanted to drink, as soon they come back with water they asked if I was ready to order, I had just finished the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chiaretta2710
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