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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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (145 reviews)
“tempura” (11 reviews)
“pizza roll” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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

Thank 569sharonf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you can verify that the sushi case has been disinfected since my visit tonight, you are eating fish stored in the same place as the vilest piece of sushi I've seen or smelled, and I eat sushi weekly. I've chummed with fresher fish, and...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place used to be amazing, the portions seem to have gotten smaller and smaller as the years have passed with little to no innovation. The price has also seemed to have gone up as the quality has gone down. It's a business thriving off...More

Thank andrew t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Best Sushi in..." I had to give it a try. What a slide from good to poor. First, let's talk about the environment. It's an upscale restaurant, so why is ESPN on the TV? It's a Japanese place, so why are The Grateful Dead followed...More

Thank JD S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Sushi chefs are very interactive when seated at the sushi bar. Good fresh selection on the menu with plenty of staff to get the orders in and out.

Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Usually visit every time l am in Knoxville. Very good sushi but the Shrimp Egg Drop soup is by far the best item on their menu.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were in town for one night on our way to Pennsylvania. Felt like some sushi and chose this place based upon the proximity to our hotel and reviews on Yelp. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was wonderful. The staff was well trained. The...More

Thank wcswing07
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Wanted to eat here as our friend was in Mamma Mia. Service was excellent as well as the food. And they play great music (Temps, Smokey, Stevie, as well as some current artists)!

Thank Felicia B
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at NAMA Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to dining with you again soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great restaurant and good atmosphere. Great sushi! Service is nice and you can indoors or out and even at the bar and watch them make sushi!

Thank Jill S
Lori S, Public Relations Manager at NAMA Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to dining with you again soon!

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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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