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Several Popular Nashville Restaurants Are Back in (Curbside Takeout) Action This Week

Spicy Thai Esane noodle dishes, beloved City House pizzas, Otaku ramen, and more

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In the constantly changing climate that COVID-19 has forced upon restaurants, owners are daily making tough decisions of how best to operate to take the best care of staff while also applying for loans and adapting on a (nearly hourly) basis. While Eater Nashville is keeping a constantly updated master list of area restaurants open for takeout and delivery — many had closed for over a month.

Here is a running list of a few restaurants that have newly reopened for takeout and delivery around Nashville.

Thai Esane

After closing for 30 days, Thai Esane owner Nina Singto says that the Midtown restaurant is back open for curbside takeout as of Monday, April 27. Thai Esane will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is taking orders by phone (online ordering to come). Call 615-454-5373.

City House

According to an Instagram post, Tandy Wilson’s essential restaurant in Germantown comes back for contactless curbside takeout, starting Friday, May 1. Stay tuned for a streamlined menu, focused in on Wilson’s popular pizza offerings. Hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An online ordering platform is in the works, as is staff-fueled delivery. Besides pizza options, City House will offer family-style meals and grocery items for sale.

Dozen Bakery

The essential bakery is back — but only for preorders online. Pick up is daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Otaku Ramen

Sarah Gavigan’s ramen shop is back for contactless pick-up and delivery, as of Monday, April 27. They’re also partnering with Edward Lee’s relief program to offer free meals for industry workers through the end of May (out of the East Nashville to-go window). The Gulch is open daily from noon to 9 p.m. and the East side from 5 to 10 p.m.

Redheaded Stranger

Starting Friday, May 1, RHS will be back open with online ordering for to-go tortillas by the dozen, queso, tacos, hot sauce, and more. According to the website, takeout and delivery (via Uber Eats) will be available.

404 Kitchen/Adele’s

Taking pre-orders taken for curbside pick-up family supper or a la carte menu on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Serving alcohol (including the famous 404 Old Fashioned) to-go. Note: pick up is at Adele’s.

Nicky’s Coal Fired

The Galzins’ Nations restaurant isn’t open for regular takeout, but they are selling Blue Apron-style boxes in partnership with Bells Bend Farm, so you can cook along with chef Tony during his Friday night virtual cooking demo. They’ve also added Wednesday take and bake Sicilian-style pizza night, plus Sunday dinners — pre-made meals, featuring favorites like baked ziti and Mama G’s meatballs, ready to re-heat.

Kawai Poke Co.

After closing for several weeks, the East side poke spot is back in action for takeout and delivery. Call 615-679-0949 for pick-up or use Postmates for smoothie and poke bowl delivery. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


O-Ku Nashville launched takeout service in early April, alongside Oak Steakhouse Butcher Shop at O-Ku, for pick-up of select meats from Oak Steakhouse’s Executive Chef. There are also batched cocktails, three for $30. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., call 629-900-0021 to order.

Barista Parlor

After closing for a month but continuing to pay staff, owner Andy Mumma reopened for takeout and delivery on April 13. Order online for contactless curbside pick-up at all locations, or find them on Postmates for biscuit, breakfast burrito, and coffee delivery.


After closing for a couple of weeks for employees to self-quarantine, Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex outpost in the Gulch is back in business as of Monday, April 13. He also reopened five of his Atlanta restaurants last week. New hours of operation: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Friday/Saturday from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Lakeside Lounge

After closing for over three weeks to ensure health and safety of staff, the East Nashville bar is back for curbside pick-up of food and canned beer (cocktails to come). From 2 to 8 p.m., call 1-833-LAKESDE or 615-928-6465 to order and pay by credit card over the phone. Current menu includes snacks, smash burger, chicken parmesan, and Old Bay seasoned waffle fries.


While the market remained open with limited hours, the essential sushi restaurant closed for a few weeks. They’ve now reopened for takeout, daily from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 615-356-6600 to order.

City House

1222 4th Avenue North, , TN 37208 (615) 736-5838 Visit Website

Thai Esane

1520 Division Street, , TN 37203 (615) 454-5373 Visit Website

Lakeside Lounge

921 Woodland Street, , TN 37206 (833) 525-3733 Visit Website


40 White Bridge Road, , TN 37205 (615) 356-6600 Visit Website

Otaku Ramen

1104 Division Street, , TN 37203 (615) 942-8281 Visit Website


1801 North Shepherd Drive, , TX 77008 (713) 955-3215 Visit Website

O-Ku Nashville

81 Van Buren Street, , TN 37208 (629) 900-0021 Visit Website