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Where to Find a Lunar New Year Feast in Nashville

Ring in the Year of the Tiger with delicate dumplings, seafood lo mein, and miso black cod

Sunda New Asian

Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday, February 1, this year, kicking off just over two weeks of celebrations. It also ushers in the Year of the Tiger — the third animal in the Chinese zodiac associated with bravery, competitiveness, confidence, and even unpredictability. Food is always a big part of the Lunar New Year celebrations, with dumplings, spring rolls, longevity noodles, steamed fish, and sweets like nian gao or year cake (glutinous rice cake) playing vital roles at the table. Here’s a round-up of Nashville events and specials around town to mark the holiday.

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Sunda New Asian Nashville

In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Sunda New Asian will offer Lunar New Year specials for the entire month of February. Special Lunar New Year features include cumin lamb dumplings, seafood lo mein, and pan-seared rainbow trout.


Maneet Chauhan’s stunning upscale Chinese spot will open on Tuesday, February 1 to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The full menu will be available alongside specials like a miso and mirin black cod and Szechuan-spiced tangerine chicken.

The Hart

In addition to The Hart’s full menu, the Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant will also be serving specials including traditional offerings crafted by Chef Michael Gibson. available only for the Lunar New Year starting at 5 p.m. on February 1. Options include pork and cabbage dumplings, cabbage and radish, pork steamed buns, and longevity noodles. Tangerine ice cake will be available as a dessert offering, as a nod toward the fruit that symbolizes the Chinese New Year. To drink, The Hart will also be serving limited edition cocktails for the celebration.


592 12th Avenue South, , TN 37203 (615) 610-7566 Visit Website


121B 12th Avenue North, , TN 37203 (615) 782-6786 Visit Website

The Hart

321 Hart Street, , TN 37210 (629) 231-4006 Visit Website