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Where to Eat Sushi in Nashville

For sushi in Nashville, these are the 9 best bets

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A sushi-centric city Nashville is not — ask anyone who’s relocated from a larger city, and there’s a noticeable pattern in restaurant complaints on that very topic. While Nashville certainly has a handle on biscuits, hot chicken, burgers, and the like, many of the sushi options can be disappointing. With that in mind, here are nine of Nashville’s best options if eating “fresh” sashimi and rows of rainbow rolls is an absolute must.

Here are nine restaurants offering sushi, sashimi, and over-the-top rolls to quench a craving right now in Nashville.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. O-Ku Sushi Nashville

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81 Van Buren St
Nashville, TN 37208
(629) 900-0021
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Nashville’s outpost of Charleston-based sushi restaurant O-Ku opened in 2019, bringing a stellar sushi happy hour and omakase offerings for diners in Germantown. Plenty of makimonos, nigiri, and sashimi options are on the menu for takeout and delivery. Beverage-wise — find local craft beer, sake, cocktails, and Ozeki sake peach jello shots with Aperol on the menu.

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2. Two Ten Jack

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1900 Eastland Ave #105
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 454-2731
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A run-of-the-mill sushi restaurant Two Ten Jack is not, but some of Nashville natives’ favorite sashimi is found at the popular little East Nashville izakaya and ramen house. There are sections on the menu with dressed-up specialty sashimi, nigiri options, and crowd-pleasing maki (plus plenty of hot dishes for non-sushi lovers). Place orders online for takeout — and that includes their formerly travel-banned tonkotsu ramen.

3. Dear Sushi

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557 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 712-6497
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Sort of a sushi oasis on the Donelson side of town, there are no frills at Dear Sushi — just a selection of standard rolls that are well executed. The menu offers nigiri, traditional rolls, and a section they’ve dubbed “fancy sushi” including plenty of fully cooked rolls for the most raw-averse of diners.

4. Virago

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1120 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-1902
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Serving modern sushi rolls and sashimi in swanky surroundings since 2000, M Street’s sushi-focused restaurant is a go-to named by many locals. A wide menu of nigirizushi (composed sushi), sashimi, and sushi rolls gives plenty of options — or just trust the chef with their omakase option (dine-in only). Be sure and ask if they have any toro, a buttery off-menu delight.

Order online for curbside takeout or use Postmates or Uber Eats to have Wagyu tataki, Golden Dragon rolls, and sashimi delivered to your doorstep.

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5. Sunda

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592 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 610-7566
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Opened in the Gulch in 2018, Billy Dec’s Sunda has a vast Pan-Asian menu, but the sushi options alone make it worthy of a visit. Fan favorites include the chili albacore sashimi served with crispy leeks, and the spicy “tail of two tunas” roll. Order online via Postmates for takeout and delivery.

6. Samurai Sushi

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2209 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-5438
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The cozy Japanese restaurant is one named by many sushi aficionados as their Nashville go-to. Beyond the raw fish options, plenty of cooked rolls are on the menu, including one stuffed with a deep-fried oyster and cream cheese. Order for pick-up online.

7. Sonobana

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40 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 356-6600
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Hidden in a strip mall on White Bridge Road, the Japanese-owned restaurant with an adjacent market wins with quality and value, and as-fresh-as-you-can-get in Nashville sashimi. The menu offers a long list of classic sushi rolls, nigiri, and bento boxes, plus harder to find in Nashville bites like fermented soybean dish natto, kaki fry, otoro ochazuke, negima, and umeshiso maki. To order takeout, call 615-356-6600.

8. Hai's Sushi & Pho

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2617 8th Ave S #112
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 760-5800
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The 8th Avenue strip mall sushi sleeper is one many people haven’t heard of before. The family-run restaurant serves Japanese and Vietnamese dishes, but sitting at the sushi bar and letting the chef bring out whatever is freshest is the only way to go. Call 615-760-5800 to place an order for takeout.

9. The Eastern Peak

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536 Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 610-4888
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With a trio of locations on Thompson Lane, in Bellevue, and its newest outpost in the Gulch, the Eastern Peak serves both Thai food and sushi, like several other spots around town. The Eastern Peak is a favorite of many for its sashimi and sushi rolls — introducing a brand new menu at the newest location including everything from classic spicy tuna rolls to Nashville-named Titan Roll, uni, and octopus. Call locations or order online for takeout, or get delivery through Uber Eats.

1. O-Ku Sushi Nashville

81 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN 37208
O-Ku [Official Photo]

Nashville’s outpost of Charleston-based sushi restaurant O-Ku opened in 2019, bringing a stellar sushi happy hour and omakase offerings for diners in Germantown. Plenty of makimonos, nigiri, and sashimi options are on the menu for takeout and delivery. Beverage-wise — find local craft beer, sake, cocktails, and Ozeki sake peach jello shots with Aperol on the menu.

81 Van Buren St
Nashville, TN 37208

2. Two Ten Jack

1900 Eastland Ave #105, Nashville, TN 37206

A run-of-the-mill sushi restaurant Two Ten Jack is not, but some of Nashville natives’ favorite sashimi is found at the popular little East Nashville izakaya and ramen house. There are sections on the menu with dressed-up specialty sashimi, nigiri options, and crowd-pleasing maki (plus plenty of hot dishes for non-sushi lovers). Place orders online for takeout — and that includes their formerly travel-banned tonkotsu ramen.

1900 Eastland Ave #105
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Dear Sushi

557 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Sort of a sushi oasis on the Donelson side of town, there are no frills at Dear Sushi — just a selection of standard rolls that are well executed. The menu offers nigiri, traditional rolls, and a section they’ve dubbed “fancy sushi” including plenty of fully cooked rolls for the most raw-averse of diners.

557 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

4. Virago

1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203
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Serving modern sushi rolls and sashimi in swanky surroundings since 2000, M Street’s sushi-focused restaurant is a go-to named by many locals. A wide menu of nigirizushi (composed sushi), sashimi, and sushi rolls gives plenty of options — or just trust the chef with their omakase option (dine-in only). Be sure and ask if they have any toro, a buttery off-menu delight.

Order online for curbside takeout or use Postmates or Uber Eats to have Wagyu tataki, Golden Dragon rolls, and sashimi delivered to your doorstep.

1120 McGavock St
Nashville, TN 37203

5. Sunda

592 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Opened in the Gulch in 2018, Billy Dec’s Sunda has a vast Pan-Asian menu, but the sushi options alone make it worthy of a visit. Fan favorites include the chili albacore sashimi served with crispy leeks, and the spicy “tail of two tunas” roll. Order online via Postmates for takeout and delivery.

592 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Samurai Sushi

2209 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

The cozy Japanese restaurant is one named by many sushi aficionados as their Nashville go-to. Beyond the raw fish options, plenty of cooked rolls are on the menu, including one stuffed with a deep-fried oyster and cream cheese. Order for pick-up online.

2209 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Sonobana

40 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37205

Hidden in a strip mall on White Bridge Road, the Japanese-owned restaurant with an adjacent market wins with quality and value, and as-fresh-as-you-can-get in Nashville sashimi. The menu offers a long list of classic sushi rolls, nigiri, and bento boxes, plus harder to find in Nashville bites like fermented soybean dish natto, kaki fry, otoro ochazuke, negima, and umeshiso maki. To order takeout, call 615-356-6600.

40 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205

8. Hai's Sushi & Pho

2617 8th Ave S #112, Nashville, TN 37204

The 8th Avenue strip mall sushi sleeper is one many people haven’t heard of before. The family-run restaurant serves Japanese and Vietnamese dishes, but sitting at the sushi bar and letting the chef bring out whatever is freshest is the only way to go. Call 615-760-5800 to place an order for takeout.

2617 8th Ave S #112
Nashville, TN 37204

9. The Eastern Peak

536 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211

With a trio of locations on Thompson Lane, in Bellevue, and its newest outpost in the Gulch, the Eastern Peak serves both Thai food and sushi, like several other spots around town. The Eastern Peak is a favorite of many for its sashimi and sushi rolls — introducing a brand new menu at the newest location including everything from classic spicy tuna rolls to Nashville-named Titan Roll, uni, and octopus. Call locations or order online for takeout, or get delivery through Uber Eats.

536 Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211

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