Nashville may be landlocked, but it has still managed to attract some top notch seafood establishments. There may not be quite the same selection of sushi as in Los Angeles or Seattle, to name a few, but sushi lovers can still get their fix in Music City. Whether you’re craving rolls or sashimi, here are some of Nashville’s top picks for your next sushi stop.
O-Ku is simply the best. With attentive, professional staff and the highest quality ingredients, O-Ku tops our sushi restaurant picks (by far). Everything you order at O-Ku, from hand crafted cocktails to rolls, sashimi, and items outside of the raw menu, O-Ku does not disappoint. This Germantown favorite is on the expensive side, but totally worth the cost. Our favorite menu item? The Usuzukuri. You should probably go ahead and start with two orders.
Virago is a longstanding Nashville staple and doesn’t disappoint. While it’s not as high end and doesn’t attract quite the sushi purists that dine at O-Ku, it’s still delicious and a great spot for a nicer night out. Our menu favorite? The Bomb roll.
If you’re looking for a casual sushi joint, Sonobana is the place to be. The menu is more traditional and ingredients always fresh. Service can be a bit on the slow side both for takeout and dining in, but the food is always worth the wait. Before or after your meal, check out the Japanese grocery adjoined with the restaurant for some take-home items.
Eastern Peak is another casual (but not quite as casual as Sonobana) sushi option. With three locations in Nashville, there’s likely a restaurant convenient to you. Eastern Peak is consistent and good. They also have a convenient takeout window for pick-up orders. Try the Chirashi or the Omakase if you’re a sashimi lover.
Two Ten Jack
Two Ten Jack might be known for ramen, but its raw menu items are sneaky good. The specialty sashimi options are our faves, pairing top quality sashimi with other unique flavors. Two Ten Jack now offers take out! Once a dine-in only establishment, the restaurant recently added this option so you can enjoy at home - a convenient option since it can be difficult to get a reservation.
Where are your favorite places to eat sushi in Nashville?