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Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden

4.8
4.8
136 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Nama has consistently been voted best sushi in both Nashville and Knoxville, TN.

We offer a variety of menu selections for sushi fans and also for those that prefer hot/cooked Asian fusion cuisine. The "Hot Nama" menu offers many fully cooked options such as Pineapple Pork Tenderloin, Sesame Beef, Shrimp Katsudon and Asian BBQ Salmon. 

We are open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. There is complimentary valet and garage self-parking available. Join us in the spring/summer months on our beautiful patio area. 

Weekly Features: Mon & Thur- Half Off Select Sushi Rolls 4-11, Mon-Fri- Happy Hour 3-6:30, Tue- Half Off Select Draft Beer & $5 Fish Tacos, Wed- 1/2 Price Wine Bottles, Sat- Happy Hour- 11-6:30, Sun- Happy Hour All Day- 11-10

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Mon - Sat 11AM - 3PM Dinner: 3PM - Close Sunday: Noon - Close

  • Phone number

    (865) 588-9811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Tennessee

    Good for Groups

  • East Tennessee

    Healthy

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Food

  • Knoxville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Knoxville

    Good for Groups

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Knoxville

    Notable Wine List

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LL

    LisaL

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Not enough staff. Say a table waited 20 minutes to order. Even the bar was forever to get wine.
  2. s

    slst

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nama is not the cheapest sushi restaurant in Knoxville, but you get what you pay for. The Bluefin Tuna special was amazing. Largest variety of vegetarian rolls too. Service was great, making the overall a 5 star.
  3. SB

    SharonB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Nama and tonight maintained the high excellence we have grown to expect at Nama. Excellence in food, excellence in service. What more can you ask for?
  4. PA

    PAMELAL

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family dining together. The food and service and drinks were awesome. The dining room was too noisy so we ate on the patio. It was pretty noisy too but not as bad.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my parents here for the first time. My dad loved the chefs sushi’s choice and will definitely come back again.
  6. k

    kris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service, fun date night meal.
  7. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Everything on the menu is very good. Nice outdoor seating and awesome bar!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Slow service. Place was not clean. We sat on the patio and they were actually doing landscaping during evening service.
  9. JA

    JATN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This review has to be a minimum of 50 characters, so it was a great experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    nama does not take reservations on thursdays. nowhere was this communicated to us until i showed up for my reservation and was told it didn’t exist
  11. J

    John

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The fish in my roll was not as fresh as I would expect. The "bowl" was fantastic, and the salmon in the bowl was cooked to perfection.
  12. n

    nmommyof2

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly employees! Great chefs. Delicious, flavorful sushi! Good ambience! Love to keep coming back!! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience l!
  13. LI

    LifeIsGood

    E. Tennessee

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous night! We have always loved Nama! The new drink menu was great and our servers, Cat and Cora, were both amazing!
  14. CL

    ChristinaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great and very knowledgeable. Simple but ambient/cozy atmosphere. Food was amazing including the cali, pizza and crunchy shrimp roll. The “Monarch” cocktail was really good and refreshing as well. Get the “Nama Nanners” for dessert and you won’t be disappointed!
  15. BJ

    BradJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, especially the Philly roll. A lot of gluten sensitive options. Wonderful service. The only negative is the lack of parking.
  16. KF

    KnoxFoodie1976

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent sushi as expected. Tasty cocktails.
  17. LW

    LesaW

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a 7:00pm reservation and was seated immediately. We ordered an appetizer, sushi, and a bowl. Everything we ordered was perfect! The food was served quickly and our drinks were constantly refilled. I always recommend Nama!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Sushi was amazing, waitress was attentive and helpful.
  19. AB

    AmyB

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall everything was great. There was a slight mistake with my order but the server quickly corrected it.
  20. SB

    SharonB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love Nama Sushi in Bearden! Phenomenal food, great service, and lots of quality drink choices. Could not ask for more!
  21. C

    Courtney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect valentines date! Sushi was delicious. Restaurant was clean. And staff was friendly and attentive! Will be back!
  22. BS

    BeverlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great place, but the parking is cruddy!
  23. MS

    MichaelS

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Outstanding! Crab dip was excellent!
  24. TM

    TMac

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow, but was after a holiday and don't think there were many employees. Food was very good, wide selection of sushi. Appetizers were good. The service was good when someone came to the table, were very friendly, they weren't very crowded, but were understaffed. Have been going for years to this restaurant and will continue going back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice staff, just decent food nothing spectacular.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Not crowded at all. Service was awesome-really amazing. My food was just ok. I’ve had better. The chefs choice for the platter was whitefish and the roll was beautiful and complex but maybe too fancy for me. However, for Knoxville sushi, it’s one of the best spots
  27. J

    Jenj

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good sushi, as always. Our server surprised me with a birthday treat. It was so nice. She went above and beyond and really made me feel special! Thanks Nama Bearden
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Best sushi in Knoxville. Like best mule in a glue factory
  30. M

    Missy55

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Nama! Great food always! We eat or carry out from Nama at least five times per month. Highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The salads were tasteless. Just did not have flavor. The drinks were delicious though.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and we enjoyed the service provided by our server.
  33. C

    Christy

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sushi was beautiful and delicious! The service was fabulous. The only reason I gave 4 stars was the non-sushi meal was dry with virtually no sauce but the flavor was great.
  34. JG

    JoolsinGA

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food as always. I highly recommend letting the chef just make you a platter. You won’t be disappointed
  35. S

    Steve

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We arrived on time and were seated promptly. The server arrived after a few moments. We ordered drinks and an appetizer. , then ordered entrees Because we were pressed for time. Theappetizer Was fine. Our entrées arrived 30 minutes later, my sesame beef dish was cold. My wife’s order was adequate, But her rice was cold. The server was helpful, and polite, but I don’t believe we will be returning. Overall, unsatisfactory.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There were only 2 servers and 14 tables. We still had great service. Everything was delivered in a timely manner and the servers didn’t even let in they were stressed out!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was delicious. We stayed forever and our server just let us be with zero pressure to leave. We would have hopped up if there was a wait for a table but it was not packed and no wait. Enjoyed a quiet dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in forever!
  38. RH

    RosalindH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    After not eating at Nama for months, I quickly remembered why it is so popular.
  39. C

    Crazy5

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome sushi. Waitress was sweet and on top of it.
  40. OT

    OpenTableVIP

    E. Tennessee

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and wonderful service.

FAQs

Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 588-9811.

Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden is rated 4.8 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Nama Sushi Bar - Bearden

5130 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Mon - Sat 11AM - 3PM Dinner: 3PM - Close Sunday: Noon - Close

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine

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