Top 10 Japanese Restaurants In Nashville, Tennessee

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The city of Nashville in Tennessee is a popular destination for both country music lovers and tourists. Its downtown area has a ton of excellent live music venues, which are usually packed, especially during the summer seasons. But Nashville also has a wide variety of excellent restaurants, including Japanese restaurants that are a great addition to the city’s culinary scene. A few examples include Nama Sushi Bar that’s renowned for its excellent sushi rolls, Ninki that boasts a live hibachi grill, and Mikado Japanese Steakhouse that’s been in business for almost 40 years. And there are many more restaurants that are worth visiting and sampling for their tasty food. Check out our amazing list of top Japanese restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, and plan your upcoming trip accordingly.

1. Nama Sushi Bar

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

If you’re in Nashville and craving super tasty sushi, then you can’t go wrong with this fine establishment. Nama Sushi Bar is renowned for its delicious sushi rolls, crunchy shrimp, and tonkatsu burgers. It also offers patrons many value options and specials throughout the week such as happy hour drinks and half-price tacos and sushi. On top of that, they also do deliveries, offer a catering service, and prepare special platters.

Nama Sushi Bar

Address: 2300 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Nama Sushi Bar

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

2. Sonobana

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Sonobana strives to provide patrons with that authentic Japanese dining experience - and we think that they’ve nailed it! The interiors are inviting and cozy and there’s also a small grocery store next to the restaurant where you can find plenty of unique items straight from Japan. Sonobana is a popular lunchtime destination, and we recommend their mouthwatering beef negima, mushroom teriyaki, or tofu steak lunch. But don’t forget to wash that down with an Asahi dry beer, Eshigo Red, or Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo.

Sonobana

Address: 40 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37205, United States

Website: Sonobana

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

3. Sushi Yobi

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Sushi Yobi has made a name for itself for its Japanese and Asian Fusion dishes, which are incredibly tasty. The restaurant is usually quiet during the day but does offer a delivery service. The staff members are incredibly helpful and polite. They also boast a large and varied menu that consists of delicacies such as the Chef Sashimi, Nabeyuki udon, and Red Donkotu ramen. However, you shouldn’t leave without ordering their Sapporo, Sparkling Sake, or a bottle of Concannon white wine.

Sushi Yobi

Address: 1526 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Sushi Yobi

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 3:30am - 9:30pm (closed on Sun)

4. Ninki

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

We've only got two words for you: Dig. In.

Posted by Ninki Japanese Bistro on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ninki isn’t your bog-standard sushi bar, as it also offers a live hibachi grill that’s both entertaining and interesting to watch while your food is being prepared. And with so many amazing delicacies on the menu, it’s hard to know what to order, especially if you’re visiting this establishment for the first time. We recommend their mouthwatering avocado crab salad, Ninki chicken wings, and sashimi deluxe. But also try out their Delicato Red, Rainbow Sundae, and Volcano Roll before leaving.

Ninki

Address: Belle Meade Plaza Shopping Center Office Depot, 4530 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, United States

Website: Ninki

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 11:30am - 10pm

5. Sushi Train

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

It’s a lot of fun getting your sushi from a moving conveyor belt. So, Sushi Train provides that experience within a clean and contemporary environment. And apart from dine-in, it also offers patrons delivery and super convenient takeaway options which are incredibly convenient ig you wish to eat at home. A few choice dishes include the hibachi scallop, tempura udon, and squid a la carte. They also have a great variety of appetizers such as the crispy crabmeat rangoon, pork gyoza, and yakitori for you to try out.

Sushi Train

Address: Lion’s Head Village, 94 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37205, United States

Website: Sushi Train

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Tue)

6. Midori Japanese Korean Restaurant

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

If you enjoy both Japanese and Korean cuisine, then you’ll love this establishment. It’s pretty low-key with a cozy atmosphere and helpful attendants. But it’s the delicious food and great prices that keep patrons coming back for more. We recommend their Japanese bagel roll, katsu chicken, and spicy scallop. But they also prepare several amazing appetizers such as the edamame, gyoza, and sushi varieties.

Midori Japanese Korean Restaurant

Address: Shoppes at South Plaza, 5628 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, United States

Website: Midori Japanese Korean Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri: 11am - 10:30pm; Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)

7. Wild Wasabi

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Wild Wasabi has gained a reputation for its great service, tasty food, and value-added lunch buffet. And due to its central location and comprehensive sushi menu, it tends to get quite busy throughout the week, so try to get there early to avoid long waiting lines. Do try out their crispy calamari, green bean and tofu, and smoked salmon salad. But you also need to sample their amazing sushi rolls such as the California roll, snow crab roll, and yellow tail roll.

Wild Wasabi

Address: 209 10th Ave S # 215, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Wild Wasabi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat: 12pm - 9pm; Sun: 3pm - 9pm

8. Samurai Sushi

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Samurai Sushi on Sunday, April 18, 2021

One of the coolest and most creative Japanese eateries in Nashville is none other than Samurai Sushi. But it’s not all style and no substance, as the sushi here is very tasty and much loved by the locals. We recommend their miso soup, ikura, and tiger roll, and you can wash that all down with a refreshing Asahi Dry, iced tea, or Sapporo.

Samurai Sushi

Address: 2209 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, United States

Website: Samurai Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4:30pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4:30pm - 9:30pm (closed on Sun)

9. Tokyo Japanese Steak House

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Tokyo Japanese Steak House on Friday, February 19, 2021

This prime establishment offers patrons a live hibachi grill and amazing food. Moreover, you can pick up meals from their dedicated curbside pickup point, which is very convenient. We recommend their bento box lunch special, chicken yaki soba, and Ocean Delight. They also offer a wide range of refreshing drinks such as the Caribbean Dream, mai tai, and Tokyo Infused Pineapple Sake.

Tokyo Japanese Steak House

Address: 701 President Pl #100, Smyrna, TN 37167, United States

Website: Tokyo Japanese Steak House

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 12pm - 8:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 9:30pm

10. MIKADO Japanese Steakhouse

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

The cooks at Mikado Japanese Steakhouse know their stuff, as their dishes are always perfectly prepared, and the bartenders are equally professional. And since this establishment has been in business for almost 40 years, you can expect a world-class dining experience from the get-go. You’ll love their delicious Mikado Combination, shrimp and scallop, and suki yaki. But don’t leave without ordering one of their tasty beverages such as the Geisha, Long Island iced tea, or Yellow Bird.

MIKADO Japanese Steakhouse

Address: 410 Metroplex Dr, Nashville, TN 37211, United States

Website: MIKADO Japanese Steakhouse

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9:15pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10:15pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 9:15pm

Many great Japanese restaurants for discerning tastes

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You’re bound to have a lot of fun in Nashville, given its rich country music heritage, but the good times don’t end there. You’ll want to visit its many excellent eateries, especially its Japanese restaurants that we’ve listed here. And, if you have discerning tastes, then you’ll be in heaven since these restaurants try to be as authentic as possible and some even provide live hibachi grills for that extra bit of entertainment and provide the perfect opportunity for taking snapshots that you can post on Instagram.

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