As an original pioneer of the blossoming Nashville restaurant & food scene, Virago is the gold standard for Asian fusion and Sushi. Virago continues to justify its national acclaim as amongst the nation’s best by satiating savvy diners with its artistic cuisine, creative mixology, and sixty label sake list.
Virago’s perennially awarded “Best Sushi” set in the “Best Interior Design” creates an exciting dining adventure that can only be experienced at Virago. And although Virago’s sushi is consistently regarded as the city’s best, its innovative menu of Asian-inspired culinary gems is recognized by insiders as the brightest star that shines on MStreet.
Above all, Virago is an experience.
Hours of Operation:
Chef's Menu 5:00-11:00
Sushi Menu/Desserts 5:00-12:00
Reservations recommended, Walk-ins welcome
12th Ave S & McGavock St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Andrew Whitney, Sushi Chef Himmi Vasquez
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Do you have a momentous occasion approaching? Or perhaps you just want to enjoy a fantastic dinner with dear friends? A business presentation that requires A/V capabilities? Accommodating up to 22 guests, the Lotus Room at Virago is the perfect venue of any gathering. The Lotus Room is also available for daytime private luncheons. Bring your business meeting or daytime event to Virago for three choices of four-course menu options. Call for reservations.
Do you have a momentous occasion approaching? Or perhaps you just want to enjoy a fantastic dinner with dear friends? A business presentation that requires A/V capabilities? The Lotus Room at Virago is the perfect venue of any gathering. Also available for daytime luncheons.
Virago Ratings and Reviews
It has been awhile, but I was,surprised ...
It has been awhile, but I was,surprised at the food. it was,just not that memorable and a bit heavy on the oil. the upstairs patio was lovely however.
Great food! The duck confit spring rolls ...
Great food! The duck confit spring rolls and the Brussels sprouts were fantastic. Love the Tanto roll too. Service is excellent. Quiet elegant dining spot.
This has become my favorite restaurant i ...
This has become my favorite restaurant in Tennessee. Outstanding food and a lot of it. The chef's tasting menus were fantastic and could not believe the amount of food we received. Outstanding service as well.
Beautiful place with fantastic service a ...
Beautiful place with fantastic service and fun food!
Virago never fails to please. Always gre ...
Virago never fails to please. Always great service and superb service. A staple for date night.
Lots of interesting items on the menu an ...
Lots of interesting items on the menu and service was prompt, accurate, and consistent. Great place to start for a 1-1 romantic evening coupled with later night plans...
The food was spectacular. We had a large ...
The food was spectacular. We had a large group and were very gracious on accommodating us.
Wasabi martinis are the bomb and highly ...
Wasabi martinis are the bomb and highly recommend maki saki Mondays.
Virago is a great restaurant!The service ...
Virago is a great restaurant!The service was excellent,the food was awesome,and the food was ready quickly and presentation was amazing.The atmosphere was great as well.
Food was outstanding as usual and servic ...
Food was outstanding as usual and service was timely.
Really great food and friendly but not o ...
Really great food and friendly but not overbearing service
Great place to eat before seeing a show. ...
Great place to eat before seeing a show. Love the food and atmosphere.
Great wasabi guacamole, sushi and cocktails. Very attentive and helpful server. Cool place and ambiance, is pricey if you're looking for value.
Nice atmosphere (was a little dark, but ...
Nice atmosphere (was a little dark, but not too bad) and food was good. There was a bachelorette party near us so the noise level was unacceptable as we could not talk around our table. I mentioned this to the server (who was EXCELLENT btw) and he said it was like that often on Friday and Saturday evenings so let the reader beware if planning to go at those times.
The thai lobster shooters were incredibl ...
The thai lobster shooters were incredible, the sushi was fresh and the portion were plentiful.
Expected a lot more. Crispy Brussels spr ...
Expected a lot more. Crispy Brussels sprouts not so crispy. Spicy tuna sushi mediocre at best. Mixed drink not made well. Sent it back.
Our server was delightful and very helpful as my husband has allergies . Our food was topnotch and served fast. A delightful evening!
Great food and great service. The Bomb ...
Great food and great service. The Bomb really is the bomb!
Impeccable Service from the entire staff ...
Impeccable Service from the entire staff at Virago. From reservation confirmation to departure, it was top notch.
This is a great restaurant. Complimentar ...
This is a great restaurant. Complimentary valet parking. The food comes out within 15 mins of ordering. staff is friendly. setting is beautiful. What I would like to see add is gluten free options. I know the spicy sauce is not gluten free. So I was unable to truly enjoy the sushi. But sushi was great though. Some more vegetarian items as well.
Really great food and excellent cold sak ...
Really great food and excellent cold sake options. Price is a little harsh but the food and service compensate nicely if your pocketbook can stand the hit.
It is not easy to find vegetarian, let a ...
It is not easy to find vegetarian, let alone vegan options in a beautiful dining space in Nashville. This restaurant had all of that. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. It was a bit loud and not even close to being filled to capacity. I can't imagine what it's like when the restaurant is full. But it was fun and we will go again when we go back to Nashville.
This is my favorite restaurant in town. ...
This is my favorite restaurant in town. Wish I could eat here everyday. Our waitress was incredible. Don't remember her name but she is from White House, TN
Fantastic as always. Eating out has been ...
Fantastic as always. Eating out has been hard with so many trauma and disappointment we've just been extra careful to where we spend our money to eat. Virago is great. They have an amazing vegetarian sushi. Ask for the side of mushrooms sizzled in truffle and soy.
Been here before and the first time was ...
Been here before and the first time was amazing. This time was just ok. Dessert was off the chain but the sushi was so so. Been to some others in the area that have beat the quality lately
Fusion Asian Cuisine...well done!
Dinner at Virago's...my first time there. We decided to share so we could enjoy some of the different flavors. Ordered the Bacon Wrapped Scallops and the Stoned Steak Filet. Absolutely incredible meal and the Coconut Jasmine rice was the most delicious rice I have ever enjoyed. Wasn’t a fan of the sweet potatoes…was a bit bland. Service was great but thank goodness we had a reservation. They were pack for a Monday evening.
I've had sushi all over America in every type of place, from the cheapest to the most expensive. I've never been to a place that charges so much and delivers so little as Virago. I will say their fish is high quality, but what their chefs do with it was unpalatable and strange. I've never been so turned off and disappointed by sushi rolls that cost so much money. And the same can be said for the sake and the appetizers. Strange, poor tasting, very expensive. I don't recommend this restaurant.
The place is gorgeous! And the food- OUT ...
The place is gorgeous! And the food- OUTSTANDING! The sushi is fantastic (try the Bomb) and the steak was magnificent! Great wine list too!!!
Food was delicious and cooked perfectly. ...
Food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Everyone at our table enjoyed their dishes. The decor and vibe were very zen like which we liked. The evening started out wonderful but declined as the evening continued. The restaurant and service were great but the noise level was almost unbearable . We had four women in our group which were of various ages and all left with our ears ringing!!! The acoustics were terrible. We did not stay for dessert as we were so uncomfortable.
One of my favorite spots in Nashville! S ...
One of my favorite spots in Nashville! Shaun is awesome and is always accommodating. I'm not a fan of some of the hostesses. They aren't very friendly or accommodating. But that is my only complaint.
Food is always amazing. Our server, Mary ...
Food is always amazing. Our server, Mary was super attentive and did a fantastic job!
Delicious food with interesting and unus ...
Delicious food with interesting and unusual options. All good!
No longer living up to the hype
We had been here before years ago and it was amazing. This time, it was less than expected. The sushi variety was poor. All but two items either listed 'spicy' or 'jalapeño', sushi doesn't need heat to taste good. There was also a continual smell of smoke/burning food, and we were on the far side of the dining area away from the kitchen. The drinks were made very well and delicious. That was the sole highlight. It's extremely overpriced for such underwhelming food options.
My favorite place in town!
Virago is my go to for every special occasion, birthday, date night , girls nights , etc. We love the food, the vibe, and service! It is hands down the best sushi in town!
Very unprofessional host staff
The food and the view on the roof are amazing but I had a very unpleasant experience with the reservations department and host staff. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who is planning a get together for a large group. They will change your reservation time last minute then tell you that you need to get out by a certain time for another group, even if you book a month in advance.
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