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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
I made the reservation for my boyfriend' ...
I made the reservation for my boyfriend's birthday. Service was prompt and I had entered special notes on OpenTable about the birthday. Our waitress immediately recognized our occasion and made it PERFECT!!! Food was presented beautifully and we always had drinks. We declined dessert (not thinking) she walked away and came back to see if we wanted the special dessert. We said yes immediately! So glad we did! Yum! I was very pleased as it was all a surprise to him! We enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend!
Hadn't been I years since they moved fro ...
Hadn't been I years since they moved from 21st area. We were there early but nice ambience, food was good but waitress didn't really go over the menu much with us, ended up missing the entire sushi menu which was we were in the mood for!
Food was very good. Service was fine. Ve ...
Food was very good. Service was fine. Very pleasant but somewhat inattentive server. Good atmosphere. However, we had a 7 pm reservation. We were running early so we arrived at 6:30 pm thinking maybe we could go ahead and be seated. The hostess was polite but very contrite that it would be 7 pm before we would be seated. As such we waited outside for 30 minutes. When they called us (at 7 pm on the dot) we walked in to see the restaurant only 1/3 full. Vast majority of tables were empty. It was very disappointing that they would make us wait for 30 minutes when the restaurant was less than half full. In addition, not good business for virago in that they could have seated us early and possibly turned our table even quicker thus meaning more dining business for them. Overall not sure if we will go back.
I have been here two times. The first on ...
I have been here two times. The first one was with a couple of gfs having a nice happy hour. It was fantastic and delicious. It was loud and busy and a great atmosphere. The second time was for a date on a wed afternoon. It was a very very slow night. only one bar was open, there was no much music in the background and the waiting staff seemed a little bored. Never the less Richard made me and my date feel very comfortable and we enjoyed each others company.
Food was served cold, even though I arri ...
Food was served cold, even though I arrived an hour before they said they closed we were rushed out, lights were brightened at our table and it was really uncomfortable. Food was not worth the money at all. Dont go, lots of better places in Nashville. Get your s*** together.
It was a nice place, and the service was ...
It was a nice place, and the service was nice. The food was a little overpriced for what we got. The alcohol was probably the best of the meal. It wasn't anything too special. Maybe you have to order something on the chef's menu.
I have dined at Virago several times and ...
I have dined at Virago several times and have never been disappointed. The appetizers are especially delicious (Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Duck Confit Egg Roll, Rock Shrimp Tempura). Of course once you eat these there is not much room for an entree, but the sushi combinations are very good; "The Bomb" is amazing. If you have any room left, the desserts are great too. The restaurant has a very pretty decor, and has many intimate alcoves that makes it a nice choice for a romantic dinner, but it can also handle a large party for special occasions like a birthday or other celebration. The food is a little on the pricey side, but the portions are big, and great for sharing. I look forward to dining at Virago again.
Wonderful menu, delicious specialty sush ...
Wonderful menu, delicious specialty sushi. Loved our server. We were a party of three, and with two glasses of wine each , one roll each and a shared entree our bill came to $200 plus gratuity - Virago isn't an option if you are on a budget but it's a great night out.
This is the second time dining here in t ...
This is the second time dining here in three weeks . The first time was wonderful , the second disappointing . Our first course came out after our second and we were served so quickly we were out in an hour. It'll be some time before I return .
Excellent sushi, especially The Bomb rol ...
Excellent sushi, especially The Bomb roll. We had a fabulous server who explained the menu in detail, which really helped with placing our order. Unfortunately, we were seated at a table at the end of a row which was located next to a well lit totally empty room (tables were set up, but no diners), which made us feel as though we were dining in an empty restaurant. This lack of ambiance took away from the dining experience.
We went on Monday for half price sushi, ...
We went on Monday for half price sushi, and this was a GREAT value. There were also 2 for 1 drinks ($11 for two drinks was great). We were visiting Nashville and the half priced sushi caught my attention, very glad we went! The wasabi martini was amazing, as was all the sushi we ordered.
One of our best dining experiences of la ...
One of our best dining experiences of late. Creative sushi rolls, fabulous wagyu on stone, great service. Only minor complaint was gelato was not frozen, which they apologized for and comped when they served it. Memorable meal that earned a regular spot in our rotation.
Indoor/Outdoor dining option at its fine ...
Indoor/Outdoor dining option at its finest! My wife & I celebrated her birthday in downstairs in the main dining room and had impeccable service & delicious food. After dinner we had coffee & desert upstairs on the outdoor bar. Great service yet again and beautiful views of the Nashville skyline. Its gotta be one of the best bars in Nashville!
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