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
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.
Everything was delicious! Loved the Cri ...
Everything was delicious! Loved the Crispy Okra!
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!!!
Virago was recommended me by a coworker and it was amazing!
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.
Sushi was pretty good. The curry lobster ...
Sushi was pretty good. The curry lobster shooters were very good.
Excellent sushi, steamed black grouper ...
Excellent sushi, steamed black grouper was excellent!
Nice bar area....nice atmosphere...uniqu ...
Nice bar area....nice atmosphere...unique and delicious food....and top shelf service. We will be trying all of the M-Street concepts in the near future.
The wagyu tataki was amazing as was the ...
The wagyu tataki was amazing as was the V2 edamame and oishiki roll. The duck confit egg roll was delicious but perhaps too heavy.
The crunchy rice was amazing! My group l ...
The crunchy rice was amazing! My group loved every single thing that we ordered!! Great spot!
Excellent sushi options. Might have skipped the lobster shots at $4 a piece The chirachidon was perfect.
I eat here at least twice a month and th ...
I eat here at least twice a month and this was the only time that the kitchen was super slow...or there was something going on with the server. After eating here this many times, I guess I was due. Best sushi ever!!
We loved our first experience dining at ...
We loved our first experience dining at Virago! We started with the Godzilla roll to split and it was amazing! For dinner, I ordered the Midori Crab Roll and nearly died it was so amazing! The other two guests ordered non-sushi meals and allowed me to try a bite - one ordered the bacon wrapped scallops (literally the biggest scallops ever and oh so good) and one ordered the ramen with pork belly (so flavorful)! I would recommend any and all of these meals. My only complaint was that our waitress was extremely attentive at the beginning but didn't get refills on our water from about mid-entree on. I will just chalk it up to being busy and pulled in too many directions. Overall, a great dining experience and we can't wait to go back!
The sushi was OK but nain course was terrible.
The sushi was not bad but ramen was over cooked and chicken in dunburi was flavor less and just tasted like it was boiled.
I went to Virgo for the first time with 2 friends. We were overwhelmed by the menu but our patient waiter took time to give us pointers and lead us through the meal. It's a beautiful restaurant and we had plenty of time to visit. My only complaint is that the noise level was surprisingly high. It doesn't look like a space that would be loud, and we were there on a less than busy Tuesday, yet at times it was hard to talk over other conversations. Other than that everything was wonderful.
Great happy hour on Monday! Pecan pie is ...
Great happy hour on Monday! Pecan pie is an amazing dessert as well
Best sushi in Nashville. Great service
Best sushi in Nashville. Great service
It was amazing from start to finish!
It was amazing from start to finish!
The food and service was excellent as al ...
The food and service was excellent as always. I recommend you trust your server for ideas to try different things off the menu. It's easy to be the same wonderful things you always do. We ventured out of our comfort zone tonight based on what our server recommended and we loved it. Thank you virago.
Impeccable service and selection
This was one of the best, if not THE best, dining experience my wife and I have ever had, hands down. Our server was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations after listening to our preferences. We went through 4 of the best courses of dinner that left us wanting more. If you have not tried Virago for sushi or the Asian fusion cuisine, you have not lived. Highly recommended!!
Great place, but expensive...
We arrived early and there were few people there that Sunday. Everything was great, food, ambiance, service, and a nice variety of foods that you won't find at other sushi spots. Katie our server was very friendly and helpful. The Jasmine Coconut Rice was out-of-this-world delicious! My only complaint, if any, was the cost. Sure it's less expensive than the same calibre of restaurant that you might find in New York, Miami, or LA, but hey, this is Nashville.
Wasabi martini. Amazing! Did the chef' ...
Wasabi martini. Amazing! Did the chef's sushi tour. Great food and excellently prepared.
Virago has been consistently delicious for years. The crispy rice/tuna, yellowtail, wagu stone beef and drinks were all amazing. We even made it for happy hour, so we enjoyed $6 drinks and appetizers. Overall, I would definitely recommend Virago to a friend.
Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The fried brussels sprouts and yellow tail sashimi were amazing. Atmosphere and service were top notch.
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