The Nama sushi bar is not an ordinary sushi bar.
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Gay Street, Nama provides guests with a atmospheric dimly lit room, suitable for family and friends.
The restaurant was voted for “Best Sushi” by Knoxville’s Metro Pulse in 2010.
Nama has traditional Japanese food mixed with a fusion of American tastes. Such foods like fish ‘n chips and tropical fruit and rice can be had for those who want nothing to do with more experimental foods.
However, Nama manages to have a variety of selections to choose from that are considered more traditional Japanese food. Consider the spider rolls. The spider rolls are topped with masago and made with a soft shell crab, springmix, avocado, cucumber, gobo, daikon sprouts and spicy mayonnaise. Five spider rolls costs $11.
Nama also caters to vegetarians with their “vegetarian rolls.” Consider the marley sushi rolls. The marley sushi rolls include tofu, asparagus, mango and roasted red pepper topped with pineapple-Jamaican jerk sauce. These rolls cost $9.
Novice sushi eaters are not ignored either. Consider more American-ized sushi rolls like the California rolls, which include snow crab, avocado and cucumber.
In terms of service, it is hit-or-miss. An exception can be made then, as they were incredibly busy at the time, and the food made up for the spotty service.
Point is, if you want Japanese food, Nama has you covered. So if you feel like eating while you are around downtown Knoxville, consider stopping by. They are open from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, while during weekdays they close at midnight.
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