As a pioneer of elevated independent restaurants in Nashville, Virago has consistently transformed throughout its nineteen-year reign as the city’s gold standard for sushi and Asian cuisine. Virago's latest transformation is its much-anticipated move next door to 1120 McGavock Street. Refreshed with a more cosmopolitan, yet edgier design, Virago’s new space includes a seductive interior with secluded booths and private dining rooms set against a renewed focus on an energetic, late night lounge scene. Asian inspired mixology accompanies the city’s most expansive Japanese whiskey and sake lists. Sushi Chef Himmi continues his sixteen-year run of creating makimono and nigirizushi masterpieces. More than just a restaurant, Virago is an experience. And the experience is transforming... once again.

Learn more about our latest transformation.


Make a Reservation

Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome
Please call 615-254-1902 for parties of 9 or more

Best Sushi Bar / Japanese Restaurant
— Nashville Scene, 2013-2018
Best Sushi
— Nashville Lifestyles
Nashville’s Best Sushi
— Eater

Hours & Info

Sushi & Chef’s Menu

Mon-Thurs — 5 pm-11 pm
Fri-Sat — 5 pm-midnight
Sunday — 5 pm-10 pm


Tues-Thurs — 10 pm-11 pm
Fri-Sat — 10 pm-midnight
$10 and under / cocktails, sushi & classics

Maki Sake Monday

Mondays 5pm-10 pm / half-price sushi,
2-for-1 cocktails and saké

Half-Price Wine & Sake

Sundays all night / half-price bottles
of wine and saké under $100

Dress Code

Business casual

corkage fee

$25 fee for a bottle we do not carry
$50 fee for a bottle we do carry


We've moved to our new home:
1120 McGavock Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Event Dining

Private Event Dining is available at Virago for parties of 9 or more.

Virago Event Dining 

Explore Space

“Since 2000, M Street’s sushi-focused restaurant has been a go-to named by many locals.”
— Eater