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.

With our recent move, please note the updated dress code policy stated below.


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


Mon-Thurs — 10 pm-11 pm
Fri-Sat — 10 pm-midnight
$10 and under / cocktails, sushi & classics
(dine-in only)

Maki Sake Monday

Mondays 5pm-10 pm / half-price sushi,
2-for-1 cocktails and sake
(dine-in only)

Half-Price Wine & Sake

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

Dress Code

Business casual
For gentlemen, full length pants or jeans are recommended, and closed-toe shoes and shirts with sleeves are required. We also ask that gentlemen remove their hats while in the building.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in maintaining the integrity of the Virago experience for all guests.

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 

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