As the pioneer of experiential dining in Nashville, Virago is cosmopolitan, progressive, and adventurous. Since its inception in 2000, Virago has continued to set the gold standard for sushi. The one-two punch of contemporary Japanese and Asian compositions, complemented by Sushi Chef Himmi’s masterpieces, is set against the seductive interior, which was meticulously designed to elevate the senses and transport the soul. Mixology painted with exotic Asian flavors accompanies the city’s most expansive list of saké – all to be savored in Virago’s energetic Izakaya lounge scene, secluded booths, and private dining rooms.

On The Move — Virago’s next evolution is set to unveil this Spring, including a new location on McGavock Street. 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

Late-Night Menu

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

Maki Saké Monday

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

Half-Price Wine & Saké

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


1126 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