Ru San?s chefs blend the subtle flavors of timeless Japanese cooking with the artistry of contemporary cuisine, creating edible masterpieces of fresh sushi, umami noodle dishes, and tender-seafood steaks. Diners sample delicate morsels of roe or smoked-shrimp nigiri, or dive into plates of specialty sushi maki, artfully plated to create likenesses of cucumber flower stalks and red-tuna valentine hearts. Far from a mere sushi bar, Ru San employs chefs that can bring to life a wealth of savory ramen and soba soups, crispy, dippable tempuras, and elegant seafood dishes?such as the sweet mocha cake scallops, or soy-butter grilled sea bass.
Tokyo Japanese Steak House is a feast for the eyes, nose, and ears as well as the mouth. In addition to "laser lights in the lobby" and "sushi in martini glasses," as noted by Nashville Scene, hibachi chefs stand by your table and make theater out of food preparation, tossing around teriyaki meats and tofu dishes and making puppet shows with chopsticks.
There’s also a wide selection of sushi here. Try the signature Tennessee roll, which incorporates spicy tuna topped with fish, eel sauce, and tempura flakes. Also worth a try: the barbecue eel over sushi rice.
You don’t have to know how to wield a sword (though that would be pretty awesome) to enjoy the authentic Japanese cuisine at Samurai Sushi. Samurai has been listed as one of the five best sushi spots by the Tennessean, and the Nashville Scene calls Samurai “out of this world”. Enjoy authentic dishes like Squid Salad, the California Roll or the Hawaiian Roll. Combination meals are available as well. Beer and non-alcoholic drinks are available. Gluten free and vegetarian options are offered as well. Reservations are accepted, and takeout is obtainable for those staying in to watch marathons of America’s Funniest Home Videos. After all, those baby and puppy videos are just so cute. Try Samurai’s sushi today.
Virago is a brilliant example of Asian fusion cuisine in Nashville, Tennessee. Located on a trendy corner building downtown, Virago creates an experience that is at once delicious, interesting, and unique. Choose to enjoy a meal out on their patio, or take a seat at one of their comfortable tables inside. At Virago, they specialize in sushi and traditional robatayaki, which is a form of Japanese grilling during which foods are slowly cooked on skewers over burning coals. Try some of their fresh and specialty sushi dishes, or select something to have grilled. Options range from chicken meatballs to bacon wrapped scallops. This highly-rated restaurant will certainly leave you wanting more.
Great sushi in Tennessee? You got it! There’s a reason that Sushi Me was awarded the Toast of Music City Award for 2014, and that reason is an abundance of fresh, unique sushi. Start your meal off right with a glass of wine or mixed drink from the bar, and remember that Thursday night is ladies’ night with half priced drinks until close. So, what is this unique sushi you have heard about? Try the Angry Banana, which combines spicy crab and banana (yes, banana) into a single delicious roll that you never even realized you wanted until now. Alternatively, check out the Las Vegas II or the Big Daddy to get your fill on fresh salmon and tuna.
If you’ve been on the lookout for an extensive menu of traditional Japanese favorites within the Music City, give this place a try. Not sure what you like? Order the Chef’s Choice, which comes with a variety of nigiri, rolls and sashimi to give you a sampling of a few of the fresh flavors. Don’t be afraid to get adventurous, however, because this place offers a menu full of creative options. Check out the Heart Attack Appetizer (jalapeno, spicy tuna and cream cheese) for a spicy opening to a fresh meal. For sushi, try The Wayne Roll (crab, eel, egg, avocado and burdock root) for its crunchy, unexpected appeal.