A unique, cozy dining experience for the sushi lover. A fusion of Japanese/Korean/Spanish/American flavors created from the finest and freshest ingredients, with rolls such as Maui Wowie, a crunchy shrimp roll topped with yellowtail, avocado, and pineapple salsa. Nama’s big into sauces, toppings, and salads, and the creativity on the menu extends all the way to the top, with a wasabi hummus appetizer and jerk tofu salad. Many vegetarian choices. Sushi Happy Hour available daily, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (Note: Nama is open late Monday-Saturday, with no set closing time; we inserted "3 a.m." because our website requires a specific time.)

From the YUMMM! Metro Pulse Dining Guide:

Nama Sushi Bar has achieved a rare balance: It has updated and expanded a culinary classic—sushi—for the American palate, without sacrificing taste or quality. What could equally tantalize sushi virgins, novices, and traditionalists looking for expanded sushi offerings? Here is just a smattering of the super-appealing, Nama-nized sushi and chef specialties:

• Soy Joy Roll: spicy tuna, seared albacore, cucumber, tempura crunchies, wrapped in soy paper, topped with fantasy sauce, eel sauce, wasabi mayo, and scallion
• Pizza Roll: snow crab, smoked salmon, avocado baked with TNT sauce, topped with eel sauce, bonito flakes, and scallion
• Marley Vegetarian Roll: tofu, asparagus, mango, roasted red pepper with pineapple-Jamaican jerk sauce
• Ceviche: fresh fish, shellfish, or a combo served with salsa fresca, avocado, cilantro crema, masago and blue corn tortilla chips
• Kama: broiled yellowtail collar with crispy vegetable salad
• Snow Crab Soup: snow crab with roasted red pepper, shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, basil, and red curry coconut sauce

And for those who simply shudder at the thought of uncooked fish, problem solved! Hot Nama selections are vivid menu items, not just sushi substitutes—think orange-sesame shrimp, a cilantro-ginger portabella sandwich, and the very popular pineapple pork tenderloin. Even some avowed sushi lovers sometimes dip into the Hot Nama side of the menu.

Looking for an excuse to try Nama? They’ve got a swell Social Hour every single day, 4-6 p.m. That’s where you’ll find draft beers for $2.50, $4 house wines by the glass, and half off a selection of maki and te-maki handrolls, like spicy tuna and crab.

Other special palates will find plenty to love too—for the sweet fiend, there are nama truffles and tempura battered bananas with chocolate/raspberry sauce. For the 10 and under crowd, there’s a special menu with stuff like a peanut butter and raspberry roll or shrimp ’n’ chips.

Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes


Day Opens Closes
Sunday noon midnight
Monday 11 a.m. 3 a.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 3 a.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 3 a.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 3 a.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 3 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. 3 a.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday noon
Monday 11 a.m.
3 a.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
3 a.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
3 a.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
3 a.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
3 a.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
3 a.m.

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Comments » 1

divine662 writes:

Best place I ever ate!! Used to be a "Sushi Hater" but was talked into going by a friend and I absolutely love it!! The atmosphere is kinda loud but it's tolerable and the food is EXCELLENT!! They have a lot of variety and the staff is professional and attentive. My personal favorite is the Tempura. I would HIGHLY recommend Nama Sushi to everyone!! LOVE IT!!!

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