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Sonobana Japanese Restaurant

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40 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37205-1411
+1 615-356-6600
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11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Liberty, TN, USA
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

One of our favorite places. Excellent food, reasonable prices, friendly (but not subservient) staff (most of whom have been there a long time). Always quiet and peaceful.

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Nashville
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Sonobana is a neighborhood restaurant for us. The location was convenient, the price was right, and the service was good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is the first sushi restaurant I ever tried, my son has been eating here for years. The Sonobana roll is excellent for us rookies! It is delicious and so much food I always have to share. Service is good, we usually have a large group and they are very accommodating. Sometimes we have to wait for a table, but... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I've just discovered Sonobana on White Bridge Rd. in the past two years. I cannot believe I've lived here almost 25 years, and for whatever reason, never knew about this great Japanese Restaurant. If it's top grade Sushi you're looking for in Nashville, this is your place! It's small, so I get To Go often. Yumm.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Service We were promptly greeted and seated. The wait staff was attentive but not overly friendly. Atmosphere Very casual yet comfortable. It's also pretty quiet during the lunch hour. Food The food here is delicious! We had sushi and a bento box sort of lunch. Nice variety. Overall This was a great stop for a quick lunch. Very likely we'll... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I've had sushi in 46 different states. This place wins. Great people, Great rolls. The menu has great pictures and contents of the rolls. Gets pretty busy sometimes and we can't get our favorite spot at the bar, always good service.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Sonobana may be the most popular Japanese restaurant in Nashville and deservedly so. Fabulous, fresh sushi; delightful, innovative combinations; swift, warm, and attentive service. This is such a favorite that I go here several times a month.

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Thank mn615cat
Nashville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Been eating here for 15 years, my kids have grown up chatting with the staff. Absolutely delicious every time. Superb quality of seafood. Since moved, we drive by 2 Japanese restaurants to get there

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Gainesville, Florida
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Good Japanese food and sushi, recommended to us by a local and it lived up to the hype. Excellent pick for sushi and hibachi.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Eaten lots of sushi in lots of places. E.g., 16 yrs in Orange County CA. This place has excellent nigiri. Rolls are OK, but the chef that generally makes the nigiri does it right. Quality fish, and the rice is excellent (it really is all about the rice). Properly prepared and presented. Definite 5 star adjusted for Nashville.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37205-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-356-6600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?