Highest-rated sushi restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

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October 19, 2022
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Highest-rated sushi restaurants in Knoxville, according to Tripadvisor

Sushi first started gaining popularity in the U.S. in the 1960s, when a restaurant called Kawafuku opened in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood. The restaurant's sushi bar was frequented by Japanese businessmen, who'd bring their American coworkers for a meal. Eventually, sushi restaurants started cropping up in other Californian cities, like Osho, which opened in 1970, next to the 20th Century Fox studio in Hollywood, attracting big-name producers, directors, and actors. Soon, the cuisine came to other U.S. cities like New York and Chicago, and by the late 1980s, it was a full-on dining craze. According to industry marketing research company IBISWorld, in 2022, there are nearly 16,000 sushi restaurants in the country.

Whether you're looking for an affordable bento box for lunch or a fine-dining experience for date night, Stacker has you covered—this list of the highest-rated sushi restaurants in Knoxville on Tripadvisor will help guide you to the right roll. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#28. Jai Dee Thai Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 823 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
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#27. Osaka Grill and Sushi Buffet

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4009 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920-4255
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#26. Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Sushi
- Price: not available
- Address: 9420 S Northshore Dr Ste 103, Knoxville, TN 37922-6639
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#25. Chaiyo Thai & Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 James Agee St, Knoxville, TN 37916-2505
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#24. Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7552 Mountain Grove Dr, Knoxville, TN 37920-6754
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#23. Wasabi Japanese Steak House

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 118 Major Reynolds Pl, Knoxville, TN 37919-4853
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#22. Stir Fry Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7240 Kingston Pike Ste 128, Knoxville, TN 37919-5615
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#21. Kabuki Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 19 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
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#20. Drake's Knoxville

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 242 Morrell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5876
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#19. Anaba Japanese Cuisine Northshore

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9405 S. Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922
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#18. Koko Japanese Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8883 Town and Country Cir, Knoxville, TN 37923-4905
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#17. Tomo Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5608
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#16. Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 226 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934-1905
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#15. Asia Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1708 Callahan Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912-1211
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#14. Fulin's Asian Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2060 Town Center Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37922-6677
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#13. East Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11509 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934-3918
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#12. Nama Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
- Price: not available
- Address: 260 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923-4909
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#11. Chef's Asian Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10612 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-1791
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#10. Mikata Japanese Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10918 Spring Bluff Way, Knoxville, TN 37932-1793
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#9. Tangerine's Japanese Cuisine Sushi and Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5328 Millertown Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924-2139
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#8. Misaki Japanese Steak House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8207 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
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#7. Tomo Poke

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
- Price: not available
- Address: 10756 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-1407
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#6. Makino Japanese Buffet

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
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#5. NAMA Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5130 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
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#4. Ichiban Japanese Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6737 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912-1000
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#3. KABUKI FUSION SUSHI & GRILL

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10901 Parkside Dr Ste 105 Suite 105, Knoxville, TN 37934-1988
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#2. Surin of Thailand

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (164 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
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#1. Nama Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (338 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 506 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1501
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