the restaurant

Nami offers a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese cuisine set in historic Atwells Avenue in the Federal Hill district of Providence, Rhode Island. Serving sushi, hibachi, steak and kitchen entrees with modern New American influences, NAMI is the new face of Japanese fine dining in Providence. We offer a full-service bar and lounge with an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails. Al fresco dining is available as is complimentary valet parking.

about us

our staff

here to serve you

Our sushi chefs and kitchen cooks are trained in both new and traditional styles of Japanese cuisine. That means there is sure to be a favorite dish for all, no matter the palate. Make a reservation with your friends or simply just walk in alone to unwind or hang out with our friendly restaurant staff. We pride ourselves in being the best Japanese restaurant in our neighborhood.

  1. The Beginning

    1980s

    Founders Li and Wendy meet in New York City, where they both worked.

  2. On The Move

    1990s

    After a brief culinary stint in New York, Li and Wendy relocated to Rhode Island in 1997 to open a small Asian eatery in Bristol.

  3. Growth

    2000s

    Falling in love with tight-knit seaside communities in Rhode Island, Li and Wendy stayed ever since and opened up restaurants on the East Bay and in Providence.

  4. Meet NAMI

    2010s

    With NAMI, Li and Wendy seek to blend their love of seafood and the flair of Rhode Island’s dynamic culinary scene.

Crowd Favorites

Meet some of our most popular dishes. Be sure to try them out during your visit!

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Hours and Location

Dining Hours:

Sunday - thursday

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

friday - saturday

12:00 pm – 1:00 am

  • 198 Atwells Avenue
    Providence, RI 02903

  • Call us at 401-383-6559

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Reservations

We accept reservations for parties and groups! Just fill out the reservation form using our partner website by clicking the button below.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • ‘‘Went here for a friend's birthday dinner. We were given a private room and the food, drinks, and service were excellent!’’

    Review from opentable.com

  • ‘‘I had a great time on Sunday. It was not crowded as we [experienced] last time we were there. The food was fresh and delicious. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for sushi in RI except this place. My waiter was very nice and helpful.’’

    Review from opentable.com

  • ‘‘We went to Nami before a show. The food was exceptional, very fresh sushi and hand rolls. The sake selection is diverse and tasty. We spent a wonderful couple of hours there. The service was attentive. Overall, I would go back in a heartbeat. Enjoyed it a great deal.’’

    Review from opentable.com

  • ‘‘The freshness of the fish is some of the best I've had. The cocktails are great and the service is very good and polite.’’

    Review from opentable.com

  • ‘‘Best Sushi in RI! Love Nami, they never disappoint!’’

    Review from opentable.com

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The mission is simple: serve delicious food that guests will want to return to week after week.

Dining Hours

Sunday - thursday

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

friday - saturday

12:00 pm – 1:00 am

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