Little Octopus Sushi

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Little Octopus Sushi

Fresh & Authentic Sushi & Drink


Looking for the perfect spot to indulge in delicious sushi and cocktails?
Look no further than Little Octopus in Nashville, Tennessee! This original sushi haven is renowned for its fresh and high-quality sushi, expertly prepared by skilled chefs and overlooked by "Itamae", which translates to master sushi chef “in front of the board" using only the finest ingredients. Whether you're in the mood for classic favorites or innovative creations, Little Octopus has something for every taste bud. And don't forget to pair your meal with one of their expertly crafted cocktails for the ultimate dining experience. Don't miss out on the culinary delights at Little Octopus – it's a must-visit destination for any foodie seeking sushi in Nashville!

Fresh vibrant FOOD + DESIGN

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN is growing to become a city with an unwavering love for all things food. Where the food scene is thriving, it takes something truly special to stand out among other sushi restaurants and local bars. Little Octopus in Nashville is doing just that with authenticity and a welcoming Nashville vibe.

Little Octopus is the latest restaurant from POP and Otaku South. Little Octopus is a modern neighborhood restaurant serving flavors from everywhere, ingredients from here, and options for everyone. Carnivores, celiacs, vegetarians and vegans alike can enjoy a meal at Little Octopus.

"Voted top Nashville Sushi spot by Restaurant Utopia!

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History About Little Octopus in Nashville, Tennessee

Established in 2015. Little Octopus began as a POP-up Restauarant in the POP Nashville space on Gallatin in East Nashville and relocated to the Gulch in January of 2017. Founded and owned by Sarah & Brad Gavigan.

Sarah Gavigan began her culinary career at the age of 42 after relocating from Los Angeles to Nashville, simply because she missed Ramen. Real ramen. So she challenged herself to make it, and now she owns two restaurants. Otaku Ramen opened in December of 2015 and Little Octopus in January of 2017.

OUR NAME - The Little Octopus
In short, The Little Octopus is Sarah Gavigan, owner and Chef. A nickname given to her when she was young by her mentor for “always having her tentacles moving and always changing colors.” That notion formed who she is, a deep love of the animal itself and the ethos of the restaurant today.

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2017 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Award

Specialties of Little Octopus
Fresh clean vibrant food served in shared plates that is vegetable driven, seasonally focused, locally sourced and latin inspired. Much of our food is naturally gluten free and vegetarian, with dishes for even the most dedicated carnivore as well.

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