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Locations & Hours

505 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

We are located in the heart of the gulch right off 12th South.


DINNER everyday 5p-10p
BRUNCH Sat. & Sun. 10a-2p

(615) 454-3946



by Chef/Owner Sarah Gavigan

An ever-changing palate of flavors and cultures,
Little Octopus resides in the gulch neighborhood of Nashville.
Our ethos is fresh, simple, vibrant food that makes you feel good.

OUR FOOD is eclectic, vegetable driven family style meals inspired by the many cultures and cuisines of Los Angeles California in Nashville Tennessee. We are inspired by methods and ingredients as diverse as the melting pot of LA culture. Our menu reflects a cross section of those influences. It’s where Peru meets Italy and Japan. Where China meets Japan and the west. Where Mexico meets Los Angeles in the gardens of Tennessee to our plate. 

OUR DRINK is classics driven and always conscious, the beverage program is driven by ingredients and ideas from our kitchen such as drinking vinegars made from citrus and herbs to a natural wine program that is affordable and fun. 

OUR SPACE is built by the incredible Design, Bitches of Los Angeles, this dynamic female duo were about to transport the vibe and feel Santa Monica Bay at sunset to us here in Nashville. The LO space is simple, it's inventive and it makes you feel good. Just like our food. Just like a California sunset.

OUR NAME 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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