POP is a hospitality group that was formed out of the concept of the ever changing food world. 

POP Nashville was born in May 2014 by Sarah and Brad Gavigan on the second floor of a repurposed building in the heart of East Nashville to serve as a platform for new dining and event concepts.

What began as a pop-up ramen shop has become one of the most unique event spaces in Nashville, residing in the heart of East Nashville. One part restaurant incubator, one part POP-UP, and one part Event space, POP is the next generation in eclectic dining and events.

POP Hospitality Group




Our number one goal: a unique and delicious experience.

Sarah Gavigan, Chef and founder of Otaku South,  initially discovered the space in 2013, using it as her commissary kitchen for nearly two years while serving her traditional Japanese Ramen across the city.   

In a town that takes deep pride in supporting local business, Gavigan saw an opportunity to bring new Chefs, cuisines, and new ideas to the forefront, as well as the many cultures represented in Nashville today.   POP exists to help them tell their story through food, art and music.

In it's first year, POP hosted Otaku South Ramen Shop 5 days a week. The newly minted guest Chef series {City} meets Nashville brought Chefs Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), Ryan Prewitt (Peche), Stephen Stryjewski (Couchon Butcher), Zachary Pelaccio (Fish & Game), and Daniel Heinze (McCradys) to Nashville for dinners.

Today, POP is a growing group of rule bending restaurants across Nashville, as well as serving as one of the coolest event spaces in the city. 

In the original East Nashville location our newest concept Little Octopus has taken over the space 6 days a week, serving clean fresh vibrant food you can eat everyday.

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