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Brush Sushi Izakaya, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Welcome back to Eater Scenes, in which Eater photographers visit local establishments to capture them at a certain, specific point in time. Today, Decatur's Brush Sushi Izakaya.

Brush Sushi Izakaya in Decatur on a busy Friday night.
Brush Sushi Izakaya in Decatur on a busy Friday night.
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Brush Sushi Izakaya opened on Church Street in Decatur last month, bringing to fruition the vision of chef and partner Jason Liang. With local experience and an eye for what this city was missing in its izakaya scene, the former One Sushi + executive chef and Craft Izakaya sushi chef says he's offering a concept "more in line with the traditions of the Japanese sushi-ya than Atlanta is used to seeing." So far, based on the positive early buzz, Liang's idea has proven to be a success.

Haven't been to Brush yet? Want to get an idea of what you're missing? See the restaurant in action on a busy Friday night via the photos below.

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Dinner with a street view at Brush Sushi Izakaya in Decatur.

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Chef Jason Liang prepares sashimi at his Decatur restaurant.

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Dining at Brush's sushi bar.

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With a variety of sushi, yakitori, kushikatsu, and other Japanese fare, the menu at Brush Sushi Izakaya is full of tough choices.

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Egg yolk, ikura, and uni are ready to be served at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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Tending the grill at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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Behind the sushi bar at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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Putting the finishing touches on a roll at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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These rolls are plated and ready to go.

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Service is a strong attribute at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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In the kitchen with Liang at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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Behind the bar with Brush Sushi Izakaya lead bartender Jeff Banks.

Jeff Banks shakes up a cocktail at Brush Sushi Izakaya. Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta

Banks shakes up a cocktail at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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Easy Tiger, with white and black rum, Hoodoo Chicory, fruit, Orgeat syrup, and bitters.

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Servers run dishes from the kitchen at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

The bustling sushi bar at Brush Sushi Izakaya Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta

Close quarters at Brush's sushi bar.

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Dinner for two at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

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A window into the kitchen at Brush Sushi Izakaya.

Brush Sushi Izakaya

316 Church Street, , GA 30030 (678) 949-9412 Visit Website

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