Atlanta Magazine’s Corby Kummer reviews Sushi House Hayakawa, which reopened on Buford Highway in March after an extensive renovation project. Kummer awards an “excellent” rating of three out of four stars, praising chef Art Hayakawa for ignoring the frills and focusing on sushi that is second to none.
It’s hard to imagine someone matching Hayakawa’s skill, or at least his sense of duty. His impassioned odes to his art and his adopted city demand local attention. We should go well out of our way to celebrate this sometimes tormented, driven artist. The question now is how much longer he’s willing to wait for the rest of Atlanta to figure that out.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Creative Loafing’s Brad Kaplan takes a first look at Richards’ Southern Fried in Krog Street Market. Friday Date night says Fatt Matt’s Rib Shack is “absolutely excellent.” Burgers, Barbecue & Everything Else finds a tasty burger at Elder Tree Public House. Fried Chicken Lips says the quality doesn’t match the higher prices at Apple House Best Seafood and Sushibar. Fresh ATL isn’t wowed by the pan-Asian cuisine at Ba Bellies. Hot Dish Review enjoys beef and turkey burgers at Grindhouse Killer Burgers.
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