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Ryan Fleisher

23 Atlanta Restaurants for Fantastic Sushi

From elaborate omakase feasts to super fresh nigiri and sashimi bites, Atlanta isn’t lacking in great sushi options

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| Ryan Fleisher

Atlanta loves sushi, a fact not lost on the many talented sushi chefs around town. Atlantans have come to expect fresh ingredients, serious knife skills, and fish imported straight from Japan. Nothing else will do. Here, now, are the restaurants serving some of Atlanta’s best bets for great sushi.

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Sushiology

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Area residents swear by this restaurant for sushi and sushi, nigri, and sashimi in Kennesaw. Ask for the “sushinomics” menu all-you-can-eat sushi. Lunch at the sushi bar here includes miso soup and ginger salad.

Yakitori Jinbei

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In addition to serving great ramen here, Yakitori Jinbei also offers a pristinely packaged bento box omakase for $89 that includes a sashimi appetizer, sashimi, nigiri, and maki. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pick up.

Minato Japanese Restaurant

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Located in Smyrna, this low-key, casual sushi house dishes out top-quality sushi with very generous portions.

Sushi Huku Japanese Restaurant

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This unassuming restaurant located just inside the Perimeter on Powers Ferry is an under-the-radar favorite for avid sushi enthusiasts. The menu features a tight selection of both traditional and original riffs on Japanese dishes and sushi as well as the option for an omakase.

Eight Sushi Lounge

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Eight Sushi Lounge on the Westside comes from Lei G Ho, who owns Rice Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Expect contemporary takes on sushi here with cocktails, beer, and wine for pairing.

Recently opened on Howell Mill Road, the 15-seat sushi bar at this Japanese restaurant offers an intimate dining experience catered to each guest. Expect a meal here from chef J. Trent Harris to feature several courses of nigiri prepared in the edomae sushi style served along with other dishes like hakurei turnip tartlets, buta nikomi with braised iberico pork, and tamagoyaki (Japanese shrimp and egg cake similar to an omelette.) It’s all followed by dessert paired with konacha green tea. Mujo is reservation only, which includes the petite cocktail bar. Reservations required.

A Charleston transplant, O-Ku opened in the Westside Ironworks complex in 2015 and comes complete with a rooftop patio, a great happy hour menu, and superb cocktails to pair with the sushi selections here.

Looking to spot a celebrity or two while also indulging in assorted nigiri and otoro caviar, lobster tempura rolls, and spicy tuna crispy rice paired with bottles of wine and sake? Make a reservation at Umi in Buckhead. Dress code.

Taka Sushi Restaurant

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Taka is a local favorite in Buckhead, and chef Taka Moriuchi often blogs about the restaurant online. Expect to find sushi favorites here along with nigiri, hot appetizers, and sake.

Nori Nori

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Nori Nori serves a wide variety of solid sushi with a slight twist — everything is served buffet style.

Budi's Sushi

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Located on the ground floor of the Pencil Factory Lofts, Budi’s menu includes a variety of fresh and fried sushi and sushi roll options on its menu. Order sushi and sashimi plates of between seven to 23 chef-selected pieces served with a bowl of miso soup. Try one of the restaurant’s house sushi rolls, like the Terminator with soft shell crab tempura, spicy tuna, eel, cucumber, wasabi tobiko (roe), and eel sauce. There’s also a location in Dunwoody Village.

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Family-owned and operated Nakato is Atlanta’s oldest Japanese restaurant. Located on Cheshire Bridge Road, come here for traditional sushi as well as teppanyaki dishes and hibachi-style dining. The restaurant turned 50 in 2022. Read more about about the family and Nakato’s legacy in Atlanta here.

MF Sushi

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This slick sushi restaurant located in the popular Inman Quarter complex is all about fresh fish, knife skills, and beautifully plated sushi. The omakase here averages around $125 per person.

Omakase Table

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Located inside Silom Thai and Sushi on Lenox Road, this private, six-seat omakase pop-up restaurant features fish flown in from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. Reservations are required. Omakase Table is also available for takeout and includes a selection of chef’s choice small bites, chirashi, nigiri, and donburi bowls.

Tomo Japanese Restaurant

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Chef Tomohiro Naito imports fish from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market for the vast selection of traditional and custom sushi creations here at this restaurant in Buckhead.

Circle Sushi

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Tucked away in a retail complex off of busy Roswell Road, this small restaurant in Sandy Springs is a local favorite and doesn’t skimp on the sushi and sashimi options on the menu. So, order up.

The One Sushi +

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Located off of Peachtree Street in Brookhaven, One Sushi + offers plenty of sushi on its menu as well as other entrees and a variety of Japanese beer and whiskey.

Yuzu Sushi

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Located just off of busy Peachtree Road across from the Chamblee Walmart, some say this is a hidden gem of a sushi restaurant in the metro Atlanta area. Head in for generous portions of sushi, nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls. Make sure to pair it was sake.

Brush Sushi Izakaya

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Owned chef Jason Liang, Brush Izakaya in downtown Decatur offers some of the most beautifully prepared (and presented) sushi in the Atlanta area. Order the omakase which begins with otsumani or small bites followed by 15 pieces of nigiri. The nigiri courses progress from lighter white fish and to fish with much stronger flavors like bluefin tuna or chub mackerel. Sushi can also be ordered a la carte here. Reservations highly encouraged.

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

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Located in the Super H Mart complex in Doraville, this sushi restaurant offers traditional Japanese dishes, including several sushi options delivered to diners via a conveyor belt. Simply grab the desired plates from the revolving selection, eat, and pay using the touchscreen at the seat. Specific items can also be ordered via touchscreen and then delivered directly to the orderer by way of the conveyor belt.

Kang Nam

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Grab a seat at the sushi bar or in the dining room at this Japanese restaurant for sushi, sashimi, and rolls, along with udon, dinner platters, and teriyaki and tempura selections on the menu.

Sushi Hayakawa

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Chef Atsushi Hayakawa’s Buford Highway sushi house continues to dominate Atlanta’s sushi scene. Reservations are required and should be made well in advance; especially for those who want to watch Chef Hayakawa prepare dinner himself. The two-and-a-half hour honkaku omakase is a one-on-one, 14-course sushi extravaganza with the chef — a must for any sushi lover. The restaurant relocates to the Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road in 2022. Reservations required.

Sushi Mania Restaurant

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This low key Alpharetta sushi restaurant at the Camden Village complex features a variety of nigiri, sashimi, and sushi rolls and platters on its extensive menu. In addition to sushi, there’s also teriyaki plates, bulgogi, udon noodles, and ramen on the menu here.

Sushiology

Area residents swear by this restaurant for sushi and sushi, nigri, and sashimi in Kennesaw. Ask for the “sushinomics” menu all-you-can-eat sushi. Lunch at the sushi bar here includes miso soup and ginger salad.

Yakitori Jinbei

In addition to serving great ramen here, Yakitori Jinbei also offers a pristinely packaged bento box omakase for $89 that includes a sashimi appetizer, sashimi, nigiri, and maki. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pick up.

Minato Japanese Restaurant

Located in Smyrna, this low-key, casual sushi house dishes out top-quality sushi with very generous portions.

Sushi Huku Japanese Restaurant

This unassuming restaurant located just inside the Perimeter on Powers Ferry is an under-the-radar favorite for avid sushi enthusiasts. The menu features a tight selection of both traditional and original riffs on Japanese dishes and sushi as well as the option for an omakase.

Eight Sushi Lounge

Eight Sushi Lounge on the Westside comes from Lei G Ho, who owns Rice Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Expect contemporary takes on sushi here with cocktails, beer, and wine for pairing.

Mujō

Recently opened on Howell Mill Road, the 15-seat sushi bar at this Japanese restaurant offers an intimate dining experience catered to each guest. Expect a meal here from chef J. Trent Harris to feature several courses of nigiri prepared in the edomae sushi style served along with other dishes like hakurei turnip tartlets, buta nikomi with braised iberico pork, and tamagoyaki (Japanese shrimp and egg cake similar to an omelette.) It’s all followed by dessert paired with konacha green tea. Mujo is reservation only, which includes the petite cocktail bar. Reservations required.

O-Ku

A Charleston transplant, O-Ku opened in the Westside Ironworks complex in 2015 and comes complete with a rooftop patio, a great happy hour menu, and superb cocktails to pair with the sushi selections here.

Umi

Looking to spot a celebrity or two while also indulging in assorted nigiri and otoro caviar, lobster tempura rolls, and spicy tuna crispy rice paired with bottles of wine and sake? Make a reservation at Umi in Buckhead. Dress code.

Taka Sushi Restaurant

Taka is a local favorite in Buckhead, and chef Taka Moriuchi often blogs about the restaurant online. Expect to find sushi favorites here along with nigiri, hot appetizers, and sake.

Nori Nori

Nori Nori serves a wide variety of solid sushi with a slight twist — everything is served buffet style.

Budi's Sushi

Located on the ground floor of the Pencil Factory Lofts, Budi’s menu includes a variety of fresh and fried sushi and sushi roll options on its menu. Order sushi and sashimi plates of between seven to 23 chef-selected pieces served with a bowl of miso soup. Try one of the restaurant’s house sushi rolls, like the Terminator with soft shell crab tempura, spicy tuna, eel, cucumber, wasabi tobiko (roe), and eel sauce. There’s also a location in Dunwoody Village.

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Family-owned and operated Nakato is Atlanta’s oldest Japanese restaurant. Located on Cheshire Bridge Road, come here for traditional sushi as well as teppanyaki dishes and hibachi-style dining. The restaurant turned 50 in 2022. Read more about about the family and Nakato’s legacy in Atlanta here.

MF Sushi

This slick sushi restaurant located in the popular Inman Quarter complex is all about fresh fish, knife skills, and beautifully plated sushi. The omakase here averages around $125 per person.

Omakase Table

Located inside Silom Thai and Sushi on Lenox Road, this private, six-seat omakase pop-up restaurant features fish flown in from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. Reservations are required. Omakase Table is also available for takeout and includes a selection of chef’s choice small bites, chirashi, nigiri, and donburi bowls.

Tomo Japanese Restaurant

Chef Tomohiro Naito imports fish from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market for the vast selection of traditional and custom sushi creations here at this restaurant in Buckhead.

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Circle Sushi

Tucked away in a retail complex off of busy Roswell Road, this small restaurant in Sandy Springs is a local favorite and doesn’t skimp on the sushi and sashimi options on the menu. So, order up.

The One Sushi +

Located off of Peachtree Street in Brookhaven, One Sushi + offers plenty of sushi on its menu as well as other entrees and a variety of Japanese beer and whiskey.

Yuzu Sushi

Located just off of busy Peachtree Road across from the Chamblee Walmart, some say this is a hidden gem of a sushi restaurant in the metro Atlanta area. Head in for generous portions of sushi, nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls. Make sure to pair it was sake.

Brush Sushi Izakaya

Owned chef Jason Liang, Brush Izakaya in downtown Decatur offers some of the most beautifully prepared (and presented) sushi in the Atlanta area. Order the omakase which begins with otsumani or small bites followed by 15 pieces of nigiri. The nigiri courses progress from lighter white fish and to fish with much stronger flavors like bluefin tuna or chub mackerel. Sushi can also be ordered a la carte here. Reservations highly encouraged.

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

Located in the Super H Mart complex in Doraville, this sushi restaurant offers traditional Japanese dishes, including several sushi options delivered to diners via a conveyor belt. Simply grab the desired plates from the revolving selection, eat, and pay using the touchscreen at the seat. Specific items can also be ordered via touchscreen and then delivered directly to the orderer by way of the conveyor belt.

Kang Nam

Grab a seat at the sushi bar or in the dining room at this Japanese restaurant for sushi, sashimi, and rolls, along with udon, dinner platters, and teriyaki and tempura selections on the menu.

Sushi Hayakawa

Chef Atsushi Hayakawa’s Buford Highway sushi house continues to dominate Atlanta’s sushi scene. Reservations are required and should be made well in advance; especially for those who want to watch Chef Hayakawa prepare dinner himself. The two-and-a-half hour honkaku omakase is a one-on-one, 14-course sushi extravaganza with the chef — a must for any sushi lover. The restaurant relocates to the Star Metals complex on Howell Mill Road in 2022. Reservations required.

Sushi Mania Restaurant

This low key Alpharetta sushi restaurant at the Camden Village complex features a variety of nigiri, sashimi, and sushi rolls and platters on its extensive menu. In addition to sushi, there’s also teriyaki plates, bulgogi, udon noodles, and ramen on the menu here.

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