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In addition to teppanyaki, tempura dishes, and hot pots, Nakato also features a sushi bar.
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Ryan Fleisher

22 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 are the best bets for finding great sushi at restaurants around the city and throughout metro Atlanta.

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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.

The 15-seat sushi bar at this Japanese restaurant offers an intimate dining experience catered to each guest. Expect a meal 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.

Chirori - Omakase & Sushi

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Located in the Home Park neighborhood, Chirori shifted from serving a menu of mainly robatayaki dishes to offering sushi and omakase options mixed with Japanese pub food. Order a variety of a la carte sushi here to create a spread or reserve a seat on Sundays at the sushi bar for a seven-course omakase feast for $160. Make sure to check out the weekly nigiri omakase specials, too, and sake and soju selections from the bar.

Looking for a destination restaurant and the chance 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. Indulge in an omakase created by Chef Taka himself.

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 between $75 and $150 per person.

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.

NoriFish

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Backed by Justin Lim and chef Sean Park of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen, NoriFish offers three omakases serving between 10 and 17 items per option and ranging in price from $60 to $150. Expect sushi like wild yellowtail snapper with yuzu ponzu, Serrano chili, and blood orange and striped jack fish with nikiri, pecorino Romano, and lime during an omakase here. Fish is flown in weekly from the famed Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. In addition to sushi, a la carte dishes include yellowtail and salmon belly with crunchy rice, chu-toro and quail egg toast, and spicy fish tostadas, all with the option to add sturgeon caviar.

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 (soon to be Cuddlefish)

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Owned chef Jason Liang, reserve an omakase at Brush, 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 is also available a la carte here. Brush closes October 9 ahead of a relocation to Buckhead in 2023. But Liang and partner John Chen are turning around and replacing Brush in Decatur with an affordable omakase restaurant offering table service called Cuddlefish. 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. 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.

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

The 15-seat sushi bar at this Japanese restaurant offers an intimate dining experience catered to each guest. Expect a meal 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.

Chirori - Omakase & Sushi

Located in the Home Park neighborhood, Chirori shifted from serving a menu of mainly robatayaki dishes to offering sushi and omakase options mixed with Japanese pub food. Order a variety of a la carte sushi here to create a spread or reserve a seat on Sundays at the sushi bar for a seven-course omakase feast for $160. Make sure to check out the weekly nigiri omakase specials, too, and sake and soju selections from the bar.

Umi

Looking for a destination restaurant and the chance 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. Indulge in an omakase created by Chef Taka himself.

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 between $75 and $150 per person.

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.

NoriFish

Backed by Justin Lim and chef Sean Park of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen, NoriFish offers three omakases serving between 10 and 17 items per option and ranging in price from $60 to $150. Expect sushi like wild yellowtail snapper with yuzu ponzu, Serrano chili, and blood orange and striped jack fish with nikiri, pecorino Romano, and lime during an omakase here. Fish is flown in weekly from the famed Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. In addition to sushi, a la carte dishes include yellowtail and salmon belly with crunchy rice, chu-toro and quail egg toast, and spicy fish tostadas, all with the option to add sturgeon caviar.

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.

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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 (soon to be Cuddlefish)

Owned chef Jason Liang, reserve an omakase at Brush, 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 is also available a la carte here. Brush closes October 9 ahead of a relocation to Buckhead in 2023. But Liang and partner John Chen are turning around and replacing Brush in Decatur with an affordable omakase restaurant offering table service called Cuddlefish. 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. 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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