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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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1. Sushiology

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1615 Ridenour Blvd Ste 207
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(678) 324-0912
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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.

2. Yakitori Jinbei

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2421 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 818-9215
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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.

3. Minato Japanese Restaurant

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2697 Spring Rd SE A
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 432-6012

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

4. Sushi Huku Japanese Restaurant

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6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 956-9559
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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.

5. Eight Sushi Lounge

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930 Howell Mill Rd NW B
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 796-8888
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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.

6. Mujō

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691 14th St NW c
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 400-6832
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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.

7. O-Ku

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Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Rd NW A3
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 500-2383
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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.

Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Rd NW Suite #1
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0040
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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.

9. Taka Sushi Restaurant

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4600 Roswell Rd NE E110
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
(404) 851-1500
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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.

10. Nori Nori

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6690 Roswell Rd NE #2110
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 257-1288
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Nori Nori serves a wide variety of solid sushi with a slight twist — everything is served buffet style.

11. Budi's Sushi

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349 Decatur St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 907-4500
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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.

12. Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 873-6582
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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.

13. MF Sushi

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast K
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 575-7890
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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.

14. Omakase Table

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3345 Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(347) 977-7229
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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.

15. Tomo Japanese Restaurant

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3630 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 835-2708
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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.

16. Circle Sushi

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8725 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 998-7880

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.

17. The One Sushi +

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2523 Caldwell Rd NE #1000
Brookhaven, GA 30319
(404) 869-6988
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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.

18. Yuzu Sushi

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5193 Peachtree Blvd #E
Chamblee, GA 30341
(678) 691-3001
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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.

19. Brush Sushi Izakaya

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316 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 949-9412
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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.

20. Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

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6035 Peachtree Blvd
Doraville, GA 30360
(470) 255-2071
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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.

21. Kang Nam

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5715 Buford Hwy NE # 101
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 455-3464
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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.

22. Sushi Hayakawa

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5979 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 986-0010
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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.

23. Sushi Mania Restaurant

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3719 Old Alabama Rd #300F
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(678) 502-7452
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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.

1. Sushiology

1615 Ridenour Blvd Ste 207, Kennesaw, GA 30152

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.

1615 Ridenour Blvd Ste 207
Kennesaw, GA 30152

2. Yakitori Jinbei

2421 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

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.

2421 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

3. Minato Japanese Restaurant

2697 Spring Rd SE A, Smyrna, GA 30080

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

2697 Spring Rd SE A
Smyrna, GA 30080

4. Sushi Huku Japanese Restaurant

6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30339

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.

6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339

5. Eight Sushi Lounge

930 Howell Mill Rd NW B, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

930 Howell Mill Rd NW B
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Mujō

691 14th St NW c, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

691 14th St NW c
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. O-Ku

Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Rd NW A3, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Rd NW A3
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Umi

Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Rd NW Suite #1, Atlanta, GA 30305

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.

Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Rd NW Suite #1
Atlanta, GA 30305

9. Taka Sushi Restaurant

4600 Roswell Rd NE E110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

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.

4600 Roswell Rd NE E110
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

10. Nori Nori

6690 Roswell Rd NE #2110, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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

6690 Roswell Rd NE #2110
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

11. Budi's Sushi

349 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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.

349 Decatur St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

12. Nakato Japanese Restaurant

1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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.

1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

13. MF Sushi

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast K, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast K
Atlanta, GA 30307

14. Omakase Table

3345 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

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.

3345 Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

15. Tomo Japanese Restaurant

3630 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

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.

3630 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

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16. Circle Sushi

8725 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30350

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.

8725 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30350

17. The One Sushi +

2523 Caldwell Rd NE #1000, Brookhaven, GA 30319

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.

2523 Caldwell Rd NE #1000
Brookhaven, GA 30319

18. Yuzu Sushi

5193 Peachtree Blvd #E, Chamblee, GA 30341

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.

5193 Peachtree Blvd #E
Chamblee, GA 30341

19. Brush Sushi Izakaya

316 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030

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.

316 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

20. Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

6035 Peachtree Blvd, Doraville, GA 30360

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.

6035 Peachtree Blvd
Doraville, GA 30360

21. Kang Nam

5715 Buford Hwy NE # 101, Atlanta, GA 30340

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.

5715 Buford Hwy NE # 101
Atlanta, GA 30340

22. Sushi Hayakawa

5979 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

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.

5979 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340

23. Sushi Mania Restaurant

3719 Old Alabama Rd #300F, Alpharetta, GA 30022

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.

3719 Old Alabama Rd #300F
Alpharetta, GA 30022

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