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The Essential Atlanta Sushi Restaurants

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When it comes to sushi, there are really only two directions a restaurant can go. Quality fish is handled by a talented chef who produces a good final product, or some details are overlooked and the restaurant should be avoided at all costs. These 10 local eateries fall in the former camp, serving some of the best sushi Atlanta has to offer.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sushi House Hayakawa

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5979 Buford Hwy NE, Ste A10
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 986-0010
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Sushi House Hayakawa lies in the heart of Buford Highway. Make reservations in order to watch chef-owner Atsushi "Art" Hayakawa prepare dinner himself. [Photo]

2. Sushi-Huku Japanese Resturant

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6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 956-9559
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Sushi Huku, the precursor to Craft Izakaya, features a variety common sushi types as well as a list of special rolls. [Photo]

3. One Sushi +

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2523 Caldwell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 869-6988
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Located off Peachtree Street in Brookhaven, One Sushi + offers raw fish as well as entrees and a variety of Japanese beer and whiskey. [Photo]

4. Tomo

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3630 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 835-2708
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Buckhead's Tomo receives shipments of fresh fish twice a week. It was featured in Travel + Leisure as one of the nation's top sushi restaurants in 2012 thanks to chef Tomohiro "Tom" Naito. [Photo]

5. Maru Sushi

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4454 Ivy Glen Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 434-7799
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Although it rests just outside of the perimeter's, Maru Sushi is a popular stop in Smyrna. [Photo]

6. Umi Sushi

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3050 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0040
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Umi is the premier sushi destination for Buckhead's glitz and glam. Last year, It was featured on Eater National as one of the 18 hottest sushi restaurants in the country, and a neighboring lounge Photo]

7. Taka Sushi and Passion

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385 Pharr Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 869-2802
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Taka is a local favorite in Buckhead, and chef Taka Moriuchi often blogs about the restaurant online and released a book on Amazon last year. [Photo]

8. Craft Izakaya

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA
One of Krog Street Market's first establishments to open, Craft Izakaya has made its mark on the local restaurant scene. Expect an extensive menu from chef Jey Oh, focusing on sushi and yakitori. [Photo: Matthew Wong]

9. Miso Izakaya

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619 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 701-0128
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Miso Izakaya, from Eater Atlanta's 2011 chef of the year Guy Wong, was voted as one of the nation's top six Izakayas by Bon Appetit the same year. [Photo]

10. Circle Sushi

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8725 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 998-7880
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Circle Sushi offers fusion Japanese cuisine, but the extensive list of rolls and nigiri features quality fish at reasonable prices. [Photo]

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1. Sushi House Hayakawa

5979 Buford Hwy NE, Ste A10, Atlanta, GA 30340
Sushi House Hayakawa lies in the heart of Buford Highway. Make reservations in order to watch chef-owner Atsushi "Art" Hayakawa prepare dinner himself. [Photo]
5979 Buford Hwy NE, Ste A10
Atlanta, GA 30340

2. Sushi-Huku Japanese Resturant

6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30339
Sushi Huku, the precursor to Craft Izakaya, features a variety common sushi types as well as a list of special rolls. [Photo]
6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339

3. One Sushi +

2523 Caldwell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Located off Peachtree Street in Brookhaven, One Sushi + offers raw fish as well as entrees and a variety of Japanese beer and whiskey. [Photo]
2523 Caldwell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

4. Tomo

3630 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Buckhead's Tomo receives shipments of fresh fish twice a week. It was featured in Travel + Leisure as one of the nation's top sushi restaurants in 2012 thanks to chef Tomohiro "Tom" Naito. [Photo]
3630 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

5. Maru Sushi

4454 Ivy Glen Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080
Although it rests just outside of the perimeter's, Maru Sushi is a popular stop in Smyrna. [Photo]
4454 Ivy Glen Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080

6. Umi Sushi

3050 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1, Atlanta, GA 30305
Umi is the premier sushi destination for Buckhead's glitz and glam. Last year, It was featured on Eater National as one of the 18 hottest sushi restaurants in the country, and a neighboring lounge Photo]
3050 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. Taka Sushi and Passion

385 Pharr Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
Taka is a local favorite in Buckhead, and chef Taka Moriuchi often blogs about the restaurant online and released a book on Amazon last year. [Photo]
385 Pharr Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. Craft Izakaya

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA
One of Krog Street Market's first establishments to open, Craft Izakaya has made its mark on the local restaurant scene. Expect an extensive menu from chef Jey Oh, focusing on sushi and yakitori. [Photo: Matthew Wong]
99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA

9. Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Miso Izakaya, from Eater Atlanta's 2011 chef of the year Guy Wong, was voted as one of the nation's top six Izakayas by Bon Appetit the same year. [Photo]
619 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

10. Circle Sushi

8725 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30350
Circle Sushi offers fusion Japanese cuisine, but the extensive list of rolls and nigiri features quality fish at reasonable prices. [Photo]
8725 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30350

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