AJA - Atlanta
AJA - Atlanta

AJA - Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.h2sr.com/aja
  • Phone: 4042310001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    * Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    * Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00 pm
    * Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    * Friday 4:00pm - 12:00am
    * Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    * Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Marlyn Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For Catering Information please call 404.231.0001
  • Entertainment: Enjoy dinner then dance the night away in our Ultra Lounge or on our patio with best mix of dance and house music every Friday and Saturday night.
  • Special Events: $5 Sushi Rolls and $1 Nigiri every Monday night 4pm to 9pm.



    Wednesday Every Bottle of Wine is 1/2 price.



    Sunday night enjoy $5 Dim Sum.







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Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service at the front door
A word from AJA - Atlanta
Aja, a modern Asian Kitchen, features Asian small plates and family style dining. This two story environment consists of a private dining room which seats up to 50 guests, a 150 seat patio with views of the Buckhead skyline and sprawling lounge area where guests can enjoy dim sum, signature mai tai's and more! The restaurant is the home to a 10 ft brass Buddha that arrived straight from Thailand. Come enjoy all the 20 cuisine of the far east regions at Aja.
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AJA - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (60)great for outdoor dining (58)special occasion (52)fit for foodies (46)romantic (45)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (36)great for lunch (34)late-night find (26)neighborhood gem (24)scenic view (20)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Delicious
    74songs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food and service! I will definitely return and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Foodie34
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Aja has delicious food with good presentation and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Lunch!
    FoodT
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love the food. The hosts are friendly and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad day but usually great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love Aja. Love going and am a regular but today was just horrifying because our server not only took 20 mins to take our order another 20 to get the check and another 20 to get the receipt with the cc sign lage, but when I asked him to speed it up he yelled at me saying don't teach me how to do my job and told me he doesn't give a sh*t about me and asked me to get the f out. I've spoken to the manager and he says he will address it so let's see. Hopefully won't happen again. I'm definitely going back because I like the place and this was unusual but anyway that's what happened and it's sad
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of My fav Top Restaurants!
    Herrera1988
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Love this place i Always go here great food great Atmosphere!,if your looking to go to great Asian fusion,this is the top restaurant on the list great for date eating out with friends even have privet rooms to book for baby showers and or birthday partys Sushi and staff is amazing! will be back soon! ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good/Service average
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very good. Service was average at best. Server was missing in action for a while. Persons that delivered food to table never spoke to us or even smiled once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love Sushi Restaurant. One of the better ones we have been to. Noise level can be loud,, but very nice atmosphere, service was on par, and our food was good. My only thing is the main bathroom for ladies are up a high amount of stairs.. There is a single one in lobby.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aja as usual delivers!!
    Shridar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Aja has become fairly standard for either large birthday parties or business lunches or dinners and Monday was a business dinner. The big surprise now is that Aja has changed its menu and its almost all Sushi / Sashimi. I liked their previous menu which was a mixture of Chinese, Thai, Malaysian and Japanese fare with a bit of a fusion twist Since I am not that much of a Sushi person, I was forced to choose from the small selection of Chinese entrees. Just to give you a sense, 4 of the 6 guests ended up ordering some variation of Fried rice. Having said that -- the appetizers were great, my fried rice was good and the service was as per usual outstanding All in all a good experience but Aja is now geared towards Sushi / Sashimi lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Added Bonus FREE valet parking!
    Lovedit
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Overall great dining experience. The restaurant staff was very warm and welcoming. Perfect for a dinner party. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and staff!!. Jimmy and Mama are a stable and joy to see at AJA.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally made it!
    BargirlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been trying to get here for the longest but this is one of those restaurants that's constantly busy or booked especially if you're trying to go for dinner. So the solution was to go for lunch and it didn't disappoint. The sushi was top notch and they have a great variety of Asian cuisine. I loved the fact that all spicy items were really spicy versus the tamed down version you get at some places. Considering it was my first time, the bartender was also very patient in going through the menu and telling me her favorites which were all great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a fan
    cat14VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    i used to eat at aja every monday for their awesome $5 sushi menu. i went back for the first time in a few months and found they completely changed their menu and i'm not a fan. the roll selection is minimal and not the best.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Satisfied
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Attentive staff, well thought out menu, daily specials are some of the best in the city and very good price for the quality you receive. One of my regular venues for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprise Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Recently planned a surprise bday dinner for a Sunday afternoon @ 5 pm. The staff was very accommodating. I gave them told them two days in advance and they were still able to pull together our seating arrangements. Our waitress Nina was awesome. she knew a lot about the menu & recommended appetizers and drink which we ended up trying. She played close attention to a the little details and was very attentive to the group. Overall, I plan on coming back to Aja.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great service!
    kanikab
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Aja's food is plentiful and delicious but the service and ambiance really keep you mount back. Great spot for lunch with colleagues or friends, birthday dinners, date nights, or just drinks in the lounge-like area or on the expansive and very cool patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience
    Napacastro
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The the lettuce wraps are very very good, not enough compared with pf changs, and more expensive. The rack of ribs was too salty, I don't know if it was mine or the sauce taste like that. The atmosphere inside is great, the patio has a beautiful view. Overall it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had my daughter's Sweet 16 Birthday dinner at Aja's this past Saturday 8/2 and everything was absolutely wonderful. The girls enjoyed the food, set up outside was nice and our waitress (I forgot her name, I think it was Jewell) was so great and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, Great, Great
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great as Always!!!!!!!!!!! Atmosphere, staff, menu and daily specials are the best ....... well thought out menu .......... wait staff energetic, attentive and gracious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food is what it is
    oodoo
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Sushi was at best average. Service was horrible. They kept trying to kick us out st 9pm. Not sure why. Felt rushed to sign the check. Tried to take it w/o credit card 4 times in like 5 minutes. Staff not good at recognizing cues. Had to ask for silverware/chopsticks. Valet was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed in new menu
    NonC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Was excited to be going back to Aja since the last time I went was in April. Unfortunately, the menu has changed since then. My favorite salad AJA salad is no longer on the menu and they can't even make it upon request. Ordered the ginger salad with mixed greens...nothing special. The calamari was way too salty and tasted like it had been cooked earlier and warmed up for us. The Miami Vice sushi roll was horrible, we actually had to send it back. The rice was mushy and the cream cheese overpowered everything. The only decent item was the seafood low mein. But we were so disappointed by then it didn't change our experience. I don't recommend this restaurant any more. Sadly, it used to be one of my favs.
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  • Asia - AJA
    gobose
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service/knowledge level is quite low and inexperienced. They really need to hire a consultant (somebody) who has professional level experience in waiting tables. The ambience desperately calls for it. They have a very nice outdoor eating/drinking area that is empty of patrons when it should be packed. They dress sloppy, leave the table sloppy, over pour glasses, forget utensils, etc. For another $10 per person max, you can eat at St Cecilia, The Optimist or Lure and receive far superior overall dining experience. The lack of professionalism is hurting this place. The food was very good although the calamari was over salted. My $20 Red Snapper was very good but not anywhere near the level of the aforementioned.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ocassion was for my Birthday
    GreatFoodGoodTime
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was Friendly, Prompt, & Professional. There is plenty of space do there was no waiting. The menu is superb, as it introduced to new cuisine which we devoured and enjoyed, fully. I had a Great Time. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amartrak
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent food! Great ambience. Fast service. Moderate size portions. Good location for hosting corporate or private events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tonet60
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a wonderful time. Our waitress was very helpful, and friendly. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour
    Northnightout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great place for after work cocktails and happy hour specials. Not too crowded, but lively - and delicious sushi! Nice decor package too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MicsmomVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Always delicious and you can't beat $5 sushi night on Mondays! Always great service, especially from Devon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    never received beverage, order hot soup and had to remind waiter three time before he put order in. over an hour for entree, food was great
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Txguy
    TxguyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Noise level at the bar very loud, would not recommend it for food service. Service outside patio is slow. Very vibrant atmosphere and would recommend making reservation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    CrisVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food it tasty. Portions were sizable. The service was a little slow but we were in no hurry. Overall a great food experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening at Aja
    Bonnie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Loved the variety of the menu and preparation of the food. Would definitely return and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ for the new menu
    Kira
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I recently dined at Aja, which is one of my favorites, to try their new menu this past weekend. The Lychee Chicken and Chicken and Waffle Fried Rice (I know it sounds weird) were delicious. My fiance' and I cleaned our plates! I will definitely return to Aja. I love their new menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much better
    SpeakerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Because of the offer from FOT, we decided to try this restaurant again after 3 years. So glad we did. They changed the menu and the food is excellent. I recommend this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New menu
    DruidHillsVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    was spotty; dim sum and salad was quite good, as were the veal chops. Basil chicken is a must miss. Service was marginally adequate. This is a work in progress.
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  • Great daytime outside dining
    Tchr24
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was pretty good, nothing all that spectacular. The outside dining area is really nice for daytime or early evening before it gets dark but after the dusk, it's hard to see the menu. They need more lighting. I would go back for maybe a lunch date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie4Life
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We went to try the new menu. We were able to sit without a wait, overall good experience. The menu is smaller than before so be prepared for favorites to be missing from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Hidden Gem
    MissC2s
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I am not sure how or why I had not been to Aja before this experience! The ambience and décor had me feeling like I have stepped into an Asian serenity area! I felt like I was somewhere sophisticated and classy, yet casual and laid back at the same time! The food was amazing...I found my new sushi spot! The Seafood Lo Mein was different because I had never calamari that was not fried, but it was good all the same. The fact that the waiter hadn't pick up the check, but watched my growing irritation as he setup other tables really damped my experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    GabrielAtl
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Aja debuted a new menu recently. I tried a couple of items that were great. There are more that I will come back soon and try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Love Tom - the 50% off deal was huge. That's what got us in the door, and we hope to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Fun
    CaliGirlinGA
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The new menu food was excellent; had a lot of fun with my family and friends celebrating my birthday. Especially this week it was great being a "Friend of Toms"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new menu
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great experience! Julian was an amazing waiter!!! Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.