Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas - Sandy Springs
Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas - Sandy Springs

Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas - Sandy Springs

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluegrottotapas.com/
  • Phone: 6787056688
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ma Ma
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call the restaurant 678-705-6688 for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Allen 6787056688
  • Entertainment: We have live music every Saturday. Our musician is Hiro Sasayama. We promise you will have a good time. He is known to make a easy soul with his sound.
  • Special Events: Monday & Tuesday $2 House Wine (per glass) $2 off of all Red and White Wines (per glass) Wednesday is Ladies Night $ 5 Absolut Martinis $ 1 Dollar Beer (Miller Lite, Coors Light, Budweiser, or Bud Light) Thursday Tapas Specials * Select Tapas Starting @ $ 3

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnson Ferry Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lot
A word from Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas - Sandy Springs
Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas is one of the well known neighborhood gems in the heart of Sandy Springs. We offer a variety of delicious dishes ranging from small plates to full size dinner meals. You will be glad that you came to Blue Grotto at the end of your meal. Now we serve both Sushi and tapas for lunch and Dinner. Come to enjoy our great foods and drinks.
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Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas - Sandy Springs reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (8)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (4)romantic (3)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Sushi and Tapas night out
    4fromCobb
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The restaurant is lovely inside; very clean, trendy, beautifully and simply decorated. Service was a little slow, but very gracious. Nice variety on the menu. We all enjoyed our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible unpretentious find!
    Mikie71
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The tapas was simply amazing - delicious, unique and fresh. Quiet, cozy little restaurant tucked away from the hectic pace of Roswell Rd. The service was personable and efficient. We went with world traveler Italian/Swiss relatives who were also impressed. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic sushi and tapas
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Blue Grotto offers an excellent offering of sushi and tapas. I enjoyed an interesting small plate of scallops over cheese grits. It was outstanding. I also had a shrimp dish over vegetables. The presentation was very attractive, served in china spoons. I've had different dishes each time I've been there. There is also a good selection of sushi. The service couldn't have been better. Our server, Kiki, was gracious and attentive, but not overly so. I ate outdoors which I really enjoyed. The interior dining area is also comfortable and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise on Sandy Spring Circle
    Judith
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tried the Blue Grotto first time Saturday evening. What a cute place. Very pleasant wait people. Great selection of sushi. Enjoyed a great meal and conversation with a good friend. I 'll definately go back .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    mlsorrelVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    the food and service are really hard to beat - both are terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food always
    FoodieBNVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Fresh, consistent, good food. We love this place! I wish they would bring back their bread pudding though for dessert in their menu. Also I wish they had some more vegetarian selections in their menu, not vegan, but vegetarian. However they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 97 reviews are from the Blue Grotto Sushi and Tapas - Sandy Springs reviews archive.
  • Good sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went here for dinner Friday night. Sushi was great and service was very attentive. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Lovebluegrotto
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent service, great saki selection, and unique and tasty tapas. Great for a date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had a nice time here and enjoyed the food. We were able to snag one of the sofas so we were real comfy. The waitress was almost overly attentive, but hey I will take that over being ignored any day. We ordered mostly sushi, which I would say was the best thing we had. We tried the California and Bagel rolls. The chicken lettuce wraps were just OK. We will definitely go back for the sushi - it was very fresh.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent date
    Tasty
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    My girlfriend and I went on a date there recently. We came too early before they were open and they still say us and served us immediately. Food was excellent and the servers were extremely friendly. We would say that dinner was prefect!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Visiting relatives and we were looking for sushi close by. We love tapas too, so we thought we'd give it a try. We loved sitting in the corner in a relaxed coffee table style booth. We ordered a couple of appetizers, sushi and several tapas dishes that we all shared. EVERYTHING we ordered was absolutely delicious. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food... couldn't have asked for more!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Food
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was excellent. You can dine outside and love the sofa seats inside.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent saki and cocktail
    Lovebluegrotto
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent saki and cocktail selection Best tapas- mama mei's Goya pot and pistachio shrimp Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, a bit loud
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a nice dinner seated on the couches but there was a party in the main dining room with 4-5 kids that were very loud and running all over the restaurant. It certainly distracted from our time together but once they left the atmosphere was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    SuzeeQVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    this is my go to restaurant when I am craving asian
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away in Sandy Springs
    Bosslady57
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Blue Grotto could be so easliy overlooked as it is tucked away in a shopping center in Sandy Springs. The ambiance is relaxing and the sushi and tapas were fantastic. If you can get the couch seating on the side that is a perfect place for a quiet evening of food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything they say it is
    BigPaPaVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Great food and outstanding service made for a great night to remember. I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    Jlady
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My cousin and I regularly meet here after work, we can't get enough. Everything is great, the tapas, the sushi, the drinks - definitely a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    WinsorP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is by far the waste service I have ever experience, and it was from a Japanese Sushi bar of all places? We stood and waited for a little over 5 minutes before anyone tried to seat us, and that was after flagging down 2 of the works. It took them 15 minutes after seating us to come take our drink order. An addition 10 minutes before we got water on our table and then an addition 10 minutes before I got my drink and another 8 before my girlfriend got hers. Then it took 40 minutes before we got our food which was so bland it did not make up for the poor service at all. Need less to say, I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this little neighborhood
    AtlantaDiner
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Love this little neighborhood gem. Has great lounge seating for an intimate affair or large group gathering. Thursday nights they run specials on popular Tapas and Sushi. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    jlbp
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I use ScoutMob and Open Table to find lots of new places. This place was wonderful. We sat at a table but there was a neat and cozy seating area to the left of the entrance after you walked in. The cucumber mojito was amazing. Highly recommend! And we got 4 tapas dishes and 2 sushi rolls. We were beyond full! Sadly, they were out of green tea creme bruleé, but maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Food, ambience, service, all were very good. The other good reviews are accurate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    2AtlantansNToronto
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    It had been a couple of years since we last dined at Blue Grotto, and we really liked the changes. Our family normally doesn't eat sushi, but we're converts now! We've found a new local favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best spicy tuna roll EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Finding great sushi for a reasonable price isn't always easy to do. Blue Grotto is some of the BEST sushi I've had in Atlanta. I strongly suggest trying the crunchy spicy tuna roll! Best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orange Sushi Rocks
    SdySprgsFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had a really dinner and loved the Orange Sushi. Service was very attentive. Made for a very nice Saturday night dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi & Tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Great selection of quality Sushi & Tapas. Good service and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good little restaurant
    CST2000
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Eclectic menu, Asian inspired. Minimal sushi choices, but good tasting dishes, nice presentation. Very friendly and attentive staff, quick service, prompt response. Quiet even on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good local restaurant
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    My friend and I enjoyed our dining experience. I like the decor. What impressed me most was the presentation. We had a salad and small plates. They were very inviting to look at and also delicious. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas for you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    A friend had recommended this restaurant for its tapas.... and we were not disappointed. We ordered 4 different dishes and found them to be tasty and quite generous. Sharing the 4 was definitely sufficient for the two of us. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, out of town stop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We were looking for a place outside of Downtown Atlanta and stumbled upon this place. Great food and quiet atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good specialty rolls/Service lacked
    MermaidVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Food was good, service lacked. Didn't get cocktails until after our salads were served and stressed we "don't want them for dessert" and almost cancelled cocktail order. side order of fried rice was not available until after we ate the sushi. we cancelled the fried rice. Specialty rolls were GREAT! basic California roll tasted like grocery store roll, bad. We would only return if there was another Scout Mob or coupon to be used, otherwise, there are other sushi places with much better service. The service timing was Awful...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just wasn't what we were looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Just wasn't what we were looking for. Would be great if you live a mile away and could pop in when a craving hit. I won't drive 40 mins for it again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Each item of food we tried
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Each item of food we tried was very tasty. Good sushi and great tapas (most with an Asian flair). Wine list could be a bit larger. Loved the cushion seating areas. Plan on going back with friends for a fun night of food and conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food did not impress.
    RyanMulderig
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    The food did not impress. There are many tapas restaurants in Atlanta that have better food. Likewise, I have had much better sushi. The hummus was nearly flavorless, The various sushi rolls were tolerable, but no better. The avocado roll was the best item I had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy choice !
    Judith
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We were very pleased with our visit. We ordered selections from both menus. So many items looked interesting, we ordered a bit too much. Wine selection were sufficient for both the red and white wine drinker. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Sushi lover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Great sushi restaurant. I have taken the kids there a few times and they loved it. Its one of the best sushi restaurants in Atlanta. I have to say you can find cheaper prices if you are trying to feed a large group or family, but if you're looking for taste you cant beat it. Its about 8 to 12 dollars a roll. I have already planned for our next trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite restaurant
    FoodieBNVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Our favorite restaurant. Fresh, flavorful food, consistent and tasty, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Great food and a great experience. Its great for groups, however if youre trying to find a nice quiet plays for a date its a hit or miss. I have gone back 3 time in 5 days and there was a large crowd one night. Other thank that it was great and I will go back next week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was awesome – the mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Food was awesome – the mussels are a must have. Atmosphere was perfect. Really nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This has become one of our
    FishLover
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    This has become one of our favorite places. The sushi is fresh and delicious and the tapas are interesting, varied and yummy. One of us is a sushi person and the other is not, so a perfect restaurant for us. The staff is friendly and prfessional, the atmosphere inviting and comfortable and the prices are better than reasonable. I find that we're going there more and more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet