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Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill
Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill
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Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nakatorestaurant.com
  • Email: sachi@nakatorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (404) 873-6583
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Yoshifusa Kinjo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Sachiyo for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sachiyo Nakato (404) 873-6583

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piedmont Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.
A word from Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill
Nakato Japanese Restaurant is Atlanta's oldest Japanese restaurant. Established in 1972, Nakato is 3rd generation Japanese owner operated establishment. Please come in and enjoy our hibachi dining as well as an array of other Japanese cuisines from Sushi to Traditional tapas style dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our 3 year old's first hibachi and the cook was awesome with her, even though she hated the fire! Food was excellent and staff was awesome"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I love coming here with my honey! Great food and great service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is always great. It is not the place to go with a few friends because at the habatchi grill it's hard to talk when all sitting in a row. But that it what the ambiance is so once in while it's worth it...just know unless just 2 or a large group it is difficult to have conversations."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We wanted to indulge on sushi,sashimi, and hibachi, and when our waiter,Ryan, realized our intended appetite could not be coordinated properly in the general area where we were seated, he very helpfully relocated us to smaller diining area. He went to extra lengths to explain order of sushi/shashimi approached "'dangerous" (not referring to puffer fish) with all the food we wanted. We let the the sushi Chef select our order, best & freshest I"ve tasted East of Honolulu. As a special treat, servers sang Happy Birthday i Japanese! Fantastic waiter & support staff. Would we return? Yes, everytime we are in Atlanta, 4-6 times/year! Thanks Ryan for a great evening.!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Son's 20th birthday gathering...service by chef was underwhelming for hibachi style atmosphere...he didn't say very much other than verify the order...the place could you an overall deep cleaning...major stains in carpet, lighting fixtures looked like they've never been cleaned...will never go back"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Perfect amount of food that was well cooked a d delicious"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The staff was great to work around my allergy to soy and make me feel part of the hibachi fun! The food was fresh and quite good. My only complaint was that this style of eating leaves a feeling of being rushed out......there is no opportunity to st around the table and visit. One can also get a table in another area that would probably be good for this, however. All in all, it was a fun family outing and we will be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Very accommodating. Fun atmosphere. Festive. Great early bird specials."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The place is getting old. It smelled bad. The cook just cooked. No shows of any effort No "Egg rolls", No "Shrimp Flip", No "Heart beat", No Worst Hibachi ever. I've given this place three tries. Never returning."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "If you want to enjoy a great Habachi experience, try Nakato. Good service."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "Had a great time, service was excellent, good was very good! I will be returning."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The service was really friendly and inviting to my wife and I, and we couldnt be happier. It was a Monday night so we didnt expect a crowd which also meant the staff took extra care. friendly cook and servers made our anniversary night one to remember. I recomend this place with high marks."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I went to Nakato for the first time last Sunday for a friend's birthday dinner. I enjoyed the food, the experience and the ambience so much that I went again on Tuesday night and took my parents. My parents are in their 70s and can be very picky about their restaurant choices. However, they really enjoyed Nakato, and loved the food and the ambience. I will definitely be going back again and again to Nakato. I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Good food and a fun date night. Reserve ahead, especially if eating earlier in the night."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Nakato never fails to please. Having lived in Japan for ten years, I can always depend on Nakato for a good meal, whether it be at the sushi bar or in the grill room.The latest occasion was a treat for my grandson in the grill room. He loved the food and "show"."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was very good but we were extremely disappointed that the appetizer advertised on the menu description was actually served with the entree because "when we are busy we don't have time to make it.""
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had high hopes for this restaurant since it's hard to have a bad dining experience on Cheshire Bridge (except maybe in the strip clubs!) and since online ratings were very positive. Plus, it's been around for many years so they must be doing something right. What they ARE doing right is the food. Ingredients seemed high quality, flavors were appealing, presentation was nice (typical hibachi style). The service was fine. The problem was the noise and the sleezy patrons. Unless you have a group that can be seated in a private hibachi room, you will be in a large noisy room filled with hibachi tables with patrons out for amateur hour (rowdy, badly dressed)."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The food was amazing but pricey. The service was correct, but they forgot us, it's only when they shutdown the lights that someone came to us, we were waiting for the check. No discount has been made even if we have been waiting more than an hour."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The complimentary valet parking was a nice perk since parking can be limited or expensive in this area of Atlanta. I enjoyed the sunken seating, it reminded me of the restaurants I went to while visiting Japan a few years ago. The Hibachi chef wasn't as flamboyant as some that I've experienced & we didn't have much of a show, but the food was well prepared & very good. This is the first hibachi restaurant that I've visited that served noodles as well as rice with the meal. They also have a full bar & drink specials were available on the night of our visit. My martini was quite good, but my partner thought they were stingy on the alcohol in his drink. Overall, it was a very nice experience & I would visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dined there on Valentine's day and everything was great. Had to wait 10 minutes even with a reservation but that was expected. The staff was friendly, and everything was tasty. I'll definitely be dining there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything went perfect from the reservations being on time to the staff being knowledgeable, prompt and courtesy. Couldn't ask for a better experience! Well done!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent experience. Would love to go again with my wife"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went with my family to celebrate my birthday and was really looking forward to some laughter and entertainment that comes with a hibachi grill. I was very disappointed with a nice but way too low key grill chef. He was nice, but just did not have the entertainment value of other hibachi chefs. I enjoyed the food as did my ids. Husband thought it was fine. Our server was great - friendly, attentive and very personable."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Service was sub-par (our waitress was pretty unfriendly) but the food was good. Nothing special about the atmosphere or the decor. I would go back again soley for the food."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went for the early bird special and you can't beat the price. The food was great and we had a fun time watching the chefs."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Fantastic food, fantastic service. This place is amazing! Best Hibachi in Atlanta."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Apparently Sunday, January 5 is a big birthday night. We had reservations at 6:30 very early for us, but weren't seated till 7:30 PM. After waiting 45 minutes and not knowing when we would be seated we did ask for 2 complimentary drinks at the bar after ordering an initial two rounds of 8 drinks which the manager did approve. The food was delicious, and we did receive complimentary appetizers for our wait."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Best restaurant experience I've experience in forever! We'll be back for sure!!!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had a reservations for 8 adults and 2 kids. We were seated promptly. The chef, waitress and staff were outstanding. I always enjoy coming to Nakato."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We dined on Christmas night at 9:15. They sat us around 9:25. They were courteous and we were served right away. The good was good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We waited for an hour to be seated for or 7:30 reservation. They did not seem to understand how big a problem that was."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We had a great birthday celebration for our 4 year old granddaughter. They paid special attention to her and she had a wonderful time. As always, the food was delicious."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "My husband and I, along with two friends, decided to eat at Nakato Saturday night. It had been awhile since my husband and I had eaten there, and our friends had never eaten at Nakato. We were so excited that the dining experience was still as wonderful as ever; great service and great food! Our neighbors thoroughly enjoyed the meal and said they would frequent it often!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "lackluster show. skimpy on the vegetables. he skipped the shrimp appetizer for some reason, too. fried rice was tasty and the meat was perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We went for our 14th anniversary and took our young sons. The show our hibachi chef put on was pretty amazing. The boys loved it and we loved our food. It was a very special experience."
    Dined on 10/9/2013