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Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Traditional Dining and Sushi Bar
Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Traditional Dining and Sushi Bar

Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Traditional Dining and Sushi Bar 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: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Yoshifusa Kinjo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a main dining room with a seating capacity of 50 people for a private event as well as a traditional tatami room seating up to 16 people. Please call for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sachiyo Nakato (404) 873-6583

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piedmont Road
  • Parking: No
A word from Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Traditional Dining and Sushi Bar
Nakato Japanese Restaurant is the oldest Japanese restaurant in Atlanta. Established in 1972, it has been owner operated for over 38 years. Come and enjoy the most traditional and authentic Japanese restaurant that Atlanta has to offer. We have a 25 seater sushi bar along with a traditional tatami rooms serving full course menus, as well as a traditional dining room over looking the Japanese garden.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I loved the feeling of being in a traditional, non-Americanized Japanese restaurant. The tuna tataki and sushi were excellent. Also, I loved the view of the Japanese garden."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had our first date here 10 years ago. So, when our 10 year anniversary rolled around, we decided to "recreate" our date with our two kids ages 3 and 5 and some friends. It was just as great as it was then! We sat at the hibachi surrounded by huge groups of people out celebrating as well. The sushi was amazing, drinks were great, hibachi was great and the atmosphere was fun and lively!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Consistently top notch dining with very gracious service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We booked an OpenTable reservation at this restaurant and requested a Tatami room. This is a semi-private room in the back. I wished to have a nice quiet setting for a romantic dinner celebrating a special occasion with my lady.I also ordered flowers, calling the restaurant to have them delivered after we were seated; I wanted to surprise her. Everything went perfect. Our server was helpful and personable, making our dinner a fun and memorable experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy great Japanese food in a classy place. The prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Nakato provided a different type of experience than we were used to. The entire restaurant had a more authentic feel to it than the usual down-the-street hibachi place. From the valet to the hibachi chef, everyone was good about making sure that our experience was an enjoyable one"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It's like Benihana but the added kick is you get to have the Japanese experience of taking off your shoes to sit on the floor to eat. Great spot but it was hard to find."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Traditional side Was Very Good Although The Noise From The Birthday Parties And Large Crowds Taking PicturesUp Front Was Very Distracting And Noisey. Food Was Good, Service Was Awesome."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This place was great, the food was delicious, the servers are well trained and the noise level was how fine dining should be--you can actually have a conversation at a normal voice level. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My friend recommended this place for a nice dinner with my husband. We had a great time. Service was excellent and they brought our food out quickly despite the number of people there. Make sure to make reservations before going there or you'll have to wait."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Glad that they were open on Xmas. Excellent as always."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "All the food was properly prepared: sushi rolls fresh and tasty, tempura crispy and not the least bit greasy, soup hot and delicious. The only missing factor was service. While our server was cordial (when we saw her) she did nothing to add to our experience. She did not offer to help navigate the extensive menu, did not offer to answer questions, and the dishes were not timed nor served in any order which made for a clumsy and kind of a herky jerky pace. Had our server been a more active participant in our experience this would be five stars all the way."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Great sushi just wish they brought all the rolls at one time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Nakato food is always excellent and well prepared. The Sushi is outstanding and the traditional dining experience is really great. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My date and I both had sashimi platters - the sushi chef was kind enough to design each so that they had some different items, allowing us to share and sample more different kinds of fish. Everything was impeccably fresh and very savory. The sake list is beyond extensive, with many good choices on it. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good sushi."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We dine in the private room. The service and food was very good. Much better than Benihana."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I had omakase style dining for my birthday. It was $80 per person. Not alot of food but it was special and different. The sushi and sashimi was exceptional. And sushi chef Tetsuji Nishihara was telling us about what he was making the whole time."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I used a ScoutMob and it was an amazing deal! I'm defiantly bringing my friends here when they come from out of town. Thank you so much for a great time!!!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013