Permanently Closed - Aqua Blue

4.2
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1053 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Relaxing in a setting of cascading curtain walls, rich bamboo floors and soaring ceilings. Enjoy our award winning Global Cuisine & distinguished list of wines, recognized by Jezebel, Wine Spectator, Zagat and DiRoNA. Come experience our world-class hospitality and welcoming neighborhood environment. At Aqua Blue our trademark is being generous in spirit and always attentive to the unexpressed wishes of our guests. You’ll taste our attention to detail and quality in every bite. Enjoy our Fresh Seafood and Sushi Prepared Daily, along with our Hand cut Steaks cooked to perfection. Our delicious cuisine can be enjoyed with our Classic Cocktails and Signature Martinis or our extensive Wine List with Over 50 Wines by the Glass. You will be captured by our warm, professional and personalized service. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or an event for 300, dining at Aqua Blue is always a special affair for business…. or pleasure.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 643-8886
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kien Sam & John Metz
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Private party facilities
Offering exquisite global cuisine in a relaxed upscale setting, our renowned chefs and expert staff are equipped to create an unparalleled private dining experience. Aqua blue provides a stylish backdrop of rich mahogany bar and exotic bamboo woods paired with cascading curtain walls.
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Private party contact
Lorena Kanani: (678) 938-1412
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Catering
Aqua Blue's mouth watering cuisine is available for off premise parties and private events. Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Aqua Blue is conveniently located within a mile off 400 in the connexion plaza. There is plenty of parking spaces available, even on the busy weekend nights.
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Special events & promotions
Aqua Blue is a great place for Luncheons, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, or just getting together with your friends and family. What ever the event, Aqua Blue will make it a memorable occasion.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Birthday party . Hate to see the restaurant closing down

TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had made a reservation for 10 people for New Years Eve. The service was horrible. The wait time for food and drinks was way too long. We were told they did not have enough staff that night. They should not have accepted reservations if they were not fully staffed. We had a very unpleasant experience.

AH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I went for dinner on New Year's Eve around 7:30pm & quite frankly I'm surprised this place wasn't busting at the seams! The atmosphere was pleasant, the staff was polite & helpful, the prices were very reasonable & the food was absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely be going back & have already been spreading the word on what a great place this is!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

MW
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had not been to Aqua Blue for quite a while, but when looking for a place in the nearby area (to avoid long distance driving on New Year's Eve) we decided to revisit Aqua Blue.

The food options were good. One of our friends has Celiac and has to eat Gluten Free, and that was accommodate nicely. The salmon was very good, the short ribs excellent (but the root vegetables served with were "OK") and my friends' dishes looked good as well. They were out of one of the desserts (and we were early for seatings so it was not because it got ordered up earlier) and the coffee on the first round had to be sent back - it looked like weak tea.

The low point for us was that our very nice and very friendly waitress was obviously a heavy smoker and every visit to our table was just gross. I'm a former smoker, and I understand what that's like but when you're serving high end food and wine, please buy some Febreeze or something to use after a smoke break. It put a damper on the evening. The waitress told us that the restaurant would be closing for a couple of months for renovation. I might try it again on a non-Holiday just to compare.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the all you can eat sushi.
Unbelievably fresh. So amazing! M-F ... my favorite lunch spot and the price is unreal. Staff all works together to take great care of their customers.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great anniversary dinner - service was warm and welcoming - food fantastic will go back again.

j
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Aqua Blue is nearby, parking is easy and we usually don't have any problem making a last minute reservation. I hate to hand the keys to my 911 to an idiot valet as is the case at other places these days but, thankfully not there. The exterior is not particularly impressive and the inside needs a refresh but don't let that deter you. The dining experience, cocktails and food preparation is consistent and a several notches above average. In our experience the management and wait staff is always friendly and goes out of their way to please. The sushi is excellent and the rest of the menu top to bottom is better than you are likely to find for the price in the area. My wife and I have dined there often for many years and I will continue........unless they insisting on valet parking.

IO
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Were met by two happy, highly engaged wait staff. Food was plentiful and delicious. LOVED the fact that we could bring our own bottle of wine without a corking fee. Will absolutely be coming back. Thank you for running an honest restaurant that delivers great good at outstanding value.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The setting was cool Blue. Excellent place to wind down.

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zachy is always surprising us with food, and Kira is a very attentive wait person. This place is great.

VP
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fabulous and the drinks are good pours! I highly recommend

A
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were looking forward to the $10 all you can eat sushi. Poor quality sushi. My friend found a piece of plastic in her rolled sushi which the manger tried to say was from the packaging. He didn't offer her a new plate or to change the sushi. She then found a second piece in the same roll. Obviously she didn't continue to eat. No apologies - kind of blew her off and left the dirty plate at our table the entire lunch. Small servings. We each ordered an OMG roll and instead of the full order they split it between us. Wouldn't go back!

D
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Excellent service.
Restaurant was very willing to make both veggie and sauce substitutions to please our palates.
Reasonably priced.
Will certainly go there again.

a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went late on Saturday night and had a wonderful night. The food was delicious and the server very entertaining. We will certainly return.

t
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Eileen and Kimberly were very attentive.

BS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been dining at Aqua Blue for 4-5 years and seafood and has been consistently very good and at a lower price than other restaurants,

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Service was outstanding on this occasion.

j
Atlanta
88 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding Grilled shrimp with edamame $ mushrooms delicious Service a little slow as the place was really quiet but food was worth the wait

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our regular waitress was not available, but we were well taken are of. Food and value are always great. This is our place.

A
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits are fabulous, so buttery with lots of shrimp, which were perfectly cooked. Everyone loved their sushi plates, and service was impeccable

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love AB. Always have too much fun. The chef shares new food items with us, and we always feel special.

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The all-you-can-eat sushi lunch for $10 is a deal. Check it out.

A
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi lunch fabulous. Great value. Super service. We love John.

L
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely fabulous tasty food. I saw this restaurant advertised on Atlanta Eats.

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were meeting with old friends we had not seen in awhile. One of them asks many questions, is picky, and wants everything right now. In spite of that, we had great service, this person was happy, and we had a good time. Kira is an attentivet and patient wait person.

S
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua Blue is a wonderful restaurant! I ordered the Shrimp and Grits and it was the best I'd ever had. My husband ordered the Ahi Tuna with crabmeat and it was also wonderful. We had the Warm Chocolate Cake for dessert...Awesome!!

D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been to Aqua Blue several times over the past few years and have enjoyed it a lot. Although they are somewhat pricey limiting our visits we always go on special occasions. Since two of our 'everyday' restaurants have raised their prices, Aqua is not that much more so we hope to go back more often.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has really gone downhill. Terrible food, practically inedible. When we complained, they didn't do anything about it...

L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We do not eat seafood so was a bit nervous going into this restaurant. Pleasantly surprised by the fabulous duck and steak items we ordered. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The bread basket has several choices that were all very good and its served with soft whipped butter which you don't see too often. Excellent experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decided at the last minute to go out on Friday evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary instead of Saturday. It had been 10 years since the last time we went to Aqua Blue. No problems getting a reservation at 7PM fortunately. There was work being done in the parking lot of the strip mall but after carefully navigating we made it to the restaurant. The ambience was quite pleasant. You can actually have a conversation without yelling. We started out with a glass of wine, Angeline Merlot for me and Excelsior Cabernet for the wife. Good choices. I had the rib-eye which was marinated and overly salty but otherwise good. My wife had the special, scallops and shrimp risotto, which she also enjoyed. The warm chocolate cake for dessert was a great way to end the meal. The service was exceptional. Overall we left asking why we had waited so long to come back. We hope to return again soon.

p
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The shrimp and crab dip was AMAZING! Overall meal was enjoyable.

A
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Waiter was great and helpful for being new - would never have guessed it. Sushi roll was very good as was the bread. Salad was romaine with very little dressing and half cooked bacon - not crispy! Took a long time to get our food and then we were all disappointed except one who is used to bland food because she can't eat onions or garlic. All of us commented in the car that the food lacked flavor and seasoning. Glad the waiter brought extra bread. Won't be returning.

j
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of our favorites especially last minute when neither of us wants to cook and do the dishes.

h
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

David the manager is fantastic..makes you feel like you are at his home

DG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great seafood, but the brussel sprouts are to die for!

JP
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Sadly, this restaurant has gone downhill. Sushi and atmosphere were both stale :(

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to AB for dinner every Saturday, but I finally tried it for lunch. What great food (lunch menu is wonderful), large portions, and ridiculous value. I am not a lady who lunches, but I could become that.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The all you can eat sushi during lunch is the BEST deal ever! Some of the freshest sushi in Atlanta. Our server, John, is always attentive, friendly, accommodating, and extremely helpful. Can't wait to get back ... Try to make it in once a week! Love Aqua Blue.

L
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have two favorite places, and AB is one of them. It's just a pleasant, friendly, comfortable place with good food at good value. What else could one want?