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Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill

4.3
525 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(404) 873-6583
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Yoshifusa Kinjo
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Private party facilities
Please contact Sachiyo for further details.
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Private party contact
Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Piedmont Road
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Parking details
Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Even though I was 45 min late for my reservation, they were still able to accommodate my group, outstanding service

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BrittB (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

I have had better hibachi. The restaurant itself was outdated, not very nice. The hibachi portion was lacking in the show. Food was just okay. Overall, would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

There was a bit of a wait although we made reservations but aside from that, things were good

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vipTWGeorge (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

A reliable place for good food and an entertaining chefs.

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vipZeee (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

People and service are great here; always good for a group. The food however was way over salted this time, and therefore barely edible.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food with friendly workers!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The service is very subpar. It takes forever to get a request in so make sure you talk to the server every chance they come by. The filet mignon is the best filet I’ve had at any hibachi in the United States, do not get the regular steak I promise you. The drinks are bit over priced. Overall I would literally come back for that steak.

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BILLM (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

They crowd too many people around the table, the service is hurried and often times sloppy! Food over cooked, they really push the liquor, they were seriously overwhelmed-overbooked-understaffed the night we were there !!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

This is the best hibachi in Atlanta, by far! I love the authentic vibe and seating where shoes as re required to be removed, it really makes the place that much more fun!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas dinner. Never been before but I will be back! Might make this our tradition

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, very authentic japanese food. Sushi was incredible! We took a japanese friend to eat here and she absolutely loved it. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

It was nice, but we were not seated until 40 minutes after our reservation. On such a busy night, they should have been more prepared.

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vipNonC (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Hibachi grill was great. The chef was very entertaining. Even though we had all seen the tricks before he added his own unique style. All of the food was delicious.

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Kathryn (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Overall, a very disappointing experience. Despite my groups plan to go on a weeknight where the restaurant would not be as crowded I chose to make a reservation in advance so my party could be seated promptly when making our plans for the evening. While my group chose this particular location due to the quality of food I will not be going back due to the terrible quality of service. The chef and wait staff were good, but the entire visit became a bad experience because of the poor service from the hostess. We made reservations in advance, and all members of our party arrived several minutes early prior to our reservation, however despite our prompt arrival before our reservation time our seats had been given away to a walk in group rather than being, well reserved for those of us that scheduled a reservation. While this would not initially seem like a huge deal, we made reservations for the hibachi section of the restaurant meaning that because our seats were given away at the last section we had to wait not only for new seats to become available, but for the rest of the vacant seats around that cook station to be filled by either walk in groups or later appointment times. Our group that originally scheduled an appointment time of 7:30 PM didn't even get to place our orders until after 8:30 PM disrupting the rest of our plans for the evening. While I know mistakes happen, the hostess was rude to our party before, during and after the encounter rather than apologizing for giving away our seats. After we expressed our disappointment especially given that our entire party arrived well before the appointment time she begrudgingly offered to bring us some edamame (the cheapest app on the menu). I felt a little better customer service would have been a better solution than a budget appetizer, especially when only offered after the hostess overheard a conversation about us wanting to speak to management. Another option would have been simply not giving away our table.

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Britbalorclub (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

The waitress was great. The cook, however, made many mistakes with orders. Even though the reservation stated I was celebrating my birthday, I received no acknowledgement from the staff.

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PeachyD (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

This place has been here for a long time....and they have gotten complacent. I would reccommend NOT sitting at a hibachi table. Sushi was at best ...OK....may be time for a refresh guys- on food and attitude!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Our chef was amazing! I was hoping to get his name but I forgot. The service was fabulous.

It's just that the other room was quite bothering since there were about 20 kids with their moms yelling and singing at the top of their lungs Happy Birthday. I know that the restaurant is not to blame but I hope the rooms will be separated by (noise cancelling) walls. It felt like an educational trip or daycare party.

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vipTawonnaJ (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

I enjoyed the experience, with the exception of so many children. I was expecting a quiet and grown up atmosphere but it was just the opposite. Overall, I enjoyed myself.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent Cook, service was good. Awesome atmosphere, vibrant energy.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Sat for 35 minutes before chef came to cook otherwise service was good, food good

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