Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.7
855 Reviews
$30 and under
Hibachi
Nakato Japanese Restaurant is Atlanta's most authentic and unique Japanese restaurant, specializing in exciting Hibachi Teppanyaki dining. Our skilled chefs take great pride in entertaining our guests, while serving delicious Japanese cuisine in this popular setting. Established in 1972, Nakato is family owned and run by the third generation of the Nakato family. In addition to Hibachi, we take great pride in serving the freshest Sushi and authentically-prepared dishes created by our chefs who were all born and trained in Japan.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 855 people are saying
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AmekaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was great! The service was great and food was tasty. I totally recommend!

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vipFoodHound91
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday dinner for families and friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

If you book the Hibachi side be aware of the loudness. The

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RoseLaBelle
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the area where it’s tradition to take your shoes off. We thoroughly enjoyed ourself and our meal. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, 5-Star dining experience! From the moment our family of six walked in to Nakato we were greeted with the warmest smiles. We felt so at home and were seated right away for our 4 pm reservations. My husband and I went with our four little ones and absolutely loved our server, Martina. She was so personable, kind and attentive. Our chef was amazing and cooked our steak, shrimps and chicken dinners to perfection. The food was very flavorful and not too salty, which was a huge plus for us. My oldest son also has a food allergy and soy sensitivity and was pleasantly accommodated with a piping hot meal cooked completely soy-sauce free in the back kitchen. So thankful to the Lord for such an awesome family dinner at a wonderful family restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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vipKrischanna
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant! Hibachi was flavorful which was a nice surprise I spotted that seasoned butter! Great service and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert, the chef, made the best food and performed the best tricks while cooking. The kids had a blast!

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DanaM1
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We finally had a great server. Fun place to eat as always!

LJ
LatriceJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We have food allergies so our food was cooked in the back. It have had to touch something because we had a reaction, but a little Benadryl and we was fine. A little more careful next time.

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Nerdoloco
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Nakato, the food is top quality, great sushi and hibachi, and good service.

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vipLaurieB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful this time. Our hibachi chef was great and entertaining. The food was yummy and so good. My family and I all enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my bday and it was amazing!!

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ShartelB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The service and our food was superb!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I made the request for the birthday package & agreed to the extra fee. They never performed the bday song, no t-shirt, nor picture. They actually left! This was our first experience :-(

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Our chef Anthony was amazing and very entertaining.

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NeelP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was my brother’s birthday. He had never experienced Hibachi so I took the whole family for the Hibachi experience but we weren’t able to do that since we are allergic to shellfish and other two people on our Hibachi ordered Shrimp. Our food was cooked in the back and it was cold. My brother ordered Filet Minion and we ordered Chicken. Everything was cold and we ordered fried rice which was cooked in the back and cold as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place 🥰

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but needs remodeling

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Food was bomb and chef was energetic but not too extra. Enjoyed a birthday dinner where they honored my wife. Very appreciative.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a tad loud in the restaurant, but that's to be expected to an extent in a place like this. The food was great! I ordered the tofu dinner and it was spectacular. The chef that we had was very entertaining and had just as much fun as we did

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan did a great job 10/10 will be coming back and requesting him again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Hostess was rude!
Cook and waitress were excellent.

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IndiaE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive wait staff. Had hibachi and sushi. The food was good and we enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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vipAndreaP
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food. Well seasoned. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th birthday dinner

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AlbertS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef and waitress both were excellent. My wife and I were celebrating our 58th anniversary, and have celebrated many other special occasions at Nakato’s in the past. The food was superb as usual.

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Mergatroid
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed Nakato for special occasion dinners. The food is consistently good however I did notice the Miso Soup was very watered down this time. This isn't typical so I was surprised. Our chef Anthony was a breath of fresh air! He put on a great show and really worked the table well with chit chat and jokes aplenty. Nakato is our go-to for Atlanta Hibachi!

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TtJj
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We visit the location on numerous occasions, 08/10/21 was a birthday celebration; Unfortunately the server was terrible. She only visited our table twice during our dinner and those times were due to someone in our party having to get up from the private table to request what was needed. The *CHEF* was fantastic, I would have preferred the 18% tip that was included in the bill to go directly to him and not the server. I understand there are times when you are extremely busy but that should never take away from the service the customers receive.

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LauraJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. We liked how they had a plastic partition up between each party at the hibachi tble.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing time. My daughter celebrated her 8th birthday and our chef, Anthony, was awesome! My daughter and family were very pleased. And the food was very well done.

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johnd
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The cook touch the raw chicken with the scapula. Then proceed to pass out the cook rice with the same thing he used to touch the raw chicken with.

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WayTruthLight
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was a wonderful chef, and very entertaining. Jacob was our waiter. The front staff were friendly.

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Caya
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and waiter was fast and efficient customer service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I was extremely disappointed in what Nakato has become based on my experience with the restaurant in years past. What was once a high end hibachi restaurant that stood head and shoulders above Benihana is now a sad substitute to Benihana.

The food quality is very poor and yet the cost is high. The space has not been updated in years and appears dirty and noisy. I have to suspect that Nakato has cut corners and costs in order to stay in business during the pandemic but I cannot believe how bad it was.

I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriends birthday. It was amazing. The food was great. The staff was so friendly and awesome. I would
definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

It was cool

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BobM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The hibachi is not up to the hype that is out there - and much more expensive than other comparable Hibachi places. Steak, Lobster & Shrimp were all overcooked (Lobster was inedible). Noodles are too salty (teriyaki is salty so this is more of a preference, rather than a criticism). Special requests were not adhered to by the chef and he seemed a bit confused. HOWEVER, the service was very good, attentive and friendly. I have not had any other items at Nakato, so this is only a statement about the hibachi.

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DonnezJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the experience was awesome, and the food and drinks were outstanding .

FAQs

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-6582.

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 855 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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