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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant, Atlanta, GA
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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1039 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hibachi, Teppanyaki, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-6582

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill caters. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your off-site event.

  • Private party facilities

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill would love to host your next event. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your next special event. Birthdays•Rehearsal Dinners•Prom•Graduation•Baby Showers•Any Get Together

  • Private party contact

    Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583

  • Neighborhood

    Morningside-Lenox Park

  • Cross street

    Piedmont Road

  • Parking details

    Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,039 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta

    Kid-friendly

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  1. LW

    LynetteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service fabulous!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best hibachi you can find in ATL!!!
  3. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very competent and super friendly. The chef had a great personality and was an expert at his craft. We had a great time!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters 16th birthday
  5. JH

    JadaH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming here for years and the service and food are top notch. Make sure you bring cash to tip valet.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, wonderful meal!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Japanese steakhouses have gone downhill the past 10-15 years. All the prep work is now done in the back. The show stinks and the service is bad. Food is still good though.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. We didn’t take pictures of it because it was so delicious. Highly recommend the gyoza and yum yum roll. We’d definitely come back.
  9. RR

    RedRockDiva

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, yummy food and amazing service! Highly recommend Nakato for hibachi!
  10. J

    James

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are always great. Took first-timers, and they enjoyed it.
  11. CW

    ChristinaW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday and it was great, lots of fun and good food
  12. A

    Aopa65

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We have been a frequent visitor to Nakato. This is the only time that we had to wait over 30 minutes for water and soup to arrive. Staff seemed overwhelmed by demand. But once the chef did arrive at our Hibachi the food was very good. But we waited over 1 hour from seating to his arrival. I will rack this up to the current staffing problems most restaurants are having but be aware there is a long wait.
  13. B

    Bocak

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. The only issue was server did not appear to refill our drinks until we had finished our meal.
  14. MT

    MrT2013

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was very bad Table and eating area was very dirty I was told soups have msg i was so looking forward due to all the good reviews but was so dissapointed .
  15. JL

    JillL

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter’s birthday though nothing was done to celebrate. Everything was great otherwise.
  16. SM

    SM1234

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The food was amazing! I just didn’t like all the noise and people. They have 4 hibachi tables in one room. I’m used to more of a quiet and private experience.

    Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese RestaurantResponded on January 2, 2023Hello, We're glad you enjoyed the food and next time if you are looking for a quieter experience, you can request one of our semi-private Hibachi Rooms. They will provide the intimate experience we think you're looking for.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always. Tim was an amazing cook. We enjoyed our Christmas dinner. 4 stars because they required my food be cooked in the back due to a mild allergy and my food never came out… my entire family was done eating by the time mine came out so it had to immediately be packed to go and my portion was significantly less than everyone that had theirs cooked on the grill in front of us. We weren’t offered any sort of compensation or anything for the huge inconvenience. In fact, the owner/supervisor was visibly upset with the server when we brought it to their attention and appeared to blame her instead of take responsibility for the mishap. We will be back because the food is good and we’ve never had this issue before…. Maybe they were overwhelmed on Christmas, not sure
  18. AD

    AmandaD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joined for Christmas Eve and delicious food and a wonderful experience.
  19. N

    Nick

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the food and entertainment at Nakato. Lots of food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great.
  21. E

    Ennairam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was ok, and the potions are definitely huge. The wait to order was fine, it took about 20 minutes until the drinks came but then almost an hour passed until the cooking started. We had to hunt down the waiter to get chopsticks and they forgot that we had a birthday, even though it was part of the reservation. I wonder what happened that night.
  22. MF

    MirandaF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience
  23. M

    Michael

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the hibachi side. The food was excellent. The cook had a great personality and was terrific. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a family fun time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service!!!
  25. KS

    KeishaS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Nakato was a great change of pace for Thanksgiving. Our server was wonderful, she was thoughtful and made sure we had everything we needed. The atmosphere was great, nice lighting and the restaurant looked up to date. The food I would say was average. Hibachi is our favorite and I was excited to try this location based on reviews. I would say our appetizers, the spicy tuna crispy rice and goza were the highlights of the meal. The soup starter did not have much flavor and the fried rice had a chicken fat favor that I was not a fan of. Overall we had a wonderful time and service was great, but I don’t think the prices match the food quality received.
  26. AA

    AnnaA

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We had dinner on Thanksgiving. We were the second table seated and the 8th table served. We also had to make multiple requests for beverage refills before receiving one. The food was what you would expect. Service was below par.
  27. JG

    JamesG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my son birthday we had an awesome time
  28. AN

    ANDIG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, GREAT chef, just a good time all around! I will say they could use dimmer lighting
  29. D

    Dlaushey

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lots of food! Excellent chef cooking hibachi. We shared a steak and scallops and still needed a takeout box. Noodles and fried rice were seasoned perfectly! Steak cooked to perfect med rare and scallops we cooked perfectly as well! Loved it. Best Hibachi by far!
  30. f

    fan4sushi

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, & atmosphere. Options are fairly priced.
  31. CC

    CynthiaC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been going to Nakato since the 1980's. Our go-to family celebration restaurant. Apparently we are not alone on that based on the number of parties LOL. Great family owned business!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Food was bland drinks were watery… they made us wait forever even with a reservation… very low budget not worth the money. Won’t ever go back
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a nice experience as usual
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience is always pleasant. Today was exceptionally good because our tab was paid by the restaurant. This month marked Nataka’s 50th anniversary; therefore, for this month each day the 50th tab was paid by the restaurant and me and my guests won. It was a great pleasant surprise. Thank you Nataka!
  35. LB

    LatashaB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    I was really unhappy with the quality of the food, the guy burned the vegetables, he didn’t season the seafood nor the vegetables and my bill was $264 for food I did not enjoy. This was the first time experiencing this but I can tell her was just learning because he would get distracted as if he did not know what to do. I was not impressed and I will not be returning.
  36. TB

    TairB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was nice the food was fresh and everything was perfect
  37. CN

    ChaNaeP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Chef was in a rush, food was not that great. I have been here multiple times and the rise was hard and noodles were bland.

    Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese RestaurantResponded on November 15, 2022We are truly sorry to hear about your recent dining experience. Please accept our sincere apologies about the way our chef prepared your food. We sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity to show you how much your support means to us. We absolutely know we can wow you with our high level of entertainment and food quality.

  38. EP

    EmmaP

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Hibachi table.
  39. SH

    777SHH

    Atlanta

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food & service / enjoyable experience
  40. K

    Kupe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is so good and the antics by the chefs never get old. Go with a date or with a big crowd. It's like you are getting a dinner and a show.

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 4.5 stars by 1039 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Piedmont Road

  • Neighborhood

    Morningside-Lenox Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hibachi, Teppanyaki, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-6582

  • Catering

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill caters. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your off-site event.

  • Private party facilities

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill would love to host your next event. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your next special event. Birthdays•Rehearsal Dinners•Prom•Graduation•Baby Showers•Any Get Together

  • Private party contact

    Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583

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