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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1236 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta

    Kid-friendly

  • Atlanta

    Good for groups

1,236 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome owner and chef ,waiter’s are great people always on point during dinner the hibachi chef was funny and a good cook

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  2. Anthony

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my second time eating here and the food was so good and filling.

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  3. MahsheedK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is as well. I would tell everyone who goes to order the Tuna tar tar. It is the best I have eaten on this side of the ocean!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service always a great experience

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. We were sat a little late for our reservation on a Saturday night. At the end of the meal, there is kind of a rush for you to leave the hibachi table for the next group. With that said, the experience was a good one. The food was delicious, staff were efficient and courteous. I would recommend.

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  6. justins

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely enjoyed my self, but I did feel rush to “eat and go”; to be fair, it was Valentine’s Day, so I would imagine there were tons of reservations but we were definitely rushed :(

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  7. DonnezJ

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were served immediately, although we were early for our reservation.

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  8. ErinL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place for large families to enjoy a fun meal together.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Nakato’s! They have the best service, food, and ambiance!!’ I take the family to visit every year for my bday! This is the best Japanese hibachi restaurant in the city!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service but the food was salty . The drinks were good and shrimp tempura . Only valet parking but pay what you can . Manager did try to make up for the inconvenience.

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  11. Dimplezz1255

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing! We sat near an incredibly rowdy bunch, which took away from the conversations at our table, but the chef, food, and everything else was amazing. We left happy and full!

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  12. Trouble

    Atlanta Metro

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. I every way!quality and service exceptional!

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  13. RebecaR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved this restaurant! The waiter was so nice and the food was AMAZING!

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  14. KaylaS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great minus the server . The sever on the other side was great to her customers but ours never came to check on us . We still had salad bowls soup and drinks on table after our actual food was done ? We wanted another drink and had to chase her down just to put the order in.

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  15. DebbieD

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of six had a great time at the hibachi table. Service was attentive and too-notch. Our chef was excellent too — engaging, funny and part of the fun. The quality of the food was great and the best we have had at a hibachi restaurant in Atlanta. We gave up on our regular hibachi spot when it changed ownership and have been looking for a “go-to” spot. We found our new favorite in Nakato. Clearly there’s a reason Nakato has been around so many years and loved by locals. We will definitely be back.

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  16. AmandaB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing experience and food. Lots of young kids during an earlier dining time, kinda have to lean into it. We love it every time.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Meh! Not very impressed. Food was good. But a 6pm reservation had us seated at 6:30 at our hibachi table. Took about 10-15 mins to get a drink order and appetizers. Got drinks and app’s relatively quick but Chef finally makes it to the table about 7:20. From this point everything just felt rushed. The family seated with us had a 7-8 yr old and they were frustrated. We had 4 adults and a 2 yr old who was getting cranky. Chef did A nice job. Food was good but was just an overall feeling of being rushed to get done so they could get the next group to the table.
    Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese RestaurantResponded on January 22, 2024
    We are so sorry to hear about your experience. We know how frustrating this must have been and we sincerely apologize. Our chefs start their magic when our tables are complete, and sometimes this takes a few more minutes than anticipated, which unfortunately pushes things back for the evening. We are so sorry you experienced this and sincerely hope that you will give us another opportunity to showcase the wonderful service we have been known for.

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  18. NatashaR

    Atlanta Metro

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun to celebrate at Nakato. Lots of activity always.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My food is always good but I feel like today it was fantastic. Heating up leftovers at 7 AM.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s one of my favorite restaurants. We go here all the time, and it’s always enjoyable.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to take my nieces and nephews out for dinner so we decided Nakato. When we arrived, it was getting full.. They had 2 open tables and ours filled quickly cos I had a party of 6. The server was really nice. We ordered and our sushi and drinks came out quickly. The chef was cool. Younger gentleman but he was still entertaining to the kids! Server was missing on and off but she was really nice when present. Chef was also very quick so he was pretty much done by 8:30.. I believe a manager came by to check on us and we asked for boxes and the check then no one came back for a good minute… We were just waiting around while everyone was bussing the table. It was just a little awkward for a while.. She finally came back to check us out and was still nice. As far as the value for the food.. It was fine. The shrimp seasoning was very sour for us and my side order of lobster was a little too cooked cos it was quite chewy.. $500 for a party of 6 but that was from sushi and extra add ons, 20% autograt, additional 20 something dollars cos I know they do like a 40/60 split (at least used to)… I’d say that I wish for a little more service. Maybe my experience next time would be more excitable. The kids had a good dinner!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad we came…been wanting another hibachi place in the city other than Beninhanas. My last visit at Beninhanas was very disappointing so coming to Nakato was a breath of fresh air! Quality food and portions were nice…we will be back.

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  23. BDC15

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible time at Nakato - especially when compared to our experience at similar establishments. The staff was incredible accommodating of our party as we had some members that were late to arrive due to traffic. Our server and chef were wonderful, as well. Even the manager came by to ensure we were having a great time. Food and presentation were excellent and our kids (2 and 4) loved the show and food! Will definitely be back.

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  24. KevinL

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great standard hibachi service. It's quite loud but expected. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars all around is because we felt very rushed by the staff to finish our meals and depart.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a great time dining at Nakato. This is his favorite hibachi restaurant. We eat here often and have never been disappointed. The food and service is always top notch.

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  26. DharaniL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good first experience and very happy to celebrate my birthday there. The sushi rolls are good and the chef at the hibachi is very funny and entertaining. Liked the hibachi experience and will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends

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  27. ChristinaW

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we are clients since the last 25 years, Nakato has always been over those years very consistent with the quality of the food and service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant! I have been to this location once before and it’s still great. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food was great and the Hibachi chef was very funny and nice. Celebrated a birthday and the staff sang a song and brought out a complimentary dessert! We brought a birthday cake and they set everything up for us on a special table with everything we needed including candles! Will definitely dine here again!

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  29. CarolineC

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent chefs Excellent wait staff good bartender second time here. My boyfriend and I love this place

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  30. JK2015

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress, food and cooking were outstanding. The only issue was they rushed us to seat another table. Family was still eating and they brought out the birthday surprise. We were seated and out the door in under an hour. This was the fastest Japanese Steakhouse experience ever. If they paced it better and provided adequate time to eat we would give them 5 stars. Hopefully this was just an anomaly.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I would have given the server “ray ray” a 5 for service had he not had to entertain needy ladies and their seafood allergic children the entire night. Left no room for him to talk to the rest of the table. I’m sure he was aggravated with these needy women, cause I wasn’t even cooking and I was aggravated with them. Other than that he is an awesome cook and the food had really great flavor!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My fiancé and I came to celebrate our engagement. We sat at the hibachi tables. The chef was great. He was entertaining and knowledgeable. The sushi and drinks we ordered were INCREDIBLE.

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  33. Bobcat

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was actually a bit disappointed. We've dined at Nakato a number of times. The food wad good, but some of the staff seemed to be "going through the motions". Our chef, a late middle-aged gentleman, seemed bored. The prices have gone up significantly, and I no longer consider the restaurant a good value.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our overall service was average. First was being seated. It was our first time and the server appeared frustrated we didn’t know what we wanted to drink right away. Needed a few minutes. Had to ask her to return to pick out bar drinks for two people in our party. Son ordered medium rare steak and husband medium, neither had any pink on their steak when finished cooking. Taste was good on everyone’s meals, but the steak was over-cooked. After the chef was complete, clean up service began right away. There was no time to sit back and enjoy the meal and chat as a family. Picking up dishes was so fast that we were still eating when the take out containers arrived and just after the checks. Finally, the restaurant only has valet parking. The valet returned my car and kept my keys. I understood them to be in the console, and drove away, not realizing my husband also had his keys with him. Took over 3 hours to have them deliver my keys and multiple phone calls to have it done. Overall, food tasted good, but not a place to have a relaxing meal.

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  35. AlisonF

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I felt rushed during the dinner. It was not the celebration that I envisioned. Disappointed. I will not be going back

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  36. davidc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and accommodating to our revised reservation

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  37. TawandaT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special thanks to the staff for working on Christmas I greatly appreciate!!!!

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  38. LorriC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was fine with the exception of the chef. He did not say 1 word while cooking. No interaction.. no speaking..no entertainment. Literally did not even smile or make eye contact t with anyone. All the other tables had alot of energy and laughing.. I was disappointed as this is part of the experience you pay for. Not sure I will go back.

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  39. LeeL

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a favorite! The food was delicious and service impeccable.

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  40. CindyH

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our Christmas tradition, each year it is delicious and a great experience. Happy to support the oldest Japanese restaurant in Atlanta. It's important to support our small businesses that gives Atlanta it's character.

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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 4.6 stars by 1236 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

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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