Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.7
762 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 762 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very nice staff. Our server Ling was so attentive and very high energy. She was able to ensure we had everything we needed. The chef was great and funny. Food was flavorful and delicious!!!! We will be back

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AkilW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food as usual. Definitely will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly. Delicious food. A great experience. I highly recommended Nakato.

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DwightH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well seasoned. Greeter and host was great. Lot of food. Experience was great.

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Anonymous
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Hibachi experience in Metro ATL. Very organized, following COVID-19 safety guidelines, delicious food, prompt and attentive customer service. We ended up here, because Benihana had no availability!
So much better than Benihana..I won't go back to Benihana again. You may pay a little more than a visit to Benihanas, but it is totally worth it. More menu options and food tastes better

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will return

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Atlgirl
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy Nakato's, it seems to be a little different due to Covid. But the food was great.

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vipLuv2Eat
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I can't believe how much they have increased the prices! The food is still really good and the service was excellent. But $70 per person?!?! I only recommend if it's a special day/night out for dinner due to the costs.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent experience!

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Tweety
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place our server and cook was great!!! Excellent customer service and great food

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

The whole evening was great. We invited some close friends to dine with us. The only issue of the night the food was very salty. My last 3 visits were perfect the food the atmosphere was GREAT. One bad night with the food I won't complain to much. Over all everyone had a great time.

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ManikaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love my dinning experience at Nakato’s!!!!!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service despite it being Valentine’s Day ! COVID distancing was enforced . Rachel was a outstanding waitress, very diligent and attentive to food allergy concerns .

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DavidH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With everything going on in the world today, my wife and I had a great time enjoying our dinner. Everything was great

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Dekky
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great ambience Only thing I will say is the chef didn't speak or engage much but it wasn't a big deal. Will definitely be returning.

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TamarieG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was kinda disappointed because I thought your party could all sit together but everything else was great

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PureIntimidation
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

This location's prices was twice as much as the other location we visit (frequently). Food quality was not as good as the others and menu is not as complete. I would expect a same source chain as high as this one to have matching menu's.

I would recommend, just not this location (Atlanta). It was very disappointing.

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DAvery
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and appreciate the social distance and precautions put in place. Food was great, only little disappointment was the YumYum sauce has changed from previous visits and not as good in my opinion.

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Jimmy
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine except the horrid person next to us, chatting on her two mobile phones the whole meal, whining about "noodles on separate plate only, no onion or mushroom in the vegetables" etc. ad naseum.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & times as usual!

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Normady
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The filet was very good but the chicken was very chewy. I wasn't a fan of the rice at all and we ordered our veggies with no onion and got them anyway. The only thing I really enjoyed was the steak, compared to the restaurant where I live it was very mediocre.

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DappaDon1911
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great....the waited and the cook worked well together!

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QuintaraT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night out!
Enjoyed the fact that they have taken all precautions to keep everyone safe with real dividers all the while social distancing.
Our chef cooked our food to taste and as requested.
Flavorful and delicious.
Missed not having my favorite wine, Sangue di guida but the replacement from Italy was just as good.
A1 for a pandemic night out

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vipKimberlynM
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have gone to Nakatos several times. I can honestly say the atmosphere has changed because of Covid. The chefs weren't as engaging and obviously due to the limited seating and having partitions we just felt like the atmosphere wasn't the same. However, they still tried really hard to make the service and food be spectacular. They succeeded! I love the food and the best is the Tripple Nakato (which has filet, shrimp, and chicken). It was really special and you leave full!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

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Jacobi
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The overall experience was poor, the place seems to come off as a nice Japanese steakhouse... Reservations required, strict covid rules, valet parking only, etc. however the food and overall experience is very below average for hibachi anywhere much less Atlanta. I’ve been to a better hibachi restaurant in Macon, GA. The waitress was great, but the cook was very unentertaining and seemed to cook everything in a rush. Leaving us with a short show and undercooked Veggies and noodles. I really have no clue how this place has above 3 stars. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food was amazing

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Avery
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A bit overpriced compared to similar 'Hibachi' style restaurants. Otherwise, the food and service will always be great. Just a bit expensive when I can go elsewhere for the same experience at a fraction of the price.

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NatalieD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is always so good and place full of smiling faces.

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WynnterW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best hibachi I’ve ever had and great service! Coming here made my birthday

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ChristinaM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We enjoyed the food but we were underwhelmed with the service. Drinks took forever to order and receive and the chef was unimpressive. However, the hibachi was delicious!

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi Christina, We are so sorry that you had that experience. During the past 48 years we have been known for providing a fabulous dining experience for our guests and we are so sorry that we fell short in the service area. We will definitely work with your server and chef to make this doesn't happen again and greatly appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We hope you will dine with us again soon so we can demonstrate the type of dining experience we are so proud of.

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Jimmy
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food on the griddle table with amazing sushi to start.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the experience!!

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BenjaminV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great environment. Had a great night!

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AyanaS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a timely fashion and the food was cooked shortly after we were seated and was very delicious!

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SoenP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My children live Hibachi but this experiencing was amazing. First to have to take our shoes off was so authentic and amazing m. The food was fresh and the birthday girl felt special. That is out née Hibachi spot!!!!❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambiance was good but the food was overpriced and not good honestly. I wanted to like this place but they serviced angel hair pasta and tried to pass it off as lo mein!!! And they had corn in their fried rice (which is an up charge) ...I’ve never seen or heard of such a thing. Needless to say we won’t be back.

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We are so sorry that you felt this way, as our guests have absolutely loved our fried rice and hibachi noodles - which are both long-time favorite family recipes. We hope you will consider coming back and dining with us in our Garden Dining Room, where we would be happy to make recommendations for authentic Japanese dishes we think you'd enjoy. Happy Holidays from the Nakato Family.

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PamelaT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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vipScottS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hibachi in Atlanta!

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vipTiaT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It takes hibachi up a notch compared to others in area. It is worth the two three that we pass on the way to Nakato. The meats were great and the vegetables fresh!

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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 762 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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