Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.7
811 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 811 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing food and service. Enjoyed everything!

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ThreadzA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was saltier than usual but overall we love this place.

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Shiubox
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very good service, however, the noise is a little loud. Family, friendly, the hibachi chef is amazing! Overall a great experience.

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HHMD
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Not super a showy hibachi. We enjoyed the experience overall.

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vipGlfstrm
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, Teppanyaki, Edamame, Tataki, the desserts, Sake, just delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The food was fine, our hibachi chef was OK, if you knife twirls and the fire flare, but nothing really fun or special like I have seen at other hibachi restaurants. Still doing Covid theater, taking temperatures (Emory University Hospital doesn’t even do this anymore and the CDC says temperature is useless) and requiring masks until you sit at your table. Very expensive. Sushi rolls were good. I would go again for sushi but not hibachi.

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CarlosM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience in Nakato restaurant was amazing!

Ana was our server and she was outstanding! She was super attentive and kind.

The food was absolutely delicious and we had an incredible night!

This is such a beautiful place and the food is genuinely the best Japanese food I've tried.

ありがとうございます!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I enjoyed Nakato. Loved the garlic noodles. However I was told the private hibachi room was closed only to discover that it was open. I went here for my bday and wanted an intimate experience especially after being on lockdown for a year. To add, I felt the birthday song and dessert were a bit lackluster compared to other celebrations around me. Overall I would give it 4/5 stars.

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Stef
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time as always and the food was delicious.

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Neknekbabii
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omggggggggggggg I’m convinced they are better than Benihana and hibachi. I loved every bit of it. The best part was the walk up bar while you wait to be seated. 20 stars ✨

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JenniferI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in-person after the pandemic. Fantastic as always!

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ChrisR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun birthday meal - great food and fun atmosphere!

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food
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a graduation

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I explained to the server that I had a shellfish allergy. She asked if I wanted my food cooked in the back. I said no as long as the chef cooks the shellfish last. She said I’ll let him know. He came out started the sides then the meat and put the shrimp in the middle with everything. I immediately got her attention. She got the manager and he had my food cooked in the back. The chef was offended and put the rice intended for down in front of me. I went to grab it and give it to one of the 4 other people in my party . He grabbed it and threw it out then removed my steak as well. That was totally unnecessary someone else could’ve eaten it. A total waste of food. Then we never got refills. I asked the server were refills included with our drink selection (soda& waters) she said yes but never came back to refill until she came with the check. We do hibachi often as it’s my favorite but this was my first time here. The food was just ok. It wasn’t seasoned well at all. I doubt we’ll ever return.

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vipSashaEats
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service as always!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best dinner I've had in years! Highly recommend to all parties. Incredibly delicious food and even better service. Will be coming back often!

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MiriamG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nakato is very yummy and a fun experience for celebrations

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CClark
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You're definitely paying for what you get. Service and food was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, service was amazing, MOTHERFUCKING ONION VOLCANO.

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GregoryS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great and the service was fantastic. Everything was as you would expect. The atmosphere could use a little work and updating.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece had a great time. Thank you!

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Garthc
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The COVID protocols make the dinning experience interesting and but for those concerned you feel safe. We had a very attentive server in the beginning and was on top of it. Towards the end he got slammed with tables and took us a while to get the bill pay and leave. Otherwise it was a great experience and loved the food. You get a lot of food for your value and you will walk away with leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and they do a really good job separating the hibachi table with dividers.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Entertaining.
Did not feel well and management reached out to make sure I was ok.

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vipTraceeC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

I have dined with them before which is why we decided to take the drive for my Princess birthday dinner since she wanted Hibachi for her and 2of her friends. Because I have shellfish allergies, they prepared mine and another member in the party in the back. My chicken was dry and my veggies were salty. Overall the dining experience for my Princess and her friends was good.

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vipTravlinCaukdor
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best hibachi restaurant in the city of Atlanta, or the surrounding area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The cook burnt the rice he seemed to be in a rush.

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Carole
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff, good food, nice 'date night' for us. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom’s birthday she really enjoyed it!

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vipKatherineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our food, our waiter and our hibachi chef!!!

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Demetriuss
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

U will love this place. Food is good the service is excellent and u get you're money's worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a date, nice, calm fun.

SM
SaidahM
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place Love the drums when they sang "Happy Birthday" to me

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YolondaF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ver friendly cook and waiter....will revisit soon

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lol insider

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Shanell
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with the presentation if the food and cleaniness.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience and food.

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vipAtlantasfinestfoodie
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

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 811 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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