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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.7
839 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 839 people are saying
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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
7 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 .

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Tabby
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, drinks, and vibes are always great! I will keep returning lol

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coop55
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Was very ok. Very disappointing. Extremely loud, ridiculous! Had a baby @ the next table that screamed & cried the entire time. Should not be allowed!!!! Ruined the entire experience. The entire experience was too loud to enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and great food !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was super fun, food was delicious, and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! The chef that we had was very entertaining. The entire staff was nice and the environment was welcoming. We made a reservation online and did not have to wait for our table to be ready. We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday and they made him feel special. The guy that was in charge of Valet Parking was wonderful!!! Experience was amazing. Nakato just gained two regulars. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been a customer for over 20 years. My son wanted to go for his 16th Birthday. They are always busy but Nakatos has always been outstanding on every occasion. Once you try you will keep coming back. I have to say Mr. Robert is our favorite chef and he cooked on my first date with my husband 19 years ago. Always will be like a Cheers to me❤️❤️❤️

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vipLuvNYrestaurants
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

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TravisG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it for our family of 6. They were so nice to our son who was turning 11. We will definitely be back!

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Kandis
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience for our family. Attentive service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and the photo area was a great idea.

AH
AlexisH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Would definitely revisit when in town.

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LisaO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and loved the atmosphere. Anthony is an amazing chef!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Too salty !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing food and service. Enjoyed everything!

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ThreadzA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Shiubox
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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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Alisha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was flavorful. Even down to the simple rice noodles.

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HHMD
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipGlfstrm
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 839 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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