Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.7
828 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 828 people are saying
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Caya
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and waiter was fast and efficient customer service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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BobM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
11 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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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 !!

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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
Chicago
4 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!!

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 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
13 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
8 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!

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 828 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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