Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.5
875 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 875 people are saying
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GeoffreyF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beats Benny Ha nah. Habachi chef was great and very informative of the yum yum sauces.

Had a great time.

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RozM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! We haven't been here in a very long time, and it was great to come back. Food was very good, sushi was outstanding and the service A+. I also liked how the restaurant had COVID precautions in place. Limited people seated at the hibachi tables, spacing, and contactless pay. Overall great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Hibachi. Went for dinner on a Saturday at 5 w 4 little kids. Kids had a blast, were super entertained, loved the food, staff was great.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, clean restaurant. A great experience for date night or family dinner! Food was the best Japanese hibachi in the area!

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vipWeddingWoman
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Tradition! We have been dining at Nakato on the evening before Thanksgiving for over 30 years (we go other days as well). Food and service is always consistently good. They have a full bar & a sushi bar highly recommend!

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EricaH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Daughter 7th Birthday

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vipAopa65
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time, foods consistently good.

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Misterroddie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Me and the fam had a ball . Definitely a must if not all of us I’ll come!!!

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TomP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great way to celebrate a birthday! We had a o much fun and enjoyed the food so much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My family, friends and I got together just to have a simple dinner. The food was delicious and fresh and the pork dumplings are to die for. Though it was a little loud which is to be expected with hibachi it was an overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun time...service staff is very friendly and attentive.

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vipDawggirl
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb Japanese hibachi style food. Great soup and salad too.

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StaceyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Restaurant is nice and staff is pleasant. Quality of food wasn’t as good as I remember.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, prepared as ordered. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been a few times. Today was slow on service and our chef burned pretty much everything. Disappointed but the food was edible so we’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Halloween night with kid

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JBFoodie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We hadn't been there since the pandemic. We sat in the hibachi section and we liked the way that they had the parties separated with the rolling plexiglass (which should be wiped clean after EVERY meal/use, YUCK). Our chef was NOT exciting, as in the past (no tricks) and they cut out the early bird dinner specials. Very DISAPPOINTING on both!! :-( Way too much for the little combo entrees now. And don't forget to ask about the little shrimp appetizer that is supposed to come with the entree, the chef neglected ours til we said something.

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MayraF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Let's start with my arrival I was on time for my reservation a few minutes early actually but waited almost 30 minutes to be seated for a party of 4 nothing said by staff they kept seating people except us OK, went to sit down and again waited about 10 min for a server don't even mention the cook was another 20 or so....waiter was very nice and the cook but overall not worth the amount I paid. I would rather drive to Duluth and fight traffic then go here again. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chef I had this time was not as entertaining as the last one. The food wasn’t as flavorful this time either.

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BostonVisitor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From our arrival at valet parking, to seating and throughout the meal, we were taken care of very well. The chef was amazing, entertaining and everything was prepared well and plentifully.

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HopeF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Frustrating to make a reservation, specify it’s for a birthday and not get the birthday treatment. Also very frustrating to make a reservation for 8pm and not get a chef until 8:50 PM and then get rushed out of the restaurant by 9:11 PM. Rough experience. Saw our server MAYBE 3times.

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AmekaB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was great! The service was great and food was tasty. I totally recommend!

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vipFoodHound91
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday dinner for families and friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

If you book the Hibachi side be aware of the loudness. The

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RoseLaBelle
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the area where it’s tradition to take your shoes off. We thoroughly enjoyed ourself and our meal. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, 5-Star dining experience! From the moment our family of six walked in to Nakato we were greeted with the warmest smiles. We felt so at home and were seated right away for our 4 pm reservations. My husband and I went with our four little ones and absolutely loved our server, Martina. She was so personable, kind and attentive. Our chef was amazing and cooked our steak, shrimps and chicken dinners to perfection. The food was very flavorful and not too salty, which was a huge plus for us. My oldest son also has a food allergy and soy sensitivity and was pleasantly accommodated with a piping hot meal cooked completely soy-sauce free in the back kitchen. So thankful to the Lord for such an awesome family dinner at a wonderful family restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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vipKrischanna
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant! Hibachi was flavorful which was a nice surprise I spotted that seasoned butter! Great service and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert, the chef, made the best food and performed the best tricks while cooking. The kids had a blast!

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DanaM1
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We finally had a great server. Fun place to eat as always!

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LatriceJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We have food allergies so our food was cooked in the back. It have had to touch something because we had a reaction, but a little Benadryl and we was fine. A little more careful next time.

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Nerdoloco
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Nakato, the food is top quality, great sushi and hibachi, and good service.

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vipLaurieB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful this time. Our hibachi chef was great and entertaining. The food was yummy and so good. My family and I all enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my bday and it was amazing!!

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ShartelB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The service and our food was superb!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I made the request for the birthday package & agreed to the extra fee. They never performed the bday song, no t-shirt, nor picture. They actually left! This was our first experience :-(

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Our chef Anthony was amazing and very entertaining.

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NeelP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was my brother’s birthday. He had never experienced Hibachi so I took the whole family for the Hibachi experience but we weren’t able to do that since we are allergic to shellfish and other two people on our Hibachi ordered Shrimp. Our food was cooked in the back and it was cold. My brother ordered Filet Minion and we ordered Chicken. Everything was cold and we ordered fried rice which was cooked in the back and cold as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place 🥰

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but needs remodeling

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 4.5 stars by 875 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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