Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant
Enjoy the most traditional and authentic Japanese restaurant that Atlanta has to offer in our traditional dining room overlooking a majestic Japanese garden. In addition to Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes, we also offer highly entertaining and wonderfully prepared Hibachi on our Teppanyaki Grills.
Food was amazing. One of the tastiest sushis I ate so far. The restaurant needs a bit outdated and also dress code needs to be more of a business casual. I've seen people wearing shorts.
Also it is a nice gesture when you are celebrating a birthday not to be charged for your small dessert.
As a conclusion food is excellent, the rest need improvement.
Food was delicious (had tuna hand rolls, kids hibachi shrimp, miso soup, chawan mushi). Service was wonderful - our server was extremely attentive and nice.
nice service and food
I can't even begin to explain how lovely this place is! The food is amazing! They are authentic! I mean they had everything from traditional Hot Pot, Shabu Shabu, & Sukiyaki to Bento Dinners and Sashimi. Amazing Sake selection as well as Japanese Whiskeys. They have a great wine selection and unique cocktails with a wonderful bar scene! We got the Tatami room and the music and ambience was very traditional japanese home style. Our Waiters Steven and Kay were not only knowledgeable but they were funny, fun, outgoing, and will always have a place in my heart for how they treated us. I cannot wait to go back and tip them some more! They have great valet service and just an overall beautiful restaurant. I would recommend this place to anyone on an level or occasion. I had the best dining experience ever here at Nakato Sushi Bar! Thank you so much!
Food is always amazing and our server was outstanding.
While the Hibachi dinner was not as large as I expected, the service was absolutely incredible. Our waiter was hilarious and made our prom night way better. While it is a bit more expensive than other hibachi places, it is SO worth it.
We're always come here for a traditional japanese meal. Yes, there is sushi and a wonderful hibachi grill, but we choose the dining room where we order from the main menu. I loved my bento box, my son had the sukiyaki, my vegetarian daughter found plenty to eat on the menu. Foods was delicious and beautifully presented.
fabulous food and waiter!
Had a great time at Nakato's. It was my very first time having Sushi and a client of ours requested Sushi for dinner, so Nakato was suggested by a friend. I truly enjoyed the food and our server was GREAT!
The food was not good at all. It was very underwhelming and extremely over priced given the poor quality. This was some of the worst Japanese food I have ever had. Truly disappointing.
Wonderful sushi and wonderful service. Would highly recommend. We are already planning a trip back to get hibachi!
This was our 9th wedding anniversary, and we both love Nakato's food. I am vegetarian and my husband is pescatarian, and Nakato has an exceptionally good vegetarian options (for an Atlanta Japanese restaurant) . The grilled eggplant is outstandingly delicious, and we also enjoy the goma ae a lot, and the vegetable tempura, which this time was getting close to having the kind of very light batter I hope for (and seems to be impossible to find in Atlanta). So that was a real treat. The restaurant's atmosphere and service are perfect for a special occasion, and usually I would give Nakato 5 stars overall and for every category. My hesitation this time is only because - despite being assured by the staff that we weren't being rushed - we were being rushed. When all the hot food comes out at once, and the hot food is really better freshly hot, there is not much choice than to eat it fairly quickly.
ive been going here for 20 plus years, its always great. the food is a cut above your standard sushi, and adding to that is the full menu of cooked meals, all are great. the sushi area is just perfect to hang out and dine. one thing, really disappointed the rock garden is in disarray. they should fix that!
It was a wonderful experience. It was a special occasion & it was made even more memorable because of the staff!
A very fun, educational experience for the 45th Anniversary buffet.
Highly recommend the shabu shabu, although it's gotten a bit expensive. Drinks are good and the ambiance is nice as well. One of our favorite restaurants in town.
Had an awesome sauce time. Staff were amazing. We experienced the Traditional Room which was a great experience in the culture.
The entire dining experience was exceptional. The only negative is the food is not as good as 5 years ago when I dined there.
Our all time favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Food is amazing and the staff is like family.
I haven't had sukiyaki in years, and it has always been a personal favorite. I was excited when I saw that they serve it at Nakato. They bring a hot plate and cook it at your table--like hot pot, but with the special sukiyaki sauce. We had three people, and that was perfect. Two would be too much food, and four too little. Food was great and the service was notably good.
Love going to Nakatos . Love the staff, food consistent and can actually hear for good conversation!
Loved it as always!
The atmosphere and food are second to none. It can be a little pricey but totally worth it.
Just to give a little heads up on regarding my review. I spent 5 years in Japan as an exchange student in Fukuoka. Consequently, when I reserve the table at the traditional Japanese family ran restaurant I am expecting certain things. Polite, friendly, knowledgeable service and quite ambiance. Service was good, but with luck of knowledge. Servers have to know the menu!!!! It took me about 30 min to order a proper bottle of sake, until the other stuff member (I assume a bartender) helped her out. We ordered shabu-shabu, beef tataki, rolls, and some of the a la carte nigiris. Everything but the roll was good not excellent.
I won't recomend this place for a date since it is quite loud. As a casual dinning...may be. But keep in mind that it is not cheap. Our check for 2 adults an 1 child ended almost $300 with the tip. For this kind of money do to UMI.
Great restaurant. Best sushi in Atlanta. Great service. Excellent wine and Japanese beer.
We have been going to Nakato for years, although we don't get there very often. It's always great. The last few times, we went to the hibachi grill part. This time we ate in the regular restaurant and it was excellent. We all loved what we ate. And the service was outstanding.
IT was an very enjoyable evening, and the entire staff was very good. The food was excellent.
I felt the restaurant was overpriced. Sushi was uninspired. Very noisy, making it hard to have a conversation with hearing impaired friends.
Family in town
Great service love this place especially the bartender tall white guy always take great care of me. I eat here a lot very nice customer service and food
This restaurant has authentic Japanese food well prepared in the traditional manner. I've eaten their food many times on my business trips to Japan and loved the food so much I just had to visit the restaurant. I was not disappointed.
Our favorite! We come here at least once a week and love it. The staff, the food = perfect
We love Nakato and the food did not disappoint. The service was, however, slow this evening as we arrived at 7pm and didn't leave until after 8:30pm.
Friendliest service - best food - our favorite restaurant by far
The food was delicious and our waitress was so nice. We had a great time!
We love Nakato- Come here every chance we get! Shabu Shabu is the best!
Our server, Zi Kay, was fantastic. Super friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgable about all the food on the menu. The Kiss of Death sushi roles were some of the best sushi I had tasted and we ended up ordering another after finishing the first. Food was expensive, but was expected for quality of the food.
Great ambiance and service. This all service Japanese restaurant includes sushi, steak, and teppanyaki. Lively and often with music/entertainment. Great for special occasion and get togethers.
Excellent as always!
The chefs are very entertaining for children and adults alike. we very much enjoy the food, which is quite fresh. Service was a bit slow -- getting seated and then getting served -- but that is our only complaint. Servings are generous!