Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

4.8
373 Reviews
$31 to $50
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Nakato Japanese Restaurant provides Atlanta's most authentic and unique Japanese dining experience, serving the finest quality Sushi and exquisitely prepared dishes created by our chefs who were born and trained in Japan. Established in 1972, Nakato is family owned and now operated by the third generation of the Nakato family.

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.

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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BAKF
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal inside a restaurant since the pandemic began. We love Nakato and appreciate all the efforts they are making whilst we are still in the pandemic situation. The tables in the dining area were spaced apart. There were partitions between the tables. All the staff wore masks. While using the restroom one staff member was wiping everything down. The meal was delicious as always and the service was very professional.

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Hellothereee
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It wasn't surprising compared to the price of food.

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hmw327
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single recommendation our waitress gave us was excellent, making the personalized experience incredible!

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KenB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated another anniversary, which has become an annual tradition at Nakato, where we have enjoyed dining for over 40 years. We are fortunate to have such an excellent Japanese restaurant in Atlanta!

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Austin
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The wait staff was great, great ambiance, and the food was pretty good. The sushi was amazingly fresh and beautifully presented. The teriyaki dishes could have more flavor.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi in Atlanta. Excellent service, felt safe, and did a Japanese import fish flight. Soooo fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, impressive sushi quality

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

Relatives from San Francisco. Love the sushi. Best so far in Atlanta.

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vipSocialDiana
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This week have eaten and several top rated restaurants and was really wanting sushi. They had one table available and we snagged it. I’ll be returning frequently. Service was excellent and sushi very fresh. The room was quiet, and in contrast to other restaurants this week, was a welcome respite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Need better service especially when customers ask for check

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ShaliseW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood miso soup is so good, and the sushi - amazing!

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vipEatsoutalot
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best Hibachi, Sushi, and traditional Japanese in Atlanta! Celebrating 50 years, one of the most consistent restaurants in Atlanta. Family run and of the highest quality!

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TexB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was very good. Will go back soon and enjoy the sushi again

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Marvl
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here for fresh, traditional sushi. Incredible selection and talented sushi chefs. Can also order off of cooked menu.
A family owned local establishment with lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day dinner. Service was great. Food came out quickly. Quality of the food was excellent. Did miss the music that used to play inside the last time I visited. Needed some kind of background ambiance music. Overall it was a good evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Love this place.

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RichardT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Japanese food. But a little expensive. I would go back and recommend my friends do the same.

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Thiswasagreatplaceloved
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service. Would definitely go back.

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NicoleG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nakato never fails to bring a smile. Shame there’s only 5stars to give. Our sever Gemma was awesome! It’s always our special night out go-to.

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Martaan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mt wife and I enjoyed a wonderful experience on a quiet Monday evening. Our service was perfect, attentive and professional. We ordered sushi, primarily Nigiri, and were very impressed with the freshness, flavor and handling of the fish.

We enjoyed a bottle of Taittinger Chef du Cave Champagne with our meal, then each had an after-dinner cocktail with our dessert. The lavender cocktail my wife ordered was delicious--incredibly well balanced and nicely presented. I had a Maker's Old Fashioned, which was also delicious.

Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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CST2000
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi places in town, never disappoints. Food is always great, service was attentive, server friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely come back for more.

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vipEricaG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We don't get the opportunity to dine out much anymore so this was a special occasion for us. We thought the restaurant was very nice, although we had a difficult time parking and ultimately used the valet. Also, our food arrived out of order due to a mix up, but it wasn't a big deal to us & they fixed the problem. They also accommodated us arriving earlier than expected which was very nice.

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vipMikeSmith
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. We love it.

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vipKathyW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great as always best Sukiyaki ever

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BuilderDoc
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nakato has always been a favorite. There are many sushi bars around Atlanta, but if are looking for an authentic experience, try Nakato.

Even the valet was exceptionally friendly.

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KazumiM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, I had a great food and wonderful service with my friends. At this point I have nothing to say to improve anything.

Thank you.
Kazumi

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JohnY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was OK. I know the attraction is that some of the fish and beef are flown in from Japan and I know that there’s a price to pay for that, which is why some of the meals were so expensive. $70 for a large dish of sashimi and raw fish. Call me a peasant, but raw fish tastes like raw fish no matter where it’s caught. That fish could have been caught off the east or west coast of America and I wouldn’t have known the difference.

I like okonomiyaki and I was pleased to see they have it on the menu but I found the brown sauce that they put on it tasted very strong, and I mean strong as if you had made a cup of soup with bouillon cubes and did not put enough water in it. That type of strong. I found it a little distracting. Haru Ichiban has a better tasting and larger okonomiyaki as far as I’m concerned.

Noise level was a little loud, but nothing the restaurant could have done about it, because some people just insist on bringing their crying one your olds to a place like that and not caring about them disturbing the other customers around them. So I say to the customers that have children, leave your small kids at home! If I want to hear crying kids, I’ll go to Walmart!

When I made my reservations online, I tried to find out about parking on their website and unless I missed it I didn’t see anything about it and was surprised that when I pulled up it was valet parking. Had I known, I would have left some of my valuables I had in the car (laptop, etc...) at home. I think the restaurant should advertise valet parking. But I complement them for it being free. I don’t have a problem with valet parking, I just I think people would like to know ahead of time.

Overall, a good experience, and although a lot of the meals are very reasonably priced, if you plan on getting the food that is imported from Japan, you better bring a lot of money because it’s very very expensive!

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Chiquita
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and the staff was very accommodating.

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KazumiM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at garden area had a wonderful meal. We had sushi, fish was so fresh and delicious. But most of all we enjoyed a chawanmushi which is an egg custard. We enjoyed it so much that we will have it whenever we come to Nakato in the future. We thought no wonder Nakato has been serving in Atlanta area for almost 5 decades when we finished the dinner.

Kazumi

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vipalshin
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were seated at the dining section closest to the bar and the noise from the bar was excrutiating. As a Japenese foodie, I didn't find the food memorable for the price. The service was very attentive though.

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Delicioso
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Nakato to celebrate our granddaughters birthday. She loves sushi! We were very happy with the wonderful service from the greeters, waitress and sushi chefs! The food was so savory we want to come back for all celebrations. The miso soup seafood was delicious! The mussels appetizer plate had an incredible sauce. The chicken teriyaki/calamari tempura was excellent. The wine JL Lohr from Paso Robles was perfect with all our dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for my daughters 21st birthday. We had a great time! The food was fantastic and the service was right on point. Our waitress explained the menu and was very helpful. Will definitely be back when we visit our daughter again in Atlanta.

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NayivisC
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve had better sushi elsewhere and everything was rushed. They brought out my food in less than five minutes and my husband’s came out ten minutes later. It was Valentine’s Day so I guess they were trying to serve us as quick as possible to be ready for the next round of reservations. The food wasn’t terrible but I it wasn’t worth the money.

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The gyoza were delicious, all the sushi was amazing and looked beautiful. Our server was outstanding. And all the tables are distanced with a nice screen for a private feel.

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Latrice
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful and the sushi chef was attentive to detail. The food was good and COVID precautions in place.

LN
vipLuvNYrestaurants
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family night out

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GenieS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most fresh sashimi in town combined with graciousness in service. The food was presented in the traditional artistry of Japanese food. Btw, the white seaweed roll is a new favorite for me. So glad Nakato has re-opened providing beautiful food and with enough spacing among diners. We were also lucky enough to take advantage of the December offer to get $10 rebate for every $50 gift card.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from Athens for the shabu shabu. Always a great experience.

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vipRobertW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-6582.

Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 373 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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