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.
"Chirashi" Bowl Sushi
a traditional sushi dish in Japan. assorted chef's choice sashimi over sushi rice
Thinly sliced sirloin beef, tofu, konnyaku-yam noodles, and seasonal vegetables cooked in house made sukiyaki sauce
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.
It wasn't surprising compared to the price of food.
Every single recommendation our waitress gave us was excellent, making the personalized experience incredible!
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!
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.
Some of the best sushi in Atlanta. Excellent service, felt safe, and did a Japanese import fish flight. Soooo fresh!
Great service, impressive sushi quality
Relatives from San Francisco. Love the sushi. Best so far in Atlanta.
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.
Need better service especially when customers ask for check
The seafood miso soup is so good, and the sushi - amazing!
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!
It was very good. Will go back soon and enjoy the sushi again
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.
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.
Anniversary. Love this place.
Great Japanese food. But a little expensive. I would go back and recommend my friends do the same.
Awesome food! Great service. Would definitely go back.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great sushi. We love it.
Great as always best Sukiyaki ever
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.
Again, I had a great food and wonderful service with my friends. At this point I have nothing to say to improve anything.
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!
Everything was delicious and the staff was very accommodating.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Our server was wonderful and the sushi chef was attentive to detail. The food was good and COVID precautions in place.
Family night out
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.
We drive from Athens for the shabu shabu. Always a great experience.
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.