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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

4.6
411 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with great sushi and other Japanese dishes! We had good service as well. The only thing is parking seems to be valet only - we don’t carry a lot of cash anymore so it would have been nice to have alternatives for tipping the valet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!

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GrahamL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely more expensive than some other comparable sushi restaurants I’ve been to in atlanta. But it was certainly good and I enjoyed our dinner very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent but the food was just OK. Definitely doesn’t rise to the level of the pricing. Probably will not go again.

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vipMikeBuckheadCigar
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to eat here. The best in town. We will be back.

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vipMikeSmith
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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mistyc
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and loved it. The sushi was fresh and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back here next time traveling in Atlanta.

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phazed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate sushi. Drank sake. Was delicious. Service was excellent.

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SeanO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and Great Food
Service and Foot 10 star. Highly Recommend!

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JohnR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Nakato since the early 1980s and always look forward to a special experience when we have dinner there. The staff is outstanding as is the food! In my humble opinion an experience not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi and service is always excellent

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CatExpat
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational for sushi and tempura. Cannot resist the green tea crème brulée.

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MerryB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Terrific place for a great dinner with friends (that you want to talk to). Noise level in dining room was perfect. Food was outstanding and our waiter was a delight. But the kitchen couldn't get all the dinners out at the same time, so the meal was a little lopsided. Our friends were finished before my husband even got his main course. But that won't keep us from going back. Still love the place.

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angelfaith456
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks!! Will be back soon with my husband!

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vipDAlex
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were all amazing! Service was excellent and quick. I recommend a reservation because we did have to wait about 20 minutes on a Monday night even with a reservation. Well worth it and we were able to drink at the bar while we waited.

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GenieS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly fresh and diverse fish from Japan. Calm, welcoming vibe and attentive service.

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BenF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First of all, our server was fantastic—attentive, expedient, friendly. The food was really good—not the best sushi i've had, but some of the best i've had in Atlanta, certainly.

My main issue was with parking and the valet system they have. I am have a handicapped parking placard due to some nerve damage in my spine which makes it often hard to walk. When we pulled up we were told the valet was full. I asked if i could just park in a handicapped spot but was told that there were NO HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE because the valets thought it was perfectly fine to park cars in these spaces. so we were directed to park in another parking lot, down a hill/flight of stairs. I should have mentioned something to the host when we got inside, but I was hungry, in pain, and honestly dealing with this sort of stuff can be embarrassing given how often people like me are looked at as causing a problem. furthermore, i shouldn't have to deal with stuff like this because parking valet cars in the ADA parking spots is illegal.

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Marvl
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite sushi date night.
While they carry a full traditional Japanese menu, the sushi here is consistently amazing. They have imported specialties from Japan, as well as delicious domestic selections. The salmon belly, uni, and shima aji are top notch.
We also order Chawan Mushi- a savory, comforting custard of veggies, meat and seafood you would get from your grandma in Japan.
This is a great place to take folks who might not want sushi- they can order a cooked dinner, while you can have your delicious sashimi.
The staff are always lovely and helpful.

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AnthonyP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wasn't really wowed about anything. Food could definitely use some type of seasoning. The beef appetizer could have used a little salt as well as the tempura. Everything was pretty bland and nothing was really memorable. They do nice plating presentations.

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Heidi
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Went hungry and was not disappointed. We ordered sushi and hibachi and it was all so fresh. Service was fast and our waitress was wonderful and very attentive.

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vipMikeSmith
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Nice place.

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LaurelF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! We really enjoyed the food and service!

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LinskeyK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only place I ever go for sushi. The quality is consistently outstanding here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi room and service is always great.

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EfrainD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent and the sushi came out reasonably quick. However, the Wagyu was the best meal. This experience reminded me when I was in Okinawa, Japan. Nakato is the next best Authentic Japanese Restaurant without actually being in Japan. If I could fly back everytime I crave sushi and wagyu I would definitely fly out with no doubts.

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MarkZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden side is wonderful for traditional Japanese food.

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Liz311
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

From the moment we walked in, the staff at Nakato provided my friends and I great service! The table was cleaned off often, the food we ordered came at regular intervals and the food was delicious!

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BeckyL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome r always delicious sAtlanta locals know

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vipWhatever
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Solid food, some of the nigiri was excellent, the service was a bit intrusive for my tastes, but efficient, it got a bit pricey in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy it here. The sushi is excellent, as is the regular menu. And the service is great. The decor is lovely - an oasis in Midtown.

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vipJosephT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always wonderful. I really like it.

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diatlcoach
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great and prompt service and the drinks and meal were really amazing. Waiter suggestions helped in drinks and appetizer selections.

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Mike
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time visitors. Generally very good service, but slow. I assume like most restaurants these days they were just short on help. Food prices were okay, but drinks were very expensive. We didn't care for one dish and they took it off the bill without us asking.
A little noisy, but definitely would go back. They have a very interesting and varied menu which I think sets it apart from it's competition.

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BLong
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining here for 36+ years now and have never had anything less than an outstanding experience. Nakato is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner date last night. Great food and wonderful service. We cannot wait to go back

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Arjun
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, especially the tuna flight! Atlanta gets a bad rap for seafood as it’s inland, but Nakato is a gem.

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JimO
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice eating experience and the food was great, thanks.

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Duchess
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We selected table dining. Service was somewhat slow. Food was ok. The scanned menu for table service was limited. I failed to ask waitress if we could order from Hibachi menu. First time dining here. I’ll try hibachi next time.

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vipMikeBuckheadCigar
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nakato and we eat here at least once a month

JC
JeromeC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. A little pricey, but a great place for special occasions.

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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 4.6 stars by 411 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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