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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant, Atlanta, GA
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Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

4.6
4.6
447 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-6582

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Sushi Bar and Traditional Dining caters. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a main dining room with a seating capacity of 50 people for a private event as well as a traditional tatami room seating up to 16 people. Please contact Sachi at 404-873-6582 or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont Road

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 447 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Special Occasion

  • Atlanta

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was really good. Can’t say the same bathrooms. They were really bad
  2. BG

    BobGlascock

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular dinner. Server was excellent. YUMMMM!!!
  3. DR

    DebbieR

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience! The server was so knowledgeable about all the food and sake and everything was absolutely on point and exceptional!
  4. C

    Cacla

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Unfortunately, this will be our last time going to this restaurant. Food was terrible. Chef was heavy handed with the pepper on the noodles and fried rice. Asked for well done filet mignon for me and my kid. Most of the meat was medium rare. By that time my kid was disgusted and ready to leave. Server was polite and he even noticed it. Doesn't matter if you don't think it should be cooked a certain way. I'm a paying customer and expected my food to be cooked how I ordered it.
  5. ST

    SaraT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant and great experience! Love this place
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthdays and anniversary
  7. PC

    PCandRW

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went to celebrate an anniversary. The service was slow, and not particularly helpful or warm. The restaurant itself was a bit scruffy and not totally clean (an absolute no-no for a Japanese restaurant!). The soy sauce container on the table was empty so had to grab one off another table. The tempura shrimp served 'on top' of the udon noodles was soggy when it arrived. The inari were good. The main positive point was that the actual sashimi and sushi, once served, was excellent. Dessert was mediocre. Meal was very expensive. Bottom line: the sashimi and sushi was the best I've had in Atlanta, but the overall experience was not great and price was high, so not sure we will be back soon.
  8. s

    sarab

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  9. NB

    NatalyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was great! Felt very authentic. Some tyco drumming, complimentary valet, and a nice outside walking path beside the building
  10. L

    Lakefront

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An Atlanta tradition for over 50 years. The food decor and ambience were outstanding. Service was a bit slow, but understandable with current staffing challenges.
  11. SH

    SteveH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bento box dinner had a wide variety of different foods and was very tasty and filling. Perfect anniversary diner
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this restaurant!
  13. KM

    KellyM

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been to Nakato since before COVID and it’s still amazing!! The food and cocktails are so good, and the service is on point. Will definitely be making this a routine spot again.
  14. CS

    CST2000

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in town for amazing, authentic Japanese cusine. Will definitely come back
  15. AB

    AspenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall wonderful experience! Our server, Jacob, was amazing. Quick service and lovely people. Highly recommend!
  16. CL

    CLOUDL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    They did say short staff so even after reservations we waited 15 mins. It was my mother’s bday dinner so we noted when we made reservations. I was expecting like birthday dessert but nope, not even a happy birthday wish. Also they forgot one of our meal and we tried to get someone for the longest time and no one would’ve come to out table. I was so upset and I felt so bad to my mom. I told my parents this place is so good and it’s one of our favorite spot, but that saying is no longer in thought and will no longer say it anymore. We told them to go ahead and cancel, they just blamed it on the kitchen saying they must have forgotten. I was expecting an apology but nope! I was just so disappointed! I loved this place but the waiter and the waitress was just not IT! Btw, food is good. However it doesn’t matter if the food was made from 3 star michelin reservations if the service is bad, EVERYTHING seems awful! Atmosphere, staffs, and food. If the food is bad but the service is good, you still leave the restaurant with good feelings have something good to say about.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was so good👍👍👍
  18. KK

    KazuhideK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hospitals by the owners and their staff was marvelous and we had a greatest time last night.
  19. RP

    RajP

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We come here often. However today we came for my wife's birthday, which was also noted on the reservation via OpenTable. No one acknowledged it.
  20. CS

    CSpreha

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    wow, not the Nakato I remember from my last special day. Noisy children, people in tshirts and shorts, didn't even feel like I was in a Japanese restaurant. The food was still really good, but wasn't the experience I had remembered from prior visits, now it's just not special. My server was excellent and attended to everything with good timing the entire night. The mixed tempura was done perfectly, a nice assortment of veggies and seafood. The Wagyu on hot stone was incredible, man that was good. They were out of the matcha creme bruleee so I had a scoop of ice cream to end my birthday. Still great food, just not a great experience. Oh, and it's mandatory valet now and they left my car unlocked the whole time, not cool.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Dinner and service was great! However, I was a little startled at the attire of some patrons as we continued to dined. The attire suggested on the site states business casual. We we’re dressed as such. It was disappointing to see patrons walking in with workout attire, sneakers and thigh high ripped shorts. I do believe dress code policies should be enforced especially when it’s clearly defined on the website
  22. MS

    MikeSmith

    Atlanta

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in town. Very clean restaurant. Excellent servers. But it is the fresh sushi that I go back to Nakato.
  23. JP

    JillP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had not been to Nakato in a very long time. Crazy. The food: delicious, super fresh sashimi, beautiful presentations. Even the house salad was outstanding- original and fresh. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely go back.
  24. T

    Talan71

    Atlanta

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent sushi and service, every time we visit! Delicious!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was wonderful as usual. The valet service should be replaced. Totally disorganized. Cars running.
  26. JH

    JenniferH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most authentic and delicious sushi and traditional Japanese fare outside of Japan. Service quality was outstanding, just like in Japan. If you are seeking a real Japanese dining experience here in Atlanta, Nakato is it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We drive 3 hours for the food and service. Need I say more?
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were excited to finally dine at this Atlanta staple. I will save the issues with timing and service because in the world we live in, it is to be expected. But the food!? Cold cooked frozen frozen generic gyoza. The edamame was oily, the sushi was just ok. Nothing special and the chefs special Wagyu was just an overcooked 80/20 burger! The pepper it was served in was filled with grease. Overall not worth the trip or the $180. Sad.
  29. YD

    YankDave

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having living in Japan for 4 years, Nakato is my go-to place for real Japanese food and top-quality sushi in Atlanta. Just a terrific dinner. My personal regards to the owner Sachi!
  30. M

    Millers

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was good, but I have had better Japanese food for less money.
  31. s

    syh1971

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The service was efficient and fast...the food was good but the temperature was off...everything was barely warm but still good
  32. MZ

    MarkZ

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    delicious food and a great time was had again - can't wait until next time
  33. AK

    AmanK

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    food was good but ambience was not very good. They need to update. Not value for money
  34. k

    kendallk

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nakato always has fresh, delicious food and warm hospitality.
  35. OB

    O2Bretired

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My 4s are 4 1/2s. We are not connoisseurs of sushi and sashimi, so what we tried was limited. A Chef starter, with five different cuts of tuna, was excellent, as was the salad trio. After that it was tempura, all of which was very good. The lobster tail selection was cooked perfectly, with the lightest batter. Same for the soft-shelled crab. Just ice cream for dessert. We preferred the ginger over the green tea; the latter was good, but more of a bitter green tea flavor than I’m used to. Overall, it was a very nice experience. Unfortunately, getting there was much more difficult because of the road works. If you are traveling from the north side, you have Cheshire Bridge closed, and Piedmont Road a two-lane disaster. It took nearly an hour from Buckhead. After dinner the gridlock at the Monroe Drive entrance to I-85 had cleared, so that provided a faster return trip.
  36. AT

    ATLEd

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Best Japanese in ATL. Great service.
  37. GJ

    GloriaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was perfect and delicious Crispy spicy tuna is always a favorite
  38. R

    Robynator

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely time at Nakato. Our daughters just gobbled up everything. Great sushi! Great hibachi! Great drinks! Great service!
  39. AT

    ATLfoodie

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nakato never fails to be a wonderful experience. The seasonal sashimi flight, seaweed salad, Gyoza, and Rainbow Roll were incredible. We can't wait to come back again!
  40. LW

    LaurenW

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had a great experience. We went early and had reservations. We ordered the Take Ume sushi, drinks and shared the combination tempura shrimp and teriyaki chicken. We were stuffed. Drinks are strong but big for the 13 dollar price tag. Definitely be prepared to spend money. A nice night out.

FAQs

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 447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont Road

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-6582

  • Catering

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Sushi Bar and Traditional Dining caters. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a main dining room with a seating capacity of 50 people for a private event as well as a traditional tatami room seating up to 16 people. Please contact Sachi at 404-873-6582 or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583

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