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Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Sushi Bar and Traditional Dining

4.8
263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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Nakato Japanese Restaurant is the oldest Japanese restaurant in Atlanta. Established in 1972, it has been owner operated for over 38 years. Come and enjoy the most traditional and authentic Japanese restaurant that Atlanta has to offer. We have a 25 seater sushi bar along with a traditional tatami rooms serving full course menus, as well as a traditional dining room over looking the Japanese garden.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 873-6583
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Payment options
Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Yoshifusa Kinjo
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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 call for more details.
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Private party contact
Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Piedmont Road
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Parking details
We have Valet Parking for your convenience
Additional
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a wonderful experience. It was a special occasion & it was made even more memorable because of the staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A very fun, educational experience for the 45th Anniversary buffet.

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FreddyG (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Had an awesome sauce time. Staff were amazing. We experienced the Traditional Room which was a great experience in the culture.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

The entire dining experience was exceptional. The only negative is the food is not as good as 5 years ago when I dined there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Our all time favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Food is amazing and the staff is like family.

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vipasbruckman (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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vipccat1 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Love going to Nakatos . Love the staff, food consistent and can actually hear for good conversation!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Loved it as always!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

The atmosphere and food are second to none. It can be a little pricey but totally worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

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vipMikeSmith (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Great restaurant. Best sushi in Atlanta. Great service. Excellent wine and Japanese beer.

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vipSheri (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

IT was an very enjoyable evening, and the entire staff was very good. The food was excellent.

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MSGK (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

I felt the restaurant was overpriced. Sushi was uninspired. Very noisy, making it hard to have a conversation with hearing impaired friends.

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