Saito – Sushi, Steak and Cocktails

4.6
40 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Saito – Sushi, Steak and Cocktails features world-class sushi, fresh cut steaks and craft cocktails in downtown Atlanta.

The downtown restaurant offers Pacific regional influence that truly inspires Sushi Master Chef Saito as he utilizes fresh tropical fruits, balancing delicately with the freshest fish flown in daily to create magical rolls, sashimi that melts in your mouth, and other inspired dishes. His partners have also developed an equally inspired beverage program, utilizing techniques from next door at Red Phone Booth and traditional Japanese ingredients such as shiso and yuzu. Rare Japanese whisky is showcased and served over double reverse osmosis ice pressed into a sphere from a Taisin ice mold.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 40 people are saying
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Merida
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiter spent 10 minutes explaining the drinks menu, then mostly neglected us for the rest of the evening. Appetizer was delivered lukewarm, and we watched our drinks sit at the bar as the waiter chatted with the other servers.

Cool atmosphere and drinks menu, but the service needs a lot of work.

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BillT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

took a business friend who'd never experienced sushi. Explained the situation
to our server. He arranged for Chef Saito to pay a visit to our table...
even before we'd ordered anything!! Chef Saito seemed to understand my
friends hesitation to try "raw fish." The chef started to ask my friend what
he enjoyed when tasting other foods. Chef Saito took that information
and my order (I know great sushi when I taste it) and returned with what
I asked for and a small "sampler" of something for my friend. My friend
tried it and immediately wanted to know what it was and how it was prepared.
Turns out there are many different ways to experience sushi and the chef
seems to know them all. Great experience for both of us.

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Tony
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi!

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MikeBuckheadCigar
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. We will be back. perfect date dinner spot

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Makenzie
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We loved everything we ordered, and we ordered a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food tasted great and was very fresh. cheaper than expected too

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RobA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saito prepared the most amazing sushi for my friend and I. This restaurant is fairly new but Saito has been in the Atlanta area for decades at various locations. This is a hidden gem for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and the food was great. One of the best meals I have had.

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RobynK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. No steak was available the night we went, but the sushi was fabulous!

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vipChadL
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, I knew it was going to be a fantastic experience. The restaurant is beautiful. Wait staff is courteous and so friendly. Nice list of specialty cocktails. We started with the tuna tartar and spring rolls. Both were fantastic! Then we had the oh my god roll. It to was fantastic. Incredibly fresh sushi. Yum! We were able to meet Master Chef Saito. Such a nice and welcoming gentleman. Thank you sir! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a really cool environment, very fancy. It would be the perfect place to go for a special occasion, like a birthday dinner or a nice date!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was phenomenal! My husband and I came for a date night while staying the weekend in Atlanta. Our waitress was exceptional! She was very knowledgeable about all menu items and was very understanding of my spice allergies. My husband and I shared the Ginger-Garlic NY Strip and he had a sushi roll. The steak was hands down the best steak we’ve ever had.

The only issue we had was locating the place because Apple and Google maps have it in the wrong location, but it’s not their fault and they were very nice on the phone giving us directions to their correct location.

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DortheyH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding. Great service. Will be one of my go to places. Chef Satio is the best!

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JohnC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This is more of a good BAR that serves sushi, than it is a sushi restaurant. The cocktails and bar service were excellent. The table service was excellent, too, with a very attentive, professional, and friendly server. We would go back for drinks again, and maybe to try a little sushi again. They are still in their soft open, they said, so maybe not fair to judge fully yet, but the sushi rolls were not great…seemed clumsily made and rice appeared overcooked, so texture was off. TheIr dishes all came with a (bottled?) mae ploy sweet sauce on the plate, which drowned the rolls, which already had other, much tastier sauces on them. I would suggest asking for no side sauces on the plate.

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vipAnOpenTableDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Saito Sushi, Steak and Cocktails because we were told it is a very trendy place and it is a must go in Atlanta nowadays. We are so glad we did. What an amazing expereince !

Mr. Saito knows everything about food , culture, and, knows exactly how to combine everything into a Michelin star presentation. His expereince in Japan, New York City , Paris and other global locations added extra fun to our dining experience tonight. It was not a surprise that he knows some Japanese Michelin star chefs in person whom we either met before or read from the magazines in the past decades. We loved his story in Tokyo Tsukiji market with his master in the old days. We loved all the crews in the team. Their hospitality with personal touch and professional service is absolutely a plus to the food.

The dining expereince in Saito -Sushi, Steak and Cocktails is definitely a wonderful journey for the foodies where the modern world and the tradition were perfectly brought together. Thank you, Saito San and The Team !

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ocdustino
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New spot, still doing their soft openings, staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

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FabianeM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was really good
The chef is very kind

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vipYrdk
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!

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vipJoyS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SSaito was A wonderful dining experience! Aesthetically the restaurant is beautiful, large chandeliers and call bar. Service was great Haley our waitress was wonderful! And food was delicious! Drinks were delish too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food quality not worth the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks!!!! Food was so good! We were so lucky to have found this restaurant!

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Adam
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Saito has made an incredible comeback to the Atlanta dining scene. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the cocktails are inventive and delicious, and the food is excellent and will definitely scratch that itch for anyone who misses eating at Czar Bar. The ambiance is contemporary and chill, and a plethora of sakes and Japanese whiskeys decorate the bar. We will definitely be back and encourage others to check it out as soon as possible!

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BrandiD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The cocktails were great. The sushi was poorly constructed and didn’t have enough of the key ingredients for the roll type (think a lobster roll with hardly any lobster). And the menu seems poorly designed. Some of the dishes don’t have any sides but there aren’t a la carte side options except for the appetizers, which are unimpressive.

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susanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!! I highly recommend!

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STACEYM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh & amazing. Service is great always.

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ExploringFood
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with multiple apps. The poke was spicy, but very good. Rolls were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The chef and team really do put work in, and it shows. We tried the beef tataki, NY strip and a veggie roll. Honestly couldn’t fault any of it. The crispy finish on the veggie roll really set it off.
The staff are also super friendly and helpful.
We tried four cocktails in total, the green tea highball as a very pleasant surprise, and they performed very well with the Nippon old fashioned.
All and all, would 100% recommend and go again.
Great work, Saito!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner is charming food is great and decor and ambiance is beautiful. Would definitely recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The address listed on the app and the website is incorrect. It is over a block away from the actual location. The service and drinks were great, sushi was also great, wouldn’t recommend any of the other food on the menu. Atmosphere was enjoyable

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vipCalley
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is a gem! My friend and I had the best time and can’t wait to go back! The sushi is excellent and Saito himself comes by to check and make sure everything is great. Love the decor and indoor/outdoor vibe of the open windows. The service was also great and we felt very taken care-of!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi..highly recommended

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SamU
El Paso
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that the chef comes around tables. We would gladly go there over and over again!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a visit to our table from Saito which was a nice surprise! Cocktails, Sushi, and fish were delicious! I will be returning at the next market.

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Mike
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, and we thought it was cool that the Chef came out to greet each table and make sure everything was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I have been waiting for amazing Sushi and the soft opening was well done. The drinks were amazing!

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MikeP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We dined during the soft opening so the complete menu wasn’t available and they’re working out the kinks service wise but overall we enjoyed the experience and the good was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soft opening was awesome. We are looking forward to the grand opening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the week of the soft opening. The staff was delightful and we’re so excited to have you in the neighborhood. Can’t wait to come back for more delicious food and libations!

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DanM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was phenomenal! Can not wait to go back and try other items on the menu, as well as the specialty craft cocktails!

FAQs

Saito – Sushi, Steak and Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 732-0553.

Saito – Sushi, Steak and Cocktails is rated 4.6 stars by 40 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.