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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Sushi Bars, Asian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants

1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324


Today: 5:30 am - 10:00 am

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Great Japanese Restaurant

Really great food and service. Recommend to everyone.

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Yummy Sushi!

The sushi was great! Thanks!

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$240 down the DRAIN

Too many small children. Thought this would be a good place for my parents 65th and 69th BDay, but turns out we were also celebrating with lots of 6 and unders. Got over that. The cook only did a big flame and the fire volcano. No other tricks or entertainment. I was very disappointed. And..the food. Not enough. The cook did not bring enough food. Then he was heavy hand with the first two plates, but by the time he came to plates 6,7,8 we got so little food. To make matters worse, we were the people paying for this big party!! Good place for children parties. It was like a Kinder Kare without toys and games. Will not return. Did not get my money's worth or anywhere close.

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Good Eats

This places is one of Atlanta's best kept secrets. They have a friendly staff and some of the best sushi in town. They prepare the food right in front of you, and can help you make a decison on your meal if you dont know what you want.

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Sake !!!

I have always admired how sake is done and what it is made of.. aside from the fact that I love drinking it .. Nakato offers a variety to choose from , I will surely come back for more!

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Delicious Japanese Food!

I love Japanese Food.. ever since I have traveled to Japan 2 years ago .. I fell in love with their dishes...I find Nakato to be one those places that can really give you what you came for in a restaurant.. from the place .. to the staff and of course a toast to the food !

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Had a good time!

I really had a satisfying meal over at Nakato. I usually order their Chef's Special and calamari. Nakato definitely tops my fave Japanese resto list!

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Japan in Atlanta

My sister visited me once with her Japanese friend. We ended up here to give him a taste of home. The attendants were so congenial and the service was superb! It was nice to know that our guest enjoyed it a lot since he had a feel of Japan in Atlanta.

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arigatougozaimasu (thank you) for the experience

I was never really a fan of Japanese food. My colleague brought me here last Saturday and introduced me to their eccentric menu. We sent in our orders, and I found myself enjoying every bite of it. They definitely changed my taste for sushi. I was craving for more! It was truly a delightful experience.

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great fresh sushi

I love going here because it's very hard to find good fresh sushi in Atlanta. Their service is always impeccable and fast. I find myself going here before the dinner rush because there aren't a lot of people to disturb my dining experience. Good value for my money.

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A+ Service and Sushi

I have been disappointed from these types of places in the past but this place does not disappoint. Plenty of parking and plenty of room inside. I did get there early @ 5:30 because of a 5 YO guest. They feed you a lot and quick. I'm a fast eater and the food was there before I was done. Great chief had the kid entertained. My drink glass was always full too. For $100 the 3 of us ate pretty well. The bar looked like a good place to chill after work too.

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so so so so good ;)

I just love hibachi. And this is the best I have had in a while. Everything is delicious and I always leave so full I almost can't walk. It is nice to get a whole table of people together for the experience but the food is so good you would even enjoy it alone!

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Best sushi and service in town!

I love this place! Every time I go in, I feel more than welcomed, unlike many sushi restaurants where you are either shoved into a tiny corner, forced to listen to obnoxious techno from 1998, or treated like some dumb american who can't possibly know anything about sushi. The service is always great, and when it's not as crowded, the owner/manager checks up on you regularly to make sure you are having a wonderful dining experience. I always do, even when it is a little busier. I noticed that some reviews complained about the wait, which I've never experienced. The tables are spaced with plenty of room, so even if it is crowded, you still get an intimate experience with whoever you're dining with. Not only is the environment and service fantastic, but the food is top notch. First of all, It's reasonably priced (unlike MF Sushibar...the MF must stand for ""mother f***er! I just got robbed""). Obviously you're gonna pay a little more than Rusan's, but the quality is worth much more. Here, I can try many different types of fishes without worrying about the freshness or quality, which is what I look for in a sushi restaurant. Sure, you can get a decent california roll at Rusan's, but how many times have you eaten that? I could get the same thing at Publix. Anyways, if you haven't tried Nakato sushi yet, then you've been depriving yourself of one of the best sushi places in Atlanta. TRY IT!

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an authentic Japanese restaurant I have long waited for

A place to relax and let the food roll out of the kitchen and into your stomach while enjoying yourself with great friends. I've had great service. The first time I went to Nakato, I tested the server by asking them for an authentic meal. I didn't want the usual sushi rolls and some edamame to start. He coursed my meal as they do in Japan. The presentation was excellent and love their plates too. We also tried a couple of their different sakes and I really can't ever go back to house sake they serve at other restaurants ever again.

In the summer time, it's great to get out to their patio viewing their Japanese garden. When it's cold, the shabu-shabu and yosenabe (hot pot) are excellent. The fish is always fresh and I can't get enough of the different Japanese mushrooms (I get different dishes with different mushrooms every time I go). Everyone should try the gindara and I also like to end my meals with the soba noodles then for a twist, the favorite amongst all my friends--green tea creme brulee if I've remembered to make room for it. I wish they had lunch hours so I could try to make time to go more often since my office isn't far away.

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Reservations? Wait time quoted? A joke...unless you are VIP

While on a Saturday trip to the bustling Atlanta my friends and I had a craving for Asian cuisine. Discussing back and forth between Ty, Chinese, or Japanese we decide on Nakato Japanese Restaurant. Getting there before the “Dinner Rush” we ask approximate wait time to be seated. None of us having ever been before; being from out of town we are informed that there are two types of seating, and two different menus for each area. Not offered menus to look at we are told by the hostess Hibachi food is only served on the Hibachi grill seating side. Selecting that as our section of choice we are told 15 to 20 minutes would be the wait time. Everyone in our party in agreement to the more then reasonable wait time we give the name of our party and move to the seating area inside near the bar.
We wait 30 minutes decide to get some drinks to make the time pass and one of our party goes to check that they know our party is waiting. Told they are aware and we will be seated shortly we contently pass another 30 minutes talking and laughing. Over that time the restaurant steadily becomes bustling with patrons leaving, as well as, new customers arriving at their reserved times. When other parties arriving afterwards, without reservations begin being seated we chalk it up to party size that they need to fill all the seats around the grill. Convinced though there must be some mistake at the 1 hour and 30 minute mark we make our way, yet again, to the hostess area. The foyer is packed and peeking over the shoulders and through the arms I give the name and ask how much longer. I was told 10 to 15 more minutes they would come and get us. Relaying the message to my now ravenous friends they express their concern with the integrity of the information being provided.
Looking for support from other patrons who appeared to be passed over as well we ask about reservations and what they had been told in wait time. Discovering that even with a reservation there were other groups not being seated and waiting for close to an hour. Puzzled by this we observed other customers walking right in and be seated immediately during the last good faith 15 minute wait. Approaching the hostess, yet again, to make our final inquiry/stand about the wait times and other customers clearly being shown preferential treatment we were met with the following. “Those customers are VIP.” and “Those customers are friends with the Manager.” Then when asked why they had not been honest and upfront in the beginning or any of the other times asked, her reply was, “That’s why we don’t give wait times.” Other customers hearing this having observed our plight and witness preferential treatment, and quoted wait times made their exit with us. This of course does not even account for the customers with Reservations who gave up due to the commitment made not being honored.
I do not recommend the Nakato Japanese Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia to anyone. I owe this experience to poor customer service, and the management/hostess forgetting who their true customer is. The daily droves off the street or travelers from out of town who have heard it was nice, not the “VIP” who will patron, if lucky, once a month.

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Good food, 1 hour wait even with reservation

Went there for a birthday dinner. We had reservations for the place, they didn't seat us until an hour later. Service was not great, they forgot a few of our orders and had to remind them multiple times. Great food though.

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well....there is a first and last time for most everything

My wife and I tried this place recently for dinner.the food was very generic and plain.But not only that...the portion size... if you blinked twice you'd miss it. And then, to top it off... they rushed us out. Not good value at all.

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Yes go go go to this restaurant.

A friend told my boyfriend and I about this place. We went this past weekend and OH MAN want a party we had with our Hibachi Chef. I'm a Chef and I can tell you it's with the Price. Our Chef was such a show off and made the whole table laugh all the night. The food was cooked just like we both wanted it to be. I had the steak/scallops mmmmmmmm and my boyfriend had steak/chicken. We both were like WOW all night long. I did try there Sushi for an app mmmmmm is all I could say. We both plan to go back this Sunday for the Sushi and try it more. I can't wait I so do LOVE Sushi, and trying to get the boyfriend to, but I don't think he can get past the RAW part just yet. Oh don't let the surrounding scare ya away from such a great place to eat. If you know ATLANTA thats such an upcoming area and an area rich in History for Atlanta.

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Great Spot, Great Food!

Family owned and operated and it shows. You won't be disappointed. The Hibatchi is great, always very fresh and good proportions. Good mixed crowd. Great drink selection. I go at lease once a month

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Best sushi rolls AND hibachi ANYWHERE!

This place is great, their sushi rolls are phenomenal, always fresh and nicely presented. The sushi bar creates a great atmosphere for conversing with the chefs while watching them prepare your fish. The hibachi rooms are also a lot of fun, and the food is ALWAYS exceptional. The staff is very friendly and outgoing, and they always have specials for food and sake they can tell you about if you are looking for something new. Overall it has a great atmosphere and vibe, and the food is always great!

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General Info
Welcome to Nakato, an authentic, family-owned Japanese restaurant where we’re delighted to share the traditions and flavors of Japan with you. Our extensive menu offers fresh Japanese favorites for everyone, but we know that a meal is about so much more than just the food. With our classic dining, teppanyaki hibachi meals and full-service sushi bar, we offer unique fine dining experiences for all occasions. Whether you’re here to celebrate a birthday, catch up with old friends, consult with visiting colleagues, or just because, we’ll always greet you with a warm welcome and treat you to omotenashi: Japanese hospitality at its finest.Welcome to Nakato, an authentic, family-owned Japanese restaurant where we’re delighted to share the traditions and flavors of Japan with you. Our extensive menu offers fresh Japanese favorites for everyone, but we know that a meal is about so much more than just the food. With our classic dining, teppanyaki hibachi meals and full-service sushi bar, we offer unique fine dining experiences for all occasions. Whether you’re here to celebrate a birthday, catch up with old friends, consult with visiting colleagues, or just because, we’ll always greet you with a warm welcome and treat you to omotenashi: Japanese hospitality at its finest.
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Phone: 404-876-6553

Phone: 404-874-7897

Phone: 404-873-6583

Fax: 404-874-7897

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Northeast Atlanta, Lindridge - Martin Manor

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Parking: Lot, Valet, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Sushi

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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