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

Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese Restaurant

4.8
4.8
579 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

20:30


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Area
    Morningside-Lenox Park
  • Cross Street
    Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont Road
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary Valet Parking available.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

579 Reviews
  1. SimoneV

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food! A bit noisy for my taste, maybe good for groups and large families. Food was amazing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plenty of food and really solid service. Everything was delicious and we will be coming back!

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  3. jomay

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food as usual is remarkable. Delicious. beautiful presentation of entrees. Due to mother's day, kitchen was busy. Provided free appetizer just for slight delay in food. My go to for Japanese food for special occasions. Dining room - no wait. Teppan Yaki long wait. Just go to dining room. Food is always excellent.

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  4. KarenS

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food fantastic as always, very fairly priced, not huge quantities but menu has a great variety of dishes and we left absolutely stuffed. service is really solid. a new favorite of mine!

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  5. RPet

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. Large sake selection. Very fresh sushi. Great rolls. Highly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience like always Food is spot on

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  7. StephenB

    Atlanta Metro

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been around for 50 years for a reason. Very high quality and consistent Japanese food - including sushi, sashimi, tempura, cooked fish, noodle dishes, Japanese salads, etc.

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  8. Alli

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived 20 minutes prior to our reservation and were seated immediately. Our waitress was very nice and also helped out when I asked about vegetarian sushi options. Food arrived no later than a few minutes after ordering and was fresh and warm. We were checked up on multiple times and when we asked for extra sauce or our check it came to our table very quickly. I went for prom dinner but i would definitely go back for another occasion. Highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had sushi and Shabu Shabu (hot pot with beef and vegetables cooked tableside). Food is very fresh and flavorful.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. We were seated in the main dining area and it was not a good environment. The bar area was right behind us and was very loud. We couldn’t hear each other. Trying to catch up with old friends and was difficult to have a nice conversation.

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  11. YankDave

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, terrific experience. I lived in Kyoto for 4 years and know great Japanese food!

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  12. BillW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a private room for 6 and what an amazing experience. Service was outstanding, drinks were great and food truly unbelievable. The best sushi experience outside of Japan.

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  13. Dreese

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    A little underwhelming for us. The review didn’t match the experience. I would return but may give another location a try.

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  14. jewish

    Atlanta Metro

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The yellow tail collar and radish was one of the worst meals I have ever had. The appetizers and dinner were brought at all at once. The spicy tuna roll and miso seafood soup were good. Noise level was off the wall. Prices were ridiculous. Will not return
    Nakato 'Sushi Bar and Regular Dining' Japanese RestaurantResponded on 12 February 2024
    We are so sorry to hear this and quick frankly, rather surprised. Our Hamachi Collar has been a fan favorite for our guests who love fish collars for decades. We do feel that our prices are fair, especially when taking into account that we only serve the highest quality fish from Japan. We're very sorry you felt differently and hope you reconsider returning to dine with us.

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  15. sergiub

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite spots for every year's b-day. Love the sushi, fresh and tasty!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best sushi experiences in Atlanta. Authentic and fresh. Will definitely be back.

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  17. HolmesFam

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no better for traditional Japanese dining and sushi. For 50 years, Nakato has served the Atlanta community and remains our family favorite - superior quality and service! Don’t miss the Shokado Bento Box!

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  18. Junji

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant always delivers when it comes to quality and freshness. I will always recommend Nakatos to anyone especially for fresh fish and sushi.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a fan of delicious food!

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  20. LoriA

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nakato always wows us!! Wonderful food, beautiful dining room.

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  21. Savory66

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters and I were celebrating college acceptances and the ambiance was perfectly relaxed, conducive to conversation and the food was STELLAR, from the perfectly-prepared-edamame and dumplings to the fresh sushi! The chocolate torte and green tea crème brûlée were dreamy for desserts! (I would return again just to have the green tea crème brûlée; it was delectable). We will definitely return to Nakato when we return to Atlanta!

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  22. sinceuasked

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service…nothing has changed over the years!

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  23. Eatsoutalot

    Atlanta Metro

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely top Japanese restaurant in Atlanta. The sushi is absolutely the freshest! Flown in and you can taste the quality and freshness!

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  24. WilliamB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience, the food was great and prepared as ordered. The environment was very nice and not too loud or distracting. The temperature was comfortable and enjoyable as well as the service. Overall a great meal and pleasant dining experience. Would definitely recommend.

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  25. BenG

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always, our go-to Japanese restaurant in Atlanta.

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  26. Olimarr

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nakato's is one of our FAVORITE restaurant to go to for special occasions. It is unique, has a wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food at a fair price. The waiting staff is unobtrusive yet never disappear on you. Even the valet staff are friendly and attentive. We went for Christmas 2023, and will be returning there to celebrate NY Eve!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Takoyaki was amazing. And the bento was stocked well with everything I could want. Our server was an excellent host. And the drinks were nice and stiff. We will definitely be back.

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  28. Jackaroo

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food but the interior is very dated. Needs a redo. The origami is old and strings dirty.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    To be fair, the service and ambient was great but food quality is lower than expected. Wagyu is chewy. Sashimi taste is plain.

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  30. Amby

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. Delicate and beautiful sashimi!

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  31. alaskadiner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered 5he chef selections which were all imports from Japan. It was the best sushi we have ever had. It was fresh and tasted wonderful. It is a bit expensive bit worth ever cent! The waiter was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and recommended a wonerful sake that went perfectly with the meal.

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  32. ellenb

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific! Always delicious meal with excellent service.

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  33. MikeSmith

    Atlanta Metro

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great please to have sushi and original Japanese food. I have tried all sushi bars in Atlanta. This is the best.

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  34. KathrynD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Nakato knocks it out of the park. The food is always wonderful, and the portions are always surprising in how ample they are. We had a great dinner, accidentally ordered more than we could finish, not realizing the sukiyaki could feed more than one. But the staff kindly packed up our leftovers including the uncooked veggies with some extra sauce so we could cook up the rest at home. We made room for the green tea creme brulee and it topped off a perfect night.

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  35. NickM

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    An excellent sushi restaurant! The fish is always fresh and the food is quality. If you are in the Atlanta area make sure to stop by.

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  36. DennisD

    Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been a number of years since I ate at Nakato Sushi Restaurant. As I expected the sushi was excellent. The service was great. And the young lady hostess, who assured me (when I called and said that I was delayed at the airport and didn’t know when we would arrive), that my table would be ready; was absolutely correct. To the amazing wait staff that worked like a well oiled machine. Made our visit to Nakato excellent.

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  37. Elizabeth

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Things have changed and not for the better. Been a customer for 28 yrs. Prices have skyrocketed recently. My usual entree no longer includes a salad and costs $15 more compared to my last visit. Sashimi is still very good. Noise level was awful. Not the peaceful relaxing place it has been for many years.

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  38. KevinS

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    There was a birthday party right next door, so kids were screaming and running around at the time, very noisy. The miso soup temperature was a tab colder than the room temperature. The bento box was ok, but definitely overpriced ($50). Sashimi nigiris were good, fish are fresh. The best thing over the entire dinner was the takoyaki, it's hot when served, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Overall the experience was ok, but very overpriced. I would not recommend.

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  39. DanielleJ

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The two people at my table that I ordered the filet mignon and chicken got very small amounts of chicken and steak. The bowls for the soup had dried food and detergent on the side of them. There was a hair on one person’s salad and the waiter tried to argue about it until he looked again and saw that there was a short black hair in it. It was sitting on the top of meat of the cucumber so it was obvious and he had just set it down. Also, the lettuce in the salads was old. The lobster roll was really small for any type of sushi roll and dry. The food was mediocre. Not really flavorful. Definitely not worth half the price. We were celebrating someone but opted to not even ask for desserts. The Pellagrino was the best part.

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  40. WayneP

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, the best in Atlanta. Great food

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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 4.8 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today

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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
  • Area
    Morningside-Lenox Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • 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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