Where to Eat Japanese in Atlanta | Creative Loafing


Atlanta has a vibrant Japanese community that goes back many years. We are blessed with both authentic Japanese cuisine as well as a wide variety of Japanese-infused Southern cooking that keeps life interesting.

Here are our winners for the Best Japanese over the years: Best Japanese

 

The Best Japanese Izakaya Restaurant in Atlanta according to our Critics is:

Shoya Magnum

Shoya Izakaya

Restaurant

Japanese public house serving sushi, sashimi, noodles and more. Shoya's encyclopedic menu, spread over seven crowded pages, will either send you into a rapture of excitement or cripple you with indecision. Dishes tend to be surprising. Order away and see what shows up. | more…

facebook: @Shoya Japanese Restaurant

The Best Japanese Sushi Restaurant in Atlanta according to our Critics is:

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant

Nakato's been the king of Japanese steakhouses in Atlanta for 35 years. It's a dinosaur of Atlanta dining, outmoded on so many fronts by the flashy Japanese restaurants that have come since, and yet another example of how slow and steady can win the race. The wide selection of appetizer-sized plates… | more…

facebook: @Nakato Japanese Restaurant – Atlanta

The Best Japanese Izakaya Restaurant in Atlanta according to our Readers is:

Shoya Magnum

Shoya Izakaya

Restaurant

Japanese public house serving sushi, sashimi, noodles and more. Shoya's encyclopedic menu, spread over seven crowded pages, will either send you into a rapture of excitement or cripple you with indecision. Dishes tend to be surprising. Order away and see what shows up. | more…

facebook: @Shoya Japanese Restaurant

The Best Japanese Sushi Restaurant in Atlanta according to our Readers is:

Umi Sushi Magnum

Umi

Restaurant

A modern and refined sushi bar in Buckhead. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito features items such as baked lobster tempura, sautéed foie gras, and black cod miso. Also find a selection of sake, cocktails, beer, wine, and Lamill coffee. | more…

facebook: @UmiAtlanta


 

Last Year's Critic's Choice for Best Japanese

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Sushi Hayakawa

Restaurant

Authentically Japanese, from the pristine fish to the clean, spare light wood decor to the bottles of sake and sochu lined up behind the chef. Some of the best dishes are only found through word of mouth, such as the fabulous monkfish liver in ponzu sauce, or the salmon roe marinated in rice wine. T… | more…

facebook: @Sushi Hayakawa


 

Japanese Dishes from our 100 Dishes List

 

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