Atlanta's 3 best spots for fancy Japanese fare

Atlanta's 3 best spots for fancy Japanese fare
Umi | Photo: Lexi W./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 31, 2020.

Craving Japanese food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Japanese restaurants around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Umi

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Topping the list is Umi. Located at 3050 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, the sushi bar is the highest-rated high-end Japanese restaurant in Atlanta, boasting 4.5 stars out of 598 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Helena W. wrote, "We ordered edamame, crispy tuna rice, yellowfish jalapeño, rock shrimp, scallops and lobster for appetizers. Everything was phenomenal!"

Yelper Brianna E. noted, "Umi is always a great option for sushi and cool vibes in Atlanta. It's one of my personal faves. I love bringing friends here from out of town; they always really enjoy it. The atmosphere is energetic and contemporary. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the seared diver scallops."

2. O-Ku Sushi

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O-Ku Sushi, located at 1085 Howell Mill Road, Suite A3, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy sushi bar and Japanese and Asian fusion spot four stars out of 439 reviews. 

Yelper Robleh I. noted, "On Monday and Wednesday, this spot offers half off most of the sushi rolls. So, I highly recommend you go on those days. My favorite was the Red Dragon Roll, which was spicy but not too spicy. Very flavorful and satisfying!"

Yelper M A. wrote, "I can say that I've not had a dining experience like this in Atlanta in years. They went above and beyond to make this a relaxed, fun and special evening. And, of course, the food was phenomenal."

3. Tomo Japanese Restaurant

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Tomo Japanese Restaurant, a sushi bar and Japanese and Asian fusion spot, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 316 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3630 Peachtree Road, Suite #140, to see for yourself.  

Curious about who's behind the business?

We learned that information and also about the business's signature items: "Chef and owner Tomohiro Naito has been in Georgia for over 12 years," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Tomo blends Japanese cuisine with French and Italian influences. Fish is flown in from the Tsukiji Market and all over the world."

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