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Best sushi

011312kesslerOne of the gorgeous plates of sushi at Tomo, which recently relocated to Buckhead from its original spot in Smyrna. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. Tomo
Chief Dining Critic John Kessler says, “The sushi remains impeccable — everything from the great selection of seafood to the always-perfect rice distinguishes this restaurant as one of Atlanta’s few true destinations for raw fish.”

2. Sushi House Hayakawa
3. Taka Sushi
4. Sushi Huku
5. Nakato

YOUR PICKS
1. Sushi Nami
You say, “Sushi Nami is by far the best place for sushi in Atlanta. The fish is the freshest you can find, the staff is very friendly and there are many unique (and delicious) rolls to choose from. To let you know my dedication to this place – I used to drive from Smyrna to Alpharetta to eat there, but now that the Sandy Springs location is open I don’t have to go quite as far.”

2. Tomo
3. Sushi House Hayakawa
4. Sushi Avenue
5. Sushi Kiku

127 comments Add your comment

Michael

May 29th, 2012
1:38 pm

Mali in Virginia-Highland. Yum!

Brad

May 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Sushi Uchi in Ellard Village! Best sushi, fresh, great atmosphere! Great chef!

thomas

May 29th, 2012
1:48 pm

sushi kiku on lenox road!!!!!!! half off tues – sun!! by far the best sushi bang for your buck in town. may not be the absolute best if you’re including outrageously expensive sushi.

Belinda

May 29th, 2012
1:52 pm

Sushi Nikko Nikko on Buford Drive near The Mall of Georgia

Mary B

May 29th, 2012
1:56 pm

Sushi House Hayakawa

Renee

May 29th, 2012
2:28 pm

Thaicoon on the Square in Marietta.

John

May 29th, 2012
2:29 pm

Sushi Avenue in Decatur on the square…..

loki44

May 29th, 2012
2:34 pm

I’ll second Sushi House Hayakawa.

Jessica C.

May 29th, 2012
2:36 pm

wrestler

May 29th, 2012
2:37 pm

Samarui Blue in Lawrenceville, GA

Shockadow

May 29th, 2012
2:38 pm

Damn, I miss MF Sushi…

Gimme a Break

May 29th, 2012
2:38 pm

I’m with Renee…Thaicoon near Marietta Square.

A

May 29th, 2012
2:39 pm

Tanaka on Highway 9 in Roswell. Way in the back of a non-descript strip mall, but authentic sushi!

JP

May 29th, 2012
2:40 pm

Minato’s off Spring Road in Smyrna!

Ted

May 29th, 2012
2:41 pm

For the money, Sushi Avenue on the square in Decatur. Consistently great

YummyYumYum

May 29th, 2012
2:42 pm

Seoul Garden on Buford Hwy at 285. Awesome sushi bar. Lunch specials, too. Box lunch with incredible quantity and variety of kimchee.

joe

May 29th, 2012
2:46 pm

JP is right. Tried them all and Minato’s is best. Don’t let the 1970’s decor run you off

Tom Chapman

May 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

Mori House is the BEST!!!! My wife and I have gotten a chance to know a couple of the chefs, Iwan and Herman. No matter what day of the week it is, if you want a great atmosphere with excellent service and fair prices, Mori House is the best in the Atlanta area! If you don’t believe me, you should go, eat, and enjoy what they have once while gazing at the sushi winning plaques they have on the wall!

Roz

May 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

My vote is Nori Nori in Sandy Springs with its buffet-style dining featuring sushi, hot and cold entrees and dessert bar. Wonderful variety and a great value!!!!

RD

May 29th, 2012
2:57 pm

It’s Minato’s for me … I haven’t tried the others but I can’t imagine them being any better.

Doug Canada

May 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

Rice is best sushi around. Located in Cumming at Hammonds crossiong. (369) Browns Bridge and 306. Order 2010 sushi platter . People drive from Dunwoody to eat there.

Greg in Alpharetta

May 29th, 2012
3:04 pm

Circle Sushi in Sandy Springs (Roswell Rd just South of the River) is our favorite. Been going there for years and it’s always been consistent and fresh.

Mellissa

May 29th, 2012
3:05 pm

Having lived in Japan for 6+ years, I can say that the most authentic (atmosphere and taste) are Hayakawa and Shoya. The local Japanese expats frequent those places as well. It really is like being in an Izakaya (Japanese bar).

decatur dawg

May 29th, 2012
3:09 pm

Harry and Sons in VaHi is the best bang for buck.

Lisa

May 29th, 2012
3:22 pm

Hashi Guchi and Hashi Guchi Jr.

(Lenox and Windy Hill Rd)

OakhurstDude

May 29th, 2012
3:25 pm

Kroger of course. What’s wrong with you people!!!

ATLVOL

May 29th, 2012
3:27 pm

HASHIGUCHI JR at Lenox! No frills but consistently great sushi and great service! The number of Japanese patrons eating there daily tells the story!

William

May 29th, 2012
3:30 pm

Mo Mo Ya in Buckhead

Gizmo

May 29th, 2012
3:38 pm

Mellissa,
Have you ever been to Ege Sushi in Marietta? I think Ege is the best, but I’m curious how it compares to Hayakawa and Shoya.

Saucey

May 29th, 2012
3:39 pm

Rusan’s in Buckhead!

Alicia Sullivan

May 29th, 2012
3:42 pm

Sushi House Hayakawa, hands down. Authentic and delicious, worth every penny and parking is never a problem.

Gary

May 29th, 2012
3:57 pm

Anyone who says ‘Rusan’s’ needs to eat sushi anywhere else to understand what good sushi is. While I miss Soto terribly and have been to his NY restaurant several times, if you are going for the food, the only place to go is Bishoku. The quality of the fish is fantastic. The preparation of the sushi is excellent. It does get very busy on Fridays and Saturdays so I recommend a reservation. My favorite think is to sneak away from work and eat there for lunch. It is a very peaceful place to relax for an hour while eating wonderful food. I am guessing my wife and I eat there at least twice a week. People who eat there tend to become regulars. It is just that good.

RK

May 29th, 2012
3:59 pm

Taki in Dunwoody.

Grant

May 29th, 2012
4:00 pm

Taka’s Sushi on Pharr Road – always great and Taka is honest about his fish and what is best that day/week. Love it!

Jeff

May 29th, 2012
4:05 pm

Super China Buffet

Jap Man

May 29th, 2012
4:07 pm

Publix, dummies.

GaPeachy

May 29th, 2012
4:15 pm

I’m no Sushi expert, but i would have to go with RA in midtown for Sushi. Great happy hour and late night specials, and love love love the ambience and wait staff.

HM

May 29th, 2012
4:24 pm

Mori House is the best. Great service and the sushi is always fresh. I’ve turned several non-sushi eaters into sushi-ites with trips to Mori House!

Morimoto

May 29th, 2012
4:24 pm

Nakato bitches. Rusan’s? Really?

the big bad sani

May 29th, 2012
4:25 pm

CG

May 29th, 2012
4:25 pm

Sushi Kiku off Lenox Road near the intersection of Lenox and Buford Hwy.

KW

May 29th, 2012
4:32 pm

Sushi Nami in Alpharetta or Twist in Buckhead. Both very good!

J Free

May 29th, 2012
4:37 pm

the new Sushi Nami at the Perimeter and of course the original is always great!

Howard

May 29th, 2012
4:38 pm

Kuroshio in Kennessaw. Hands down the best I’ve ever had. They’re on Restaurant.com so there’s always deals, and the sushi always tastes incredibly fresh. It’s always very packed. Definitely a local favorite in the NW metro area.

A

May 29th, 2012
4:39 pm

Sushi Yoko. imho.

Kyle

May 29th, 2012
4:39 pm

Rusan’s in Buckhead

Hugh

May 29th, 2012
4:42 pm

Bishoku in Sandy Springs is by far the best!

rick

May 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

i got sick for 2 days off of publix sushi, Rusan’s is dogfood…..suprisingly try Twist at Phipps!! its very good, also my highend pick would be Nobu at the Ritz Carleton Residences (past phipps on left accross from BP)

Ted

May 29th, 2012
4:46 pm

Hashiguchi Jr. at Lenox and Thaicoon at Emory. Both are excellent places to eat sushi.

Wolf

May 29th, 2012
4:46 pm

Rusans is garbage…….it’s like saying Burger King is the best burger in Atlanta.

hands down Minato’s is the best Atlanta Sushi. The best Sushi happy hour is Ra sushi in Midtown. $6 and $7 rolls that usually go for 12-14 at normal hours.