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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

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

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

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May 29th, 2012
4:50 pm

Shoya Izakaya in Doraville


May 29th, 2012
4:52 pm

Tanaka in Roswell. The best !!!!


May 29th, 2012
4:55 pm

Rice in Cumming……

johnny fontane

May 29th, 2012
4:55 pm

My house….had to do it.


May 29th, 2012
4:56 pm

Captain Tempura

May 29th, 2012
4:59 pm

Steel in Midtown. Mt. Fuji roll is not to be missed


May 29th, 2012
5:06 pm

Sushi Uchi. Ellard Village off Holcomb Bridge Rd. Best in Atlanta

Bluce Lee

May 29th, 2012
5:09 pm

Minato’s on Spring Road! Hands down the best in town, decor is old and retro but the Albacore tuna and Crab Salad are crazy yummy. Ginger dressing is best in town too.


May 29th, 2012
6:07 pm

Ege sushi off Roswell rd…amazing….also if anyone votes for ru sans
They don’t know what sushi is


May 29th, 2012
9:02 pm

Kuroshio, near Town Center Mall in Cobb County…great staff, beautiful.presentation, fun place…their Hot Wok Shrimp appetizer is great, and their house salad with ginger dressing is a meal by itself…but the sushi is the star of this show!! We eat there at least twice a month, and never get tired of it.


May 29th, 2012
9:08 pm

Agree with Sushi Kiku on Lenox. It’s up there with what MF was, but substantially cheaper as long as you go at lunch or on one of the half-price nights.


May 29th, 2012
9:10 pm

Sushi Avenue in Decatur


May 29th, 2012
9:13 pm

Just got into sushi about two years ago with a trip to the now defunct BluePointe across from Phipps Plaza. Asahi on Shallowford Road in Marietta is close to home and the Futomaki and Ebi Makimono rolls are excellent.


May 29th, 2012
9:14 pm

Tomo, Taki, Nakato


May 29th, 2012
9:31 pm

Sushi House in Johns Creek (Jones Bridge Rd) – A little hole in the wall with some of the best sushi I have had in 30 years. I have converted many of my friends. If you care about the food, and not a fancy atmosphere, this is the place to go.


May 29th, 2012
9:35 pm

TOMO hands down! One of the best sushi places in America and it’s right here in Atlanta. Minanto is nice and good but they are from Laos so not true Sushi.


May 29th, 2012
10:00 pm

Steel in Midtown, hands down!


May 29th, 2012
10:06 pm

Tanaka in Roswell FTW!


May 29th, 2012
10:19 pm

Sushi Avenue in Snellville and Decatur, Hashiguchi Jr, Mo Mo Ya in Jonesboro

vicky kimbrell

May 29th, 2012
10:21 pm

Kimchee is not sushi or Japanese.


May 29th, 2012
10:27 pm

Garlic in Decatur. Not only Thai food but an out of this world Sushi bar and chef. High quality ingredients and creative specials everyday. Plus outside dining patio. Outstanding.

Bama Man

May 29th, 2012
10:36 pm

Sushi House at Peachtree and Biscayne in South Buckhead


May 29th, 2012
10:36 pm

Kuroshio and umezono

Logical Dude

May 29th, 2012
11:35 pm

Sushi Mito in Norcross has salmon that melts in your mouth. I accidentally spent over $50 by myself! All you folks touting the “best” places, at least tell me what you ate and WHY you think it’s the best! Otherwise, you will not convince me at all. I’ve tried sushi all over Atlanta, and this one is the best overall. For a better deal, try the dollar sushi nights at Shallots in Roswell or for a more genuine feel, try Kang Nam in Doraville.


May 30th, 2012
12:28 am

Starfish on Peachtree RD in SoBuck is great for a more upscale experience. For quick lunches, can’t beat Maki Fresh at Peachtree Battle.


May 30th, 2012
12:40 am

Tomo. Moved from Vinings to just north of Phipps Plaza.


May 30th, 2012
12:47 am

Sushi Huku – expensive but excellent. I agree w/ anyone who says Rusan isn’t good. I remember it making best of lists when I moved down here and concluded that those people must have been living under a rock. It’s the McDonalds of sushi. The same goes for any sushi buffett.


May 30th, 2012
12:59 am

Tried Hayakawa based on recommendations of it being authentic. I have never been to Japan so maybe it is authentic, but I wouldn’t know. What I do know is I didn’t like it as much as I had hoped. Americanized may not be hip, but it’s definitely better tasting to me.

The big problem with Sushi is there is a decided ‘cheap’ buffet style sushi (kiku, RuSan’s, etc) and an expensive style sushi that is much better but for most middle class Americans it cannot be eaten frequently. I sure wish some restaurants would fill that middle area.

Tanaka in Alpharetta isn’t bad, but the restaurant is dark, dingy, and detracts considerably form the average taste of the Sushi.

My plea goes out to whomever ran Sushi Zutto in Alpharetta (North Point at Old Milton). I know you closed your doors a couple of years ago, but you were by far the best Sushi where a real man could go eat and still spend under $20. It’s probably why you went out of business. If you folks are reading this post and have changed name/locations .. please post it here.


May 30th, 2012
1:37 am

Mori House in Suwanee, Best sushi in the South!


May 30th, 2012
2:42 am

Sushi Hayakawa without a doubt though price-wise it’s a bit more than your average sushi joint. Ege Sushi is very good everyday sushi but not in the same league.


May 30th, 2012
3:04 am

My go-to sushi is Mori House in Suwanee. Will make the drive all the way from Loganville for that from time to time.


May 30th, 2012
7:22 am

Since I mover to the village in NYC, it is my friend Taka


May 30th, 2012
8:18 am

buckhead sushi house – So good…


May 30th, 2012
8:38 am

About the Publix sushi…..they do have authentic sushi chefs who rove around the locations, making rolls and packaging them for sale. But I have a friend who works in the meat department at Publix who told me he watched the sushi chef sneeze all over his hands, wipe his nose with his hands, dab them on a napkin and go right back to making rolls.

So after that, I kind of lost my appetite for Publix sushi, no matter how convenient.


May 30th, 2012
8:49 am

Miyako Hibachi, Sushi & Steak House in Austell and Kiku Japanese in Alpharetta – sushi buffet only one I have ever seen!


May 30th, 2012
9:00 am

Tomo and Bluefin, both very good!


May 30th, 2012
9:20 am

Czar Ice Bar has the best Sushi, not to mention 200 vodkas!


May 30th, 2012
10:09 am

Gekko Sushi on Glen Iris and North in Midtown


May 30th, 2012
11:22 am

Thai Heaven by the airport…their Atomic Rolls are the best!!!!!!


May 30th, 2012
11:51 am

Sushi Avenue in Snellville is the best sushi . Their volcano roll is awesome. My husband can always get fresh quail eggs and uni. We have gone to other local sushi places in the area but none compare to thre freshness of Sushi Avenue. The color of their salmon and tuna is always so much better.


May 30th, 2012
12:24 pm

Ege Sushi in Marietta is a top contender in Atlanta. Very traditional Japanese food. Very little roll menu. They have a daily and seasonal menu. Their quality rivals those in Shoya and Hayakawa. Their price is more reasonable than Shoya and Hayakawa. If you like deep fried rolls, Ege is not the place for you.


May 30th, 2012
1:40 pm

Czar Ice bar is THE place for Sushi! I met Master Chef Saito there last week, and his creations are so unique and awesome, that I will not order Sushi anywhere else now. They are at 56 East Andrews drive if your interested!

Southern Boy

May 30th, 2012
2:10 pm

I am not sure about consuming any raw meat – bacteria, e-coli, and other stuff that gets in your body.. It is already enough of the fast food garbage, and all institutionally made meals, candy, soups, entrees, etc. USA – #1 in colorectal cancer, among the top 5 in obesity, etc, etc. Go figure…


May 30th, 2012
2:17 pm

You people do realize that most of the grocery stores use gased tuna, don’t you?

Bored At Work

May 30th, 2012
2:30 pm

Strip in Atlantic Station


May 30th, 2012
3:13 pm

No question – Sushi Nami in Sandy Springs and Alpharetta. There is no comparison….anywhere in Atlanta. NY Strip Roll, Heated Salmon and Akami….seriously!

Sharon R.

May 30th, 2012
3:17 pm

Sushi Nami…hands down best sushi in Atlanta!

Amy Kitchens

May 30th, 2012
3:19 pm

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.


May 30th, 2012
3:30 pm

Sushi Nami… The best sushi in town… Amazing and fresh served by a great staff!!!!


May 30th, 2012
3:31 pm

Sushi Nami!!! Both locations – Alpharetta and their new Sandy Springs/Perimeter hot spot. Best sushi in Atlanta!