Great news for sushi lovers!
Tomo Japanese Restaurant — the excellent little spot in a Vinings strip mall — will soon get a whole lot more exposure when it moves the Ritz-Carlton Residences, currently under construction at 3630 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
The new mixed-use building (right) will have both office space and luxury residences, and is located just behind the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Cy Bickers, the architect who is doing the build out for Restaurants Consulting Group, says the new Tomo “will be a lot more high end [than the current one] but still have a comfortable atmosphere.”
Chef Tomohiro Naito, for his part, is keeping a little more mum about the plans because he hasn’t yet decided whether or not he’ll keep the current location, which has built a serious fan base. He’ll only say a regular customer facilitated the new venture.
I’m thrilled and would venture to say Tomo has emerged as my favorite sushi spot in Atlanta. It has the right mixture of warmth, creativity, impeccably fresh fish and variety that makes a top-level sushi experience memorable.
If you want to hear more on my thoughts on Tomo, you can watch this segment here of Atlanta & Company’s Metromix Meals on WXIA. In this segment, which aired a couple of days ago, I compare my experiences with two other diners. I have to admit I haven’t even seen it yet because, you know, looking at video of yourself feels skeezy.