Umi, the new Japanese restaurant from Fuyuhiko Ito, former executive chef at MF Sushi, is taking reservations for its soft opening at Two Buckhead Plaza on May 20.
Ito’s culinary background in both traditional Japanese and classic French restaurants will will be featured in an array of starters, soups, salads, sashimi, nigiri and specialty rolls.
Look for hot items such as baked lobster tempura, sautéed foie gras and black cod miso and a selection of “aburi” or slightly cooked sushi-grade fish, such as yellowtail, flounder, scallops and sea urchin.
At lunch, Ito will offer the traditional Bento Box featuring the chef’s daily meat, seafood, vegetable and rice creations served with Miso soup and house salad.
Ito’s wife, pastry chef Lisa Matsuoka Ito, will offer equally creative desserts, including her signature green tea souffle.
Look for a diverse beverage program with Japanese whiskey and craft cocktails.
Call 404-841-0040 for reservations.
3050 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1. www.facebook.com/UmiAtlanta
— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.