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Umi Opening in Buckhead

Fuyuhiko and Lisa Matsuoka Ito

Fuyuhiko and Lisa Matsuoka Ito

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.

— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.

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May 14th, 2013
8:40 am

Did not know there was such a thing as Japanese whiskey. I like whiskey!

Doc Hollidawg

May 14th, 2013
11:26 am

Baltisraul…check out this month’s copy of Men’s Health magazine. Great article on Japanese Whisky. Actually winning some awards over it’s Scottish brethren at the moment.

Bob Harris

May 15th, 2013
10:38 am

For relaxing times….make it Suntory Time.


May 15th, 2013
6:52 pm

Highly recommend The Yamazaki Single malt 18 year and the Hibuki 21 or 30 if you can find it (expect to pay $300 for the 30 year.

Can’t wait for Umi, Ito was great at MF.