Named after the Japanese word for happy, Genki Noodles & Sushi captures the feel-good delicacies enjoyed by owner Reid Zeising during his childhood in Tokyo. Reid now oversees three locations that dish out a signature menu of traditional and experimental sushi rolls, tuna specialties, and Japanese barbecue bowls packed with grilled meats or tofu mixed with noodles or rice. In many dishes, classic flavors of spicy tuna and fresh water eel mingle with unusual additions such as parmesan cheese or mango.
Though each location sports its own distinct décor, all three locations glow under flat screen TVs and the blue light of fish tanks populated by ocean critters and a merman trapped in the body of a hermit crab. The Virginia Highlands location mingles exposed brick with a covered outdoor patio replete with breezy fans.
True to its name, Maki Fresh crafts all of their dishes?from traditional sushi to their unique maki sliders?the moment guests place their order. Beyond classic sushi rolls, the menu features sashimi-grade fish arranged into unorthodox dishes. For example, a hibachi bowl comes with carrots, cucumbers, and spicy sauce atop filet, and burgers surprise taste buds with the interplay of pickles, maki spicy sauce, and tempura onion rings. Maki's chefs ramp up production for catering services, and host private parties of up to 30 people in the Atlanta location's private dining room.
For a quick curry, Atlanta's Thai and Sushi East Atlanta is a great lunch or dinner spot. The menu at Thai and Sushi East Atlanta also includes a number of healthy options, including some vegan dishes. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Thai and Sushi East Atlanta's extensive drink list. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Thai and Sushi East Atlanta with its kid-approved food and ambience. Free wifi is on hand here as well.
You can also grab your grub to go. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Thai and Sushi East Atlanta for their catering services.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
Prices at Thai and Sushi East Atlanta are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Traditional American cuisine combines with an avant garde attitude at Midtown's Shout. Shout is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Shout also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Bring your whole brood to Shout, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Shout is great for big groups, and diners favor its private room for important events. Shout offers patio seating in the warmer months. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Getting your food to go is also an option.
Shout patrons have access to both a nearby garage and parking lot, so finding a space is ever so simple. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Arts Center (Gold, Red) and Midtown (Gold, Red).
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Shout's moderately priced fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.