Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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Amanda T. ·
November 10, 2014
The sashimi is top notch! Best sushi in Atlanta!


Michael E. · 3 reviews
October 22, 2014
I usually get the Hibachi, always my favorite but the Groupon was for Hot Pot. The value of the groupon was worth the money, there was plenty of food for two. The place is a lot more then I remember it being back in 1997. I may not have understood but the sushi was $4 EACH where I am used to a $13 roll I didn't see that option. The best they had was for $20 I got a chief sampler and it came with 5pcs fish on rice sushi, a small avocado roll and miso soup. That was a reasonable price but still a little high compared to most Japanese Steak Houses I can get the fish for $9-10 The soup was better then any I have had elsewhere, the sushi was average, I liked the hot pot but not my wife. The Hot Pot was similar to Chinese Hot pot. There are two flavors either Boil the meat and vegs in water then dip in a sesame sauce, or cook everything in a sweet soy sauce. I went for the one cooked in sauce. I liked it but my wife found it challenging to eat, she lacks the chop stick skills and the soup spoon made it impossible for her to eat. (they do provide forks) The only starch option is noodles, and not many, they are good but I was hoping some white rice to go with the meat and vegs, to soak up some of the broth. I guess that's a more traditional Chinese Hot Pot and not the Japanese. I'd like to try the other version but not sure I'd want to spend $40 for the hot pot when Hibachi is about the same and my opinion a lot better. There was no kids menu, or we were not shown one. So they got chicken fried rice. They seemed to like it but to me it was really bland, not near as tasty as the fried rice from the Hibachi. It's possible it was just bland in comparison to the BOLD hot pot sauce? I intended this to be something for just the wife and I but last minute we brought the kids. It's just a beautiful place to take a date, but not really made for families with young kids.


Margaret O. ·
October 22, 2014
Great authentic Japanese food! Be sure to sit in the are appropriate to the food you want (I.e. hibachi, sushi, hot pot ).

What You'll Get

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$33 for dinner for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to $62 value) $37 for dinner for two, valid Friday–Saturday (up to $62 value)

  • One order of edamame ($4 value)
  • One sushi roll (up to $12 value)
  • One nabe hot pot (up to $40 value)
  • One ice cream ($6 value)

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 23, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. 18% gratuity will be applied to the total bill. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Nakato Japanese Restaurant

At the third-generation family-owned Nakato Japanese Restaurant, you can experience Japanese food in an array of Japanese dining experiences. In the hibachi area, guests gather around flat iron grills to watch chefs prepare their steaks, scallops, shrimp, and tofu right in front of them. This style of dining has become popular at Japanese restaurants around the country, due in no small part to the chefs tossing knives and spatulas into the air and doing the Hustle to entertain diners seated around them. Nakato puts its own twist on this experience by serving only housemade sauces with the hibachi entrees.

Guests can also belly up to the sushi bar to enjoy seasonally changing maki and nigiri made with morsels of smoked salmon, tuna, albacore, and quail egg while overlooking the Japanese garden. For ultra traditionalists, guests can opt for omakase, during which Executive Chef Yoshifusa Kinjo will set up and choose a seasonal menu for you and your guests (starting a $80 per person).

The two most traditional ways to dine at Nakato are washoku- and tatami-style. During washoku meals, patrons sit at normal dining tables and enjoy tapas-style Japanese bites, including miso-marinated black cod, or sukiyaki and shabu-shabu hot pots. The shareable hot pot dishes require diners to use a hot pot on the table or a cup of hot lava they've brought to cook thinly sliced meats. During tatami-style feasts, guests relax on floor-level seating for authentic multi-course feasts prepared personally by head chef Yoshifusa Kinjo.

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