Where do you head to graze on sushi in Atlanta? Iím a fanatic for the raw fish, but donít necessarily have one favorite place here in town. For a deluxe meal, I sometimes head to Nakato on Cheshire Bridge where their wait staff also boasts a wonderful knowledge of Sake. When I donít feel like splurging Iíve gone to Nickiemotoís or RuSanís. Nickiemotoís has dollar sashimi a few days a week, and RuSanís always has a ladies special for ten dollars that you canít beat.
My best friend swears by Taka that is also an excellent choice if youíre in the Buckhead area; it is a quaint place with good quality fish. Soto has reopened again, although I have yet to venture there for a meal. However, some people claim Soto is the ëSeegerísí of sushi here in Atlanta.
Bluepointe and its color-changing bar attracts many sushi fans, however I have not felt so good after two separate sushi dinners at Bluepointe. I have yet to go back except to sip wonderful cocktails at their bar and eat dessert. I canít continue without mentioning MF and their club-like atmosphere. Dining at MF is one of those places where you are looking at the gorgeous couple sitting next to you while eating. Yet MF is also pricey, so not really an option for a bi-weekly visit.
Zuma opened last year and has an absolutely stunning dÈcor. Their sushi is beautiful, yet every time I dine I feel as if my party is the only ones there? They stay open late on the weekends and are located on Highland Ave. in Inman Park. If youíre looking to experiment with Sake, Zuma has a vast selection.
I donít normally like the Thai-Japanese theme, but Mali in the highlands does it right. Both Thai and sushi options are yummy and this restaurant accommodates large groups well. Mali also has an outdoor dining area- a good option in the fall. Finally, Cherry in Midtown is a mid-priced and trendy option to try before heading out in that area on the weekends. They have various DJís playing anything from electronic-hip hop music.
What is your favorite metro Atlanta sushi spot?