About Miso Izakaya
Atlanta, GA 30312
Izakaya literally means "stay sake shop." They were traditionally down-to-earth places where men drank sake and beer after work--essentially a Japanese-style tavern. As in Japan, we offer a comfortable style of dining centered around sharable plates and a variety of drinks, including sake, shochu, beer and cocktails. Our food changes seasonally, adhering to fundamentals of Japanese food while offering a unique take on traditional dishes. Enjoy yourself, relax, and linger with good friends, good food and good drinks.
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
*Dining area last seating is at 9:30 pm. Last call for food and drinks in the dining area is at 9:30 pm on Mon and 10:00 pm Tues - Sat. Any guest that comes in after 9:30 pm will be seated in the bar area. Last call for hot food is at 10:30 pm and last call for sushi and drinks is at 11:30 pm.
Thank you for choosing Miso Izakaya. Please be advise when making a reservation through Open Table: in order to maximize and accommodate all guests we reserve the right to assign any available seats in the restaurant. Seating area includes: dining tables, sushi bar and the communal table. Any requests will be considered, but not guaranteed. Seating at the bar is first come, first serve. **RESERVATIONS WILL BE RELEASED AFTER 10 MINUTES OF YOUR INITIAL RESERVATION IF NO ONE CALLS OR SHOWS UP**. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
Edgewood and Randolph St
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot is located to the right of the building. There are also street parking in front of the restaurant.
Marta: We are located between the Inman Park and King Memorial (blue or green line) train stop. It will be an appoximately a mile walk from either station.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
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Miso Izakaya Ratings and Reviews
We've dined at Miso Izakaya many times in the past and returned for Valentine's Day. We had a large sampling of the cooked small plates as well as a few items from the sushi bar. Everything was excellent and even with 2 drinks each, the bill was extremely reasonable. This really is one of the most consistently great restaurants in the area.
Miso Izakaya has been a long-time favorite for years now - but something's changed, not for the better. We went on Valentine's Day for the first time in a few months. Immediately we were warned that we should go ahead and order sushi because it would probably take 20-30 minutes - no big deal, we're laid back folks, and like their drinks. So we scramble together our Sushi order, and grab a couple of other items to tie us over - edamame, steamed buns (which are awesome), and some Ramen for my wife. The ramen comes out in like 2 minutes! Excellent! And then the buns, so I've got something to put in my belly while I'm waiting on sushi. No edamame, which they apparently forgot. No big deal.
And then...well, it took about an hour and 15 minutes for our sushi to come out. It wasn't even that busy, plenty of open tables - we didn't order any specialty rolls, nothing fancy (mostly nigiri and a yellowtail roll) and not even a lot of stuff. When it finally came out, I was so hungry I would've eaten anything. And it was pretty good. Not great, which is what we've gotten used to there. None of it was on our server, who you could tell was stressing (and we felt bad for her when we heard other tables asking about how long it was taking.) So all in all - it's different, not for the better, and not worth the wait IMO. Sure was good while it lasted, though.
This was our first time here, and we had a bizarre service experience. I made a reservation for 4 people. When I arrived and stated my name and reservation, the hostess, who was reading text messages on her phone, told me to let her know when the rest of the party arrived so we could be seated. I moved over to the side and waited for my party for about 10 minutes - only to realize they were already there and seated! My friends just happened to see me standing there and came and retrieved me! They indicated that the hostess had even been hesitant to seat them initially, though the restaurant was mostly empty.
The table was not set for 4 - I had to ask the waiter for a napkin and chopsticks when he brought my food.
The food was fine but not memorable.
Perfect place for a date, good ambiance and affordable. Waiter was very attentive and confirmed our order. Hand rolls were well made and fairly even throughout. Limited parking on Edgewood so Uber will be good option. Overall, good sushi spot for a Saturday.
Was really looking forward to this meal. Dinner with my son New Years Eve night (in town for Peach Bowl). Was surprisingly quiet at first, but the "vibe" and "energy" picked up throughout our meal. Ambience was great, noise was a non-issue, and we were able to carry on a easy conversation (which can be a precious commodity these days). Had a great 80s soundtrack in the background (music has a big impact for me). Seated immediately, wait staff was pleasant, efficient, and attentive. Extensive Japanese beer and sake menu. Food arrived tapas style. Every single dish we had was excellent, and wished we had the budget and appetite for even more. Miso soup, crab salad, Korean fried chicken, ribs and spicy tuna/salmon tartare all remarkable. Sushi was very good, but the few items we had did not stand out as unique or superior to that we have add at other restaurants. That said, this place has it going on! Would go back in a second.
Nice atmosphere, but waitress seemed a bit lost & failed to initially help w/menu choices & explanations. Had to inquire about dishes w/the hostess (epic FAIL!!!). Main entrée arrived at our table before our appetizers & meal came out one dish at a time. I'm like...HUH????? It actually started to feel more like a tapas bar. Then after all of that, we felt "rushed" to dine until I said something to our waitress about it. All-in-all, food was good, atmosphere was great, but actual dining experience was a fail.
I have been coming here for years. The food is really great. The green beans are a must. This last time it was raining and the last member of our party was late due to the ever faithful rainy day Atlanta traffic. They would not seat us until our whole party was there. This always leaves a bad taste in my mouth especially when you go there often. However, the host did end up seating us before the last person got there. Overall a great experience as usual.
Very dope spot. Parking was great, you can park along the street or in the adjacent lot. Food & drinks are awesome. Sushi is very fresh - Beef Teriyaki is my favorite. Comes out medium rare on a sizzling plate - if you want it cooked more you can just let it sit. Drinks were great - well made cocktails, not just sugary concoctions. Only negatives are 1) this place is small, so a reservation is absolutely necessary unless you catch an open bar seat. 2) The entrees are not traditional - you'll need to order several to feed the table which can get expensive. Plan to spend $100+ (including alcohol) in order to fully enjoy.
Fresh sushi with creative and tasty specialty rolls. I particularly enjoyed the spicier offerings. Size of pieces is above average but not large. Service is solid and a couple of the specialty drinks are pretty good. Seating is a little close against the window but not uncomfortably so. Plan on $80-$110 for 2 people depending on drinks.
I went to Miso Izakaya after they had been written up in the AJC for their okonomiyaki. I have been on the hunt for a restaurant that makes it as good as I have, ever since I tried to make it the first time, a few years ago. Miso Izakaya has been the first to do an outstanding job on this dish!! I went back a few days later with my parents and explored more of their menu. First, I will say that if you have a fish allergy, this might not be a very good place to go. My mother, who does have such an allergy, was able to choose from two menu options, which she ordered both, and loved them! Everything that we had was very good and very authentic. I will have to go back again to try the sushi!
Went with my son when I visited him at school last week-end. We decided on sushi at 5 pm and so were lucky to get a reservation at 7 pm. We were seated immediately after being greeted by a very friendly host. Service was prompt and helpful. I ordered a salad and asked if it was large or small, ie enough for a meal. I'm still not used to the difference in southern portions vs northern portions! What was described as "small" was enough for me even with my son nibbling at it as well. Good prices, good food. Overall, a very nice evening for food, service and ambiance.
I come here regularly, at least 2-3 times a month. I usually bring dates or occasionally a group of friends. I come for the ambiance but stay for the great food. However, my last few visits have been declining in quality because of the service. The male host is not warm and welcoming, and always has a problem sitting you for your reservation without the entire group present. 4 out of 5 people is not enough for you to sit us on time, seriously? I understand your policy, but the fact that you had to tell us, "We usually don't sit the party until everyone is present." seems very condescending. I'm there to enjoy good food with good company, not to be greeted with an attitude. I will gladly take my group and our money somewhere else. I wish I could say that this was the only occasion where I've dealt with this particular host, but it's not. This is a trend. It seems they'd rather 75% of a group sit idle and wait than to go ahead and be seated (at an empty table already reserved for you) and start ordering appetizers/drinks. Terrible business strategy. I think I will start taking my business elsewhere, sadly.
I had been here before multiple times and my experience had been positive. So when we decided to celebrate my friends Bday here, I thought we were in for a treat. Everything was disappointing from the service to the food. They were out of many things at the bar, the drinks took a long time to get served and my friends beer got to the table 40 minutes after ordering. The appetizers got there first. They brought the sides to our meal first than the rest of the food, the entrees were tiny and my same friend with the beer had ordered a side of rice and it was brought out almost at dessert time. Not only was the service slow and mediocre but they didn't even comped one single thing and charged us $10 for bringing our own cake. I understand being charged a fee but $10 for putting out 4 plates & forks...ridiculous! Especially after all the things that went wrong at our table. Needless to say I don't think I'll go back again. The only positives were the garlic rice had a good flavor, the kimchi was excellent and the short ribs were flavorful. Everything else was just BLAH!!
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