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About Miso Izakaya
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.
Atlanta, GA 30312
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
What a surprise this restaurant was! It was selected for its proximity to Dad's Garage where we had tickets. After a superb meal, it became a "must come back here." Quick service, an interesting and well executed menu of Japanese cuisine, and a good bar make Miso Izakaya a great choice for an all occasion restaurant.
After a certain time, they dim the lights and turn up the music... which is fine but we have to use the flashlight on my phone to see the menu if we get there too late (old eyes.)
We enjoy Miso, love the food and they have good Sushi Chefs. We sit at the sushi bar if available
and enjoy Chef Sok very much.
Simply put, we were very excited to try this place out and our experience fell flat of expectations. Service was definitely the worst part - the table next to us was getting frustrated with their wait staff, having to ask for things multiple times, or follow up on food ordered. We were left without water often and our wait staff checked on us as they were juggling dirty dishes. The restaurant wasn't at capacity so I'm not sure if they were short staffed, but it just took forever to get anyone's attention, even after we asked for the check, and then were ready to pay. The food itself was OK. The Chawanmushi lacked a depth of flavor; the eggplant was overly sweet and and the sauce was pretty tacky (texture); the handrolls were good but the serving tray was put together backwards, so they almost fell off the table after they were served. The sushi rice was definitely on the chewier side, so if you don't like it when rice sticks to your teeth, this isn't for you. The fish was fresh and there was no fishy smell in the restaurant. I really liked the aesthetic/ambiance of the restaurant, very nice, with clean lines - but the hall outside of the bathroom, and the bathroom itself, were so treacherously dark. I can't imagine what it would be like to go to the bathroom when it was actually dark outside. We do want to give props to the menu design actually, it was a very clean, easy to read menu; we were really impressed with that.
When bad service ruins your meal... It began with the hostess who informed us that, even though we were the first party in an empty restaurant, the 3 of could not sit and order a drink at our table until the 4th person arrived. When we said we wanted to order drinks she told us we could go to the bar or talk to her manager. She was the LEAST welcoming hostess in the history of hostesses. I get it if you are busy but they were not. Additionally the bar changed the cocktail menu so all of our past favorites were gone. The new drinks were fair to terrible. Finally, our server disappeared without a trace too many times to count. Our food was good but bad service can ruin the whole experience. Bring back the classic Miso drinks in addition to trying out new ones, and hire and train better people.
Absolutely love this place! I don't leave reviews often, especially positive ones (sorry) but this is my favorite Japanese place in Atlanta and they deserve recognition. Service is great, food is fantastic. Duck buns, hand rolls, and Chirashi are my go-to but everything I've tried is just A+. The only thing I'm upset about is that it's becoming harder to get a reservation in prime time, but that's just because word is getting out on how great this restaurant is.
I strongly recommend against eating here. All the reviews about mediocre sushi and mediocre service are spot on, but that was not our biggest problem. I parked in the Mizo Izakaya lot, ate dinner with a friend, and then walked her off site. I returned within an hour, only to find that they had booted my car! I was charged $75, and Mizo Izakaya refused to do anything about it. Definitely never returning to such a subpar restaurant, and recommend that you avoid it as well.
This is such a wonderful neighborhood gym. Every meal we've ever had there have been fantastic and the service is always top notch. There's a little something for everyone, from sushi too small plates to entrées. They also have an amazing cocktail program if you want to imbibe
Being gluten free we were excited to try this popular sushi restaurant. Once we ordered and mentioned that we were GF we were told we couldn't eat anything with rice because they soak all their rice in a soy sauce that contains wheat- we had to leave because there wasn't much to eat besides a cucumber roll-
Usually very satisfied with Mizo, but tonight was not very good. The service was inattentive, had to ask others to bring more cocktails. The imperial roll fell apart, cucumber was cut way too thick. Salmon sashimi was ok, but seemed maybe a day too old and served w limes instead of lemon, which seemed odd. Spend over $100 every time we go here, so not cheap - will have to consider going to MF sushi next time.
We made a reservation for 6. We were seated in a booth by the kitchen. The booth wasn't large enough for our party and despite there being other open larger tables empty our entire meal, the host/manager refused to move us. He suggested we "adjust" and put a chair on the end of the table. This might have been OK if he had come over and talked to us about it, but he was frankly quite rude to one member of our party. Also, the booth was directly next to the kitchen entrance and service area so the person in the chair was pretty well disturbed constantly during the meal. They could have been nicer and more accommodating.
But the food was amazing and our waitress couldn't have been better.
Great for parties of 4 and under?
Kind of disappointing since we had come in from out of town for a ladies weekend and a great meal out.
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