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.
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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking
Miso Izakaya Ratings and Reviews
I went to Miso Izakaya after they had be ...
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 s ...
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 time ...
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 an ...
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!!
This was the second time we've been here ...
This was the second time we've been here and it was tasty again. We often like sitting at the bar when we go out (not the sushi bar in this case), and the bartender was in an off mood. Still, the food was great and reasonably priced. The drinks are small (ordered the prosecco and it was probably 2.5 oz). I think the biggest takeaway is to not just walk into this place. It will look completely deserted, but they will tell you without a reservation, the wait is 2+ hours. It's pretty pitiful actually watching so many people come in thinking they'll have no problem being seated; alas, they're told there is no first available seating and the next opening is in hours. We made that mistake the first time--never again.
Fantastic Japanese restaurant in the hip ...
Fantastic Japanese restaurant in the hippest part of Atlanta. We were pleasantly surprised with the Sake menu and the warm plate menu, it was truly Japanese. The sushi was good, nothing to brag about. But the warm plates were fantastic. The shrimp shumai (dumplings) really make you feel you're in Tokyo. The Okinomiyaki (cabbage and fish pancake) took me back to Japan. They really got the original taste. The sake menu is small but good and the sake by the glass really allows you to choose from great sakes. The size of the sake glass was enough to get us tipsy. All in all, this is a great place. The decoration also has a touch of Japanese minimalism that makes the place unique.
Miso Izakaya is my typical go to restaur ...
Miso Izakaya is my typical go to restaurant. I love their food, but enjoy their cocktails even more. The only problem I have is there's no outdoor seating. I'd love to go there to sit outside in the spring and summer. This small thing doesn't take away from my love for the food and beverage.
Great food, solid sushi menu. Think of i ...
Great food, solid sushi menu. Think of it as a Japanese tapas restaurant. The seaweed salad and buns are very tasty.
It gets really busy, so make a reservation. My only complaint: because it gets so busy, the servers can seem to forget your table. I found myself waving ours down several times. Other than that, it's a wonderful place to eat.
It pains me to write this, but my most r ...
It pains me to write this, but my most recent experience at Miso was horrible!!! My fiance and I are regulars of Miso. We work in the service industry, always recommend Miso to guests and friends, and usually love Miso. We always have Dee serve us because she is always so amazing. Unfortunately, I guess everyone quit but her because she was running the floor by herself on a busy night with a trainee taking only 3 tables as help. The bartender had no help either and it was her last night there. I know all this because Dee told us. Drinks took 20 mins to get to the table, including my second round. It would have been nice if Dee offered to get me another drink sooner, instead of when my drink was empty since she knew how long drinks took. We ordered a lot of food (more than usual), but it came out few and far in between. The miso soup and seaweed salad came out fast enough, but it was a wait for everything else. We also ordered edamame that Dee didn't bring until 45 mins after we ordered and said she brought it as a gift since our sushi was taking so long, even though we actually ordered it and paid for it. Our sushi took over a hour and 15 mins to arrive. And that was only part of it, it took another 10-15mins to get the last of our food. And as much as I love Dee, she didn't do right by us that night. She relied on the fact that we were regulars and put us on the back burner while catering to her other tables. Her apology felt insincere and all that was offered to us was free ice cream, which she does half the time we dine there anyway. So, we felt completely shafted. We didn't want our meal comped or anything. But some kind of discount for the extremely ridiculous time on food and drinks would have been nice or at least some kind of apology that wasn't full of excuses and just owning up to it would have been nice. My fiance was so mad he wouldn't speak. We spent more money than we ever had there before and had the worst experience ever. Not good
I was amazed at how cheap the cocktails ...
I was amazed at how cheap the cocktails were and how delicious they were. Excellent quality! I ended up at another place for drinks later on during the night but I wish that I had stayed at Miso. The food of course, was excellent. I had the Dan Dan Ramen and my husband had sushi. It was good enough for me to branch out and try some of his sushi even though it's not usually for me. Very good experience.
Outstanding find in a cool neighborhood. ...
Outstanding find in a cool neighborhood. The small plates were outstanding - Agadashi tofu, string beans, edamame, shumai... The maki were OK but any disappointment there was more than offset by the outstanding small plates, great service, strong wine/sake/beer list. A cool place in a trending neighborhood. $6.75 and less than 10 minute Uber from downtown.
Really fantastic find! Izakawa is Japane ...
Really fantastic find! Izakawa is Japanese pub food so really interesting preparations of Japanese food along with traditional sushi.
Eggplant dish was incredible along with the Gyoza . Had 7 or 8 dishes to split among our group of foodies. Everyone agreed the best meal we had in Atlanta at very fair prices.
Will definitely be back.
Appetizers came out fairly quick. Then ...
Appetizers came out fairly quick. Then they brought a plate that was not ours over, which we sent back. Shortly after, my friend's food came out. Five minutes later, the waitress (who had been attentive so far) said my food would be out in a minute. Thirty minutes later, my friend was done, I still had no food and our waitress still had not stopped by. When we finally flagged her down to cancel my order, she asked me twice if I was sure that I wanted to cancel. Um, I've been there for over 45 minutes, my friend is done and my food is nowhere in sight, yes I want to cancel. She gave a halfhearted apology and then brought the check. No manager, no one seemed to care. Will not be back!
Glad to find that Miso has gotten their ...
Glad to find that Miso has gotten their service together. Have always loved the food, but historically service has been spotty. This visit the service was quite excellent, which means I will add Miso back to the regular rotation. Love the food.
Service was top-notch. Limited beer list ...
Service was top-notch. Limited beer list, but the sake and wine were very good. The cocktails were incredible. Our server had recommendations when we needed them. Food options for both small bites and big meals. Very filling. Nice, casual aura to the whole place. On the Beltline.
Outstanding food, good service
Each and every dish we had for dinner was outstanding. The drinks were also great, but took almost 15 minutes to come although the restaurant wasn't busy at the time. Our server was great, but the hostess was very rude both when we got there and as we left. If the staff were to work together a bit more and treat the customers a bit more kindly, then I would give it 5 stars.
Delicious & Different
Great food, good service, and a lot of variety. As with most tapas-style menus, no one item costs much, but you can get carried away if you're not careful. The only thing disappointing was the Chlonigiri, but don't let that deter you. The drinks, sushi rolls, and other menu items were all great.
Did I mention they have their own parking lot?
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