About Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill
Atlanta, GA 30324
Nakato Japanese Restaurant is Atlanta's oldest Japanese restaurant. Established in 1972, Nakato is 3rd generation Japanese owner operated establishment. Please come in and enjoy our hibachi dining as well as an array of other Japanese cuisines from Sushi to Traditional tapas style dining.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Sachiyo for further details.
Private Party Contact:
Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill Ratings and Reviews
This was not a good first time visit to ...
This was not a good first time visit to Nakato, and it will likely be my last. I honestly think the food is a bit overrated. It was mediocre, at best. I have had much better hibachi style meals. In addition, our waitress had a crappy attitude. My party had already taken note of her unpleasantness. Not two minutes later, a lady in a second party at our table said, "This is my first time here, and she is not making this a good first time experience. " I thought several times about asking the third party at our hibachi table if we could switch waitresses. So, I hoped that I'd be able to leave a more positive review, but I can't. Sorry. Not sorry!
We came for New Year's Eve and have make ...
We came for New Year's Eve and have make this an annual tradition. We also enjoy Nakato throughout the year for dinner.
I think our chef on 12/31/16 was the best we've had at Nakato. Very talented man! The drink service was slow though and it was difficult to get her attention.
I do feel that this restaurant rushes tables during holidays.
First time here and I must say it was th ...
First time here and I must say it was the best hibachi place I have ever been to! Food was fantastic! Chef was magnificent and very understanding because my husband does not eat red meat and he did not place the salmon near the red meat. Salad dressing was to die for. Soup was good. Fried rice amazing. And they sat us in this room where we took our shoes off I thought that was so interesting. Definitely will come back here when visiting Georgia again!
Food was good. We were one of the last t ...
Food was good. We were one of the last tables and felt kind of rushed by the server.
We had to ask for the sauces (ginger sauce, etc). I don't know if that is customary or not.
Spent $150 (plus $30 tip) for three people. Would have been nice if server boxed up our leftovers for us instead of just handing us a bunch of to-go boxes. We still had to ask for a bag (to put the to-go boxes in) and to-go soufflé cups (for the sauces we had to ask for).
All in all, the food was very good and the chef cooked everything to our liking. For a $180 meal, seemed a little tacky at the end of meal to be rushed and have to pack up our food. In addition, if you're not going to pack up our food, at the very least bring the appropriate supplies so we don't have to ask for everything.
I chose here for Christmas dinner with m ...
I chose here for Christmas dinner with my teenage daughter. We had not had our girls day for the month, so we took care of both here! Our server Lauren and our Chef Tin were the consummate professionals. By us not visiting an authentic hibachi style restaurant before, we were a little awkward at first, however Lauren never let us know that she noticed. Tin was playful and accommodating with the meal and its preparations.
We will definitely recommend and visit again. Thank you for making our Christmas dinner even more magical!
We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reser ...
We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservations and still waited 50 minutes past the reserved time. To calm our frustrations, (Me complaining about them seating others ahead of us) they finally seated us. But unfortunately we had to wait an extra 37 minutes (yes I counted minutes) for the cook to come. This is my 8th or 9th visit, so telling me that this is the norm is not sufficient. Other than the poor service or lack of attention to customers needs, the food was great as always. The food and the cook made up for the customer servicing!
Nakato was great. My reservation was fo ...
Nakato was great. My reservation was for 7:30 and we all arrived a little late but they were very accommodating. Our chef was friendly and hilarious and our wait staff was just as good. Food was amazing as usual. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
Excellent service. The complimentary val ...
Excellent service. The complimentary valet is very convenient and very professionally handled. Our chef Dan was hilarious, and really entertaining to everyone at the table. Had a couple tricks and things I hadn't seen before, which is always nice. Very good experience.Will be returning soon!
Always a great time, seated with warmth ...
Always a great time, seated with warmth and hospitality. The food is always tasty with an abundance of left over for next day. The atmosphere is great for all age groups and occasions. I'd say see for yourself, but I often frequent for the Hibachi.
We took our family to Nakato for our son ...
We took our family to Nakato for our son's 9th birthday. Our kids loved the "show"--getting to see the chef cook right at table and were crazy about all the fun stuff he did w/fire (onion volcano, tossing a raw egg around on his spatula w/out breaking it, etc). We had a blast. The food isn't bad, but don't expect it to knock your socks off. It's more about the experience. I'd go back for a party again, but wouldn't seek out their hibachi for a date w/my husband or anything--too many fabulous places to eat in Atlanta for that!
I usually am satisfied leaving Nakato bu ...
I usually am satisfied leaving Nakato but I had an uncommon experience with them. It was my birthday and they brought the wrong person my birthday dessert. Then when they brought mine, it was pistachio ice cream. I also think the $4 upcharge for fried rice is excessive. Meal was good but not worth the price point.
Made a reservation and still wasn't seat ...
Made a reservation and still wasn't seated for another 45 min. Something must be off with then heating and cooling. They four fans with dust flapping on the placed around the room blowing to help ventilate the space. It felt very damp and moist. Our chef didn't engage or do anything with the diners. Due to allergies they made my food in the kitchen. It came out stale and dry. I don't plan to ever go again.
As always the food and service are excel ...
As always the food and service are excellent. When making a reservation for the grills, I wish you could specify if you cannot sit in the section where removal of shoes is required. Since we could not sit there, we had an extra 30 minute wait. I also have a severe allergy to Onions and was unable to eat some options as they all came with onions.
It was my husband's birthday and we were ...
It was my husband's birthday and we were excited about trying "one of the best Japanese in Atlanta". Not only did they forget it was his birthday....it was in the open table reservation and the person confirming the reservation confirmed it, but the food was average..no better than any other Japanese we have frequented! When I mentioned it to the server, she did not apologize for the oversight, just said no one told her. Talk about a lack of communication! So I found it to be overpriced for what we got and not a lot of vegetables included in the meal. Would not go back.
Meal was substantially undermined by the ...
Meal was substantially undermined by the presence of a birthday party of 7-year-olds at the hibachi table that the parents made no effort to control. Constant shrieking, little boy mock fighting outside the hibachi room as we entered presented a safety hazard as well as noise pollution. Unexpected as our reservation was for 8 pm. Fortunately they left and the ambiance improved dramatically. Our hibachi chef was excellent, the meal was tasty, but the restaurant is beginning to look a little shabby. Recommend checking before accepting a table shared with young rowdy kids.
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