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
As hibachi style places go, Nakato is a ...
As hibachi style places go, Nakato is a decent choice. I'm not going to give them a glowing review, but I'm not going to tarnish their image either. We have actually dined here 2-3 times, but this latest time was on Valentine's Day. When we arrived we were promptly seated at a almost-full hibachi table (which is great, because I hate being seated as the first party at a hibachi table).
Our drink orders were taken swiftly as well, but after we had sipped a bit of green tea the table attendant (not the hibachi chef), filled our tea cup with soup broth... and it was not a pleasant flavor when mixed with the green tea. They did apologize and correct the error, but at first the table attendant didn't want to believe we had just been served soup as a beverage. The side salad and soup (the actual soup that comes with your hibachi meal) were standard hibachi quality.
I got the hibachi scallops and my wife got the hibachi shrimp. We felt that these were very good. Interestingly, Nakato serves noodles (along with rice) when eating hibachi. I don't think I've ever encountered another hibachi restaurant that does that... but it's a good wrinkle in their experience. The veggies, rice, and noodles were great as well.
I do think their prices are a little higher than most hibachi restaurants (many of which offer coupons), but I would be willing to go back to Nakato sometime soon.
I remember Nakato from the 70's when it ...
I remember Nakato from the 70's when it was round the corner on Piedmont. Same great food and service. Ahi tuna at teppanyaki (hibachi grill) was cooked too long if you like seared only but was still tasty. We will try something different next time, maybe sukiyaki. The hibachi was fun but it was 45 minutes of non-stop food and I've seen the onion volcano enough over the years!
I made reservations for 12 to celebrate ...
I made reservations for 12 to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. They were running about 30 minutes behind which was fine because so was some of our party. While it's pricier than some of the other hibachi spots the semi private room, food quality and overall ambiance was worth it. The drinks were STRONG and yummy. We will definitely be back.
Always enjoy my experience at this resta ...
Always enjoy my experience at this restaurant. Like others I have visited, I have never had a bad experience here. The customer service is exceptional, and eager to fulfill the customer needs. The food is delicious, I've always ordered steak, chicken, or shrimp. However this time I tried salmon..... can you say delicious😋
Reservations were running way behind whe ...
Reservations were running way behind when we got there. It was chaos and took at least 10 min to be acknowledged. Service was awful. Never got refills. Took forever for someone to take our order. Ordered an appetizer which arrived like 20-25 min after we ordered. It was just edamame!
The food was good and the chef's demo wa ...
The food was good and the chef's demo was good but not as entertaining as some I have seen (seemed canned and lacking in feeling). I was surprised to see a $4.25 charge for a small cup of hot tea with no offer of refills; likewise for all ice tea and Sprite (thought hot tea was complimentary). Also, the steamed rice was brought out after the meal had been consumed. There did not appear to be a waiter assigned to our table that we could communicate with.
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.
I am a frequent patron of this restauran ...
I am a frequent patron of this restaurant and have been disappoint on my last 2 visits. The food portions have become smaller than what I have previously received. I always ask the chef about the change to the portion sizes and they respond that nothing has changed. Being that I visit the restaurant at least once every 1 to 2 months throughout the year, I noticed the changes as well as the others in my group who are also frequent patrons. The portions have been cut by half to two-thirds smaller but the cost has not changed. It disappoints me that I still pay the same amount for less food. The food is very good but expensive. I am not sure whether my group and I will continue to visit this restaurant since the value is no longer there. I felt like I spent over $100 on $30 worth of food.
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!
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