In a landlocked town like Atlanta, you really don't want to make a bad decision about where to get your sushi, but with all the raw fish options out here, it can be impossible to pick the right spot. If you only you had the people at a sweet lifestyle site that rhymes with "illest" to make the decision for you... Oh, wait!
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Buckhead Tomo is short for Tomohiro Naito, the mastermind behind this Buckhead jewel. His is the kind of sushi that makes you rethink all other sushi you’ve eaten; if you can, pony up the cash for a seat at the counter with Tomo himself.
Buckhead The former executive chef of sorely missed MF Buckhead opened this swank restaurant, which throws tradition out the door (think lychee fruit in your tuna) while retaining high quality. Don’t be surprised if you see a celebrity at Umi -- it’s a common occurrence, thanks to its proximity to the St. Regis.
Inman Park Before Krog Street Market opened, Inman Park had almost no Japanese food. Now, it’s home to some of Atlanta’s most delicate sushi, not to mention lunchtime ramen, complimentary cotton candy, and yakitori, aka delicious charcoal-grilled skewers.
Doraville Buford Highway may not be the place you’d expect to find a high-end sushi bar. But really, it makes perfect sense: it’s tucked away from the hordes of Midtown and Buckhead, mostly frequented by Japanese families seeking authenticity. Go here for the real deal.
Buckhead If you have friends who won’t eat real sushi, Katana is the perfect group spot; it has an extensive teppanyaki menu, which is basically a fancy word for hibachi. Think filet mignon, sea bass, and organic chicken cooked tableside.
Brookhaven The One Sushi + doesn’t take itself too seriously: it has menu items like the O.M.G and the #Selfie roll. But it sources its fish from the famed Tsukiji Market in Japan, so you can take a #selfie with fresh sea urchin, Japanese snapper, and more.
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