Food & Drink

A Buckhead temple to the ancient Japanese art of stuffing your face

Published On 05/15/2013 Published On 05/15/2013
Umi interior
Ben Rose Photography
Ben Rose Photography
Ben Rose Photography
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1. Umi 3050 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 1, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

In the heart of Buckhead, Umi features a 23ft sushi bar where Fuyuhiko Ito -- formerly of sushi house MF Buckhead -- slices and dices denizens of the sea for the citizens of Atlanta. Its white oak walls give the space a warm feel, as do the charred wood walls, which were hand-burned using the ancient Japanese application of Shou Sugi Ban. That kind of attention to detail is evident in the dishes, too, like the the assorted nigiri, spider and shrimp tempura rolls, and changing desserts that have included a Yuzu lemon meringue with blackberries and creme anglaise.