Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

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Hibachi
Nakato Japanese Restaurant is Atlanta's most authentic and unique Japanese restaurant, specializing in exciting Hibachi Teppanyaki dining. Our skilled chefs take great pride in entertaining our guests, while serving delicious Japanese cuisine in this popular setting. Established in 1972, Nakato is family owned and run by the third generation of the Nakato family. In addition to Hibachi, we take great pride in serving the freshest Sushi and authentically-prepared dishes created by our chefs who were all born and trained in Japan.

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AaronK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is great. The experience is awesome.

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Reviewer1
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. We love hibachi and the food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Great food, service and environment

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vipChuckC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Nakato’s. Took my daughter there for her birthday. The food was great as usual. Robert (our chef) put on a great show. It was packed (so a bit noisy) but that helped to add to the fun. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and experience. Will visit again.

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InSearchofYumm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was my first experience here and it was a date night for a party of 3. For the price level, I was very disappointed that making a reservation much earlier in the week did little to nothing the night of. I arrived at 5:40 for a 6pm dinner reservation. We weren't seated to eat until approx 6:45pm at the hibachi. The host staff seemed disorganized as several people complained. With another 30 mins passing before the chef actually came in and started cooking. The chef was pleasant and the food was excellent which made the night pick up. After dining, the onsite valet service actually lost my keys so my guests and I waited outside in the cold for an extended amount of time. I'd grab the food to go in a heartbeat, but will explore other dining options based on this experience.

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vipSusana
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The hibachi area is small and with 8 grills going simultaneously it got hot and stinky. Food was under seasoned and our chef was not remotely interested and did not perform at all. Servers were attentive. But overall I wasn’t terribly impressed and would not return especially.

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AntoneJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

If you reserve a table don’t expect to sit alone they fill every seat in they don’t even allow you to move down or pick your seat. Appetizers we really soggy but the food was great atleast the chicken was . Great place just need to fix seating

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Renea
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was tasty and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was a little bland compared to competitors, I brought my spouse here to try and convert her as a Diner and the food was not what was expected.

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MaribethN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, handled birthday so well and cook was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Friendly staff and delicious food.

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KevinP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABsolute top nothc service and they have an environment about caring for their customers in order to earn repeat business. Whenever my daughter asks to go to "the place where they cook in front of you," this is where we'll go again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and chef

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JenniferR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Hibachi chef was super entertaining, servers were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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DaniB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The hibachi was lacking in flavor. The cook did a great job in terms of entertainment but, better hibachi can be had for a fraction of the price elsewhere. However, I highly recommend their sushi! It is a delicious and a great value. The drinks were nice also, I had a Godzilla.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Yummy food and great service. We'll be back :)

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WeddingWoman
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I have been dining here for years and now we like to take the grandchildren when they are in Atlanta. We both love the shrimp and filet mignon combo and it was to die for - delicious! Full bar, great, attentive service. We will be back, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Very average food, they charge $5 or $6 to get fried rice (what a joke) restaurant is dirty. Descent service.

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NyesL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the place especially the photo booth 🥰😍

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CrystalE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 13th birthday and we had an amazing time! The Chef was very good and funny. We didn’t have to wait at all to be seated. Reservations was for 7:30 we arrived at 7:15 and was seated at the private area where you remove your shoes. He genuinely had a great time with his brother and sister.

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MariaW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I have been going to Nakato for years but tonight I was disappointed. The hostess was rude and not accommodating. The food, the chef, and our waiter were phenomenal. Just wish the hostess didnt taint the experience.

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LizL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good food, very salty so be prepared. Also, every table has a birthday or some kind of celebration so if you know this ahead of time, you’re good! Not for quiet conversation, lots of kids!

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Kngcly
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Nakato. Great expereince anytime we go.

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KiaraL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was good. We had a good time and I will definitely be back soon.

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ChaunaU
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our "go to" when in Atlanta. Drove down from Dahlonega, just to go here.

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BarbaraC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and corresponding show are always great! We like to bring our out-of-town guests to Nakato and we also celebrate special occasions here.

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Snap
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a semblance of a decent dining experience. The price point was far higher than the quality of the food, entertainment, service and/or venue. There was so much noise that my dinner guest and I had to lean in to hear each other throughout the entire event. Not to mention, we were grouped in a large room with at least 10 other dinner parties (some of these parties exceeding 5 guests per party). There was not an option for a more intimate/private experience. May have been easier had the prices not been set as though the dinner experience was smaller. Also, I recommend grabbing takeout. The experience will be the same and the food quality will be about the same IF NOT better. Sorry Nakato, it was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We celebrated my twins 21st birthday which is New Years Eve. Food was great and atmosphere—even when the room filled up with LOTS of little children!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared my mother 54th birthday dinner and we love everything about this place. It’s amazing, you get more than enough of food here, and the people are so nice and accommodating! They place my mom cake in the lounge area after dinner for us to enjoy while we sat , they dance and sang for her and lit their own candles because I forgot ours! I love this place And we Will revisit soon.

Heads up make reservations because this place fill up quick.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for my family of 7.

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LUBB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner for Christmas.

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JazmineS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool place for a meal and entertainment. Fast service and good food

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Jenn45
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid Japanese steakhouse experience! Service really good and our chef was adorable

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They did not throw the food to us for an attempt to catch it in our mouths.

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vipUninspired
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, great dumplings. Service little slow , then rushed. Needs balance. Appetizers came out late and then grill started rolling out food too soon. Overall enjoyable due to good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Annual Christmas dinner with mom, sister & nieces

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vipmcbutters
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were A LOT of birthdays—and associated drumming and singing—on the Monday night we went, so definitely be down for some celebratory noisemaking if you plan to dine here. (It was totally fine for our crowd.) We brought our friends two young boys and they LOVED it, ate some of everything, and behaved swimmingly with help of some pre-hibachi-show coloring handouts from the staff. I particularly enjoyed the salmon and that addictively good, and aptly named, yum-yum sauce.

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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-6582.

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.

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