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Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1012 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hibachi, Teppanyaki, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-6582

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill caters. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your off-site event.

  • Private party facilities

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill would love to host your next event. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your next special event. Birthdays•Rehearsal Dinners•Prom•Graduation•Baby Showers•Any Get Together

  • Private party contact

    Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhead

  • Cross street

    Piedmont Road

  • Parking details

    Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,012 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Good for groups

  • Atlanta

    Kid-friendly

  • Atlanta

    Good for groups

  • Atlanta

    Good for special occasions

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  1. M

    Michael

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the hibachi side. The food was excellent. The cook had a great personality and was terrific. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially for a family fun time.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service!!!
  3. KS

    KeishaS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Nakato was a great change of pace for Thanksgiving. Our server was wonderful, she was thoughtful and made sure we had everything we needed. The atmosphere was great, nice lighting and the restaurant looked up to date. The food I would say was average. Hibachi is our favorite and I was excited to try this location based on reviews. I would say our appetizers, the spicy tuna crispy rice and goza were the highlights of the meal. The soup starter did not have much flavor and the fried rice had a chicken fat favor that I was not a fan of. Overall we had a wonderful time and service was great, but I don’t think the prices match the food quality received.
  4. AA

    AnnaA

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We had dinner on Thanksgiving. We were the second table seated and the 8th table served. We also had to make multiple requests for beverage refills before receiving one. The food was what you would expect. Service was below par.
  5. JG

    JamesG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my son birthday we had an awesome time
  6. AN

    ANDIG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, GREAT chef, just a good time all around! I will say they could use dimmer lighting
  7. D

    Dlaushey

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lots of food! Excellent chef cooking hibachi. We shared a steak and scallops and still needed a takeout box. Noodles and fried rice were seasoned perfectly! Steak cooked to perfect med rare and scallops we cooked perfectly as well! Loved it. Best Hibachi by far!
  8. f

    fan4sushi

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, & atmosphere. Options are fairly priced.
  9. CC

    CynthiaC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been going to Nakato since the 1980's. Our go-to family celebration restaurant. Apparently we are not alone on that based on the number of parties LOL. Great family owned business!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Food was bland drinks were watery… they made us wait forever even with a reservation… very low budget not worth the money. Won’t ever go back
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a nice experience as usual
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience is always pleasant. Today was exceptionally good because our tab was paid by the restaurant. This month marked Nataka’s 50th anniversary; therefore, for this month each day the 50th tab was paid by the restaurant and me and my guests won. It was a great pleasant surprise. Thank you Nataka!
  13. LB

    LatashaB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    I was really unhappy with the quality of the food, the guy burned the vegetables, he didn’t season the seafood nor the vegetables and my bill was $264 for food I did not enjoy. This was the first time experiencing this but I can tell her was just learning because he would get distracted as if he did not know what to do. I was not impressed and I will not be returning.
  14. TB

    TairB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was nice the food was fresh and everything was perfect
  15. CN

    ChaNaeP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Chef was in a rush, food was not that great. I have been here multiple times and the rise was hard and noodles were bland.

    Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese RestaurantResponded on November 15, 2022We are truly sorry to hear about your recent dining experience. Please accept our sincere apologies about the way our chef prepared your food. We sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity to show you how much your support means to us. We absolutely know we can wow you with our high level of entertainment and food quality.

  16. EP

    EmmaP

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Hibachi table.
  17. SH

    777SHH

    Atlanta

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food & service / enjoyable experience
  18. K

    Kupe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is so good and the antics by the chefs never get old. Go with a date or with a big crowd. It's like you are getting a dinner and a show.
  19. FD

    FabulousDinner0810

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience
  20. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I was surprised at how much a ‘kid’ place this was. At least 50% of the customers were inter 10 years of age, not what I was expecting for a higher end restaurant. The food and service were great. I just wouldn’t go there again for a date night.
  21. SM

    ShelaynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant and the only place I go for hibachi. The service is always pleasant and the food is consistently good.
  22. MN

    MikNic

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome fried rice and best Hibachi experience in Atlanta.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved my experience here. The drinks were good. The service was great, typical hibachi show. There’s an area where you can take you shoes off . A bar for separate dates. I got the shrimp steak chicken with rice and they gave us extra noodles it was a delicious experience and I will be back
  24. SW

    ShaundraW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Different vibe but I enjoyed the service and staff was on point at all times.
  25. MB

    MarthaB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Javier is the best!! Service is good. Always consistent
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Hibachi in the city, and the food was great.
  27. D

    Disappointed

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    I used to love this restaurant and hadn't been there since before the pandemic. Our experience was very disappointing. The food was so-so, the service was just ok and honestly the restaurant seemed dirty. Unfortunately we won't be going back... The old quality and experience from before has vanished.
  28. RV

    RestaurantVibes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time. One of the other guest even paid for my drink because it was my 21st. Definitely be will coming back soon. 10/10 stars!
  29. JP

    JoeP

    Atlanta

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun old school hibachi! Service was excellent. Good fun if you’re looking for something different.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    If was a good place and wonderful experience, I would love more show as other places but I enjoyed it either way
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is ALWAYS amazing and the lemon drop and gin fiz martinis are incredible!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hibachi in Atlanta by far
  33. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top-notch service, and a great atmosphere for families. It was my young daughter’s first hibachi experience, and she absolutely loved it. We’ll definitely be back!
  34. AM

    AnnetteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place to go for your birthday or a girls night out. The chef, food, and drinks were amazing.
  35. RJ

    RyanJ

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The atmosphere was definitely noisy but I think it was amplified due to the small hibachi area. The server didn't speak loud enough for us to hear him dontonthe noise. He also didn't come back to the table to check on us, I am assuming because the were short staffed. The hibachi experience felt rushed and the food could have tastes better, especially the rice. The rice felt a little too hard. I don't think it was worth the money we paid. I have had better experiences at other hibachi restaurants with lesser prices. This place needs a bigger location and better service or else lower the prices.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and time spent!
  37. DW

    DominicW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The valet parking was a nice touch. The place was nice and clean and the ambiance was nice. The food was good but the meats could of been more seasoned. Our chef kept the table entertained. However, the server was serving too many tables. We had to call for our server multiple times to order drinks and to request our check.
  38. A

    Aubrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great time! No complaints! We appreciate the birthday song.
  39. MC

    MCC11

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Our waitress was great, however the chef was extremely racist. I went with my family, we’re Hispanic and there were also two couples at our teppan, they were African American. The chef immediately assumed we were Mexican (because of course, everybody who speak Spanish is Mexican), even though we said we’re from another country and he immediately said to us “orale” and he also said other things to one of the black couples that were not appropriate. He also cooked very messy and practically threw the food on our table, I even got splashed a bit of oil, but thankfully it was on my shirt so I didn’t get burnt. This was our first time there, but not our first time at at Japanese hibachi, we’ve visited other restaurants here in ATL and in other states and countries and the chefs have been funny without being messy nor disrespectful. The portions are extremely huge, it’s impossible to finish a plate. So I recommend sharing if the person doesn’t want to take leftovers home. And the restaurant is extremely loud, so it won’t be a good choice for people who get anxious with loud noises. I would probably give them a second try, but I’m not sure yet.
  40. A

    Albert

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to celebrate my 83rd birthday. Superb food, superb entertainment by the chef, and festive atmosphere. Excellent service.

FAQs

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-6582.

Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Nakato 'Hibachi' Japanese Restaurant

1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Piedmont Road

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhead

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hibachi, Teppanyaki, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Nakato offers complimentary valet services but also has a separate lot off of Piedmont Road for self parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 873-6582

  • Catering

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill caters. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your off-site event.

  • Private party facilities

    Nakato Japanese Restaurant - Hibachi Grill would love to host your next event. Please contact Sachi at 404.873.6582. or sachi@nakatorestaurant.com to plan your next special event. Birthdays•Rehearsal Dinners•Prom•Graduation•Baby Showers•Any Get Together

  • Private party contact

    Sachiyo Nakato: (404) 873-6583

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