Nakato

Sushi

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Overview

Since 1972, guests enter Nakato through the Zen-like rock garden to dine on hibachi/teppanyaki, sushi and Japanese fare. Lobster, filet mignon and teriyaki chicken are just a few of the On items grilled on the hibachi grill, alongside offerings like seared scallop skewers, soft shell crab tempura, shabu-shabu, sushi rolls and sashimi. Drinks include shochu, ginjo and sake selections, global beers and wines and Asian-inspired house cocktails like the Coconut Ricky (coconut vodka, sake, lime, sugar, soda).

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Accolades

  • Best Japanese: Reader's Choice, Best of Atlanta 2016 - Creative Loafing

Menu for Nakato

Traditional Menu (washoku)

Hot Dishes

  • Classic Chicken Teriyaki
  • Classic Beef Teriyaki
  • Grilled Salmon grilled with choice of teriyaki, lemon butter, or with sea salt
  • Grilled Calamari grilled with choice of soy sauce, lemon butter, or sea salt
  • Hibachi Steak
  • Lamb Chop sea salt and peppered lamb chop with house made glaze
  • "Kaki" Rockefeller grilled oysters topped with mozzarella, bacon, and spinach
  • Pork Kakuni sweet and tender slow cooked pork
  • Steam Grilled Sea Bass chilean sea bass steamed and grilled in kobu seaweed broth
  • Baked Mussels with masago and spicy aioli
  • Beef Negimaki sirloin beef wrapped around green onions grilled to perfection
  • Kushiyaki Skewers combination of 4 skewers with shrimp, scallops, chicken, sirloin beef, and vegetables
  • Yakitori Skewers chicken skewers with choice of teriyaki sauce or sea salt
  • Gindara miso marinated grilled black cod
  • Hamachi Kama grilled yellowtail collar
  • King Crab With Lemon Butter
  • Smoked Salmon Kama grilled smoked salmon collar
  • Nasu Dengaku grilled eggplant with miso
  • Japanese Mushrooms sauteed with spinach in light soy sauce and butter
  • Chawan Mushi traditional egg soup that is steamed with chicken, ginko-nut, and assorted seafood
  • Gyoza pork dumplings
  • Shumai shrimp dumplings
  • Edamame boiled soy beans in a pod

Cold Dishes

  • Nakato House Salad with ginger dressing
  • Sashimi Salad assorted sashimi on mixed greens dressed with house made mustard dressing
  • Spinach Goma Ae boiled spinach chilled with creamy sesame dressing
  • Cucumber And Wakame Salad served with vinaigrette and sesame
  • Ankimo Ponzu steamed monkfish liver chilled and served with ponzu vinaigrette
  • Salmon Skin Salad crispy salmon skin over mixed greens served with signature nakato dressing
  • Seaweed Salad with sesame oil dressing
  • Soba Salad buckwheat noodles tossed with cucumber, seaweed, and sesame dressing garnished with boiled quail eggs
  • Beef Tataki seared sirloin dressed with ponzu vinaigrette
  • Tuna Tataki seared tuna dressed with ponzu vinaigrette
  • King Crab Salad with ginger vinaigrette served on a bed of wakame seaweed and thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Shima Aji Carpaccio thinly sliced striped saurel dressed with house made white soy sauce
  • $20 Sashimi Platter 3 pieces of tuna, 2 pieces each of salmon, yellowtail, white tuna, shima aji, and scallop
  • $30 Sashimi Platter 2 pieces of toro, 2 pieces each of yellowtail, salmon, white tuna, white fish, jack fish, and the catch of the day
  • Omakase name the price or the number of people sharing the platter. the sushi chef will create a customized dish with the days best and freshest ingredients

Soups

  • Miso Soup (akadashi) with tofu, scallions, and wakame seaweed
  • Seafood Miso with seasonal seafood

Noodles

  • Tempura Udon thick flour noodles in a soup with shrimp tempura
  • Nabeyaki Udon thick flour noodles with vegetables, egg, and shrimp tempura
  • Soba choice of buckwheat or green tea noodles served hot or cold

Tempura And Fried Dishes

  • Agedashi Tofu flash fried tofu served with ground radish, and scallions, in tempura sauce
  • Kaki Fry fried oysters
  • Jumbo Shrimp battered with panko breading and deep fried
  • Shrimp Tempura
  • Soft-shell Crab Tempura
  • Calamari Tempura
  • Vegetable Tempura
  • Lobster Tempura (full Tail)
  • Assorted Tempura "moriawase" assorted tempura with white fish, shrimp, scallop, calamari, crab, and vegetables

Seasonal Specials From The Kitchen

  • Ramen Japanese ramen with "chasyu" braised pork belly, wood-ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots, soft boiled egg, pickled ginger, and scallions
  • Japanese Wagyu Beef Cooked table side on top of hot stone
  • Black Cod "Kaminabe" Black cod steamed in "dashi" broth. Cooked table side in paper hot pot served with ponzu

Specialty Rolls From The Sushi Bar

  • Kiss of Death inside: fresh tuna, masago, sesame oil, siracha, and scallions outside: spicy tempura flakes, topped with a wasabi cucumber sauce
  • Lobster Roll inside: lobster tempura, shiso leaf, japanese aioli. outside: spicy snow crab and masago caviar
  • Spicy Scottish Roll inside: spicy snow crab with avocado outside: scottish salmon and wasabi tobiko caviar

Nakato Signature Hot Pot Dishes

  • Sukiyaki thinly sliced sirloin beef, tofu, konnyaku-yam noodles, and seasonal vegetables cooked in house made sukiyaki sauce
  • Shabu-shabu a japanese kobu broth fondu with thin slices of sirloin beef, tofu, konnyaku-yam noodles, and seasonal vegetables served with house made ponzu and sesame dipping sauce
  • Yosenabe crab legs, prawn, clam, and seasonal fish cooked in kobu-dashi, a japanese version of bouillabaisse

Sushi Set

  • Chirashi a traditional sushi dish in japan. assorted chef's choice sashimi over sushi rice
  • "Ume" Plum chef's choice of seven kinds of sushi with a choice of cucumber, avocado, or asparagus roll
  • "Take" Bamboo chef's choice of nine kinds of sushi with a choice of cucumber, avocado, asparagus, california, tuna, eel, spicy tuna, or spicy salmon roll
  • "Matsu" Pine chefs choice of eleven kinds of sushi with a choice of cucumber, avocado, asparagus, california, tuna, eel, spicy tuna, spicy salmon, negihama, or negitoro roll

Rice

  • Steamed Rice Or Brown Rice
  • Shrimp Fried Rice
  • Vegetable Fried Rice
  • Chicken Fried Rice

Traditional Japanese Mini Course

  • Shokado five seasonal chefs choice items served in a shokado box set. menu consists of a sashimi platter, tempura assortment, chawan-mushi, sunomono (vinaigrette dish), and a slow cooked dish. the course menu is served with miso soup and steamed rice

Hibachi (teppan)

Entrees

  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Hibachi Steak
  • Filet Mignon (chateau Briand)
  • Hibachi Shrimp
  • Hibachi Scallop
  • Calamari Steak
  • Lobster Dinner
  • Vegetable Dinner
  • Tofu Dinner

Combination Dinners

  • Steak (5 Oz) & Chicken (4 Oz)
  • Steak (5 Oz) & Shrimp (4 Oz)
  • Steak (5 Oz) & Scallop (5 Oz)
  • Shrimp (4 Oz) & Chicken (4 Oz)
  • Shrimp (4 Oz) & Scallop (5 Oz)
  • Filet Mignon (5 Oz) & Shrimp (4 Oz)
  • Filet Mignon (5 Oz) & Chicken (4 Oz)
  • Filet Mignon (5 Oz) & Scallop (4 Oz)
  • Filet Mignon (5 Oz) & Calamari (5 Oz)
  • Lobster (7 Oz) & Steak (8 Oz)
  • Lobster (7 Oz) & Filet Mignon (8 Oz)
  • Lobster (7 Oz) & Shrimp (8 Oz)
  • Chicken 4 Oz & Scallop 5 Oz

Chef Specials

  • Sirloin Steak, Shrimp, Chicken
  • Filet Mignon, Shrimp, Chicken
  • Catch Of The Day choose from salmon or blackened ahi tuna
  • Nakato Special yakitori, california roll, & filet mignon

Kids

  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Hibachi Steak
  • Hibachi Shrimp

Sides

  • Chicken
  • Calamari
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Scallop
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Filet Mignon
  • Lobster
  • Noodles
  • Vegetables
  • Steamed / Brown Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Tofu
  • Tuna

Appetizers

  • Edamame boiled soy beans in a pod
  • Gyoza pork dumplings
  • Shumai shrimp dumplings
  • Yakitori chicken skewers w/ teriyaki sauce or sea salt
  • Beef Negimaki sirloin beef wrapped around green onions grilled to perfection
  • Kushiyaki combination of 4 skewers with shrimp, scallops, chicken, sirloin beef, and vegetables
  • Japanese Mushrooms sauteed with spinach in light soy sauce and butter
  • Lamb Chops sea salt and peppered lamb chop over sauteed japanese mushrooms and spinach
  • Spinach Goma Ae boiled spinach chilled with creamy sesame dressing
  • Ankimo Ponzu steamed monkfish liver chilled and served with ponzu vinaigrette
  • Seaweed Salad with sesame oil dressing
  • Wakame Salad served with vinaigrette and sesame
  • Beef Tataki seared sirloin dressed with ponzu vinaigrette
  • Tuna Tataki seared tuna dressed with ponzu vinaigrette
  • King Crab Salad with ginger vinaigrette served on a bed of wakame seaweed and thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Sashimi Platter A 3 pieces of tuna, 2 pieces each of salmon, yellowtail, white tuna, amberjack, and scallop
  • Sashimi Platter B 2 pieces each of toro, yellowtail, salmon, white tuna, striped saurel and 4 pieces of the chefs choice
  • Shrimp Tempura
  • Vegetable Tempura
  • Soft-shell Crab Tempura
  • Calamari Tempura
  • Lobster Tempura Full Tail
  • Agedashi Tofu flash fried tofu served with ground radish, scallion, and tempura sauce
  • Tempura Sampler assorted tempura with white fish, shrimp, scallop, calamari, crab, and vegetables
  • Tatsuta Age Japanese Style Deep Fried Chicken

Sushi Rolls

  • Bagel Roll inside: cream cheese, crab stick, masago, and avocado. outside: smoked salmon
  • California Roll inside: cucumber, avocado, and crab stick. outside: masago
  • Crunch Roll inside: tempura flakes with masago and aioli. outside: shrimp
  • King Shrimp Roll inside: shrimp tempura and avocado. outside: shrimp with spicy aioli and sesame seeds
  • Negihama Roll inside: yellowtail & green onion
  • Rock And Roll inside: eel and avocado. outside: eel sauce and masago
  • Seafood Roll inside: shrimp, smoked salmon, crab stick, masago, japanese aioli, and avocado. outside: sesame seeds
  • Shrimp 101 Roll inside: shrimp tempura, japanese aioli, and shiso leaf. outside: sesame seeds
  • Shrimp Tempura Roll inside: shrimp tempura, crab stick, cucumber, and avocado. outside: masago
  • Rainbow Roll inside: crab stick, avocado, and cucumber. outside: yellowtail, salmon, tuna, and avocado
  • Spicy Salmon Roll inside: minced salmon and green onion with spicy aioli. outside: sesame seeds
  • Spicy Tuna Roll inside: minced tuna and green onion with spicy aioli. outside: sesame seeds
  • Spider Roll inside: soft-shell crab tempura, crab stick, avocado, and cucumber. outside: masago
  • Super Crunch Roll inside: shrimp, smoked salmon, and crab stick, mixed with japanese aioli. outside: smoked salmon
  • Tekka Maki inside: tuna and wasabi
  • Yum Yum Roll inside: spicy tuna, cream cheese, asparagus and smoked salmon, breaded and deep fried

Sweet Endings

  • Manhattan Cheese Cake graham cracker crust with white chocolate chantilly
  • Chocolate Mousse Cake dark chocolate mousse with creme brulee & hazelnut cookie chocolate genoise
  • Japanese Green Tea Creme Brulee classic creme brulee with a japanese sencha green tea
  • Ice Cream Scoops green tea, ginger, red bean, vanilla

Twilight Dinner

  • Twilight Dinner Choose 2 combinations of the following: Chicken, Steak, Shrimp

Refreshments

  • Water - Saratoga (still)
  • Water - Perrier (sparkling)
  • Soft Drinks
  • Juices
  • Milk
  • Ramune

Sushi & Sashimi

Sushi / Sashimi

  • Amaebi (sweet Shrimp)
  • Aji (jack Mackerel)
  • Anago (sea Eel)
  • Chu Toro (medium Fatty Tuna)
  • Ebi (shrimp)
  • Hamachi (yellowtail)
  • Hirame (flounder)
  • Hotate (scallop)
  • Ika (squid)
  • Ikura (salmon Caviar)
  • Ikura With Quail Egg
  • Kanikama (crab Stick)
  • Kanpachi (amberjack)
  • Kohada (gizzard Shad)
  • Maguro (tuna)
  • Masago (smelt Caviar)
  • Masago With Quail Egg
  • Mirugai (giant Clam)
  • Muuru Gai (mussel)
  • Saba (mackerel)
  • Sake (salmon)
  • Shima Aji (striped Saurel)
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Snow Crab
  • Tai (sea Bream)
  • Tako (octopus)
  • Tamago (sweet Omelet)
  • Toro (fatty Tuna)
  • Unagi (freshwater Eel)
  • Uni (sea Urchin)
  • Uni With Quail Egg
  • Wasabi Masago
  • White Tuna (albacore)
  • Inari Sushi
  • Sashimi 20 3 pieces of tuna, 2 pieces each of salmon, yellowtail, white tuna, amberjack, and scallop (no substitutions)
  • Sashimi 30 2 pieces each of toro, yellowtail, salmon, white tuna, striped saurel, and 4 pieces of the chef's choice (no substitutions)
  • "Omakase" Sashimi Platter name the price or the number of people sharing the platter. the sushi chef will create a customized sashimi platter with the day's best ingredients

Rolls

  • Bagel Roll inside: cream cheese, crab stick, masago, and avocado. outside: smoked salmon
  • Beef Tataki Roll inside: cream cheese, carrots, and asparagus. outside: seared sirloin beef with wasabi mayo and ponzu vinaigrette
  • California Roll inside: cucumber, avocado, and crab stick. outside: masago
  • Crunch Roll inside: tempura flakes with masago and aioli. outside: shrimp
  • Dragon Roll inside: amaebi tempura and avocado. outside: eel, avocado, dressed with spicy aioli and eel sauce
  • Eel Roll inside: eel and cucumber with eel sauce. outside: sesame seeds
  • Futomaki inside: shrimp, crab stick, dried gourd, cucumber, omelet, eel, and pickled burdock
  • King Shrimp Roll inside: shrimp tempura and avocado. outside: shrimp with spicy aioli and sesame seeds
  • Blizzard "fubuki" Roll inside: spicy yellowtail with asparagus. outside: seared white tuna dressed with ponzu and grated ginger
  • Negihama Roll inside: yellowtail and green onion
  • Rock And Roll inside: eel and avocado. outside: eel sauce and masago
  • Salmon Skin Roll inside: salmon skin, spicy sprouts, and cucumber. outside: sesame seeds
  • Seafood Roll inside: shrimp, smoked salmon, and crab stick mixed with japanese aioli and avocado. outside: sesame seeds
  • Shrimp 101 Roll inside: shrimp tempura, japanese aioli, and shiso leaf. outside: sesame seeds
  • Shrimp Tempura Roll inside: shrimp tempura, crab stick, cucumber, and avocado. outside: masago
  • Rainbow Roll inside: crab stick, avocado, and cucumber. outside: yellowtail, salmon, tuna, and avocado
  • Spicy Salmon Roll inside: minced salmon and green onion with spicy aioli. outside: sesame seeds
  • Spicy Tuna Roll inside: minced tuna and green onion, with spicy aioli. outside: sesame seeds
  • Spider Roll inside: soft-shell crab tempura, crab stick, avocado, and cucumber. outside: masago
  • Super Crunch Roll inside: shrimp, smoked salmon, crab stick, and avocado mixed with japanese aioli. outside: smoked salmon and lemon slices
  • Tekka Maki inside: tuna and wasabi
  • White Kelp Roll inside: chopped soft-shell crab tempura, green onions and masago with japanese aioli. outside: white kelp
  • Yum Yum Roll inside: spicy tuna, cream cheese, asparagus, and smoked salmon, breaded and deep fried with spicy aioli sauce
  • Asparagus Roll
  • Avocado Roll
  • Kaiware Roll (spicy Radish Sprouts)
  • Kappa Roll (cucumber)
  • Kanpyo Roll (dried Gourd)
  • Natto Roll (fermented Soy Beans)
  • Takuan Roll (pickled Daikon Radish)
  • Ume-shiso Roll (plum And Shiso Leaf)
  • Yamagobo Roll (pickled Burdock)

Drinks

Chardonnay

  • Lucky Star, Graton, Ca
  • J. Lohr, Riverstone Estate, Ca
  • Kendall Jackson, Santa Barbara, Ca
  • Silverado, Napa County, Ca
  • Rombauer, Carneros, Ca

Pinot Grigio

  • Stella, Umbria, Italy
  • Santa Margherita, Valdadige, Italy

Sauvignon Blanc

  • Cono Sur, Valle Central, Chile
  • Brancott, New Zealand

Riesling

  • Pacific Rim, Columbia, Wa
  • St.urbans-hof, Mosel-saar-ruwer, Germany

Merlot

  • Santa Ema, Casablanca Valley, Chile
  • J. Lohr, Los Osos, Ca

Shiraz

  • Mcwilliam's, Southeast, Australia
  • Woop Woop, South, Australia

Cabernet

  • Santa Ema - Maipo Valley, Chile
  • J. Lohr - Paso Robles, CA
  • Rutini - Mendoza, Argentina

Pinot Noir

  • Lucky Star, Graton, Ca
  • Louis Latour, Var, France
  • Montinore Estate, Wiliamette Valley, Oregon

Wines - Other

  • Chenin Blanc - Michael Picard Vouvray, Loire Valley, Fr
  • White Zinfandel - Beringer, Napa, Ca
  • Sweet Red - Sangue di Guida
  • Moscato - Veglio, Neviglie, Italy
  • Sparkling - Domaine Chandon, Napa, Ca (split)
  • Malbec - Ruta 22

Shochu - Barley

  • Ginza No Suzume, The Sparrow Of Ginza, Ooita
  • Iichiko, Ooita this is good
  • Kakushigura, Hidden Castle, Kagoshima

Shochu - Sweet Potato

  • Shiranami, White Wave, Kagoshima
  • Kuro Kirishima, Black, Miyazaki
  • Kappa No Sasoimizu, Kappa The Water Imp, Miyazaki
  • Heihachiro, Heihachiro The Rebel, Miyazaki
  • Hamano Imota, Potato Man On The Beach, Tottori
  • Rice - Shiro Hakutake, White, Kumamoto

Sake

  • Shessu Otokoyama, Man Mountain, Hokkaido sharp and dry, full bodied with robust flavor and high acidity
  • Namahage, Devil's Mask, Akita robust, full bodied, and dry high acidity
  • Hakuyou, White Sun, Fukushima subtle yet rich aroma that fades into a deep earthy sweetness
  • Kikusui, Chrysanthemum Water, Niigata unpasteurized sake rich and fragrant with very clean finish
  • Nanbu Bijin, Southern Beauty, Iwate sweet and aromatic with a very smooth finish, very good complement to sushi
  • Hatsumago, First Grand Child, Yamagata this soft, refreshing sake has a beautifully light, pleasant texture when it hits the palate, yet has a uniquely deep flavor
  • Oni Koroshi, Demon Slayer, Niigata light and smooth with hints of watermelon slightly bitter finish
  • Hakkaisan, Eight Ocean Mountain, Niigata a very refined sake with a clean finish
  • Koshino Tosetsuka, Winter Snow Flower, Niigata light and dry made with two types of premium rice
  • Kitaya, Roof Filled With Happiness, Fukuoka dry and smooth that wonderfully pairs with delicate dishes
  • Takarabune, Treasure Ship, Okayama an immediate scent of refreshing sweetness, transitions into an unbelievable bouquet of dry cherry blossoms
  • Ichinokura, First Castle Cellar, Miyagi dry and flavorful, popular in japanese pubs
  • Umenishiki, Plum Print, Ehime very complex and flavorful sake with flower and fruit scents
  • Sho Chiku Bai, Pine Bamboo Plum, California smooth, rich, and fruity ginjo sake
  • Sawanoi. Well in the Stream, Tokyo "Daikarakuchi" The True Dry Sake, made using carefully selected rce nurtured amidst the natural beauty of the Okutama area

Nigori & Flavored Sake

  • Sho Chiku Bai Crème De Sake unfiltered sake
  • Shirakawago white river, unfiltered sake
  • Ume Sake plum sake, plum infused sake
  • Zipang 250 ml naturally carbonated sparkling sake
  • Banzai Bunny star rabbit blueberry sparkling sake
  • TYKU Coconut Nigori

Junmai Daiginjyo Sake

  • Yoi No Tsuki, Midnight Moon, Iwate a delightful combination of daiginjo and a bold finish
  • Kubota Manjyu, Millions Of Celebrations, Niigata winner of countless sake gold medals a crowning achievement from 500 years of sake making
  • Murasaki No Mine, Purple Mountain, Ibaragi refined subtle sweet flavor, and smooth, clean finish
  • Horin - Fushimi, Kyoto Award winning, this sake carries delicate notes of honeydew, has a medium creamy body with a long smooth pear finish. A delicious sake.

Beer - Japanese

  • Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo
  • Orion imported from okinawa
  • Asahi Amber
  • Kirin Light
  • Hitachino Nest please ask for flavors
  • Draft - Sapporo
  • Non-alcoholic - St. Pauli Girl

Beer - Domestic

  • Bud
  • Bud Light
  • Miller Light
  • Mich Ultra

Beer - Craft / Imported

  • Sweetwater 420
  • Bass
  • Corona
  • Heineken

1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Intimate, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 873-6582
  • Private Dining Room: Yes