Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Price Range: $$$
Chef Fuyuhiko Ito is a master at his craft and dishes elegant presentations that taste every bit as sensational as they look. The best seat in the house? The sushi counter; the omakase is a must.... Read More
Chef Fuyuhiko Ito is a master at his craft and dishes elegant presentations that taste every bit as sensational as they look. The best seat in the house? The sushi counter; the omakase is a must. Heavenly goshinamori is the restaurant's most popular sashimi selection, and rightfully so. It's not all sushi, though - the hot entrees really stand out, too. Seafood lovers will melt for the Lobster Toban-yaki, which comes drenched in miso butter, finished at the table. If you're looking for something hearty, try the duck confit. Chef Ito showcases his French culinary education with this divine fusion dish. Umi also delivers hand-crafted cocktails, an extensive sake list and delicious desserts made by Ito's pastry chef wife. Even the staff will tell you that the Chocolate Bento Box is the most indulgent selection. Don't miss a cup of Umi-blend Lamill coffee, served is traditional Japanese V60 pour-over style.
- Best Restaurants: "There's more to this intimate, upscale restaurant than just sushi. Make sure to save room for the chocolate bento box. Finally, you can impress all your guests if you know how to get the secret code to their speak-easy next door, Hinntsu."
- Sushi: "There's more to this intimate, upscale restaurant than just sushi. Make sure to save room for the green tea souffle. Order it when your last savory dish arrives, as it takes about 15 minutes to prepare."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Buckhead's consummate culinary experience marries the distinctive work of Chef Fuyuhiko Ito with the aesthetic vision of Farshid Arshid. Together, they make this journey stellar.
- Best for Sushi Because: Fantastically fresh sushi, craft cocktails and a knowledgeable staff make Umi a must-visit for sushi-lovers.