Atlanta's Best Sushi from well-known delights to well-hidden gems

Atlanta's culinary scene has been heating up over the last few years, and mouth-watering sushi stops are among the top-performing restaurants. O-Ku claims title as Atlanta's newest sushi seduction, with traditional yet dynamic nigiri options and a swanky interior design. The Otoro Spoons and other chef's specialties are unmatched in creativity and flavor. MF Sushi returns to the list after coming back to the city, with luxurious digs and memorable dishes. Umi, whose chef is a protege of Magic Fingers, grabs spot number three, with elegant eats and an impressive list of celebrity visitors. You'll also find surprise sushi offerings, as well. Atlantic Seafood Company delivers in a more traditional seafood eatery, Yoon Sushi sits on the outskirts of the Atlanta 'burbs and One Flew South impresses guests in the world's busiest airport. Finally, don't miss Doraku's sushi with a mix of Latin flavors or late-night dishes from beloved Miso Izakaya.

Airport Area
One Flew South


One doesn't usually put "airport cuisine" and "delicious sushi" in the same sentence, but One Flew South breaks the stereotype and serves up impressive food in an atmosphere that allows you to forget you're in an airport. The restaurant enjoys...  Read More



An Izakaya is known as a place to sit, relax, drink and share small plates. Owner Guy Wong, has created an atmosphere which keeps guests coming back. Glancing over the cocktail menu you will see numerous creations with Sochu, the Japanese...  Read More

Atlantic Seafood Company
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Atlantic Seafood Restaurant has been in Alpharetta for more than a decade, with fresh seafood flown in daily. The cocktails will surprise you, the sushi is divine, main dishes are mouth-watering and the desserts are heavenly. Also amazing: the...  Read More

Katana Teppanyaki & Sushi
Photo courtesy of Katana


Katana opened in November 2014 and are owned by the same team of One Sushi + in Brookhaven and Ichiban Steakhouse in Alpharetta. They have a sushi bar with a wide selection of sushi rolls created for freshness, flavor and presentation. The...  Read More



Yoon Sushi is hiding in the outskirts of Atlanta Metro, within a non-distinct strip mall. Don't let this fool you; it's the local's best kept secret. Whether your first visit or your 31st, the staff treat visitors like family. Look for daily...  Read More



Doraku Sushi is the latest addition to the Atlanta dining scene within Buckhead Atlanta. The intimate establishment offers a refined twist on traditional Japanese fare, drawing inspiration from Asian and Latin flavor profiles. The menu boasts a...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Tomo/Cliff Sinon


Tomo Naito moved to Atlanta with a desire to run his own kitchen. He opened TOMO with one basic idea.... To do contemporary Japanese food with the absolute finest hand picked ingredients from all over the world. Unmatched in quality, TOMO's...  Read More

Umi Buckhead
Photo courtesy of Umi/ Douglas Stratton


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...  Read More

MF Sushi Atlanta
Photo courtesy of MFSUSHIATLANTA


After a brief hiatus, MF Sushi is back in Atlanta, and this time it is in Inman Park. This sushi bar's initials stand for "Magic Fingers," which is Chef Chris Kinjo's well-deserved nickname. Sushi is all the restaurant serves. But, oh, what...  Read More

O-Ku Atlanta
Photo courtesy of Dave Crawford


Traditionalists notice immediately that O-Ku thoughtfully omits California Rolls from the primary menu, giving only a slight nod to Americanized sushi rolls on a short secondary list. The gracious menu features starters, chefs specials, aburi...  Read More


Meet Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any...  More About Lesli