Keep Cool This September At Atlanta’s Luxe Sushi Spots

Just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean that Atlanta won’t continue to feel the fleeting summer heat over the coming weeks. If you’re searching for cooling fare to continue to keep you comfortable this month, consider taking a personal tasting tour of the city’s finest sushi spots. These five essential sushi restos are the perfect escape, and will surely leave you in a seafood daze.

Eight Sushi Lounge


At this revolutionary sushi lounge, it’s more about the journey than simply ordering and eating. With colorful fare, an outdoor patio, and impressive barside atmosphere, this Westside Japanese restaurant makes it easy to become obsessed. They make picking from the menu easy with charmingly dubbed categories like “bucket list,” “mind boggling,” and “to share,” so you can easily navigate your way through their bold rolls, which often boast a European-inspired flare.

Contact: 930 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Suite B, 404-796-8888

Tomo Restaurant


Keep your sushi soiree extra classy at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead with Osaka-born chef, Tomo Naito—a leading mind in contemporary Japanese cuisine. Sake enthusiasts will relish Tomo’s lengthy list, while sophisticated foodies will appreciate the restaurant’s splurge-worthy offerings. In addition to their decadent sashimi choices, adventurous signature options include the lobster a la musso (live lobster with ginger, yuzu ponzu sauce, white truffle oil, and quail egg) and sea urchin wrapped in shiso, seaweed, and yuzu.

Contact: 3630 Peachtree Rd., Suite 140, 404-835-2708

MF Sushi


Artful plating takes on new meaning at this ethereal eatery that consistently presents creative and inspiring dishes. If you’re hankering for a Instagrammable bite and a buzzing atmosphere, look no further than MF. Guests will frequently find an attractive crowd and splurge-worthy happy hour specials at Chris Kinjo’s Buckhead gem.

Contact: 299 North Highland Ave., Suite K, 678-575-7890



While Umi’s scandi-inspired decor (designed by artist and interiors guru Todd Murphy) was enough to catch our interest, it’s Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s refreshing plates that truly are the icing on the cake. Of course, Umi’s mod menu includes familiar sushi staples, but it also boasts a number of surprising entree offerings, from sauteed foie gras, black cod miso, and baked lobster tempura—all sourced from the world’s finest markets.

Contact: 3050 Peachtree Rd., NW, 404-841-0040

The One Sushi +

One Sushi

If you firmly believe that sushi tastes better with an ice-cold cocktail in hand to wash it down, then this Brookhaven resto is for you. With industrial-chic vibes and plenty of items that won’t break the bank, this triple threat eatery is a must-visit this season. Depending on your foodie mood, hungry locals can cool down with sushi rolls, catch up over handmade cocktails and imported Japanese beers, or people watch while enjoying a plate of Korean BBQ.

Contact:  2523 Caldwell Rd., NE, Suite 1000, 404-869-6988