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3256 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3033933.874748 -84.456070
Closed Monday, Tue-Thu 11:30am - 2pm and 5pm -10pm; Friday 11:30am - 2pm and 5pm -10:30pm; Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm; Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Atlanta's Best Sushi – Tomo is a transplant from Japan by way of Las Vegas, where he worked before under the famous chef Nobu. He has brought both places to Atlanta. His ability with a blade and the quality of fish he serves are both top notch (the fish is flown in from Tsukigi Market in Tokyo). He also creates brilliant original dishes reminiscent of Nobu himself. The nigiri and sashimi are the best I've found outside of Japan (where I spent nearly 4 months living and traveling), and only equaled by one restaurant I found IN Japan (although I admittedly didn't have the money then to eat top quality sushi that often). Add to that Tomo's exceptionally creativity and artistic flair (both in the platings and in the decor), and you get the best sushi place in town. My advice, save up a little if you have to and get Tomo's Choice, a selection of the best nigiri the chef has to offer, which of course varies day-to-day. You won't be disappointed.
Someone finally give Chef Naito the crown! – It completely is overdue. It 's like the press, "raw fish aficionados", and obnoxious know-it-all bloggers don't even bother whispering the name of Tomo. The fish is impeccable (might I add before my tangent rolls rampant, that I myself make a living working behind a sushi bar), unique flavor combinations are intelligible, and as for presentation- I wouldn't be surprised if Tomo-san was back there with a protractor measuring all lines and angles of his cuts and plating. I now reside in a much larger, "culturally-advanced" city, and not ONE restaurant here pales in comparison.....not even by three shades. Best thing to do, next time you're craving sushi, is to actually go eat sushi and go to Tomo(unless you want hacked fish that's at least three days old in a discotheque atmosphere, that is).
P.S. As an enemy of the Americanized version of maki, the Squid Ink Roll is ingenious.
AMAZING SUSHI – I simply am amazed that this restaurant did not make it as the number one sushi restaurant in Atlanta. It compares to MF but goes that extra step to be better. Coming from NYC, I was sooo impressed by the presentation. And no wonders, the chef comes to us from Nobu! I highly recommend the tuna tartare! Sitting at the sushi bar is also a great way to go, and simply ask them for their recommends. They never steer me wrong! Small place but just goes w/ the unpretentious nature of the restaurant. Tomo is truly a 5 star restaurant!!!
The Best Sushi – Atlanta has so much to learn about truly authentic, good ethnic food. Atlanta loves chains, lots of whipped cream, frozen junk drinks and grease. Sometimes I think they would not know true pizza, real sushi or good Mexican food if it flew into their plate. What do you expect from a city that claims fame to grease from the Varsity?
The rates for health care insurance would drop in this area if the locals actually figured out true regional food versus the fluff. Tomo is the perfect example. I laughed when I read the nominations for true sushi.Tomo was not even listed. Shout was. Funny. Shout is a bar, a pick up joint, meat market. Tomo is true, fresh sushi from an experienced chef. It is too out of the way for the locals to find, even though it is in a very visible center, but not part of the see and be seen. Please separate real food from the trend scence. There is room for both to exsist, but get the categories right.Tomo is fresh food, reasonable prices for the quality and lovely.Try it, great, fresh sushi as good as La, San Fran and NYC. Truly the only place in Atl I have found that ranks. Please lighten up a little and be a little more friendly with service
One of the few good japanese/sushi places in town – As Atlanta has a severe lack of great sushi restaraunts, we were very happy to find this place. It offers great upscale japanese dishes as well as your favorite sashimi, nigiri, and maki/tamaki's. Personally, I think it's better than Nobu, where the chef was formerly employeed. (I've eaten at Nobu in Las Vegas and NYC)
The place is generally consistent and very tasty. Only one time out of 6 or 7 visits the food was a little off. (e.g. too much batter on tempura, not quite as fresh sushi, etc.)
Service is generally pretty good. It's had the same staff for the duration we've been visiting.
Make reservations on weekends. It's a small place, so you may wait if you don't.
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