Atlanta >Food & Dining > Sushi Bar Yu-Ka
3330 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.846075 -84.374040
M-F 11:30am-2:30pm, M-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Northside, North Buckhead, Northside
I just had the most shocking dining experience at Sushi Bar Yu-ka. I have been eating at this restaurant for years and have always enjoyed the service and the food. Tonight the restaurant was quite full for a Friday night. We were dining with friends having an enjoyable conversation after dinner when our server came up to the table and said I am not sure how to say this but it is time for you to leave. All of the other people in the restaurant were receiving the same message. A woman at a table near us actually had her drink removed from her hand and another was asked to finish her drink promptly. The entire restaurant was told leave and everyone was in total shock. The servers were uncomfortable in the fact that they had to deliver the message but certainly did what they were told.
In all my years of dining out I have never experienced such rude and callus behavior by an owner. I am still quite shocked as I am writing this review.
This restaurant owner cares only about her pocket, the transaction of selling food and not the pleasure of their clients.
They have lost me as a client forever. I do hope that my fellow foodies will read this review and pass along this very ugly experience.
OVERALL GREAT – The best sushi place in town... Absolutely delicious!!!!!! Busy but not crowded. I love it.
Thanks QuarterOFF. com for their gift certificate.
Best sushi in Atlanta! – Yu-ka is hands down the best sushi in Atlanta, and believe me, I?ve tried them all!! I go to Yu-ka on a weekly basis at least.
Found a Sushi goldmine – Some friends and I stumbled onto this small sushi bar quite by mistake. We were looking for RuSan's when we literally parked in the wrong parking lot and saw this place. We decided to give it a shot and are sure glad we did. The rolls were large and plentiful, the sashimi was very good and the service was commendable. The waitresses took a lot of time helping us decide because we had novice eaters in our group. I'm looking forward to going back and sitting at the bar and talking with the chefs. A great little find in the middle of Buckhead.
Simply good – This hole in the wall is one which needs to stay there and continue doing what its doing. Yu-Ka the beautiful lady offers a nice variety of simple to fancy rolls with some excellent pieces of fish.
All this remains pretty affordable for such good sushi and the sushi chefs and hostesses are always warm and welcoming.
Check it out and you might get hooked.
Sensational Sushi – A friend of mine wanted to meet me for sushi at this place in Buckhead. He typically orders for us, which is fine with me because I love to try new things.
We had an appetizer special of salmon or maybe tuna on a bed of spinach. It was absolutely incredible. The flavors sprang to life on my tongue. Luckily, I fought my urge to lick the plate. The next thing he ordered was scallops in this wasabi sauce. I almost sprang out of my seat in enjoyment. It was obvious my friend was aware that I was ready to lick the plate this time because after the scallops were gone he told the waitress to leave the plate so I could use the sauce on the other sushi he orderd. And did I ever....
They also gave us the traditional saki "cups". All in all the service was incredible, the sushi was sentational and of course the company of my friend made the experience near perfect.
You gotta try it soon!!!
My Favorite Sushi Place In Atlanta...for that matter Anywher – After living in San Francisco for two years and growing up in NY, I think I qualify as a foodie. Yu-Ka is my favorite restaurant not to mention Sushi Bar. The staff here is warm, attentive and creative. Every time I walk in Yu-Ka, I feel like I am not only greeted as a customer but as a friend.
I am an adventurous sushi eater and I will tell you bar none, this is the freshest fish in the city. I eat Sashmi (no rice) and I am always impressed how fresh tasting the fish is. Keeps me coming back for sure.
Highly recommend Yu-Ka. See you at the Sushi Bar.
Fresh Sushi, Great Service – I am very choosey when it comes to Sushi & service and when I moved to Atlanta I had to find a great Sushi place...and this is it. I recommend sitting at the bar if it is just yourself and one other person. The Sushi chefs are very friendly and you receive immediate service. Not only that but to watch them work is interesting, their presentations are very artistic. Even if you sit in a table the service is still friendly and fast. Their Miso Soup and Ginger Salad is my favorite and I've had this at least hundreds of times at other Sushi restaurants. A lot of their rolls are large enough that you only need to place one or two orders. Their Nigri/Sushi is twice the size of those at most restaurants and it is very fresh. Don't leave without trying their tempura ice cream, it's great and you have to at least try it once.
Never eat here – I just came back from a lunch at Yu-Ka. The problem is that I didn't get to eat any sushi! The service was so terrible that after sitting in the restaurant for over an hour, the chef had not even begun to make my meal. The restaurant was not particularly busy, so there was no reason whatsoever for it to have taken so long. I had to walk out and get a sandwich at Kroger.
This was the single worse dinning experience of my life. I will never go back.
Wonderful sushi experience – Yu-Ka is a wonderful sushi spot in Atlanta's Buckhead region. Being from out of town (L.A.), I was looking for a sushi restaurant to visit that didn't seem like it was trying to be too "hip", as I've seen a few in this area with their glass and chrome and clubby environments. What is essential about a sushi house to me is the taste of the food, and here at Yu-Ka they take care to make it a pleasure for your palate. The service was outstanding and personable. I think that in a sushi restaurant that is intimate like this one, a little conversation with the staff goes a long way. Granted, I came by myself, but I was rewarded with the blessings of an open, very friendly and appreciative crew. The environment is low-key, so, by nature, the emphasis is on taste. I especially enjoyed the fresh salmon, white tuna, snapper and the crunch roll. The steamed spinach is really delightful, and in a town full of fast, greasy food, a healthier treat. I truly enjoyed my time here and I hope to bring a small party here in a couple of nights and I want to try the omakase. A blessing that it's so close to me, and a good dining choice for all. Sit at the sushi bar and enjoy. You make your own time in this world and this place is one that's worth a moment like that. Arigato gosaimas Yu-Ka!
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