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
Authentic sushi experience – By far the most authentic sushi experience in Buckhead. Fish is fresh, presentation is creative and there is an overall zen feeling about the place that makes the experience of dining here quite enjoyable. Sushi chefs are personable and eager to give their recommendations. Service is friendly. Prices are very reasonable.
If you like places such as Rusan's (not even sure if that is correct spelling) or MF Sushi then this may not be the place for you - this is ideal place if you are into under-statement and character not fake and superficial "americanized" versions of the sushi experience which are truly hideous.
Best of Atlanta! – All I ever ask of any sushi bar is to serve good quality fish that is portioned appropriately to the price. At Yu-Ka, the portions are huge and the quality is top notch, all matching the quite reasonable price. They serve unique rolls that feed the eyes as well as the belly. Yu-Ka has quickly become our family favorite.......and we are not an easy family to please!
Absolutely Fabulous! – Finally a place you can make your "regular Sushi place." The food was absolutely fantastic, the fish was fresh, tasty and just delicious! The presentation was very creative and we felt they gave us very generous servings! The service was great and everyone seemed friendly and pleasant. We are definetly going back for more! If you have tried some of the highly recommended places, then you must try this place. I am certain you will not be disappointed. We were so very pleasantly surprised.
A Must Try! – I selected this restaurant based on the reviews on Citysearch. We went for an early dinner on Saturday night and sat at the bar so that we could watch the chefs working. We ordered the Sushi and Sashimi Combo to share. All of fish was amazingly fresh and tasty. The price of the food was very reasonable especially considering the time and imagination that went in to each piece. Flowers made out of ginger; designs cut in to the decorative leaves on the plates; and the wasabi was even formed and then carved into the shape of leaves, hearts, etc. We ended up ordering additional pieces of the spicy tuna and a couple of other selections because they were just so good!
One of the chefs made us a special dessert (which we had not ordered) of oranges with whipped cream and sprinkles. The orange on the plate was carved just like a jack o lantern. It was a really wonderful experience overall and we will definitely go back for dinner again. We really want to try their lunch specials as well. Others have mentioned in their reviews that the decor was plain ,etc. I thought it was wonderful: simple and understated.
Excellent Sushi – The quality and freshness of the sushi is why I gave 5 stars. The service is great too. Instead of going to MF or Hashiguchi, give this place a try. You will not be disappointed.
This place is located in the Disco Kroger shopping center and sometimes looks like it's closed which is probably why they don't have bigger crowds. The decor is very Japanese.
Just as good as MF – I went for the first time last week and am going again next week. I think the quality is on par with MF and cost about 1/2 as much. Owners, servers, chefs (take your pick) were all helpful and steered us toward trying the specials and freshest fish of the day. The server even offered a discount to on eguy who didn't finish everything on his plate.
Absolutely fantastic sushi, best presentation anywhere – By far, some of the best sushi available. This restaurant is tucked away in the corner of a shopping center, and was fairly quiet on a Saturday night. Hard to believe more people are not lining up for this place. The sushi was absolutely fresh, comparable to the best I have ever had. The presentation is mind-blowing - food truly so beautiful you think you shouldn't touch it. The service was great - the staff is not pushy or overbearing, but nonetheless quite attentive. This place is not to be missed if you are interested in good sushi. Only negative was the atmosphere - definitely neither fun nor romantic- moderate lighting, no ambiance, just overall very blah - typical strip mall feeling. This place should seriously consider relocating and changing their decor, lighting, music, etc.
Not authentic Japanese – We were very dissapointed. It is not authentic Japanese Restaurant. Run by Korean people. Food looks like Japanese, but do not taste Japanese. It is not the same thing when ethnic rastaurant is ran by some other nathionalities. Also, their seats had so many stains All together not too hot. :- (
Fresh, delicious, great presentation – My Japanese wife and I have scoured the city in search of good sushi. There are a few trendy restaurants that get high reviews on this website but are actually very poor in quality. There are also a few restaurants that receive little publicity but can be relied on for authentic, fresh sushi. This was our first visit to Sushi-Yuka, but it will not be our last.
We ordered standard nigiri sushi; Toro, Ikura, Hotagai, Amaebi (unfortunately they were out of Uni ) etc. on this night. Unlike the big hunks of fish that look like they were chopped with an axe that are so popular elsewhere, Sushi-Yuka has a nice balance of fish and rice with little touches of shiso and salmon roe placed here and there. The waitstaff are very attentive without being overbearing, and the service is relaxed yet prompt. You can feel the sincere effort to please customers. The price is reasonable considering the quality of the food and the location of the restaurant. The menu included a lot of other Japanese dishes--nearby a Japanese couple was clearly enjoying their soba--but on this night we stuck with sushi.
Take it from people who know sushi--this place is good.
Eat with your Eyes – The restaurant is in the strip mall and there is no way to guess the inside of the restaurant from the outside. I felt pretty good as soon as I walked in. It was not like a "hip" Japanese sushi cafe joint which gives me a warnning that sushi would only be Americanized version of sushi but it was rather traditional Japanese restaurant feel. We have been in the search of good Japanese restaurant so we have decided to try this restaurant. we ordred few nigiri and rolls and they came in a beautiful recutangular glass dish with eye-pleasing garnishes that I had a hard time to think where to start. We stared off with Hokkigai (Surf Clam) and it was very sweet and tasty. Then we tried flouder and mackeral nigiri then spicy yellowtail. It was pretty good but this was not the best sushi I had in Atlanta. Definitely the presentation is SUPERB and entertaining. At the end of the meal, they gave us basket (made out of orange) with cut out orange cubes. We are planning to come back for lunch to try out some bento boxes.
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