Atlanta >Food & Dining > Room At Twelve
400 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.765485 -84.387511
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Downtown, Northeast
When Told To Go To Your ROOM – Do It With A Smile!!! – Is it Wednesday yet??? If so, you really need to hustle downtown to one of the hippest restaurants in ATL. ROOM at Twelve Centennial Park is offering an all-you-can-eat sushi happy hour from 5:30PM to 7:30PM for $10 on Wednesdays. Whenever I hear the word sushi, my taste buds instantly perk, as it is one of my favorite cuisines to dive into, yet it is the most difficult for me to write about. Sushi is either really, really good or really, really bad. At ROOM at Twelve Centennial Park, the sushi falls into the really, really good category. The multi-talented Executive Chef Nick Oltarsh oversees the kitchen and has assembled a menu that will please any appetite, especially if you’ve got that sushi urge going.
A memorable sushi dining experience special must have three attributes that under no circumstance can ever be compromised. They are quality, presentation, and mouth feel. ROOM hits all of these plus oh so much more. Besides the foods, a great dining experience is defined by the feel. When the feel is good, fun soon follows. The ambience of ROOM has the feel and is the perfect playful setting to have fun with friends or soon to be friends.
Start the happy hour with a glass of the L de Lyeth Cabernet Sauvignon with its lush blackberry and plum flavors or the exclusive Robert Sinsky Concentrics Cuvee Merlot with its velvety harmonious fruit. Both have great mouth feel and go well with sushi, as it allows the delicate nuances of the seafood to sparkle. For those who wish to be a bit more traditional during the sushi happy hour, there is an all you can drink of the house sake for $5. But I would strongly suggest the Ozeki Hyarei, high gravity sake… OMG the warm sensation is so pleasurable and it tastes so down right sexy.
The Sushi Night menu offers the ever so popular California Roll made in the inside-out form with the rice on the outside of the nori paper. This western originated treat is made with imitation crabmeat (tapped my ruby reds three times wishing for real snow crab, but…), fresh avocado, and a tiny amount of juicy cucumber. There is also the Eel Roll with barbecued fresh water eel – unagi – with slivers of crunchy cucumber. The outside of this maki roll is brushed with a semi-sweet teriyaki sauce that adds a nice balance to the subtle salty, smoky flavors of the delectable eel – this is melt in your mouth happiness!!! Both of these are great entry points for first-timers, but be warned, they are addicting…
My two favorites are the traditional spicy tuna and spicy salmon rolls. Both fish are prepared the same way - finely diced then mixed with spicy srirachia, scallions, and tempura flakes. The mixture is spread inside the roll onto the rice with the nori paper wrapping around these heavenly treats. The tuna has a mild, meaty flavor, whereas the salmon has a slightly creamier oily taste. Because these decadent tangy rolls are so mouthwatering good, just be mindful of the occasional drool as you go for seconds.
So circle Wednesdays on your calendar and join in the fun and sushi at ROOM. And yes you can do it each week for only $10, so sit back and chow down on these masterfully created sushi rolls for as long as you like – what a deal! Besides, eating something that’s nutritionally good isn’t bad either. The next time you are told to go to your ROOM, I guarantee that you will be smiling, as fun is just right down the road.
NOTE: The Dinner Menu has a more encompassing list of sushi offerings that are worthy of your palate’s consideration. And if you decide to venture there and keep those chop sticks going, I recommend getting the stellar seared ahi tuna that’s served over a wakame sesame seaweed salad that’s sprinkled lightly with a citrusy ponzu vinaigrette- the flavors and textures are perfectly seductive.
Great brunch experience! – I had my birthday brunch with some girlfriends yesterday at ROOM at Twelve. First of all, I called the restaurant just to ask about their parking, after calling LOBBY at Twelve at Atlantic Station. James (the person who answered the phone) was so helpful and informative. The fact that they validate parking for the first 3 hours was actually the deciding factor - I made reservations by phone right then and there. Four of us got there about 10 minutes early on yesterday. There wasn't anyone at the hostess station just outside the restaurant, and the woman at the hotel front desk never even looked our way, much less greeted us and asked us if we needed any help. When I was approaching the desk to say we were here for our reseravtion, she suddenly got on the phone, and acted like I wasn't even there. After 10 minutes, a man was at the front desk, and when I explained we had reservations and no one was at the hostess station, he called the kitchen and someone came right out. Aside from that slight glitch, everything else was fabulous! The woman who came out (unfortunately, I cannot remember her name) showed me a small private room that was perfect for our party. Then our server, Keelah (who was absolutely fantastic!) said we could go ahead and be seated, even though our entire party wasn't there yet. She had even already put water on the table for us. A few minutes later, we had our entire party. A few of us ordered brunch entrees; the rest ordered lunch entrees. Keelah was very knowledgable of the menu, and made suggestions that pleased those who asked for them. Our food came out in a reasonable time, and tasted GREAT!!! I had the buttermilk pancakes with a side of grits. The pancakes were to die for, and the grits were really good! No one was disappointed with their order. Keelah took great care of us, even in spite of the fact that she was basically taking care of everything in the restaurant that particular day. And when we wanted to take group pictures before we left, Keelah was kind enough to take the pictures for us! I definitely recommend ROOM for brunch!!! I saw some of the other reviews about their sushi night and their dinner - I don't eat sushi, so that didn't really concern me, and as far as their dinner, I agree with what one reviewer said - try things for yourself. So I'll try ROOM for dinner soon, and form my own opinion. But if you haven't tried them for brunch, I definitely recommend that you do!!!
Better sushi rolls at the Kroger – Wow, I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. If it's too good to be true, then it probably is. Most popular rolls??? Yeah when you make them right! I'm going to have to agree with pussypussy (nice!) SPICEY ROTTEN FISH PASTE WITH TOO MUCH RICE. Neat place though, I'll make sure to look for Lexi's job on craigslist.
What a Joke – This slimehole blows donkey nutz. I can't believe I drove all the way to this jackshack for dinner. What kind of restaurant has $20 pork shoulder on the menu next to $10 sushi rolls. At RuSans, you can order like twenty pounds of sushi and only pay $30. This crackjob joint tried to throw twelve pieces of trashy a$$ weak stinky garbage on a plate and call it a good deal. Don't pi$$ on my shoes and tell me it's raining. I thought I might wanna cum bak to try the other stuff on the menu, but after that god awful sushi on all you can eat night, I sed hellz gnaw. This place is a shizzledy sham. Looks great. Everybody's smilin', but the freakin food is rat paradise. Get over this swinefest. RuSans kix yallz frickin arses. Suck it.
Sushi night – I also dined at Room at Twelve on sushi night just like PUSSYPUSSYMARIJUANA- nice name by the way.
The sushi was good. The presentation could be better, but if you think about it they are pumping out hundreds of rolls. Maybe there is not a lot of love put into it as normal evenings, but the deal is great. The staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is fabulous. I recommend the all you can eat sushi!! The rolls they offer are the most popular rolls too. AS far as the sake-ASK FOR IT WARM AND THEY WILL HEAT IT UP!
Always try things for yourself.
I will be back to Room!!
Funny, I'm not the only one who got jacked here – So you're looking for some deals on Yahoo? You see this $15 all you can eat and drink sushi and saki at Room at Twelve and think to yourself, "Hey the economy is bad and this nice restaurant is doing this special to get some new people through the door and hopefully get them hooked." But what is really going on here, is that the economy is still bad and their sushi menu is worse. So when the fresh fish that Room at Twelve buys for sushi doesn't sell and is about to go bad, they have a "special " to charge you $15 to consume their trash. This is evidenced by the poor choice of spicy tuna, spicy salmon, California, and Eel rolls that are available. They take all thier about to go bad fish and chop it up into little bits like cat food and put all this spiciness on it to cover up the gamey old fish taste. They wrap this minimal amount of spicy fish paste in the typical all you can eat heaping mound of rice that you would expect and offer you the option to have them fry this to further mask what they've just shanked you with. We were betting it would be a sham coming into the place but figured we could drink our money back in sake but that comes out cold, in the same carafe that hotel room service would serve you coffee creamer, with some .99 cent champagne flutes to drink it out of. We tried. But we didn't finish the sushi or the sake, tipped that poor waiter and left to get sushi from a REAL sushi bar. I don't suppose Room has to worry about repeat business being located in the bottom of a hotel in the Atlanta tourist and convention epicenter. But if the GM of Room reads this, which I bet he will, as he probably wrote all the good reviews on Room on Citysearch, I'd like to offer him 1 peice of advice. THROW YOUR TRASH AWAY and use quality ingredients when you do a special to attract new customers and they might come back.
Yahoo Tells Fat F*cking Lies – "$15.00 All You Can Eat sushi and sake," says Yahoo! local news feed. Sounds like a great way to grab some good food on the cheap. Except that on a Wednesday night, the traffic stinks on Ivan Allen Jr, in great part because of the numerous public transport buses that fight you in your trek during afterwork traffic, advancing one bus per green light. Good luck. Once you park, step into this expansive restaurant and be greeted by friendly staff. Sit at a beautiful table. Read the descriptive and delectable-sounding menu. Order the gosh-darn $15 All U Can Eat sushi?sake like Yahoo! local talked about. Get told by waiter that Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, California & Eel rolls are your only four options. Get served cold sake in champagne glasses. Get huge plate of unstable & crumbling sushi roll slices after 20 minute wait. Drink cold sake. Eat crappy sushi. Decide that $15 a head for his can never be a good deal. The tables are set with chopsticks and napkins, which would lead you to believe that the sushi is paramount for marketing. Truth is, only 20% of the menu is sushi. And it sucks. We also ordered crab cakes from the regular menu. They came out in five minutes whereas the sushi took 20. They would've fit into a soup spoon. Our bill was nearly $50 after the torture had ended. Sister restaurants have better atmosphere, cuisine and ambiance. Hopefully, these owners will make some living off the idiots who live in the slumhole above this restaurant.
Short Wait – I thought that my wait would be long to eat, but it wasn't. I also had drinks at the bar, and the bar tender was very social, and the drinks were stiff.
I had the chicken, I can't remember the exact name, but I thought it was great.
The Ribeye is back on the menu!!! And it tastes better than ever!!! Way to go John Reilly! – Excellent steakhouse ... the ribeye best in town!!! Daily specials feature the freshest fish and seasonal vegetables. Can't miss this one!
Great Steak and more – Room at TWELVE is more than just a place to get a great steak. It has such a great energetic and fun atmosphere. Their cocktails are creative and their sushi is delicious. I highly recommend giving Room a try.
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