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300 Marietta St Ste 104, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031333.761407 -84.396176
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast, Northeast
After three years I've finally found good Sashimi!!! – So today I dropped off a friend at an appointment Downtown and I had an hour to kill and I was really hungry and saw RISE. I usually have low expectations from Sushi restaurants in Atlanta, as most of them totally suck. So when I walked into RISE, I expected nothing more than the usual combo "steak-sushi-lounge" bull@#$% you find around town. I grew up in Southern California and my expectations are a little snobby when it comes to fresh fish. I dont eat tempura or fried rolls or that other Americanized Japanese cuisine. I LOVE sashimi and nigiri, and most places dont makes it the way I'm used to having it. The owner, Tong, was my Sushi chef and went above and beyond my expectations. He even offered samples of fish I had never tried before. It was such a good experience and I cannot wait to go back. It almost makes me happy that my friend had to go to court so I could finally end my search for good sushi that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
trendy, but decent – A friend and I visited Rise last night and after reading some reviews I wasn't expecting much. The atmosphere was nice, kinda trendy wannabe Japanese decor, dim lighting, and not to loud. We got there about eight thirty and were immediately sat by a scantly clad hostess and our drink order was taken shortly after by an even less dressed waitress. We ordered a 21 oz. Asahi and some warm sake. The sake was generic but what I expected for the price. We started with the spring rolls and salt & pepper calamari. The calamari was good, cooked well, not chewy, but the sauce it came with was not very flavorful and the spring rolls tasted like the same old crap you get from a delivery joint with the same bland sauce the calamari came with. Next we had the Derby roll, a spicy tuna roll that was topped with shrimp and scallops and drizzled with a ginger mango soy glaze. The presentation and flavor profile was nice, not too spicy with the sweet soy glaze, but I thought the execution was amateur. After the derby we ordered a long beach roll with tuna and cucumber topped with salmon, avocado, green onions, and thinly sliced fresh jalapenos which I really enjoyed. The fresh garden flavors come out with the green onions and jalapenos then finishes with the heat, but once again poorly rolled and stuck to the plate (I know sushi rice is sticky but it seemed like they may have reshaped some of the pieces once they where already on the plate smashing them onto it). All in all not a bad place, but not somewhere I will go back to. There's so many better places to get sushi without the lame ass scene and wannabe's drinking at or working behind the bar.
Don't go without three hours! – We went after a tradshow since it was close the Georgia World Congress Center, and figured it was a convenient choice. Not a good dining experience, especially when we had to place the same sushi order twice, and kept waiting "5 minutes". Choose another restaurant.
Awful Sushi! – The worst Toro I have ever had....actually had to spitout the Toro Nigri, the Hamachi was marginal, the Derby Roll sounded good but was way too spicy, I think they were trying to cover up the taste of their poor quality fish with hot spicies. The California Tempura was to only decent roll we ordered. Maybe my standards are too high coming from Seattle, but you can get great quality fish in any large city in the US. Rise clearly missed the boat on getting any good fish.
GREAT Sushi! – Tried Rise last night...This sushi was GREAT! My favorite was the California Tempura. We tried the rainbow roll, California roll, and the super crunchy roll, and the tempura green beans. All this and a few glasses of wine and some beers and we came out less than $100. GREAT prices for great sushi! Will definitely be going there again!
good sushi – I really enjoyed getting sushi here, and I get sushi fairly often. the inside is really nice- trendy, new and comfortable. It mainly has sushi and american inspired japanese entrees for dinner. If you're looking for authentic japanese, this is not the restaurant. I would recommend going here for a date or with a group of friends. The rainbow sushi was delicious, and it's fairly affordable for sushi. For other entrees, it was more expensive- around 20+. I would eat here again!
High Grade Sushi – I haven't had great sushi until now. Nice environment. Great food and the servers while a bit inexperienced, the food is incredible. I liked the inside of the restaurant. Green Been Tempura was good. I think thats what its called, the sauce that goes with it was good.
Nice servers & awesome food...definite repeat.
Great new Sushi place – Comments: I was there for dinner last Saturday with a group of friends. The place has a nice vibe, good ambient music and cool decor. Our server was a little inexperienced, but very polite and attentive. The food was great! The Saba sashimi was probably the best I've had in a loooong time, fresh and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Sea Bass was cooked perfectly and the Bok Choy was very flavorful. I also tried my sister's Asian Shrimp & Grits with chinese sweet sausage and it was surpisingly good! Dessert menu needs some improvement, with only 2 desserts to choose from (Cheesecake or Ice Cream). Overall, a very pleasant experience and we'll definitely go back.
Shiny sushi spot in the Lucky-Marietta district gives downtowners and tourists a spot to snag fresh fish. – In Short
Going against the trend of giving the sushi bar a small corner space, Rise Sushi Lounge displays their bar with bravado, a 360 degree stone-topped centerpiece and sushi show for the entire dining room. This elegant Japanese spot in Downtowns' Lucky-Marietta district does a Ru Sans-like full menu of cooked food for the squeamish, but those with a little ambition should go for the raw deal. The locally-coined Yellow Jacket roll is creatively colored with eel and yellow peppers, giving a sweet hint to the yellowtail and scallions waiting inside. Tuna rolls come standard or you can upgrade with its sister Sesame roll - flash-fried with sesame seeds and splashed in a sweet cream sauce. Look for a mix of tourists and business locals, taking a meat-break from nearby Teds and Stats.
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