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Sushi House Hayakawa


Atsushi “Art” Hayakawa’s low-key bar is a purist’s retreat for Japanese cuisine. Too much cream cheese gimmickry and loud techno blight many of the city’s sushi emporiums. What a relief to sit in a plain room and savor simple dishes like ikura don—salmon roe marinated in homemade soy sauce, gilded with sea urchin, over rice and seaweed—or a plate of sashimi arranged so meticulously you wonder if the staff moonlight as photo stylists. More a fan of cooked food? Try the crunchy fried oysters with a wedge of lime and homemade tartar sauce. And when I say this place is for purists, I don’t mean elitists. Hayakawa, who sports a rolled red headband, gabs playfully with customers whether they’re first timers or habitues. Lightheartedness occasionally slips into the food as well. A recent special of bitter melon and scrambled egg also involved long strips of something that resembled cured pork. “What is this?” I asked the server. “Spam,” she replied. “It’s big in Japan.”
 
5979 Buford Highway, 770-986-0010, atlantasushibar.com

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  1. Hector Morales posted on 12/13/2012 05:53 PM
    Can't believe this place is in any list - let alone the "top 50 restaurants" list. Not impressed by the sushi at this place and dismayed by the service.

    What methodology is used to create this list I wonder??
  2. Rebecca Summerour posted on 12/23/2012 09:36 PM
    I've been to Japan four times, and this place is one of the best sushi places in GA. It's very authentic to Japanese sushi and not American sushi.
  3. Krista posted on 01/23/2013 08:29 PM
    This place is wonderful! Just tried it for the first time tonight and had a great experience and meal! Perhaps not for the person that only likes a supercrunch or bagel roll but is a wonderful find for the more adventurous and avid sushi lover.
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