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Best of Atlanta 2016

Yakitori: Brush Sushi Izakaya

The cool Decatur newbie touts its sushi in the name, but trust us: You want the plump and juicy chicken skewers grilled over Japanese charcoal.
Best of Atlanta 2016

High-Roller Bar: Himitsu

If you really want to impress someone (James Bond, say), then book a reservation at this “Japanese speakeasy,” hidden behind a secret door that swings open only after you supply a password or retinal scan.
MF Sushi

MF Sushi Atlanta

You’ll do just fine at MF Sushi Atlanta if you like showmanship, an attractive clientele (often in tight dresses), proficient sushi, and eggplant whose pale white flesh is forged over super-hot charcoal to surpassing creaminess. And if you know to ask which fish came in that day, no matter what specials the server announces.
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House Envy: Look inside Yo Shin So, a $1.7-million Zen oasis

Complete with four koi ponds, two teahouses, a sculpture garden, and a meditation room, a North Atlanta house named Yo Shin So (“a sunny place in the woods”) is an authentic slice of the Japanese countryside.

Craft Izakaya

Japanese menus can be hard to navigate. If you haven’t sufficiently committed to memory the looks and tastes of different nigiri and sushi offerings, you might resort to the cowardly California roll. Craft Izakaya is here to help take some of the mystery out of ordering.

Assi Plaza

The most global culinary destination in Gwinnett, the metro area’s most international county, at first glance looks like a typical American food court. But the bazaar inside Duluth’s Assi Plaza brings together the cuisines of Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, the Philippines, and Peru under one roof. Compared to the other Asian hypermarkets—Super H Mart, Great Wall Supermarket, and Mega Mart—opened in recent years along Pleasant Hill Road, Assi (which launched in 2009) delivers the most cross-cultural reach. In its food court, counters with attractive, uniform signage face a common dining area with wood-grain, laminated tables grouped on a linoleum floor that draws the eye with its sunny colors. Every vendor posts backlit pictures of staggeringly diverse menu items.

Discovery: Bishoku

Kimio Fukuya holds court most nights at Bishoku, the new Japanese restaurant started by his vivacious daughter, Jackie. Fukuya retired two years ago after selling his seminal restaurant Sushi Huku, a popular Japanese expat hangout known for its Osaka-style specialties. But his former sushi chef, Mickey-san, migrated to Bishoku, and many of his old drinking buddies join him for rounds of sake and hearty food in a dining room the exact color of green tea.

Shoya

Anyone who's ever trekked beyond Atlanta's urban nucleus in search of a secluded dining pearl knows this backdrop well: a desolate commercial stretch scattered with low buildings erected decades ago, a smattering of luxury car dealerships, discount megastores, and, mingled among this alien landscape, the strip malls where the destination restaurants hide.

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