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Sozou and Omakase by Ito are expected to open in Midtown's Spring Quarter development next fall. Led by chef Fuyuhiko Ito, formerly of Umi and MF Buckhead, Sozou will be a modern Japanese restaurant with a robata grill and a sushi counter. An extension of Sozou designed for private dining, Omakase by Ito will offer reservation-only, 15-course, chef-driven meals.
In recent years, omakase around these parts has morphed into something more like a prix fixe dinner, featuring a tasting menu with sometimes as many as 22 courses. Atlanta now has at least three dedicated omakase restaurants, all within striking distance from one another on or near Howell Mill Road. More are on the way.
A 20-course omakase restaurant is coming to Dunwoody in August. Omakase by Yun is opening in an intimate 1,200-square-foot space in Ashford Lane and will offer two seatings nightly, Tuesday through Saturday. Yun describes it as “traditional but executed with modern touches and flavor profiles.”
The 4,400-square-foot space in Buckhead Village will be nearly double the size of the original and will include a 17-seat omakase room. It will feature a more modern design with low lighting, Japanese woodwork, and Binchotan charcoal grills.
Currently operating out of Cooks & Soldiers, which is also run by Castellucci Hospitality Group, MUJO will serve a by-reservation-only omakase experience in the nearby space once home to Kane Boutique.
Located in the slick Modera complex, District M was a smart move by chef Jackie Chang, who previously worked at high-style, minimalist Umi in Buckhead and dramatic, crowd-pleasing O-Ku on the Westside.
Chef Jackie Chang, formerly of Umi and O-Ku, is launching a fine dining sushi restaurant called District M. Located in the new Modera development in Sandy Springs, it will have a 20-seat sushi bar, a Japanese charcoal grill, and will have fish flown in from Japan each day.