Atlanta >Sushi-Huku Japanese Restaurant
“Too bad this got rave reviews - atmosphere was great.”
“it had cream cheese, salmon, cucumber and a few other things but REALLY REALLY GOOD!”
“We enjoyed our hot hand towels and a cup of green tea in the usual Japanese style.”
“they source their fish in the traditional way: full fish, no filet.”
“great place for a date since the women dress up in kimonos, there's also cool private dining areas.”
“From the oriental interior design to the authentic kimono wearing servers, this place screams tradtional Japanese.”
“great quality meat, but dollar wise.”
“The customer service was great and quick, very polite and accommodating.”
Two of my friends and myself had a girls night out recently. We decide on Sushi Huku based on the rave reviews.
We walk in and yes, it was crowded, but there were open tables. The greeter told us they were reserved for people with reservations. We asked to sit at the sushi bar which was completely open instead. As we sat down, the waitress comes over and screams NO NO NO SIT AT THE END! and ushers us next to the wall, all crammed together. I could not move my left arm because we were so crowded together next to the wall!
I just don't understand why they thought at 9:30pm there would be some GREAT rush of people wanting to sit at the sushi bar! However, we certainly would have moved down IF there was.
So we order our sushi and soup and the waitress just kept rushing around with our water and our soup and reaching to get our sushi for us.
We literally were fed in under six minutes. I certainly would have ordered something else had I not felt so rushed! The waitress kept saying anything else? anything else? like we were being a huge imposition.
We said, no, paid and left after about 13 minutes.
I honestly cannot remember if the sushi was good or not because of us being crammed in, rushed, and ushered out. Weird! PS the tables that had the "reservations?" still empty as we left...
best sushi in atlanta. i came to sushi huku and fell in love with sushi . try their omakase and you'll be back. kinda expensive but well worth it
I became a sushi lover.... I am really not a sushi fan, but when my sister brought me here, I became one. It's not just a few pieces of fish - it was art on a plate. The atmosphere was also definitely a plus.
Best in town. If you are looking for great food and great people you dont want to miss this place. 2nd oldest Japanese Rest in Atlanta. Rich in history and food
Best sushi in Southeast US.
Just by pure luck discovered Shushi-Huku in 2001. Since then ownership changed twice, and it is one of the oldest running restaurants in the area.
The new crew brought this little jewel to it's highest standards since I became a believer.
Jay-san (sushi-chef), Brendon-san (sushi-man), the kimono cladded hostesses: most lovely and witty Kathy-san and the inefable Aiko-san (the lady HAS a sense of humor) give this place an endearing touch, Always greeting patrons in and out with traditional enthusiasm.
I live in The Netherlands and travel 80% of my time on international business.
When in Atlanta Sushi-Huku is the restaurant of choice for a relaxed, healthy, always top quality meal.
Unlike other self-proclaimed sushi restaurants in the area, you will find here patrons of japanese origen - always a good sign.
Typical engineer, to contrast my hypothesis, brought a japanese colleague to Sushi Huku, he was delighted and commented: This is exactly like a traditional/classic sushi place in a small town (not Tokyo!) in Japan! A taste from home.
The Price/value ratio is as expected. The quality is second to none (ask Jay to bring out a fresh blue-fin tuna!) they source their fish in the traditional way: full fish, no filet.
I've ate sushi almost everywhere from Argentina to Netherlands, from Chile to Indonesia: Sushi-Huku is the real thing.
They also carry a fantastic selection of traditional japanese food, abundant and always cooked to perfection.
PS1: they keep the strict traditional japanese culinary rules, i.e. no ketchup/mayo or other atrocities on their sushi
PS2: if you want to really impress a spouse/friend this is the business
awesome. The Chicken was so juicy and the Sushi was so good. The servings were great not to much but not to little.
BEST sushi EVER.
This place has the BEST and most fresh sushi ever! i especially enjoy having the chef jay prepare whatever is the freshest and then he can fill you in on where the fish is from, why it's fresh... he seems to know his stuff and i always feel like the relationship we have is what a japanese restaurant is supposed to feel like. beyond the sushi, the rolls are just amazing here. the sauce is very tasteful but does not overpower and all of it comes together in a mouth full of mmmm. i'm craving it as i write this review!
service is great and friendly. great place for a date since the women dress up in kimonos, there's also cool private dining areas. i give this place my two thumbs up as the BEST sushi place i've ever tried and cant wait for jay's next recommendations... which will probably be tonight
Awesome Sushi place. This sushi place is awesome. It was literally the best sushi I've ever had. Some sushi I've had elsewhere have been sub-par or not fresh, but this place had very fresh sushi and it tasted great. The customer service was great and quick, very polite and accommodating. They really cared about the customers, constantly making sure that I was taken care of. If you miss this place, you're missing out.
Believe the hype! Sushi so good it melts, rolls unlike any other, and yes, ladies in kimonos... AND hot towels before/after serving.
i know how it is to read rants &ravings, and when you dine there yourself, you're dismayed. People have such different tastes, i understand that. but the disparity in MY dining experience to those of the avid. Ugh i feel fooled too often.
Sushi huku is definitely worth my first rant on citysearch! (beat that) I was visiting atl and wanted a nice jap restaurant (regardless any price) and a friend led me to this place and the reviews werent that bad. The restaurant is literally hidden and even then, there was a line. Good sign #1. Once we walked in, the sushi chefs yelled out something in japanese and ladies in kimonos came to greet us. Surprise #1.
The place is niche and homey with awesome private rooms where people seem to elevate from their seats COOL #1. Once seated we got hot towels to wash up. GREAT sign #2. We sat at the sushi bar and the sushi chef told us the fresh fish of the day and even while we dined, gave us background info on how everything was prepared COOL #2.
On to the food or mouth luxuries as this would be. the sushi was the freshest I've ever eaten (i eat a lot of sushi too). it literally melted in my mouth and it was like pringles after that. (once you pop, cant stop). I had the pink lady roll and that was AH MAZING! the sauce is just right. tangy, sweet, spicy but not at all overpowering. then you get the nice crunch in between the rightly seasoned sushi rice and all of the tastes dancing in my mouth. My friend and i shared a salmon collar bone. That was to die for. The sushi chef was delighting in my oos and aahs and offered to make me something special. it had cream cheese, salmon, cucumber and a few other things but REALLY REALLY GOOD! Best rolls ever hands down. (i come from LA and SF, that's big!)
I ranted to the owner, youngest sushi chef about how good the food was (they have a wall of fan photos including famous celebs & CEOs who dine there regularly). believe the hype. you'll love it. THE ROLLS!
- avid fan
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