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251 W Clayton St Ste 117, Athens, GA 30601-4553
+1 706-353-7933
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Decent sushi, service ok- I hate seeing servers on their phone during dinner service- unprofessional. The MOD was rude and salty, her personality and lack of guest service left something to be desired. Manager and servers need to go somewhere other than out front to smoke cigarettes; also they need to wash their hands after said cigarettes-food safety issue.

2 Thank uga760
Hudson, New York
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very good sushi. Very good server. Nice cocktails. Naturally the place had many students and parents, and was upbeat. The actual atmosphere though, due to wear and tear (maybe too many big parties and too little care by the owners) is a little sad when you really look at it. Specifically the area toward the back of the place on... More 

Thank savvytravelerguy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Rented a karaoke room for about 8 people. Took forever to get drinks, mine and my husbands food was cold, they gave me the wrong rice and I have to ask 3 times to get the kind I ordered. At least that was hot when I got it. For the money we spent I was pretty disappointed in the food.

Thank Jennifer B
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were in town 4 days for a conference. Expected to have to eat burgers and BBQ every day. What a shocker when we discovered Shokitini!! Best sushi we have had in GA, or just about anywhere, even though we live in a suburb of Atlanta. The sashimi was very fresh and quality was excellent. The portions were very nice.... More 

1 Thank yamnan
Madison, Georgia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We recently ate at Shokitini. We were excited to find that there was a sushi alternative in Athens to Ru Sans. We read that it had been voted "Best of Athens" by Flagpole Magazine (a local publication which is usually a good indicator). My daughter and I visited on a Saturday evening around 5:30 to 6:00pm. The restaurant was extremely... More 

Thank JeannieCherie
Starkville, Mississippi
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I started dining with owners Diane and Jay before they sold their first restaurant, Shoki, and started Shokitini, and they have always run a high-quality, reasonably priced operation. For several years before I left Athens, my wife and I dined one or two Friday evenings each month at Shokitini, and though we also ate sushi in many other cities, from... More 

Thank Jeffrey D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I came here for a group event and used one of their rooms for karaoke. I can't even remember what I ordered but the gyoza and I LOVED it. I crave it occasionally and go to the restaurant just for an order and some miso.They also have a great environment. Walking in the servers seat you quickly, even when its... More 

Thank Latressa J
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Great Sushi and was able to accommodate Gluten Free needs. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Salads were fresh.

Thank Ugastarks
Annapolis, MD
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Great sushi restaurant! Super service! The server helped us order and was spot on. I would have avoided the "whitefish" but it was included in many rolls. It's Georgia...so this was a nice sushi experience. Lively atmosphere.

Thank 1010Jen
Jefferson, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great atmosphere. The best rolls and sashimi in Athens. We sat at the sushi bar sampling a little of everything and drinking some nice Japanese beers. The chef's were great and prepared a toro tuna dish for us that was fantastic. Overall, a top notch experience. Looking forward to going back again.

Thank Jeremy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 W Clayton St Ste 117, Athens, GA 30601-4553
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-7933

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?