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Minato Japanese Restaurant

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2697 Spring Rd SE, Ste A, Smyrna, GA 30080-3019
+1 770-432-6012
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Place was referred to us to try. The location was a little deceiving but man was it worth it! Busy, eclectic spot with very tasty food. I will return and am looking forward to trying different foods. Good eating and nice experience

Thank Michelle B
chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place is in back of a shopping center. Hard to find if you don't j ow area. Old school decor.Server was very friendly . Food was good. I wouldn't run back but glad we went .

Thank chicagofamily04
Blackwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Close to our hotel so we walked. Fantastic service made our kids feel welcome. Helped with the menu for the younger ones, suggested drinks and sushi for the older ones. Had a great night. THANK YOU

Thank Rachel H
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The sushi was wonderful and very fresh, the wait staff was SO on top of everything and the portions HUGE!!! The location is convenient but it is no doubt a hole in the wall - we drove past it twice despite Google maps telling us we were there. (It is on the back side / lower level of a small... More 

Thank Bryant S
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Best sushi by far in the Atlanta area. Get the: Super crunch roll, the Tonya roll, the Cowboy hats, the crab hand rolls, everything here is amazing! Their homemade ginger dressing is the best I've ever had, I always ask for an extra large salad! Don't forget about their green tea and red bean ice cream if you have room... More 

Thank Melissa E
Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I'm shocked at the great reviews for this restaurant (which led me to try it in the first place)... our experience was so totally the opposite of most here. Showed up for lunch on a Friday. Clearly that was a mistake, as we waited 45 minutes to be seated. Mind you, there were tables - the place was just terribly... More 

Thank MrHao
Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Eight years ago a coworker said "let's go to Minato for lunch" and that started what might be considered a habit. I have taken clients, coworkers, my children and most importantly my wife. All share my sentiments: Minato offers the best Sushi in Atlanta. The intimate setting is tucked in next to a golf shop, behind and underneath a fast-food... More 

Thank William F
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We had heard great things about this restaurant, so I was looking forward to the opportunity to try it. Our dinner was very standard fare and got us reminiscing about all of the Americanized Japanese restaurants we have eaten at over the past 20 years. We will put this one on the list and will not be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have been going to Minato's for years and never had a bad meal. Their servers are super nice and make you feel at home. The food is consistent in both flavor and quality.

Thank LoF360
Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I've been a regular at Minato when in Atlanta (where I used to live) for over twenty years. First time I worried that a sushi bar in Smyrna, Ga. wasn't going to live up to my DC, NYC, Palm Beach standards. I have rarely been more incorrect in my suspicions. I once took a well known Hollywood writer there who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2697 Spring Rd SE, Ste A, Smyrna, GA 30080-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Smyrna
  • Phone Number: +1 770-432-6012

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