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Best Japanese

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Japanese Izakaya BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese Izakaya BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Umi

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Yet another excellent Buford Highway eatery, Sushi Hayakawa serves classic Japanese cuisine and was founded by the masterful Atsushi 'Art' Hayakawa, who is the sole chef at the establishment. If you're lucky enough to get in - walk-ins are usually turned away - and the wait for a reservation is aboutmore...
Yet another excellent Buford Highway eatery, Sushi Hayakawa serves classic Japanese cuisine and was founded by the masterful Atsushi 'Art' Hayakawa, who is the sole chef at the establishment. If you're lucky enough to get in - walk-ins are usually turned away - and the wait for a reservation is about three weeks, you will enjoy authentic, no-frills sushi with a highlight on the fish's subtle flavor. Avid sushi lovers take note: this past May, Hayakawa introduced a 14-course omakase, a two-and-a-half hour dining experience for two. Reservations are mandatory. less...

Best Japanese Izakaya BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Izakaya is the Japanese equivalent of tapas, if you have to compare. It's more a vibe and a way of eating, small portions and beverages consumed in large quantities. Shoya is the closest in atmosphere and taste to the backstreets of Tokyo. The only thing missing - thankfully - is the clouds of cigarettemore...
Izakaya is the Japanese equivalent of tapas, if you have to compare. It's more a vibe and a way of eating, small portions and beverages consumed in large quantities. Shoya is the closest in atmosphere and taste to the backstreets of Tokyo. The only thing missing - thankfully - is the clouds of cigarette smoke filling these places in Japan. less...

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Runner-up: MF Sushi


3280 Peachtree Road, 404-841-1192; 265 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-815-8844. www.mfsushibar.com.

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Ru San's
1529 Piedmont Ave., 404-875-7042, rusans.com
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Ru San's
1529 Piedmont Road, 404-875-7042 And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Soto Japanese Restaurant
A year after the exultant reopening of SOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, chef/owner Sotohiro Kosugi recently made another intriguing change to his Japanese fusion format. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dedicated to the classic a la carte format of pristine sushi and wild creations like lobster in a lotusmore...
A year after the exultant reopening of SOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, chef/owner Sotohiro Kosugi recently made another intriguing change to his Japanese fusion format. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dedicated to the classic a la carte format of pristine sushi and wild creations like lobster in a lotus root cage. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant now serves a multi-, MULTI-course meal of mind-opening dishes (think many small tastes of brilliance). Personally? We’d rather dodge the pandemonium and come for the weekend prix-fixe meals. Sotohiro is certainly more relaxed then. less...

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
RuSan's offers Japanese cuisine with such universal appeal that both straight-laced and adventurous palates can find satisfying options on the voluminous menu. Catering to the carb-phobic crowds of Midtown, also with locations in Buckhead and Marietta, RuSan's blends authenticity with mass-market commonmore...
RuSan's offers Japanese cuisine with such universal appeal that both straight-laced and adventurous palates can find satisfying options on the voluminous menu. Catering to the carb-phobic crowds of Midtown, also with locations in Buckhead and Marietta, RuSan's blends authenticity with mass-market common sense resulting in delicious grilled meats and seafood and an intimidating number of entree-sized appetizers. The teriyaki salmon and chicken is an affordable meal copiously accompanied by salad, soup and rice. The traditional udons and yakisobas can be dressed up with such California-influenced sauces and additions as pesto and avocado. less...

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Soto
Some of America's best sushi is served here, but Soto is also a world-class Japanese restaurant with a full kitchen. The restaurant certainly belongs in any top-10 list of Atlanta's best. The menu of kitchen specialties, like seared garlic-pepper tuna belly, is extensive and often strange to round-eyedmore...
Some of America's best sushi is served here, but Soto is also a world-class Japanese restaurant with a full kitchen. The restaurant certainly belongs in any top-10 list of Atlanta's best. The menu of kitchen specialties, like seared garlic-pepper tuna belly, is extensive and often strange to round-eyed diners, but we urge you to take an adventurous spirit or a Japanese buddy. Service has improved in the past year, but the decor remains strictly strip mall. less...

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