Omnivore - The brothers Kinjo open another spectacular restaurant
I made it to MF Buckhead (3280 Peachtree Road, 404-841-1192) at the Terminus tower this week. The restaurant was opened by Alex and Chris Kinjo, who also operate MF Sushi and Nam in Midtown.
MF Buckhead has the same combination of glamour and comfort that Alex has pulled off in his design of the other two restaurants, but this is 8,000 square feet hidden speakeasy-style behind a door with no conspicuous signs.
The menu is all sushi, except for grilled items (like the eel shown above). Chris, the head chef, assisted by a mere 12 chefs behind the sushi counter, is using a Robata grill that sears fish and meat at 1000 degrees. It's the first of its kind in Atlanta.
All fish is flown in from a market in Tokyo and the quality is totally obvious, especially in the simple nigiri. There are also maki rolls, of course, and creative options like the snow crab topped with uni mousse (shown above at left).
Service is stellar, as it is in the Kinjos' other restaurants. I have one caution: Take a wheelbarrow of cash with you.
I'll have more to say in next week's paper.