06/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I moved to Atlanta (Midtown) about a year ago, and since then have been exploring restaurants in the area. I went to Shout about a week ago on a date for drinks and sushi. The atmosphere was strange--overdone, pretentious, nearly empty (we arrived at 7:30 on a Thursday) and the air conditioning seemed to be off. We were then seated at a table right next to a group of men who were loud, drunk, and not very polite. Out of all the open tables, we had to sit next to three men clapping obnoxiously and shouting.
Our waitress was nervous and awkward, she clearly did not have a lot of experience, and didn't know what a lot of the items on the menu were. She would approach our table very cautiously, smiled nervously and talked under her breath. It was all very strange. On top of that, we ordered the calamari (it was alright, nothing special) and then each ordered a different type of sushi. I ordered the rainbow roll, and my date ordered something of the special menu. Our food came unexpectedly quick-- it looked good, but it was alright at best. Definitely wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything to brag about. Later that evening (about 5 hours after we returned home), I began to feel very nauseous. After an hour of feeling to my stomach, I finally couldn't take it any longer and ended up in the bathroom getting sick multiple times that evening. My date, also reported feeling somewhat sick to his stomach but not nearly to the same degree (he had a few pieces of my sushi).
In conclusion, AVOID THIS RESTAURANT! What started as a fun date-night, turned into an awkward and very bad food experience. There are SO many great restaurants in Atlanta, do not waste your time or money here.