I usually don't start a review by mentioning the service, but Daniel was hands down one of the best servers the Hubs and I have ever had. He was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and made our first visit to Eight an awesome experience. Two members of the management team also stopped by our table to chat for a moment, and they were very nice as well. I'd go back just for the service. Fortunately, the food was delicious as well. We were super hungry so we tried the scallops (they really did sizzle), sea bass, Explosion roll, and the Westside Roll. Oh yeah, we also tried the calamari. The seafood was flavorful, and even the side order of rice was great. The sushi was tasty. We had a few of their cocktails as well, which were unique and pretty potent (as least they were for me). The ambiance was cool, and I loved the decor. I'm definitely glad they're in the neighborhood, and will be working my way to becoming a regular.
Atlanta Fish Market has, by far, the best Seafood and sushi in the city. I've tried numerous items, including the Hong Kong salmon, friend lobster tail and Greek salad, but the sushi is the real winner. Tyson, the sushi chef sometimes has these specials that are unbelievable. The one I most recently had was the sushi grade salmon over fried ponzu rice, topped with tobiko and a chipotle cream sauce. It was PHENOMENAL. I came back a few days later to get the same thing. The main dining room can be a bit loud, so I opt for the tables near the front of the building next to the windows, or a seat back in the bar area where there's a sushi lounge and a relaxed feel. There's valet parking for $2 which is less expensive than I've seen in this area. The service is always excellent, and the bar tenders are friendly, ready to impress you with your cocktail.
High-tech decor with heart-pounding beats isn't for everyone. Hey, the place is in Midtown, so what do you exect. Also, it's not the best sushi restaurant you can find either (see MF Sushibar). But this is a highly competent restaurant with some exceptional Asian-inspired dishes. The yellowfin tuna cheek appetizer(cooked) is by far the best thing on the menu. The sizziling fish is always a crowd pleaser. I always take out-of-town guests to the restaurant, and they're always glad I did. Expect to pay $15-$20 per entree and about $8-$10 for an appetizer. Also, the restaurant has $1 sushi on the weekdays.