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.
We come here at least every Christmas Eve and tonight was no exception! We got our reservations wrong and arrived an hour early, but they still work…
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.
The Rusan's Buckhead location is the best by far from any of them. I've known people to come from Cali, North Carolina, and NY just to come to this location. I believe the manager, well also the hostess, is gorgeous and has really made a difference in the service!! she seems to really care about how everyone feels about the restaurant. i like how involved they are now. I love the food and the vibe!! there's a few others in there that could use some coaching from her. But overall its a great place to be after a long week. Start the weekend off right with some loud customers, music, sake, and food!!!!