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.
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!!!!
I have lived in Japan and traveled all over. when I go out of town I always find a sushi place and try it. Taka Sushi is the best in Atlanta and top 3 of the over 100 world wide I have been to. The fish is the freshest you can find, and they always have a great selection. They almost always have at least one type of Toro if not multiple grrades to choose from. If you like good quality sushi your missing out if you dont try Taka Sushi!!!
My husband and I have been several times to this great Thai cuisine restaurant. Tom Ping has done a great job on the westside bringing fresh, delicious Thai and sushi for all to enjoy. My husband and I have been loyal customers to the yummy King & I in midtown ever since he first opened. Whenever we walk in the door he greets us and treats us like true guests in his home. Everything on the menu is delicious and fresh!
My husband loves a few items off the menu so every now and then we drive clear cross town for it. I've only had a few items from here, one being the teriyaki chicken. It is loaded with shredded vegetables, which I like but overall its not mind blowing. If I'm in the mood for Chinese and I happen to be in the area, I would stop in for a bite but in my opinion its not worth going out of your way for.
It seems that every time I come into Eight they roll out the red carpet to me. The restaurant is never usually full, which is good if you're on a date but at first seemingly awkward. Their nigiri and their ramen are to die for! The pricing is good for what it is, and their lunch specials are amazing food for a decent price. I love being able to walk downstairs to Eight.
Ru Sans at Edgewood is in a convenient location if you live on the Eastside. I would give the food a B+. I often dine there for their lunch buffet. For $12 bucks, they have a full spread of their most popular sushi, tempura veggies, fried calamari(My fav!!), teriyaki chicken and miso soup. It's never overcrowded which makes for a quick drive by on my lunch break!
The restaurant has an Asian flare with bamboo and the open sushi bar. The menu is pricey however it is located in the Buckhead Shops among high end stores. Parking is pretty easy, there's valet and garage parking. I think if you want a more high end experience this is ok but I think there are other sushi restaurants where you don't have to spend as much.