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Minato Japanese Restaurant

2697 Spring Rd SE, Ste A, Smyrna, GA 30080-3019
+1 770-432-6012
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (34 reviews)
“tempura” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2697 Spring Rd SE, Ste A, Smyrna, GA 30080-3019
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I am extremely surprised by the high reviews of this place. From the outdated decor, to the slow service, to the sushi, I would absolutely not recommend this place. We waited 30 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order and the sushi was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Allison H
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We have been going to this place 1 to 2x per week for last 8 years. Minato has the freshest fish in town. Ask Kevin or Ming to whip something for you off the menu and you will always be pleasantly surprise. Place is always...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank adventure2018a
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

It’s clear this place has a strong local following. I was alone and ordering some sushi to go, and EVERYONE who walked in said hello to the hostess and sushi chef by name. The chef was also making custom sushi by asking what customers wanted....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SFeuer
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I’ll cut to the chase. I love Sashimi. Minato is Fresh, great quality, generous portions, friendly staff and a must for Sushi & Sashimi fans. The decor is also quite nice and relaxing. The only challenge is finding them. They are located behind to building...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Frank S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The service was good while the food very average. We tried tempura, sashimi and lobster, all were too heavy cooked, closer to American style rather than to Japanese cuisine.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Belangelie
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Minato Japanese Restaurant has some of the best Sushi!! It's fresh, tasty and is made extremely well. There is a wide variety of Sushi pieces and Rolls to choose from. The Shrimp Tempura is also really good. If you have never tried Sushi before, Minato's...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Gwendolyn H
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

What a find! It's on the back level next to a golf store. Has to be at least 50 years old. Lady checking out knew owner by name and was obviously a regular, so I asked what she had. The fatty tuna. So so fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank travelingcircus38
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I have dined at Sushi restaurants all over the country, and Minato is amongst the absolute best! The fish is of the highest quality, with both the raw scallop and salmon melting in my mouth! The service was top notch, and the chef even gave...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Maineredsoxfan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Absolutely very good sushi. The service is good, the food is outstanding. The sushi is as fresh as it can be DO Go to this place!! very good!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Humberto P
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My family has been going here for 25 years and it is still the BEST sushi I have ever had and I have been in over 100 countries. Kevin never ceases to amaze us with his talent! Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Don V
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14 September 2016|
Response from rachelhX3320QQ | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elizabeth, I think you should contact Minato directly, I didn't see any GF soy sauce for example but they may be able to offer if you ask. Hope they do, the food is great! R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2697 Spring Rd SE, Ste A, Smyrna, GA 30080-3019
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Smyrna
  • Phone Number: +1 770-432-6012
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