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Minato Japanese Restaurant

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2697 Spring Rd SE, Ste A, Smyrna, GA 30080-3019
+1 770-432-6012
Today
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Stow, Ohio
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All the food here was so fresh and delicious. There were a lot of customers who are regulars and that says a lot. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, I would highly recommend coming here for sushi or japanese food.

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Thank nightingale725
Atlanta, Georgia
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267 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although I have eaten at Minato several times I had not been there in a while. it is always so pleasant to be greeted by Pat and Kevin, the long time owners of the restaurant. It is small and out of the way but it is always filled with "regulars" including many Japanese patrons (always a good sign). We had... More 

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Thank atljpb
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very friendly servers. Generous portions of great food! This is a great place for a date. The private booths are a nice touch.

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Thank Trish H
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

From the time we entered we knew that we were in an authentic setting. The first telltale sign was no advertisement for Budweiser. Not that bud is a bad thing but if I see it ina Japanese restaurant then I'm ready to bolt. The wait staff was smart, efficient, helpful fast and so customer oriented that I almost did not... More 

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Thank masterbarberwms
Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I've been here twice now, the first was back in 2013 and I have been dieing to get back since. I live in Ohio so its taken me till 2017. We sat at the bar and order directly from the Chef he is fantastic and knowledgeable. The Albacore Tuna is melt in your mouth, also the Ahi Poke so so... More 

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Thank Jared T
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food is of excellent quality from the fresh sushi to tempura, soba, etc.. The service is awesome as well! The entire staff are very friendly and attentive.

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Thank William C
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have been dining at Minato for about 4 years. I was hesitant to try it at first - it is located in a little shopping area behind a gas station. Don't let that deter you! The staff is friendly and warm - they even play with my 2-yr old daughter. The sushi is simple and always fresh. We love... More 

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Thank Nikelle K
Moorpark, California, USA
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Came here on recommendation; was not disappointed!! I arrived around the dinner opening time (5:30pm), and the place quickly filled seats. Quickly and warmly greeted, sat at sushi bar. Unbelievably large portions and so fresh. They have a dinner selection that looked too large to finish, but everything on the platter was so good, I did finish...even after two large... More 

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Thank Dan C
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Place was referred to us to try. The location was a little deceiving but man was it worth it! Busy, eclectic spot with very tasty food. I will return and am looking forward to trying different foods. Good eating and nice experience

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Thank Michelle B
chicago, IL
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This place is in back of a shopping center. Hard to find if you don't j ow area. Old school decor.Server was very friendly . Food was good. I wouldn't run back but glad we went .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:15
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?