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Sushi Zutto

10-01-2008: Lunch at Sushi Zutto
From left to right, top: Squid, eel, yellowtail, smoked salmon, and tuna
Bottom: salmon and avocado maki

I tried Sushi Zutto for lunch based on the review from Chow Down Atlanta. I'm liking Chloe's blog. Of course, anyone who hates PF Chang's is okay by me.) :)

I was pleased: the place is immaculate, and the nigiri portions were generous. The fish was extremely fresh. Since this was my first time, I went for the $12.50 lunch combo (miso soup, salad, and your choice of six pieces of nigiri plus one maki), rather than the all-you-can-eat (made to order; not a buffet) for around $16 (this is valid at dinner as well). It also made me happy that their lunch hours extend just a bit past most places. I know that Hashiguchi and Sushi Huku shut down right at 2:00 pm; Sushi Zutto is open until 2:30 pm, which is nice for those of us who start our days a bit later.

Minor con: they didn't have any low-sodium soy sauce that I saw, although I probably could have asked for it. I just don't like having to ask for a condiment that's right on the table in most of the sushi restaurants I frequent these days. I'd also like to try more of their rolls: the order checklist for the lunch menu, while reasonably comprehensive, seemed to be missing some of the more interesting maki listed on the printed menu. I'm not sure if they just ran out of room or if they don't prepare those rolls at lunch, so I'll need to investigate further.

The staff was friendly without being intrusive. I like that. Sometimes, I just want to eat my lunch without feeling obligated to socialize, especially if it's my first time visiting an establishment.

I'll definitely return. Sushi Zutto and Sushi Nami are the two best sushi options I've found at the north end of Atlanta thus far. While Nami's menu has more variety, Zutto is closer, and it's always nice to have a choice.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 3rd, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds good; where is this?

Oct. 4th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
It's in a small cluster of shops at the intersection of Old Milton Parkway and North Point Parkway.
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Hi K! I'm glad you liked Sushi Zutto. And you're right about Haru Ichiban having sloppy rolls -- they used to be consistently great but have been slacking the past year or two. When you get a chance, you HAVE to try Sushi Yoko on Peachtree Industrial Blvd if you haven't done so already. And Blue Fin Sushi also on PIB is known for their miso ramen.

I'm bookmarking you site. Love it ;)

Chow Down Atlanta
Oct. 4th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Chloe, I'm thrilled that you posted, and honored that you would bookmark my journal! I honestly mean it when I say that finding your Atlanta food blog was a treat. In food, as in movies, it's great to find a reviewer whose opinions tend to match your own, because they become a reliable guide to new and terrific things.

I absolutely will have to try Sushi Yoko. We were driving back from Pho 79 this past Sunday, and we passed it. I exclaimed to my husband, "That's where it is? Chloe says it's really good. I had no idea it was that close!" I'll definitely have to pay a visit in the near future.

So as not to unfairly ding a place that I haven't tried ... the place we tried was Ichiban Steak & Sushi on Windward Parkway. Are they part of/affiliated with Haru Ichiban?
Nov. 21st, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Chloe, you were so, so right about Sushi Yoko! I tried it today. Really fresh, and very reasonably priced for lunch, I thought. Thanks so much for the tip!

I still need to make it to Blue Fin Sushi. I'm headed to MF Sushibar tomorrow (I've been to MF Buckhead, so we'll see how it compares.)
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Oh God. I want to eat it all. Left to right, each piece individually.

I especially miss good sashimi :(

At least I can count on a good vicarious recount from my lovely foody friend.
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