posted on October 17, 2006 at 7:19 am
Japanese food was a big part of my life growing up. My parents met and fell in love while both of them were living in Japan. There were very few Japanese restaurants when we moved to Atlanta. When I was a little girl, my mom would take us to Umezono for katsu-donburi and soba when my Dad was out of town. My favorite part was going next door to pick out some rice crackers and Japanese candy at Tomato. Finding good sushi was a bit harder. We always ended up at Sushi Huku because my parents liked the owner and the clientele was pretty much Japanese. My Dad would get the sushi chef sloshed on Japanese beer, joke in Japanese, and the food was pretty good. It was always fun.
I had not been to Sushi Huku in quite a while. Our family had fallen in love with Taka and went there quite often. However, Taka had temporarily closed and I needed a sushi fix. I did not feel like dealing with MF Sushi because that place is just too much of a scene for me. Great fish but I don’t need house music and pretense with my sushi. I went over for dinner a couple for weeks ago with my boyfriend, JW. We got a sashimi sampler, some fried tofu soba and a katsu-don. I wanted to see what they place had to offer after not having been in years. The sushi was fresh but a bit sloppily made for my taste. I love hotate (scallop) sashimi with the thin little slices of lemon or lime. It should be thinly sliced into 3-4 pieces. This was just cut it half. Not the best version I have ever had. JW did not like his katsu-don but I think it was just new to him. It looked fine. My noodles were good. Nice broth. I would order it again. The menu had many different Japanese homestyle classics. I think that is the thing to order here. Like I said, the sushi was not bad but not great. Good thing Taka re-opened last week.
The service was gracious and efficient as always. It is a family-run establishment and you feel it when you dine here. So, what’s my verdict? Average sushi. Good soba broth. Try the homestyle dishes.
Address: 6300 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Phone: (770) 956-9559