The Daily Meal recently published our Best Sushi in America roundup for 2014, and in order to compile our ranking, we started by reaching out to leading culinary authorities to ask what their favorite sushi restaurants are, and we supplemented those suggestions with sushi restaurants featured in local reviews and pre-existing regional and local rankings. Although many of these restaurants also serve a menu of traditional Japanese food, we stressed that the primary focus must be on sushi. We then took that list of 112 restaurants from across the country and built a survey, with the restaurants separated by region. We invited our group of trusted panelists, comprising chefs, bloggers, journalists, and other culinary authorities, to vote for their favorites. Our final list showcased the 35 best, with one from Atlanta scoring the #24 spot.
Tomo is the brainchild of Tokyo-born Tomo Naito, who honed his eye for quality while working as a seafood buyer and his sushi skills at the omakase station at Las Vegas’ Nobu, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place for sushi in Atlanta. The room is sleek, as befits its location in ritzy Buckhead, and the skills of Naito are on full display, not only in the quality of the fish but in the creative ingenuity behind his dishes, like usuzukuri, thinly sliced fluke dotted with hot sauce and ponzu jelly.
The restaurant snagged the #24 spot in our compilation, and without any local competition mentioned on the list, it is unequivocally the best sushi in Atlanta.