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MF Sushi Atlanta

299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Ste. K (Elizabeth St.) Send to Phone
Chris Kinjo brings his singular sushi back to Atlanta at MF Sushi in Inman Park.

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Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly
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MF Sushi Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

MF Sushi Atlanta Restaurant Review

: MF Sushi Atlanta’s design transports guests to another zone. Behind the sushi bar, the image of a stylized tree spreads its breadth across the wall. Suspended lights encased in beads illuminate the bar area, which steps up from the dining space. Noise levels are moderate, as befits a fine dining Japanese restaurant. Open the menu to a two-page list of delicacies and inventive morsels. But even familiar fare operates at an unfamiliar quality level, such as the miso soup, which emits an intense, inviting scent more aromatic than usual. Sample the mozuku, Okinawan seaweed salad eaten cold and rendered tangy by rice vinegar, topped by a raw quail egg. With the spicy tuna roll and the soft-shell crab roll at $17 each, they were not among the least expensive anywhere, but both, especially the soft-shell crab made with fresh crab, were standouts. We also enjoyed the robata-grilled asparagus, although one piece was the inedible woody end of a spear. Desserts are inventive and intriguing, but we didn't find the very firmly set yuzu chocolate mousse terribly satisfying. But who needs dessert here anyway? The wine list is extensive with many choices that pair well with sushi or sashimi, but a comprehensive array of fine saké should be perused first. MF Bar is a smaller operation with a similar menu in Avalon at 7135 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, 404-977-1207.



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