As a Japanese American, I can say that this restaurant is one of the few in the Atlanta area with real Japanese food. The food reminds me of mom's and the lunch prices are very reasonable. Whatever you do, don't show up after 1:30pm or you will be either denied seating or rushed out the door promptly at 2:00pm. This rudeness was VERY un-Japanese & not sure if the owner realizes his wait staff is turning away customers.
Posted: 2/03/2009 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I knew from the moment I walked in that this would be good japanese food. For starters it is telling that the majority of the clientele when I go in, is in fact Japanese. THey have the best sushi in town, at incredibly reasonable prices.
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
The food is authentic and very reasonably priced, especially for lunch. It's not top range Japanese food, but the food is consistent and quite good. The service is pretty bad and they have refused to seat me several times although I was well within their posted opening hours. A good stand-by restaurant.
Posted: 9/18/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I tried Umezono on the recommendation of a co-worker, and boy am I glad I did! This was the closest thing to REAL Japanese food I have had in the Atlanta area. The sushi was fresh and not terribly experienced. The service was courteous and prompt, and the atmosphere was nice.
Posted: 7/30/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I have been trying different Sushi Bars in the Cobb County area lately. I was not impressed. The variety was very limited, and there's no description on the sushi rolls, so you don't exactly know what's in the roll. The selection was very limited, so I just got a Shrimp roll. It was good, but small. Because of the limited menu, I probably will not go back.
Posted: 5/27/2008 • Last edited: 9/29/2011 • Link to this review
This is authentic, real Japanese food, not some fusion mix. The menu is extensive, and if you're feeling bold, they can accomodate. If not so much, they have excellent combination lunches and dinners that will give you a variety of food at a reasonable price. Unlike many other Japanese restaurants, I never seem to leave Umezono still hungry. The atmosphere is traditional, but sincere. I don't the drive when I feel the need for some good Japanese food.
Posted: 5/06/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
With prices far less than other "Japanese" steakhouses, Umezono's actually delivers authentic Japanese food with outstanding taste. From Japanese curry to various udon bowls or sushi, Umezono's will have your favorite Japanese dish ready for you. For anyone who is looking for REAL Japanese food and not the traditional Americanized steakhouse show, Umezono's is a pleasant change.
Posted: 3/14/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
Unlike most places, Umezono is a real Japanese restaurant. They have an extensive menu of real Japanese food, not just sushi. The sushi they do have is authentic. (You won't find sushi rolls with strange ingredients here; that's an American creation.) The sushi is top 10, but not the absolute best in all of Atlanta. You can eat for as little as $7 if you stick to simple Japanese food like curry rice, or you can live it up and go for a big meal. They also have Japanese-style rooms for private parties.
Posted: 12/16/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
They have varieties of choices and most of them are cooked at regular Japanese home and good. It's good opportunity to try what regular Japanese people eat. Their Sushi is ok, but I prefer to eat their REGULAR JAPANESE food. Price is very reasonable.
Posted: 8/25/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
w ith tons of japanese places I could eat in near me, I still drive 11 miles to Umizono. Why? the menu is extensive. the prices are hard to beat and although the atmosphere in most japanese restaraunts is nice, this on is down-home friendly ! they serve fantastic tonkastu and even the miso soup is above average
Posted: 10/19/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review