Sometimes dinner is for more than just consuming nutrients. It can be for celebrating a new job, an anniversary, or surviving meeting your future in-laws. When these occasions pop up. it’s good to know where to splurge, and Umi in Buckhead is just the place. This is one of the best, and most expensive, sushi spots in Atlanta, and when you want to go big, come here and get one of their three omakase options. It’ll take a few hours, you’ll drink plenty of sake, and you can debate how well it went with your future family in the meantime.
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