Tomo

Restaurants, Japanese North Buckhead
Tomo
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Randy T.

Osaka-born chef Tomohiro Naito started his career as a seafood buyer for a Japanese company, where he honed his eye for the world's best fish. As a sushi chef, he eventually rose to the rank of omakase chef at Nobu in Las Vegas, where he wowed diners with his creative tasting menus. He eventually moved to Atlanta and opened Tomo in an elegant space, with a commitment to serving the best ingredients possible. You'll find a few obscure offerings, including kohada, a.k.a. Japanese gizzard shad (a kind of fish) on the nigiri and sashimi menu. The rest of the lineup is full of delicacies such as yellowtail collar, a particularly prized cut, and monkfish liver, sometimes called the foie gras of the sea.

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Tom Naito has made it a life’s ambition to become the world’s best sushi chef. He was born in Osaka, Japan. He first came to the United States to study
theater directing at Queens College in NYC and worked at s everal Japanes e restaurants at night in Manhattan. After finishing college, Tom worked for a
Japanes e trading company for two years. He started to realize that his love for the kitchen was greater than his love for the stage. So he left directing behind
and began to work for his true calling, becoming a great chef. His drive to succeed has led him all over the USA. He worked in New York, Boston, Maine, Las
Vegas and now Atlanta. While he is an expert in Japanes e cooking, he also worked and studied in both French and Italian styles. The breadth of knowledge allows TOMO to have the exquisite Tom Naito flair. It is precis ely the unique skill s et that led world renowned chef, NoBu Matsuhisa, to offer Tom a job at his Las Vegas restaurant. Tom worked on his craft under the master chef for 3 years.
NoBu is known for his ingenious flavor combinations of Japanes e and Peruvian ingredients with a Western pres entation. After learning from the master,
Tom was ready to add his own twist to world class sushi. TOMO is the embodiment of his dream. The Japanes e dishes all have unique flavor combinations. Often he will us e French and Italian ingredients in
traditional Japanes e offerings. This gives Tom’s menu a quality unlike any other
restaurant in the city of Atlanta.
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Venue name: Tomo
Contact:
Address: 3630 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 140
Atlanta
30326
Cross street: at Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Opening hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm; dinner Mon-Thu 5-10:30pm, Fri, Sat 5-11pm
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