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Shoya Izakaya

Japanese Restaurant, Sake Bar, and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
  • The folks at Eater and Creative Loafing Atlanta like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Valeriya S.
    "Delicious and authentic Japanese food at a great price!"(6 Tips)
    Julie J.
    "Try the Kushiyaki Chef's Choice - Grilled yumminess (via..."(4 Tips)
    Todd G.
    "Get some squid legs and spicy gyoza soup and be happy ^_^"(2 Tips)
    Joy T.
    "Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen is incredible."(3 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • Japanese food
  • ramen
  • authentic
  • kushiyaki
  • sushi
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  • Jacqui H.
    Best was the Takoyaki, Agenasu Chuka (eggplant), Menchi Katsu, Spicy Chicken Skewer, Spicy Gyoza soup..tried 2 sakes, was good but they're $22 for small quantity..awesome food tho
  • Tricia B.
    Tricia BeanApril 16
    Spectacular Japanese Izakaya. Only place with similarly delicious Atlanta sushi is Umi. Vast menu with various types of Japanese food. Great Shochu and sake selection.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BarnesJanuary 22
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing food, good service, be prepared to wait on the weekend!
  • Betsy L.
    Betsy LaurenAugust 31, 2016
    This place is so much fun. Sitting upstairs is really cozy. Be prepared to wait on the weekends.
  • Jack D.
    Jack DanielJuly 22, 2016
    Very good authentic Japanese food and great interior. Looks like in Japan
  • Randy D.
    Randy DaoMarch 23, 2016
    Everything is good here. You get your money's worth.
  • Zac M.
    Zac McCormickFebruary 6, 2016
    They have tonkatsu ramen, get it.
  • Hayley L.
    Hayley LangleyNovember 7, 2015
    Amazingly authentic food... everything was great. I did sashimi, another of my party did kabobs... and the Ramey was fabulous too ♡
  • May ♍.
    May ♍October 30, 2015
    Shoya Izakaya is tasty authentic Japanese in a real Japanese ambience. I'm not a sushi person but the scallop, ramen, fried salmon, oysters, teriyaki chicken were all fresh and flavourful 
  • Marian
    MarianSeptember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Eric S.
    Eric SierraSeptember 16, 2015
    Everything. The mochi icecream was delicious.
  • Glad A.
    Glad AlcalaSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSAugust 28, 2015
    Try the Taiyaki - Okay. ...maybe this is one of the main reasons we came (via @Foodspotting)
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSAugust 28, 2015
    Try the Kushiyaki Chef's Choice - Grilled yumminess (via @Foodspotting)
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSAugust 28, 2015
    Try the Chicken Karaage - Yum (via @Foodspotting)
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSAugust 28, 2015
    Try the Tuna Tartare - Yummy! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Luke S.
    Luke SixAugust 27, 2015
    Wow that was one of my best Japanese restaurants after being in Tokyo. Top! Like it.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Shoya's encyclopedic menu, spread over seven crowded pages, will send you into a rapture of excitement or cripple you with indecision. Dishes tend to be surprising. Order away and see what shows up.
  • Viranuj S.
    I came for ramen but had yaki soba instead. Really tasty. Also I had their tomago.. The best I had around ATL so far, freshly tasted egg. Yum!!
  • ilyntech
    ilyntechApril 13, 2015
    one of the best ramen places in town. i liked the beef yanagawa and the grilled squid, which is a common delicacy in my hometown. they are usually packed, but we never had to wait long to be seated.
  • Virginie L.
    Virginie LiaoMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Tonpeiyaki or okonomiyaki are recommended. So are the eel omelet, baked cheese curry, kushiyaki sheets, and cream korokke. But the grilled squid is not recommended. lots of japanese diners here, legit
  • Marcelo E.
    Marcelo EstradaFebruary 28, 2015
    The ramen bowls are excellent.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Super authentic izakaya restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed, chill, and the food comes out fresh and hot!!
  • Belinda M.
    Belinda MindaDecember 2, 2014
    Really good, fresh sashimi. Try the sashimi regular~
  • Belinda M.
    Belinda MindaDecember 2, 2014
    Really nicely designed and decorated. Authentic feel for sure~
  • Belinda M.
    Belinda MindaDecember 1, 2014
    Really good, authentic Japanese food. Spicy tonkotsu, beef sukiyaki don, chashu don, and sashimi regular were all amazing and worth trying~
  • Christian R.
    Christian ReyesNovember 23, 2014
    Everything! Extensive menu full of Japanese delicacies.
  • Cody M.
    Cody MooreNovember 16, 2014
    If you want to have REAL Japanese food, this is one of the few places in greater Atlanta to do so!
  • Owen
    OwenAugust 8, 2014
    This place used to be on top but has fallen way behind in recent time. The sushi is ok but the izakaya selections are not tasty at all. Unless you're craving sochu, head elsewhere.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LJuly 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Stick to the sushi, the appetizers are overpriced.
  • Gene H.
    Gene HarrisonJune 16, 2014
    Fried pork belly, chicken skins, and Chasau ramen were all great.
  • Fleur
    FleurJune 15, 2014
    This place seemed like a wonderful place but now i see it is full of rude workers with bad manners. I am not coming back and would advise you to do the same.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RogersJune 3, 2014
  • Joy T.
    Joy TolentinoMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen is incredible.
  • Todd G.
    Todd GiddensMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favorite restaurants ever. Get some squid legs and spicy gyoza soup and be happy ^_^
  • Carl T.
    Carl TydingcoMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent izakaya fare. Stick to the specials on the chalkboard for the fresh fish. Stay away from the ramen
  • Saintvictoria
    SaintvictoriaMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the grilled octopus, it is amazing.
  • Marcelo E.
    Marcelo EstradaFebruary 1, 2014
    Great food. Try the pickled lotus root and the Georgian roll.
  • Char
    CharDecember 28, 2013
    Get a booth upstairs so you can watch the chefs cooking all the yummy dishes!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Brad J.
    Brad JohnsonAugust 17, 2013
    This is by far the most authentic Asian cuisine I have ever seen. And it wasn't bad at all!
  • Veronica S.
    Veronica SunAugust 15, 2013
    Authentic Japanese food, very fresh sashimi, not really a good fan of the sushi. Highly recommend the Tayaki.
  • Josh P.
    Josh ParksAugust 4, 2013
    Get the ice cream with mashed beans. Its excellent.
  • Karnell S.
    Karnell SchultzJuly 18, 2013
    Best Japanese food in Atl . Ramen sushi kimchi
  • Kazz B.
    Kazz BellMay 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    new table space
  • Kazz B.
    Kazz BellMay 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    hallway to new space
  • Kazz B.
    Kazz BellMay 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    they have renovated and increase table and waiting space.
  • Darlene C.
    Darlene CopelandApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    So delicious and authentic. I haven't had some of these since being in japan
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The chicken skin salad, one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat in ATL, combines mixed greens and sesame dressing into a bowl of transcendence filled with a handful of golden-brown chunks of fried skin. Read more
  • Thanh C.
    Thanh CarrollApril 23, 2013
    All the ramen is delicious, especially the tonkatsu!
  • Justin K.
    Justin KalinaDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Japanese bar food!
  • Sara L.
    Sara L.November 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    2 words. miso cod.
  • NeeCee 🌈 K.
    NeeCee 🌈 KeelsNovember 19, 2012
    Overpriced sashimi but otherwise good food
  • Jules P.
    Jules PerryJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pumpkin tempura roll sounds like something Gillis would like.
  • Matt C.
    Matt ColemanMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a few skewers and chow down.
  • Stan M.
    Stan MitchemMarch 25, 2012
    If you have babies, this place sucks. No high chairs!
  • Valeriya S.
    Valeriya ShindrovaMarch 19, 2012
    Delicious and authentic Japanese food at a great price! Try the takoyaki im addicted!
  • Pam L.
    Pam LahoudDecember 1, 2011
    Okonomiyaki is to die for!
  • Pam L.
    Pam LahoudDecember 1, 2011
    They have the button! It's just like Japan!
  • James H.
    James HsiaoNovember 7, 2011
    Get the Okonomi Yaki!
  • Jacqui C.
    Jacqui ChewOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    fantastic food! habanero octopus rocks!
  • Kazz B.
    Kazz BellOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Now, they open until 23:30 Tues - Sat 22:30 for Sun. Last call os 20 min before.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PattersonOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Technically not Bu Hi - but close. If you want to try something different, swerve over by Brandsmart for this. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    The only real izakaya in Atlanta, Shoya continues to impress with an immense menu full of every imaginable Japanese delicacy and a full on selection of yakitori. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Cody M.
    Cody MooreSeptember 19, 2011
    Another authentic Japanese restaurant. You won't be disappointed with the quality.
    savoryexposure.comAugust 6, 2011
    Get a variety of kushiyaki to share
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJuly 4, 2011
    Try the My tonkatsu ramen. His spicy tantan ramen. - I love Shoya
  • Kristin
    KristinMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order any Coke products, unless you like paying $3. Forget about refills.
  • Pauline P.
    Pauline PellicerMarch 5, 2011
    Best Japanese street food! Its going to be my new favorite place to eat!
  • Kittenmasks
    KittenmasksDecember 30, 2010
    Best sashimi in town. I love how their tuna is slightly cooked around the edges.
  • Kazz B.
    Kazz BellOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    currently they have seasonal special, matsutake dobin mushi recommended
  • Liz K.
    Liz KimJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Only open for Dinner after 5pm and closed Mondays
  • Jenny
    JennyJune 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    King oyster kushi yaki with salt is the bomb!
  • D K.
    D KFebruary 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sushi chefs name is Kiro. Best in town. Period. Order the gyoza.
  • Alli
    AlliJanuary 29, 2010
    Tomato bacon kushiyaki... Teppan yakisoba... Pan-fried gyoza... Cassis & soda.
  • K
    KAugust 22, 2009
    a Tokyo-style experience of food, sake & beverages - not expensive
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