Sushi is one of my greatest weaknesses when it comes to dining out. I love sushi and I am almost always in the mood for it. One of the great things about living in suburban Atlanta is that there is a plethora of sushi bars. Sushinobo is one that comes to mind when we think of good pick-me-up's in the Vinings area (Minato Restaurant and Yakitori Jinbei are quite good as well). Sushinobo doesn't try too hard, it hits all the points expected from a sushi restaurant and delivers it well.
We started off our meal with a bowl of agedashi tofu for the table. The skin was thin and crispy, hardly oily, and the tempura sauce was just right. I loved this dish, but I would only recommend it if you're looking to start off your meal with something light. The Crispy Calamari might be a better bet if you're looking for a larger, more filling appetizer to share.
As a bonus, I'm also a huge fan of plum wine, which Sushinobo carries. Not all Japanese restaurants offer the (very) sweet and tart beverage, so if you're not into Japanese beer or sake and you love fruity cocktails, you might want to give plum wine a shot. We ordered four glasses of it and slurped it happily.
Since I'm a sashimi kind of gal, I ordered the Combination Sashimi entree, which has three pieces each of tuna, salmon, and white tuna (escolar). I first tried this dish when my husband ordered it during our first experience at Sushinobo. I enjoyed it enough to order my own plate of it this time. The cuts are fairly thick and the taste was fresh. With a dash of wasabi and soy sauce, my belly was extremely satisfied.
My fellow tablemates ordered maki rolls, more specifically the Samurai Roll and the Hot Dog Roll. I liked the taste of both with preference for the Samurai Roll. My opinion is order the Samurai Roll if you like a fresher seawater taste (and enjoy mackerel); order the Hot Dog roll if you like more Americanized, fried rolls. If you can go either way, well then I suppose the menu is your oyster.
Have you been to Sushinobo in Vinings before? What did you order and how was your experience there? What other sushi places do you enjoy dining at? Let me know in the comments!