Last week, I was heading down West Paces Ferry towards Peachtree. As I pulled up to the traffic light, a “Now Open” sign caught my eye. Apparently, Bento Sushi, a little sushi bar, has opened near this intersection in the heart of Buckhead. If you aren’t a fan of online maps, you should note that Bento sits right next to Chops/The Lobster Bar and Nava.
Early reports seem to be that the place is half-decent. Though I have no way to throw my hat into the mix on this one, I did check out their menu. It’s a pretty straightforward take on Americanized sushi and includes some apps and small items. Meanwhile, with a vast majority of the items priced between $7 and $9, and the obvious focus on the portable, it seems that they are targeting the grocery store sushi market. However, you shouldn’t let the name completely fool you – they do have on premise seating.
We’ll see how things turn up for Bento. In the meantime, I’ve asked one of my Buckhead buddies to go check it out … we’ll see if she shows up with a guest post anytime soon!