FOOD JOURNAL: Niko Niko Sushi-Hibachi

I was shopping at Mall of Georgia with a friend and had a craving for sushi, not mall sushi, but a unique and tasty flare of sushi. I remembered seeing the Niko Niko sign in a strip mall while driving to the mall, so I decided, why not give it a try.  As it was about lunch time, me and my lunch date were one of the first patrons to arrive, as they open at 11:30 a.m. As we entered the establishment, we were greeted warmly and seated. The first thing I noticed was how friendly the server was and the bright and beautiful ambiance of the restaurant as they were many stunning chandeliers hanging from above. The decor of the restaurant was modern but still showed signs of Japanese flare.
We proceeded to review the menu which had an option of sushi, hibachi and other dishes. We sat on the sushi side of the restaurant and then ordered our beverages and made note to the waiter about my shellfish allergy and being Vegan. Unlike some other restaurants I have experienced of late, it didn’t seem to bother him and he just took note of it to inform the chef.  For lunch they offer teriyaki lunch boxes, hibachi lunches, sushi roll combos and sashimi just to name a few. This restaurant has lots of unique options to choose from. I was able to custom order my sushi, of which I chose brown rice, asparagus, carrots, avocado and cucumber and it was made separately to ensure there wasn’t any cross contamination. My lunch date had the spicy tuna, a spiderroll and we shared some edamame.
The sushi was fresh and delicious and was made quickly, right in front of us. Our waiter was attentive and refilled my green tea and checked in with us periodically to see if we needed anything, with out feeling rushed or being overbearing. He was pleasant and engaging. Overall the service and food was excellent here. So I highly recommend it if you are in the Buford area and want to grab a quick bite. So go ahead and experience Niko Niko first hand, you won’t be disappointed!
Niko Niko is located at 3260 Buford Dr #30, Buford, GA 30519
Phone: 770.614.3442