Last Friday night, we had the pleasure of dining at Fudo, a new Asian concept in Chamblee, just minutes from Perimeter Mall. Fudo is the newest edition to the portfolio of restaurants by owners John and Grace Lee, who also own Alpharetta and Cumming steak and sushi concept, Ichiban.

Here’s the kicker: I don’t eat (much) fish. Like almost none. Which is why I chose to spotlight this particular sushi restaurant. Fudo offers not only a HUGE array of rolls (over 50) and sashimi, but a mix of Japanese and Korean style cuisine with a generous selection of small plates, soups and salads, tempura, and donburi rice bowl dishes. There is literally something for everyone. Including a very nice list of sakes.

Do what did we eat? We started with the Chef’s Special, Hawaiian Ahi Poke with avocado, green onion, masago, micro greens, and ponzu. Also an order of the Dynamite Shrimp. The Poke was as fresh and delicious as it was beautiful and the Shrimp dish was crunchy, spicy, and sweet. Then we moved onto a Chicken Fried Rice. This was definitely not my choice. I couldn’t care less about fried rice but that is literally Mikey’s favorite food on the planet. And according to him, Fudo measured up. I tried the B.T.S. Roll, made with Bulgogi, spring mix, and cucumber and topped with seared bulgogi, black pepper, spicy kabayaki sauce, fried kimchi, scallions. They had me at kimchi really… It was delicious, just like the sticky bulgogi you’ll find in L.A.’s Koreatown. Over all, I give it two thumbs up.

So, venture OTP and check them out. Since their opening this past January, they’re quickly being recognized by the foodie community in Atlanta as a new go-to when you’re looking for something beyond your average sushi spot.

Kanpai, y’all!