Us ATLiens love bite-size Japanese delicacies and we can't seem to get enough of it. Next time you're craving a sushi roll (so probably today), head on over to this new Chamblee sushi spot for movie-themed sushi and a dog-friendly patio.

FūDO (pronounced food-oh) opened in Chamblee this past January. Fudo is the Japanese word for "the spirit of remarkable food, wonderful experiences, and soulful living," which is what you can expect to find at ATL's newest addition to the sushi community. Fudo offers a contemporary casual dining experience with fine-dining quality.

Many of its counterparts don't have the fresh ingredients that you'll find here, according to an AJC food review. The owners (who also own Ichiban Steak and Sushi in Alpharetta) are parents to college students, so they understand the concept of eating on a budget. 

Fudo, which opened in Chamblee in January 2019, offers an extensive menu of special rolls made with super fresh fish and unique combos inside their massive modern-industrial space. From hand rolls to Donburi, there is something on the menu to suit every palette and preference.

You'll find unique, mouth-watering options like Gyu-don with marinated short ribs, fried kimchi and arugula; eggplant tempura and jalapenos stuffed with crab salad and mozzarella.  

What will really catch your eye is the "Sushi Rolls" section of the menu that's filled with never-before-seen sushi concoctions named after popular Hollywood films like "The Hunger Games," made with spicy tuna and fried asparagus topped with tuna, spicy aioli, torched, jalapeno yuzu, serrano peppers and sriracha. "The Legally Blonde" is a fried roll with salmon, cream cheese and cucumber topped with wasabi, lime and white yuzu. 

If you are feeling nostalgic, you should try the "Pokemon" roll with spicy tuna and avocado topped with crab salad, salmon, spicy aioli, kabayaki sauce and crunch. To get a fully immersive Pokemon experience, check out this Pokemon pop-up bar coming to Atlanta in October.

The prices at Fudo are very reasonable and there are options to fit every budget. At lunchtime, you can get rolls for as low as $5; it's definitely possible to have a full belly and an alcoholic drink to wash it down for under $25.

An added bonus at Fudo is the large patio where you can dine al fresca with your pup. With fall and cooler weather on its way, it'll be the perfect spot to hang with your furry friends and enjoy sushi with drinks. It's a must to pair your sushi with some good sake and Fudo is the place to find it. They serve over 20 types of sake including hot, cold, junmai, honjozo and more.

If you aren't a sake lover, they have plenty of beer (local and Japanese), wine, craft cocktails and a full bar so you can create your own if you're feeling creative. Grab your friends and fur babies and come hang out at Fudo for some fresh and delicious sushi and drinks.

 

FūDO

Price: $9-18

Address: 5070 Peachtree Blvd. Suite# A-100, Chamblee, GA 30341

Why you should go: To bring your dog and enjoy top-notch quality sushi with flavorful and unique hollywood-themed creations at an affordable price.

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