Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 220 Sandy Springs Cir NE Ste 205

    Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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  • 678-705-6688

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We tried this place for the first time looking forward to the sushi. It was WONDERFUL! The atmosphere was fabulous and the musician made it relaxing and romantic.He was amazing. It was a perfect evening. Wonderful service, wonderful Super crunch tuna roll and the portions were perfect. The drinks were NOT pricey at all as mentioned in a previous review. All the prices are very very reasonable and definately worth every penny! We'll be back for the weekly specials!

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★★★★★

We tried this place for the first time looking forward to the sushi. It was WONDERFUL! The atmosphere was fabulous and the musician made it relaxing and romantic.He was amazing. It was a perfect evening. Wonderful service, wonderful Super crunch tuna roll and the portions were perfect. The drinks were NOT pricey at all as mentioned in a previous review. All the prices are very very reasonable and definately worth every penny! We'll be back for the weekly specials!

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Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas and Bar\r
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I had a great time in this resturant, service, environment, and specially the ""LIVE MUSIC"" made a big different....\r
I had tried the Sushi(spicy turna roll) it's amazing delicious.\r
I will definely come back for this place.

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★★★★★

Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas and Bar\r
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I had a great time in this resturant, service, environment, and specially the ""LIVE MUSIC"" made a big different....\r
I had tried the Sushi(spicy turna roll) it's amazing delicious.\r
I will definely come back for this place.

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Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas and Bar is a bright spot in the Asian Fusion food community. The unusual menu features an eclectic variety of tapas, sushi, tempura, desserts and even has a selection of kids?? meals. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and Asian inspired martinis, sake, and beer.\r
The decor at Blue Grotto brims with a hip, luxurious sex appeal that is appreciated by the 25 and up crowd as well as Asian Fusion enthusiasts. Two plush couches provide the perfect perch for large or small groups who want to enjoy jazz while admiring the Asian inspired art. Owner Allen Wu recently renovated the patio in front of the restaurant.\r
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The most popular dishes include the Smoked Salmon Sushi, Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Potatoes, Spicy Tuna rolls, and the Grotto Soup which has a variety of seafood, rice, and a delicious coconut infused sauce. All meals are presented beautifully on Asian dishes with an array of sauces.\r

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★★★★★

Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas and Bar is a bright spot in the Asian Fusion food community. The unusual menu features an eclectic variety of tapas, sushi, tempura, desserts and even has a selection of kids?? meals. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and Asian inspired martinis, sake, and beer.\r
The decor at Blue Grotto brims with a hip, luxurious sex appeal that is appreciated by the 25 and up crowd as well as Asian Fusion enthusiasts. Two plush couches provide the perfect perch for large or small groups who want to enjoy jazz while admiring the Asian inspired art. Owner Allen Wu recently renovated the patio in front of the restaurant.\r
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The most popular dishes include the Smoked Salmon Sushi, Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Potatoes, Spicy Tuna rolls, and the Grotto Soup which has a variety of seafood, rice, and a delicious coconut infused sauce. All meals are presented beautifully on Asian dishes with an array of sauces.\r

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Went last night with some friends, because of coupon. \r
We had a reservation, and because of a mix up we ended up waiting for a table. No big deal! Once we sat, we waited another 10 minutes for menus. \r
We ordered tapas, the stuffed mushrooms were undercooked and cold. Calamari was good as were some of the other items we ordered.\r
Main dinner was sushi and some cooked dishes. Nothing came out at the same time! Chicken terriyaki had to much sugar taste, although the sushi was good. \r
Would not be rushing back to this restaurant. \r

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★☆☆☆☆

Went last night with some friends, because of coupon. \r
We had a reservation, and because of a mix up we ended up waiting for a table. No big deal! Once we sat, we waited another 10 minutes for menus. \r
We ordered tapas, the stuffed mushrooms were undercooked and cold. Calamari was good as were some of the other items we ordered.\r
Main dinner was sushi and some cooked dishes. Nothing came out at the same time! Chicken terriyaki had to much sugar taste, although the sushi was good. \r
Would not be rushing back to this restaurant. \r

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I have dined there a couple times and it has been amazing. Blue Grotto has excellent food and great specials. The volcano roll is my favorite! Come check it out when you get a chance and say hi to, Allen, the owner, really nice guy!

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★★★★★

I have dined there a couple times and it has been amazing. Blue Grotto has excellent food and great specials. The volcano roll is my favorite! Come check it out when you get a chance and say hi to, Allen, the owner, really nice guy!

Pros: SUSHI, SERVICE & PRICE!!

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The calamari is one very good reason to eat here. Their entrees are wonderful, but the calamari is the one I look forward to every time.

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★★★☆☆

The calamari is one very good reason to eat here. Their entrees are wonderful, but the calamari is the one I look forward to every time.

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We've come across a good friend of ours, and she informed us about this particular restaurant in Sandy Springs. Being a food lover, my husband and I decided to try it out. It definitely exceeded all our expectations! The food served to us were very appetizing. The wait staff was splendid. We will definitely be back

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★★★★★

We've come across a good friend of ours, and she informed us about this particular restaurant in Sandy Springs. Being a food lover, my husband and I decided to try it out. It definitely exceeded all our expectations! The food served to us were very appetizing. The wait staff was splendid. We will definitely be back

Pros: great food, pleasant service

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Excellent service, very fresh sushi.\r
Love the tapas as well.\r
Quiet with nice ambiance \r
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One of best places to go for drinks and sushi in town.

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★★★★★

Excellent service, very fresh sushi.\r
Love the tapas as well.\r
Quiet with nice ambiance \r
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One of best places to go for drinks and sushi in town.

Pros: Fresh and delicious

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This is a cool place to go for tapas dishes in a non-traditional atmosphere. There are couches and tables and chairs to relax and a cool darker ambiance. I like the little tapas meals too.

4
★★★★☆

This is a cool place to go for tapas dishes in a non-traditional atmosphere. There are couches and tables and chairs to relax and a cool darker ambiance. I like the little tapas meals too.

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My boyfriend and I take people to The Blue Grotto every time we have out of town guests. Over the past few years, we've introduced the restaurant to a diverse group of people. Everyone has loved it!\r
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The food is delicious and the service is consistently good. The food always arrives extremely quickly. On occasion the owner has even stopped by our table to let us know he appreciates our business. Most times when I've gone, the restaurant has not been very crowded- which I've never understood considering how good the food is. But I'm sure it makes for better service- so I'm not complaining.\r
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We usually order the Calamari...which is the first thing to arrive. It's terrific for sharing, and just might be the best Calamari I've had anywhere. It comes with roasted peppers and a delicious yellow sauce.\r
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My favorite thing on the menu is the pistachio fried shrimp. The beef medallion is also terrific. My boyfriend's favorites are the lamb chops and the crawfish quesadilla. The crab cakes are also very good.\r
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The other reviews have noted that this restaurant is expensive...which in my opinion refers mostly to the drinks. I think the food is reasonable considering it's unique and high quality. You can definitely order two things off the menu for between $12-$20 and be full. Big eaters might order three things.\r
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The restaurant has a modern and trendy look to it. In closing, I can't think of another restaurant in Atlanta that I like even half as much. It's the only place I would recommend without a single reservation. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I take people to The Blue Grotto every time we have out of town guests. Over the past few years, we've introduced the restaurant to a diverse group of people. Everyone has loved it!\r
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The food is delicious and the service is consistently good. The food always arrives extremely quickly. On occasion the owner has even stopped by our table to let us know he appreciates our business. Most times when I've gone, the restaurant has not been very crowded- which I've never understood considering how good the food is. But I'm sure it makes for better service- so I'm not complaining.\r
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We usually order the Calamari...which is the first thing to arrive. It's terrific for sharing, and just might be the best Calamari I've had anywhere. It comes with roasted peppers and a delicious yellow sauce.\r
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My favorite thing on the menu is the pistachio fried shrimp. The beef medallion is also terrific. My boyfriend's favorites are the lamb chops and the crawfish quesadilla. The crab cakes are also very good.\r
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The other reviews have noted that this restaurant is expensive...which in my opinion refers mostly to the drinks. I think the food is reasonable considering it's unique and high quality. You can definitely order two things off the menu for between $12-$20 and be full. Big eaters might order three things.\r
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The restaurant has a modern and trendy look to it. In closing, I can't think of another restaurant in Atlanta that I like even half as much. It's the only place I would recommend without a single reservation. Enjoy!

Pros: Great Food, Unique Menu, Fast Service

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I went to Blue Grotto with my boyfriend on one of our first dates and I really enjoyed it. The drinks were good, the tapas was tasty (though smaller than most tapas offerings at other restaurants) and the staff was very cool. My only complaint was I thought it was a bit over-priced. However, it's cool to have a place like this in the Marietta/Sandy Springs area and I'll go here before driving downtown.

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★★★★☆

I went to Blue Grotto with my boyfriend on one of our first dates and I really enjoyed it. The drinks were good, the tapas was tasty (though smaller than most tapas offerings at other restaurants) and the staff was very cool. My only complaint was I thought it was a bit over-priced. However, it's cool to have a place like this in the Marietta/Sandy Springs area and I'll go here before driving downtown.

Pros: Very Cool Vibe, Location, Staff, Taste

Cons: Little Pricey

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The food and drinks are excellent but we found the restaurant to be too noisy. Go during off hours and it would be better but it was too hard to talk.

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★★★★☆

The food and drinks are excellent but we found the restaurant to be too noisy. Go during off hours and it would be better but it was too hard to talk.

Pros: Good food and drinks

Cons: Too Noisy

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This place has cool decor and great food!! I enjoyed it so much I had them cater a party for me. Recommened!!

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★★★★☆

This place has cool decor and great food!! I enjoyed it so much I had them cater a party for me. Recommened!!

Pros: Cool place, reasonable prices

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We have visited Blue Grotto several times. The tapas menu is one of the finest in Atlanta. A few of our favorites include: Pistachio Fried Shrimp with Cucumber Salad & Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce; Mini Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli; Grilled Pork Tenderlion with Spiced Apples; Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce & Cucumber Salad; Beef Madallion with Garlic Mashed Potato & Chimichurri Sauce; Crawfish Quesadilla with Diced Tomatoes; Oven Roasted Vegetable Platter with Roasted Garlic, Pesto & Balsamic Glaze - hard to believe these are tapas! The mood is very fresh & upbeat. The staff & management are both attentive and professional. Our friends were so impressed that they have selected Blue Grotto as the location for an engagement party this month.

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★★★★★

We have visited Blue Grotto several times. The tapas menu is one of the finest in Atlanta. A few of our favorites include: Pistachio Fried Shrimp with Cucumber Salad & Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce; Mini Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli; Grilled Pork Tenderlion with Spiced Apples; Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce & Cucumber Salad; Beef Madallion with Garlic Mashed Potato & Chimichurri Sauce; Crawfish Quesadilla with Diced Tomatoes; Oven Roasted Vegetable Platter with Roasted Garlic, Pesto & Balsamic Glaze - hard to believe these are tapas! The mood is very fresh & upbeat. The staff & management are both attentive and professional. Our friends were so impressed that they have selected Blue Grotto as the location for an engagement party this month.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, Good Service, Speciality Drinks

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4 of us went to blue grotto one evening and the place was packed given the small size of this restaurant. The tapas were very tasty but the cocktails arent worth the money. Because of the small portions you have a tendency to keem 'em coming. We ended up spending close to $200 for 4 though we had only 7 drinks in total and we were shocked at the money we spent that evening. Again, the food was very tasty but if you want value for the time and money you spend on a friday evening, this is not the place.

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★★★★☆

4 of us went to blue grotto one evening and the place was packed given the small size of this restaurant. The tapas were very tasty but the cocktails arent worth the money. Because of the small portions you have a tendency to keem 'em coming. We ended up spending close to $200 for 4 though we had only 7 drinks in total and we were shocked at the money we spent that evening. Again, the food was very tasty but if you want value for the time and money you spend on a friday evening, this is not the place.

Pros: tasty tapas, friendly service

Cons: tightly spaced tables, too fast service, very pricey

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This is the place to go if you want great food. Each dish has a distinct taste. Your palates will burst with enjoyment. Don't take my word for it. Try it and you will believe.

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★★★★★

This is the place to go if you want great food. Each dish has a distinct taste. Your palates will burst with enjoyment. Don't take my word for it. Try it and you will believe.

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With a funky, modern, and very imaginative décor, this is a wonderful little hideout unfortunately we never knew existed! The atmosphere is a decent mix but get there early because they fill up pretty fast. The liquor drinks are a bit more pricey than expected but they have a great reasonably-priced wine list with many choices no matter your preference and a nifty martini list with everything from a creamy cocoa banana martini to more fruity varieties. And the food...well, the food was just Terrific!!! We had two rounds of the Pistachio-crusted shrimp with red chili sauce and it was awesome! And, if you buy two tapas during their happy hour, you get a free drink...can't go wrong with that!!! Overall, a wonderful dining experience you will want to tell your friends about.

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★★★★★

With a funky, modern, and very imaginative décor, this is a wonderful little hideout unfortunately we never knew existed! The atmosphere is a decent mix but get there early because they fill up pretty fast. The liquor drinks are a bit more pricey than expected but they have a great reasonably-priced wine list with many choices no matter your preference and a nifty martini list with everything from a creamy cocoa banana martini to more fruity varieties. And the food...well, the food was just Terrific!!! We had two rounds of the Pistachio-crusted shrimp with red chili sauce and it was awesome! And, if you buy two tapas during their happy hour, you get a free drink...can't go wrong with that!!! Overall, a wonderful dining experience you will want to tell your friends about.

Pros: Unique menu, Funky, hip decor, Happy hour special

Cons: Can get a bit noisy

Message from Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas & Bar

Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas and Bar has updated our menu in 2010. We not just have tapas, but we serve sushi and Japanese cuisine. We have the same old tapas you always like, but we added new tapas which have Asian influence. Please come in and try our new menu and check out our brand new patio.

More about Blue Grotto Sushi, Tapas & Bar

we offer from small plates as tapas to full size meal as seafood fried rice. We have a full bar to satisfy your drink appetite.

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From decor to waitstaff, Blue Grotto brims with the appeal of a hip, inviting Aegean Sea cave. Plush couches provide the perfect perch for 30- and 40-something diners who want to hear the rhythm of the nearby waterfall…

 

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