A Japanese restaurant that offers a diverse menu of soulful regional specialties. Located in a strip mall near Phipps Plaza, Hashiguchi is unassuming inside and out, but service is superfast and you're bound to see plenty of Japanese-American customers -- always a positive sign -- crowding around the well-worn wooden tables. At lunch the grilled salt mackerel has a nicely charred skin that gives way to a moist and flaky interior. At night nibble on deep-fried tubes of dense, green-flecked fish cake, served with a dollop of creamy Japanese mayonnaise.
Price: $$ ($10-$20)