Half shell oysters with star anise jellyfish shiso, truffle ponzu, and caviar. Otoro tartare spoons. Miso-marinated black cod. If you are looking for some of the yummiest sushi and hot Japanese entrees in the ATL, Midtown’s O-Ku is one of my favorite spots.
Sushi is one of my go-tos when it comes to healthy meals, given fish is a good source of protein that isn’t high in saturated fat but is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids (which keeps the heart healthy). So, when O-Ku invited me in to check out some of the healthy options on the menu, I gladly accepted. (Disclaimer, O-Ku did host me for the meal.)
I recommend grabbing a seat at the sushi counter like we did to see all of the prep action. Some of the healthy highlights include the poke (tuna, salmon, mixed greens, crispy onion, and daikon soy dressing), the seaweed salad, and any of the fresh pieces of nigiri and sashimi (I think the otoro — a fatty tuna — is my favorite). By the end of dinner my belly was happy — and I knew I hadn't chowed down on a bunch of unhealthy eats.
With that said, the next time you’re in the mood for a little taste of Japan without hopping the pond, give this “fit” a try!
Also, I’m now overseeing the wellness feature for Atlanta’s Simply Buckhead magazine and the beauty/wellness feature for its sister publication for the Midtown 'hood, 17th South. If you ever have any article ideas, please send them my way — I’m always looking for new ideas to pitch! Keep up with my FWABulous adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.