Check out the menu for the Orient, now open for sushi, hibachi in Cobb County

Sushi from the Orient. / Courtesy of the Orient
Sushi from the Orient. / Courtesy of the Orient

A well-known Atlanta sushi chef is part of a new project that recently opened in Cobb County.

Jackie Chang, who previously owned District M in Sandy Springs and also worked at Umi in Buckhead and O-Ku on the Westside, is serving as the sushi chef at the Orient, which opened last week at 3050 Windy Hill Road. The space was home to Sage Woodfire Grill until it closed in 2019.

District M transition to Yuka Sushi Bar under new ownership last year.

The Orient features three dining environments that reflect the restaurant’s menu.

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A Chinese dining room serves corresponding dishes from chef Daniel Lee including walnut shrimp, mapo tofu, General Tso’s chicken and mu shu pork.

An area dubbed the “sushi boat” focuses on Chang’s sushi menu, with nigiri and sashimi, ramen, Japanese small plates, entrees and specialty rolls . The sushi boat also offers a six-course chef’s tasting omakase.

Offerings served at the restaurant’s hibachi tables include shrimp, chicken, scallops and filet mignon.

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The Orient’s cocktail menu, developed by Colin Hobbs, who also serves as the restaurant’s general manager, will double in size within the next few weeks. The opening cocktail list includes the PPE, made with Absolut pear juice and elderflower vodka, Choya plum blossom liquor and Iichiko Saiten Shocho and the Meri Meri Poppins, made with Plantation dark rum, RumHaven coconut water rum, Gran Marnier, lime and almond syrup.

The beverage list also includes a selection of sakes, wine and beer.

The Orient space, which was remodeled over the past year, offers seating for 265 seats in the main dining room, with two private dining areas that seat 10-20 people each. An outdoor patio with firepits seats 120.

The Orient requires staff to wear masks at all times and guests to wear masks while not seated at their tables. Takeout is also available, with delivery to be added soon.

Hours are 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

3050 Windy Hill Road SE, Atlanta. 770-612-2727.

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