by My N. on
I truly do not understand what this hype is about! I heard so much about this place and could NOT wait to try it out. Boy, am I sorely disappointed! With my boyfriend and I being total sushi addicts, we definitely knew what we tasted and it's not all that great! Did we go on the wrong night? Why is everyone so hypnotized about this place? I don't get it...maybe I'm missing something or maybe I'm just delusional. :/ But at least my bf agrees with me. Sure, apps were good and different, but the fish to me didn't seem very fresh. I'm a fan of sashimi and I really didn't enjoy my sashimi omakase. The omakase came with an assortment of things (chef's choice). Though the fish selection is wide, the fishes served were just...ordinary. Nothing about the food gave me the feeling of rainbows and unicorns (you know that feeling, right?). Haven't tried their rolls, because well, I think rolls are for the weak. I'm sure they make amazing rolls (sarcastic)! I'm very surprised that this is deemed one of the best, if not, THE best sushi in Atlanta. Come on, surely Atlantans have better standards than this. I am disappointed and disheartened by my experience. But maybe it's just me. :/ Sorry to break it to you Hayakawa, but you're not all that great.
by Chuck Bennerson on
Extremely high on the douche-bag-o-meter. Translation: Lots of guido/B&T types slinking around the dance floor, fake tan and greasy hair, trying to pick up slutty drunk chicks. I come here on Tuesdays often as I steer clear of the B&T crowd on weekends. The music is average at best on the lower level as I prefer to chill out on the banquettes on the upper floor. I used to come here alot as my friends have collectively dropped enough money to equate to a small country's GDP but I think the Marquee era (and the West Chelsea area in general) is a lame duck. I do give it props for having a fun, raucous crowd and an interesting mix of people on some nights. I also saw Scarlett JOhnanssen here, drunk off her blond ass. F*cking money.
by Antony Burkert on
So Icon isn't very big, but they make as stiff a long island as I've had at any of my regular dive bars. Maybe I looked like I needed a drink? For all you smokers... they let you go in and out all night! I was here for a birthday party and had a good time but I wasn't blown away. There were two seated VIP areas, one right in the front which was very desirable, and another across from the women's bathroom which had mirrored walls and was completely closed off from anywhere people were dancing. Other than those two areas there was no where to sit. The DJ was good and everything was nice but I'm only giving three stars because there was nothing unique about Icon.