This writer Sucheta Rawal should be banned from writing food reviews. I have a hunch she either tipped off the owner that she was a food critic explaining the uncharacteristically good experience or she is just flat out clueless about food. it is widely known as the worst Persian place in the city. It does have the decor and the space. It is terrible at everything else. Now i hear it is closed which is good riddance.
Since the restaurant on Buford Highway is now closed, you will need to go to Gu's Dumplings at Krog St Market. They have many of the same dishes from the menu, but there's limited seating so take out is best.
If I could eat at Gu's every day, I would. And I live in the burbs, work in the b'head. It KILLS me they don't do lunch Monday thru Thursday any more. My friend was won by the tea smoked duck, whereas I pledged my troth to crispy fish.
Note to Smitty, have your wife try the duck. I also find that Gu's is very accomodating and could steer you to a dish that doesn't have chili oil. Happy eating!
I live to close to it and want to like Gu's Bistro.
The only visit I made everything was covered in excessive chili oil, which I was okay with, but the wife just won't go back because of it.
Any recommendations of non-oily dishes I could convince the wife to try?
Cool an affordable Indian restaurant that downplays vegetarianism.
I wonder, though, at this phrase from the 4th paragraph: "...a slightly rich tomato curry...".
"Slightly rich" ? That's an unlikely combination of adjectives.
What's that mean ?
Lynn, It is now renovated & open!
I thought this place was closed for renovations
Some facts on Nigeria my intern collected http://www.goeatgive.com/category/nigeria/
It's a great restaurant and this article really described Mamajuana's menu, I recommend to everyone who like Caribbean food.
Yes, thats true! They also have a hearty $5.99+tax lunch specials on weekdays.
Mofongo for only $3.50!?
That's shockingly cheap.
Definitely going next time I'm in Atlanta! Thank you!
Widely considered one of the worst Persian restaurants in Atlanta.
this place has very good food
for people who appreciate good middle eastern food - they will love it
I love their lamb dishes and there are atleast 35 items which are great
they have a full bar
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Loved your discussion on the cultural background behind the evolution of "Indo-Chinese" cuisine and I agree Inchin's Bamboo garden caters well to that niche market! Personally I tend to prefer the more "authentic" version of any cuisine, but having grown up in India my Indian palate often yearns for "spicy Chinese food" at times. In fact I have a few out of town friends who ask me to take them specifically to Indo-Chinese restaurants! The ambience at Inchin's is laid back and they offer a variety of dishes - ranging from mild to ultra spicy depending on what you are looking for. The staff is friendly and the chef would even spice up a dish or tone it down per your preference. Good place to spend a relaxed evening.
As a lover of multi-culturalism, I would normally like cultural fusion in restaurants. However, what often happens is that the individual cultures are watered down, and I am a lover of authenticity. I am an Indian and have grown-up eating home-made Indian food, but it wasn't until college that I tried authentic Chinese food. Now I only go to authentic Chinese restaurants that you see on Buford Highway and some other places, not the Americanized ones that you see in most places. As somebody who eats very little meat, I am glad Indo-Chinese restaurants have a large vegetarian selection, but I would prefer authentic Chinese food, not the Americanized versions. Mixing Indian and Chinese is fine as long as the Chinese aspect is authentically Chinese, not greasy Americanized Chinese. And if you really look at what most Chinese people eat in China, meat is actually expensive and eaten in special occasions, not eaten with every dish. So it actually shouldn't be hard to have an Indo-Chinese restaurant that has authentic AND vegetarian Chinese food.
Hi Sucheta, loved your discussion on the history of Chinese food or as you said 'simply Chinese' food in India. Now I understand the Indian interpretation of Chinese food better. I definitely prefer it over the Americanized version. I have so many memories relishing Chinese food in India on the streets and restaurants, American Chop Suey , Spring Rolls and Schezwan fried rice, mixing up table sauces and vinegar to give it my individual taste. I liked the fact it was so affordable and accessible . A pleasant welcome from my mundane college dorm food while in India. Inchin Bamboo does cater to that distinct palate in Atlanta, but is yet to delight me. Although it's still not quite there, there is room for improvement. Hopefully, one day it ends my quest for yummy Chinese food...
This place is nowhere close to what indian chinese is about.. Not sure why it is so tough to replicate!!! In india you find this food at every nook and corner in my hometown...
All I can say putting a name is not enough.. Need good cooks and some restaurants just think it is not worth the money or the effort to get good cook. That is where Inchin falls... Anything closest to it is the Chinese Dhaba at Global Mall and the one in Decatur... You got to get to NY to get real indo chinese
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