$$ ($10-$20) In a city overrun with great South Indian options, Bhojanic offers some of the most vibrant northern Indian fare in Atlanta. Though you may encounter waits at dinner, lunch is friendly and considerably more mellow.
The outstanding pub, complete with an upstairs Belgian bar that has potent brews on tap, offers no less than 215 beers -- 188 in bottles and 27 draught. The menu's beer descriptions are humorous and approachable. The service is so friendly, no one will look you askance if you simply order a bottle of Sweetwater 420. $$
There's little more satisfying than a big bowl of pho, and Pho Dai Loi makes the best. The broth is clear with no sediment or heavy anise flavor, and the noodles never stick together. Other items such as the spring rolls and the bun (a large bowl of cold rice noodles topped with meat and/or seafood, herbs, lettuce, and nuoc cham sauce) are consistently delicious alternatives.
Owner Jackie Fukuya Merkel seems to know nearly every customer who walks through the door of Bishoku. Jackie is the daughter of Kimio Fukuya, the now retired owner of Sushi Huku, which Zagat once rated Atlanta's best Japanese restaurant. Bishoku is just a few miles from Jackie's father's former restaurant, and the customers have followed.