Got a hankering for a giant bowl of brothy seafood noodles or soy-lacquered duck that melts in your mouth? This food court offers six outstanding fast-food spots to satiate your Asian cravings.
Nakato's been the king of Japanese steakhouses in Atlanta for 35 years. It's a dinosaur of Atlanta dining, outmoded on so many fronts by the flashy Japanese restaurants that have come since, and yet another example of how slow and steady can win the race. The wide selection of appetizer-sized plates is full of the classic flavors that make Japanese dining an obsession for so many. Read full review...
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The flagship of the SunO franchise, featuring Asian shaved ice desserts, crepes, frozen yogurt, iced and hot tea, and more.
Forget one-dimensional soups when you are sick. Your body needs a jolt, and a bubbling pot of Korean tofu soup from this tofu house — the kimchee style in particular — is just what the doctor ordered. After a parade of panchan (including one of those little fried fish), the waitress rolls out a cart holding midnight black cast iron bowls perched on tiny wooden coasters. Due to the intense heat of the vessel, the soup bubbles and spurts in front of you — too hot to eat even though you know you want to dive in. Take the time to crack a raw egg into the red liquid and watch it cook while the dish reaches a more manageable temperature. Then dig in to the mounds of silken tofu, zucchini and other vegetables as the red broth burns away all that ails you.
Korean barbecue and tofu restaurant.
A Chinese restaurant located right near the Emory University campus.
First things first: The moment you sit down at this underappreciated Cantonese spot wedged between two auto centers, ask for the Chinese menu, the portal leading beyond the standard kung pao and moo shu dishes. (Don't worry -- the Chinese menu is translated in English as well.) Our kindly server with an obvious passion for food directed us to greens in a gentle oyster sauce; Singapore rice noodles sparked with curry; and steaming, carefully crafted siu mai and har gow dumplings. If Dungeness crab is listed as a special, do not hesitate to order one. Your hard work with a nutcracker and tiny fork will be rewarded with gorgeous lumps of sweet, silky meat.
Since the restaurant specializes in barbecue, it's the focal point of many dishes. Glistening mounds of young chow fried rice reveal chunks of honey-barbecued pork, juicy baby shrimp, peas, carrots, flurry scrambled egg and chewy Chinese sausage. Don't miss the soy sauce chicken, which comes with a tiny dish of sauce that oddly resembles chimichurri except it's made with ginger and green onion.
Thank the food gods that this restaurant remains a thriving eatery. Steamed red snapper with black beans, flash-fried Chinese long beans, golden pot stickers and eggplant in garlic sauce are standouts among the lengthy menu. $$ ($10-$20)