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9 Buford Highway Asian Restaurants for the bucket list

9 essential ethnic restaurants to hit up on Georgia SR 13

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Most Atlantans know that the go-to ’hood for cheap, delicious, authentic Asian food is the Chamblee/Doraville corridor of Buford Highway. Duh, right? At this point, any self-respecting lover of pho (and noodles and dumplings and dim sum) who’s lived in the A for any stretch likely has their own unique list of go-tos — the places they swear by and will brave crosstown traffic for on the reg. If you have not yet dipped your toes into Atlanta’s sea of international eateries — at least the ones within or just beyond the bounds of ITP-ness — then let this list be your Bu-Hi primer. These 9 time-tested Asian eateries on Buford Highway are totes worth their salt.

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Canton House is the favorite for dim sum in Atlanta's Chinese community. We're not surprised. Few dim sums are operated with such efficiency and such a broad menu. Anything made with shrimp or barbecued pork is bound to please even the most unadventurous diner. Get the rice cooked with pork, wrapped... | more...

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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. | more...

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In general, Malaysian cuisine cherry-picks its features from Chinese, Indian, and Malay cooking styles. Mamak's sprawling menu includes stewed curries, noodle dishes, and soups. Favorites include Nasi Lemak, a platter filled with hunks of sparerib, potatoes, coconut rice, anchovies, and a hard-boil... | more...

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Vietnamese food is so much more than spring rolls and noodle soup, and Nam Phuoug offers a delicious education for those wanting to delve deeper into this beguiling cuisine. Its pho is some of the metro area's best. | more...

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Hidden on the side of a building, Northern China Eatery is soup dumpling heaven. Make sure to pair yours with some black rice vinegar as you slurp your way into a food coma. | more...

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The best banh mi in Atlanta. Vietnam's most recognizable sandwich is old-school fusion: a French demi-baguette stuffed with pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, and, in our favorite case, some barbecue pork. Quoc Huong's crusty bread rivals that of any bakery in the city, and banh mi devotees flock... | more...

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Japanese public house serving sushi, sashimi, noodles and more. Shoya's encyclopedic menu, spread over seven crowded pages, will either send you into a rapture of excitement or cripple you with indecision. Dishes tend to be surprising. Order away and see what shows up. | more...

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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... | more...

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Also known as Stone Bowl House, this joint looks like your typical modern Korean restaurant –– floor-to-ceiling blonde wood and private cubbyhole dining areas. Woo Nam Jeong is different from most Korean spots, however. It offers a unique 12-course tasting menu, as well as the best dolsots (cast-iro... | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.



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