Doraville is a suburban area and is about a twenty minute drive north from downtown Atlanta. It's not a remarkable place, but there are many good, ethnic restaurants nearby, especially if you want Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean food.
Gu's Bistro specializes in Sichuanese cuisine, a region known for their red-hot dishes and mind numbing peppercorns. The food is great and is close to what you would get in China. Standouts include the tea-smoked duck and broiled fish.
Bo Bo Garden serves excellent Cantonese cuisine. I recommended the mapo tofu, wonton soup, and salt and pepper squid. The servers are friendly and they open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until 1 am. On Friday and Saturday, they stay open until 2 am. With their late-night hours, it's great for...more
Before my family left Atlanta for road vacation trips, my parents used to stop by Quoc Huong and order bags of banh mi sandwiches to take on the road. Quoc Huong was one of the first Vietnamese sandwich shops in Atlanta that featured good and solid tasting banh mis. I'm still a fan. Furthermore,...more
Is it real authentic Sichuanese food? Is it spicy and is each dish filled with red chili oil? Is their mapo tofu even spicy? The answer to all these questions are no, but it's a good Chinese restaurant and has been around for ages.
Cafe 101 serves an assortment of Shanghainese and Taiwanese dishes. I've been told by my Taiwanese friends that Cafe 101 is on the heavier side when it comes to their Taiwanese dishes, but they're still good. I found the dishes to be good and oily. Plus, the decor of the place, especially...more
I was very disappointed with Tostones. Most of the dishes tried were either lackluster or bland in taste. The only redeeming dish was the Paisa, a hearty dish of flank steak, eggs, buttered rice, and sausages.
Pho Hoa was one of the earliest Vietnamese restaurants that opened in Atlanta. It's still around but the quality of their pho is bad. The last time I went there and ordered pho, the broth was so unbelievably oily and fat that I had difficulty finishing it. In fact, I think I stopped after several...more