I must admit that I am totally obsessed with Chinese food. I could eat it daily and crave it constantly. The flavors in Chinese cuisine are so vast and deliberate that you can often pick out what seasonings and ingredients are used. I don’t particularly have a favorite Chinese food dish, but I am quite partial to rice of any kind, prepared any sort of way. There is also a great history that involves Chinese cuisine that I love and appreciate. If you’re like me, then you’re always on the look out for the best food in your area, well I’ve taken out all of the guesswork and have compiled a list of the best Chinese restaurants in Atlanta for those that consider themselves connoisseurs of all the delicious dishes that populate the Chinese food landscape. Here are the best places in Atlanta to have the most supreme Chinese food experience. Bon appétit!
1 Tasty China
This Chinese cuisine paradise is located in Marietta, and regardless of what part of the city you reside, a trip here is always worth the extra miles. The exemplary service, cozy décor and absolutely delicious food make Tasty China a resident on this list, taking the top spot undoubtedly. With so many menu standouts I honestly don’t know where to begin, but I will certainly attempt to narrow down an entire menus’ worth of deliciousness in just a few dishes. Start with the crowd favorite, the Hot & Numbing Beef Rolls, if you like your food with a lot of kick this is perfect for you. Other highlights include: Dan Dan Noodles, Basil Chicken, Dry Fried Eggplant, Shan City Chicken, Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Roasted Fish and the Wontons in Chili Oil. After just one meal here you will forget every other Chinese restaurant you’ve ever been to, it’s just that delicious.
2 Little Szechuan
While it may not be as upscale or as flashy as some of its competitors, Little Szechuan certainly makes up for it with the taste of their amazing Chinese cuisine. Many times people are attracted to the look of a restaurant and once inside, they realize that the food is no good. Little Szechuan is a nice and cozy place to have a supreme Chinese food dining experience. Every time I pay a visit the line is practically out the door, which lets you know just how much Atlanta loves it. There are definitely certain items that you must try upon your visit like: Steamed Dumplings in Spicy Sauce, Kung Pao Noodles, Cumin Beef, Szechuan Chicken and Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce. This is a place where the food is definitely center stage.
3 Canton House
Authentic dim sum, elegant décor and charming atmosphere make Canton House a “must” on your journey for Chinese food supremacy in Atlanta. With a dizzying menu full of epic choices and a refreshingly accurate staff, sets the mood for an experimental evening of trying all the delicious and expertly prepared Chinese cuisine your little tummy can hold. As one of the leading establishments in the city serving up Chinese food, diners can expect to be pleased with the end result. Menu standouts include: Shrimp Balls, Pork Shu Mai, Chicken with Black Bean Sauce, Roasted Duck on Rice, Seafood Pan-Fried Cantonese Noodles, Fish Balls, Peking Style Pork Chop and the Sesame Bean Paste Dumplings.
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4 Chef Liu
Some restaurants just get it right, and Atlanta’s Chef Liu is one of those places. With lovely interior, great service and mouthwatering Chinese cuisine that will have you reminiscing long after you’ve eaten, this is hands down one of the best places in the city to indulge in Chinese food. All the vegetables, meats and other select ingredients are extremely fresh and you can taste it in the food. The food here is so carefully prepared and it comes through as you are eating the Chinese goodness that is served. The menu is excellent, with several standouts including: Pork Soup Dumplings, Steamed Pork Buns, Leek Pie, Spicy Vermicelli Noodles, Beef Noodle Soup, Sesame Pancake and the Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Shallots. Absolutely divine!
5 Frank Ma South
Great authentic Chinese cuisine resides at Frank Ma South, one of Atlanta’s standout Chinese food dens of deliciousness. From dishes you’re familiar with to those that are created by the innovators in the kitchen; you will always enjoy the food and the service when you visit. Bring your appetite because you are will surely be tempted to try a sample of everything on the menu, yes they’re that good. Highlights include: Chive Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes, Fish in Hot Oil, Pork Belly with Leeks, Pan-Fried Dumplings and the Spicy Shredded BBQ Pork.