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7 Hot, New Restaurants Just Opened in Atlanta – Takeout Available

Last updated: May 26, 2020

Here are 7 new spots just opened in Atlanta to add to your list!

Big Oak Tavern - Lobster Mac and Cheese
Big Oak Tavern – Lobster Mac and Cheese

1. Big Oak Tavern
May 26, 2020 Update: Open for takeout and patio service

Head to Roswell for all the cozy, Southern tavern food with just a hint of soul food flair. Menu highlights include their dreamworthy lobster mac and cheese, buffalo cauliflower, and super addicting fried okra. Sidle on up to the bar for a local brew and bite, or dine in at the Tavern. They have a patio that will be perfect in the warmer weather as well! Plus, BRUNCH and live music!

Hi Pot - Spicy Beef | Photo: Facebook/hipotdoraville
Hi Pot – Spicy Beef | Photo: Facebook/hipotdoraville

2. Hi Pot Doraville
May 26, 2020 Update: Temporarily Closed

New to Buford Highway! Hot pot is a Chinese cooking method and communal dining experience in which you add various meats and foodstuffs to a boiling pot of soup broth at your own pace. There’s ample space in this group-friendly hot pot hot spot and tons of flavorful combinations if you need help deciding what to order. Don’t miss out on their appetizers–diners rave about the Szechuan style spicy cumin lamb.

Rina - Lamb Pita | Photo:
Rina – Lamb Pita | Photo:

3. Rina

May 26, 2020 Update: Open for takeout and curbside pickup

Restaurateur Tal Baum of hit Atlanta restaurants like Aziza and Bellina Alimentari has opened her newest concept, Rina, along the Eastside Beltline trail. The menu features a falafel recipe that has been passed down for generations through Baum’s family, as well as fun spins of Israeli street food like sabich, amba chicken, chicken shawarma, and beef kabab. You’ll want to come back week after week!

Little Bear - Owner Jarrett Stieber's Dog, Fernando "Little Bear" | Photo: Instagram/littlebearatl
Little Bear – Owner Jarrett Stieber’s Dog, Fernando “Little Bear” | Photo: Instagram/littlebearatl

4. Little Bear

May 26, 2020 Update: Offering dinners for two for pick-up! 

Sherry custard, okonomiyaki, and pork belly are some of the items that are on the menu at Little Bear, but most importantly, look at how cute the chef’s dog is!!! This quirky New American spot has just opened up shop in the Summerhill neighborhood. Named for the owner’s fluffy Great Pyrenees dog, Little Bear is the first brick and mortar spot from Chef Jarrett Stieber. Little Bear is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 5pm to 11pm. Reservations can be made via

Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen | Photo:
Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen – Pork Ribs | Photo:

5. Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen

May 26, 2020 Update: Open for takeout and delivery

Atlanta has no shortage of delicious ramen spots, but Okiboru is absolutely worth a try. This Michelin-star ramen hot spot in Los Angeles has just opened up shop in Sandy Springs. Wood accented interiors bring all the warmth and East Asian chic vibes. Enjoy their specialty “dipping ramen” menu items, which are house made noodles rinsed cold and served with hot broth on the side.

Ruby Chow's - Interior | Photo: Twitter/MaraDavis
Ruby Chow’s – Interior | Photo: Twitter/MaraDavis

6. Ruby Chow

May 26, 2020 Update: Open for takeout and patio service

Guy Wong from popular spots Le Fat and the now-closed Miso Izakaya has opened up Ruby Chow’s right near Ponce City Market. Tons of shareable small plates like a softshell BLT and peking duck steamed bun as well as grilled shishito peppers and char siu, cantonese-style pork ribs. You can look forward to their patio as well once it’s springtime!

Poke Burri - Sushi Burritos | Photo: Facebook/pheastatl
Poke Burri – Sushi Burritos | Photo: Facebook/pheastatl


May 26, 2020 Update: Open for delivery, grab & go, and patio dining

A new Asian food hall has opened up at the Battery, featuring all of your favorites from Buford Highway and beyond in one convenient place! You can look forward to Laotian street snacks from Snackboxe Bistro, sushi in all the fun shapes from PokeBurri, boba and milk teas from Kung Fu Tea, and tasty ramen from Lifting Noodles. For a brew, choose from 40 local craft beers, sake, wine, and cocktails at the TAPS bar!

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