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5 Hot, New Restaurants Just Opened in Atlanta

An elegant sushi spot in West Midtown, fabulous Peruvian joint in Old Fourth Ward, and Indonesian brunch restaurant in the heart of Decatur are some of the newest restaurants to hit the Atlanta dining scene. Check it out!

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1. Kinjo Room

1115 Howell Mill Rd NW STE P135, Atlanta, GA 30318

West Midtown just keeps getting bougier and bougier. ✨ And Kinjo Room adds to this neighborhood’s list of trendy spots with a beautiful, intimate (this place seats no more than 50) atmosphere that’s perfect for date night. The cocktails are a huge highlight here, and presentation is stellar. The creator of MF Sushi is the brains behind this restaurant. Sample items from their sushi and sashimi menu, dig into their appetizers, and order items from the robata grill too! 


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2. North Italia

Multiple Locations

This popular Italian chain, originally opened in Arizona, has made its way to ATL and already opened a Buckhead and Perimeter location. Expect Italian and Italian American favorites like squid ink pasta, spicy rigatoni vodka, and shrimp scampi. They also have Sunday brunch featuring delicious items like banana coffee cake, short rib hash, and a breakfast carbonara pasta. And if you ask us, breakfast pasta is just the kind of innovation this country needs. 

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3. Oreatha’s at The Point

2287 Cascade Rd Unit C, Atlanta, GA 30311

Critically acclaimed Chef Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul has just opened a new venture on Cascade Rd named for her mother and is “a celebration of hard-working moms everywhere.” The menu features an eclectic mix of global flavors: there’s Southern and Jamaican influence in items like jerk turkey wings, but then they also have a fish sauce Thai seasoned catfish with tamarind hot sauce.  They are also open for brunch! 


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4. Ren By Budi’s

250 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

We’ve long been fans of Budi’s Sushi, a sushi and Indonesian spot in the heart of Downtown. And now, Budi is bringing ramen and Indonesian flavors to Decatur with a new brunch and dinner venture called Ren By Budi’s! Ren By Budi’s brunch features an awesome mix of breakfast items such as pandan pancakes served with condensed milk and maple coconut cream, steak katsu and eggs. For dinner, you can get Indonesian favorites like mie goreng and soto madura. 


5. Tio Lucho

675 North Highland Avenue Northeast #6000, Atlanta, GA 30306

Virginia Highlands gets even cooler with this new hot spot. Chef Arnaldo Castillo and restaurateur Howard Hsu (Lazy Betty, Juniper Cafe, Sweet Auburn BBQ) are behind this ultra cool new venture featuring Peruvian coastal cuisine. Expect Peruvian favorites like fresh and delicious ceviche, lomo saltado, and pescado a lo macho. 
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