The weather’s quickly cooling down, but the dining scene is continuing to heat up in Atlanta. And if you’re an Asian food lover, you’re in luck with all the Thai, Filipino, and Korean Fried Chicken goodness now available around town. Here are some fantastic new restaurants just opened in Atlanta to put on your radar!
O-sha Thai & Sushi Galleria, a gem of a place, just opened up in the old Saltyards location of Midtown/South Buckhead. A first time restaurant venture by a group of young art-minded folks, most of them from Thailand, O-sha pays as much attention to the dining experience and ambiance as their menu. The decor is gorgeous, filled with interesting finds from Bangkok and walls filled with hand-drawn art, and the plating is always stunning. The menu is Asian fusion, with a heavy emphasis on Thai cuisine. Try the crispy whole red snapper or seafood hot pot for a flavorful experience.
Krungthep Tea Time is another Asian fusion spot just opened up in Atlanta, taking the flavors and twists of Thai food and incorporating it into perfectly tasty sandwiches. Your favorite Thai dishes, from Tom Yum to Chicken Satay, are all on the menu here in sandwich form. Plus, they’ve got decadent desserts and a huge array of teas to choose from. Krungthep Tea Time’s original location is in Winter Park, Florida, and we’re lucky they’ve brought their deliciousness to ATL!
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Choong Man Chicken, an international Korean fried chicken chain, has just opened up a new location right in Midtown by Georgia Tech and y’all, their wings are something else. The garlic soy chicken is their most popular and the perfect mix of crunchy, fried, garlicky and slightly sweet goodness that’ll have you reaching for drum after drum, flat after flat. Their interiors are nothing super special, but you can dine-in at this time or take your meal to go. Trust us, one taste and you’ll be back again and again.
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Estrellita has just opened up in Grant Park, adding its flavor to the very short list of restaurants serving Filipino food in ATL. The restaurant is quaint but still beautifully and simply decorated with some patio seating available as well. They also have a brunch menu that’s likely unlike anything you’ve eaten before, with spam sliders and a “Notorious P.I.G.” dish with fried pork and garlic rice. Give them a try to see what Filipino flavor is all about!
Mukja Korean Fried Chicken is yet another new Korean fried chicken spot for all you Midtown folks! According to their website, this independent restaurant was “founded by two long-time friends in a college dorm room… born and raised right here in the ATL.” They’re blending the best of Southern food and the best of Korean food for a small but very creative menu including kimchi and bacon mac & cheese and a garlic and scallion waffle. They’re open for dine-in and takeout at this time!