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Our Sandy Springs Neighborhood Restaurant Guide

Thought you had to venture into Buckhead or Old Fourth Ward for great cuisine? Think again. What was once just a sleepy residential restaurant deadzone is now shaping up to be a food destination in and of itself. Here are some can’t miss top eats in the area!

Il Giallo – Octopus

Il Giallo

A fabulous octopus appetizer, creamy gnocchi dish, and croissant bread pudding that melts in your mouth all are on the menu at Italian mainstay Il Giallo. Chef Jamie Adams, also the chef behind hot Chamblee spot, Lagarde American Eatery, is the force behind this venture. You can watch their handmade pasta made fresh daily in their open kitchen. Available for dine-in, patio dining, and takeout at this time.

Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen | Photo:
Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen | Photo:

Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen

Okiboru is brand new the dining scene, but their famed ramen has made awards lists everywhere and even been recognized by the Michelin guidebook. Give their tonkotsu black ramen a try, and don’t skip out on their garlic nori fries. Open for dine-in and delivery!

Under the Cork Tree

We love the cozy vibes and tapas flavors at Under the Cork Tree–perfect for a date night. They’ve got a wonderful patio, too, with heat lamps in the colder months, and their seafood paella is always tasty.

Rumi’s – Bakalava | Photo Credit: Facebook/rumiskitchenatlanta
Rumi’s – Bakalava | Photo Credit: Facebook/rumiskitchenatlanta

Rumi’s Kitchen

Never tried Persian food? Take a chance and try this amazing cuisine that’s full of comfort and delicious grilled meats, fragrant saffron, and fruits such as dates and pomegranates. Our favorite dishes at Rumi’s include their stewed eggplant dishes such as the Mirza Ghasem and Kashk Badenjoon, but their lamb kabob and lamb shank are also top notch. Open for dine-in and takeout!

JINYA - Sprouts and Vegan Ramen
JINYA – Sprouts and Vegan Ramen

JINYA Ramen Bar

There’s a new ramen spot popping up every minute around Atlanta, but JINYA brings us back time and time again. Their vegan ramen is perfectly creamy, and their sprouting up ramen is fantastic for brussel sprouts lovers. And don’t forget about their apps and small bites—the bao buns and the truffle oil brussel sprouts are perfectly tasty treats.


Everything at Breadwinner is absolutely delicious. The creamy soups, fresh seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and mouthwatering baked goods (like their pumpkin bread—total yum) are all delicious. The turkey chili and tomato basil bisques are always winner, and the lunch combo is a steal. They’re now open for dinner service as well, and even have a second Dunwoody location too!

The Mother Earth Bowl from Flower Child
Flower Child – Mother Earth Bowl

Flower Child

For some cuisine that’s on the lighter side, Flower Child is always a great bet. Their Mother Earth bowl will fill you up with great greens every time, and their salads fresh and tasty. Top your dishes with their always perfectly cooked salmon or steak for a little extra protein. Available for dine-in, patio dining, and pick-up at this time.

Casi Cielo

Casi Cielo is really a fabulous addition to the Sandy Springs area. They take Mexican and Oaxacan cuisine and elevate it to a whole new level, and the service is always fantastic. They’ve also got a great selection of tequila and all their blue corn tortillas are handmade the traditional way. Visit them for your next date night or girls’ night!

Miso Sea Bass from The Select
The Select – Miso Sea Bass

The Select

With interiors that are as jaw-dropping and instagrammable as their food, The Select has been a new welcome gem to Atlanta that’s perfect for cocktails, date night, or just to catch up with friends. And something new to look forward to at The Select? Their expansive brunch menu–from the fried oyster polenta to the eggs benedict to their cinnamon roll, it’s all so dang good.

NAM Kitchen

It’s Vietnamese at its best! NAM Kitchen has a chic atmosphere, flavorful Vietnamese fare, and expansive wine menu that makes this place perfect for a girls’ or date night. Their pate filled banh mi is flavor on a whole new level and their pork chop and sauteed filet mignon are equally as fabulous.

Signature Cibo Meatballs from Cibo e Beve
Cibo E Beve – Signature Cibo Meatballs

Cibo E Beve

This neighborhood spot is perfect for girls’ nights, date night, and family dinner nights alike. Chefs Gianni Betti and Linda Harrell are the brains behind this operation, bringing their decades of culinary experience and time spent working in Italian restaurants to the Sandy Springs neighborhood. Their lobster spaghetti and meatball appetizer are can’t miss dishes, and their menu tastes great for takeout and delivery! 

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