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Five Places to Try Authentic Asian Food on Buford Highway

  • Sokongdong Tofu House

Georgia may be known for its mouthwatering Southern dishes, but did you know there is a place in Georgia that boasts an amazing variety of delicious and authentic Asian restaurants? Spanning approximately three miles, Buford Highway is a stretch of highway that connects some of the most diverse communities in Atlanta — and is home to an amazing variety of international cuisine, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean. We have selected five of our go-to restaurants along Buford Highway that will transport you to Asia without leaving the U.S.

La Mei Zi

Beef noodle soup from La Mei Zi in Atlanta
Beef noodle soup from La Mei Zi in Atlanta

If you are craving some authentic Chinese-Taiwanese dishes, then you definitely cannot miss La Mei Zi. Some of our must-get favorites are braised beef and scallion rolls, and pork belly buns for appetizers, and Taiwanese-style beef noodle soup and spicy sliced lamb as the main course.

Kang Nam

Sushi at Kang Nam in Atlanta
Sushi at Kang Nam in Atlanta

A Japanese-Korean restaurant with a main dining room, sushi bar and adorable private tatami rooms, Kang Nam's intimate and elegant ambience is perfect for families or couples. But, the real highlight is their high-quality and fresh sushi and sashimi. For two people, Kang Nam offers a Daily Lobster Jungsik Special that includes lobster, flounder and spicy squid for those sashimi lovers out there.

Lee's Bakery

Banh mi and pho at Lee's Bakery in Atlanta
Banh mi and pho at Lee's Bakery in Atlanta

Lee’s specialty is the inexpensive, but incredible tasty, pork banh mi sandwiches: a French baguette filled with pickled carrots, cilantro, Vietnamese mayo, jalapeno and grilled pork. You can also try their banh-mi and pho combo if you would like to enjoy the best of both worlds. Their menu also includes tofu options for vegetarians!

China Hot Pot

China Hot Pot in Atlanta
China Hot Pot in Atlanta

A reasonably priced all-you-can-eat buffet with a sauce bar. What more can you ask for? China Hot Pot offers both spicy and plain broths for your hot pot, and a fantastic selection of meats and veggies. As if that’s not good enough, servers will go around with a cart that includes various snacks, such as soup dumplings and scallion pancakes, for you to munch on while you cook. 

Sokongdong Tofu House

Tofu soup at Sokongdong Tofu House in Atlanta
Tofu soup at Sokongdong Tofu House in Atlanta

Famous for their Korean soft tofu stew, which is the perfect meal on a rainy afternoon or a cold day. Order one of their combo specials that includes a tofu soup of your choice (you can even adjust its spiciness level to your liking) and a plate of lip-smacking Korean marinated short ribs. The perfect combination!

Greater China Initiatives Team

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Greater China Region Initiatives Team handles all tourism and global commerce activities related to China for the state of Georgia. The team uses each member’s experience and cultural background to help the Chinese to understand how amazing Georgia is, as well as to help Georgians to understand Chinese culture and get ready for this fastest-growing market. The team includes (from right to left): Jassy Ji, Sophia Sun, Jinyang Zhu plus Albertine Lee (not in the photo).

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