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Aug 31, 2010 05:56 AM

need recs. for north Atlanta...

The wife and I are planning a sort of "ethnic food crawl" for north Atlanta (Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buford Hwy., etc.) for October. We are open to just about anything as long as it's fresh, flavorful, and not super expensive. We are particularly interested in Dim Sum, Vietnamese, South American, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Thanks, ATL Hounds!

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  1. Mi Pilon is on Buford Hwy outside I-285 at Mitchell Road and serves delicious modestly priced food from the Dominican Republic from steam tables. Crawfish Shack is on Buford Hwy opposite Peachtree Dekalb Airport and is a Vietnamese run Cajun operation. Desta has the best Ethiopian food in the area. So Kong Dong is just inside I-285 on Buford Hwy and serves very tasty Korean cuisine. Hong Kong BBQ in the Food Court at Chinatown Square is always worth a visit. The food court at the Super H Mart by the Doraville GM plant has several very good Korean, Japanese, and Chinese vendors along with a Vietnamese bakery. Blissful Gutton's blog will also give excellent insights on your ethnic food crawl.

    Mi Pilon
    5705 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071

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    1. re: Milt

      "Blissful Gutton's blog will also give excellent insights on your ethnic food crawl."

      Make sure you check the "Older articles" and search by cuisine and neighborhood.

    2. Canton House on Buford has excellent Dim Sum.Went with a friend who is from Shaghai and lives there a few weeks ago,he ordered evrything and it was outstanding

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      1. re: bobstripower

        Good information from both of you. Thanks. Do the food courts have seating on site?

      2. We love China Delight for Dim Sum. On Chamblee Tucker Road, just west of Buford Hwy.

        China Delight
        2390 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341

        1. Also try Chef Liu's for great dumplings.

          Chef Liu
          5221 Buford Highway Northwest Doraville, Atlanta, GA 30340

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          1. re: laurendlewis

            Dumplings are my absolute favorite. And I'd better ease up on them before I start to resemble one!

          2. a friend of mine from Shanghai took me to Canton House a few weeks ago--he told me it was very close to what he gets in Shanghai--the Dim Sum was outtstanding---and if you spend $15 for a meal each you get a lobster for $5!!.Ive also eaten at Little Szechuan, very good but no dim sum.Oriental Pearl nearby has it and very good

            Little Szechuan
            5091 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

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            1. re: bobstripower

              Thanks so much--dim sum is definitely high on our list as we don't have a single decent Chinese place in our area. Also, any Indian places in the area that you could recommend?

              1. re: Jeff C.

                UPDATE: My planned four day visit has now been reduced to a weekend, dang it. So, which 2-3 places are no fail for screaming fresh deliciousness?