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Dec 29, 2011 09:39 PM

Indonesian/Malaysian Restaurant?

Looks like Atlanta Area has a number of indonesian/Malaysian restaurants. Since we have none anywhere near me, thought we'ld hit one on our trip in March. Anyone have any strong opinions on which one(s) to hit up? I see that restaurants include:

1. Tempo Doeloe -: Indonesian
5090 Buford Hwy Doraville, GA 30340 (770) 455-4077

2. Waroeng Corner Restaurant -: Indonesian, Malaysian
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA 30093
(770) 354-4643

3. Batavia -: Indonesian
3245 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd Atlanta, GA 30341 (678) 530-0865
3640 Shallowford Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30340 (404) 254-0646

4 Nelayan - Indonesian Restaurant
(770) 650-7775 - Roswell, GA 30076

5 Rasa Sayang Restaurant – Malaysian
1425 Market Blvd Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 643-8812

6 Penang Malaysian – Malaysian
2491 George Busbee Pkwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30144 (678) 213-4888

7 Malaya- Malaysian
857 Collier Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 609-9991

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  1. Penang consistently gets good reviews. It's been a while since I've dined there and I've only been to their location on Buford Hwy but it was good. Rasa Sayang also gets good reviews but I thought it was just okay.

    Waroeng Corner Restaurant I believe is in the Hong Kong Supermarket food court. I'm not sure that they are still open so you may want to call in advance.

    I'll add one more to your list. Hong Kong BBQ in the Chinatown food court. In my opinion, they have the best Chinese BBQ (Roast Duck, Roast Pork and Soy Sauce Chicken) in town. It's run by Malaysians and they also have an extensive Malaysian menu from what I recall.

    Hong Kong BBQ
    5385 New Peachtree Rd
    Chamblee, GA 30341

    1. Penang on BuHi is very good indeed if you need a somewhat higher end place (price-wise too).

      Batavia on Shallowford is a bit lower key but the food is very good too. For a while they had a $4 special with three items off their buffet-like trays plus a pile of rice, those tend to be fresher at lunch time from my experience. Their menu items are worth checking out as well.

      +1 for Hong Kong BBQ too, I recall their belacan eggplant as being an A+ definitely. That place is also lower key, I'd say even lower than Batavia.

      Heard good things about Tempo Doeloe, but haven't been.

      Waroeng Corner is no more unfortunately.

      No idea about others.

      1. +1 for Penang. My sister lives in rural south GA and you can bet where we eat whenever she comes to town for a Malaysian fix. If whole fish (cooked any way) is on the menu, it's wonderful.