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Aug 16, 2012 08:38 AM

Saturday 08-18-12, Midtown/Buford Highway recs


I’m staying near Georgia Tech this weekend and I’m looking cheap Asian eats for lunch and a cocktail/dinner recommendation. We recently had a great meal at Tasty China in Marietta and wouldn’t mind finding something similar if available. I’m also interested in a bowl of Chinese noodles and a decent banh mi sandwich.

For dinner we’re looking for more of laid back casual place. No more than $50 pp for drinks and food would be ideal. We’d like to stay in Midtown for dinner, but we do have access to a vehicle if necessary.


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  1. A decent bowl of ramen would also work for us.

    3 Replies
    1. re: pete k

      Gu's Bistro on Buford Highway right outside the Perimeter (OTP for those of us from the ATL) fits the bill nicely as being similar to Tasty China. I have eaten at both multiple times and while Tasty is damn good, personally, I think Gu's is better and more refined. It isn't quite as punch you in the face with spice and MSG as Tasty is.

      For dinner, I would recommend Empire State South, Leons or more of a beer place than dining option, The Brickstore. Decent food, very casual and laid back and has around 400+ beers to choose from.

      1. re: samlev

        Agree with samlev in Gu's. Can get crowded on sun. Bistro niko is another excellent. Place. Air in the parlor if you can for dinner