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Best Chinese restaurant

the house special tofu dinner with a plate of pot stickers (top right) and other appetizers from the Little Szechuan. Photo: Phil Skinner / staff

The house special tofu dinner with a plate of pot stickers (top right) and other appetizers from Little Szechuan. Photo: Phil Skinner / staff

YOUR PICKS

1) Little Szechuan in Doraville

You say, “Year after year, still the best Chinese food in the area. There may be newer, fancier and prettier Chinese restaurants around, but ‘Little Szechuan’ is still the best.”

2) Golden Buddha in Decatur

3) Tasty China in Marietta

4) Canton Cooks in Sandy Springs

5) Grand China in Buckhead

Hot and numbing dried beef at Tasty China. Photo: Elissa Eubanks/ staff

Hot and numbing dried beef at Tasty China. Photo: Elissa Eubanks/ staff

OUR PICKS

1) Tasty China

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “This gem is one of the best Sichuan restaurants in the area, even though some of my favorites, such as the scallion bubble pancakes, left with the exit of chef Peter Chang years ago. …  It’s still hard to beat its fiery version of dan dan noodles, with spaghetti-like noodles, vegetables and lots of chili oil.” See her complete round-up for more on each of these Chinese treasures.

2) Frank Ma South

3) Cafe 101

4) Chef Liu

5) Canton House

114 comments Add your comment

Cindy

January 25th, 2010
1:05 pm

Dragon Restaurant on Wesley Chapel in Decatur.

Buford Highway Exile

January 25th, 2010
1:46 pm

I’m an Atlanta resident and I just came back from Seattle and Tacoma, both have amazingly good and cheap Asian foods. And it was better than Atlantas.

But, my Chinese favorites in Atlanta are Little Szechuan, New Paridise, Cafe 101 (which is very popular with the Asian community) and Canton House for Dim Sum on Sunday. There are many more that are just OK, but have one or two rare standout dishes and these places are literally “hole in the walls”, so check them out. Unfortunately, it’s tough to find a good, inexpensive Chinese restaurant these days along Buford Highway. Little Szechuans prices have gone up for dinner, yet the lunch combos are mostly under $9.00 and are a steal with regard to the quality and quantity, I highly recommend their lunch.

Bill

January 25th, 2010
3:42 pm

Grand China in Buckhead is probably the best I’ve had in Atlanta

JSNEAD

January 25th, 2010
4:02 pm

Art

January 25th, 2010
4:05 pm

Pyng Ho on Clairmont near Emory. Best fish in town!

Jenn

January 25th, 2010
4:07 pm

Malaya on Collier/Howell Mill. Tom Yum is to die for!

Ms. Mac

January 25th, 2010
4:09 pm

Imperial of China, Covington@Glenwood

Jax

January 25th, 2010
4:10 pm

Canton Cooks on Roswell Rd

mr lee

January 25th, 2010
4:12 pm

Panda Express

Jason

January 25th, 2010
4:12 pm

Jade Dragon on lawrenceville suwanee Rd.http://www.jadedragonwokout.com/

Kevin C

January 25th, 2010
4:15 pm

1. China Inn on Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
2. Canton Cooks on Roswell Rd.

Jeff

January 25th, 2010
4:16 pm

Lucky China on Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. in the Georgetown Shopping Center. Hands-down the best in ATL!

Ganners

January 25th, 2010
4:19 pm

Hunan Gourmet

January 25th, 2010
4:20 pm

In Sandy Springs, been there forever. Highest quality, impeccable flavor.

CC

January 25th, 2010
4:20 pm

Hong Li on Collier Rd

Johnny Reb

January 25th, 2010
4:20 pm

Little Szechuan on Buford Hwy. Best Chinese food in the metro area!

Sean

January 25th, 2010
4:22 pm

Food Court @ Chinatown Mall
Royal China Chamblee
Ming’s BBQ Ranch 99 Center
Corner Bistro II Ranch 99 Center

Steph

January 25th, 2010
4:23 pm

Used to be Kwong Chow on Buford Highway in Doraville/Chamblee. Since they are gone I don’t really give bragging rights to any Chinese restaurant, but I will say Chin Chin is pretty good (small portions) and Rainbow Asia on Sixes in Canton.

Jerri

January 25th, 2010
4:23 pm

Chopstix in the Chastian Shopping Center on Roswell Rd. in Buckhead. It has been there for 2 years. Excellent restaurant!

J.W.

January 25th, 2010
4:28 pm

Grand China on Peachtree Rd.

Andy R

January 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

China Inn, Peachtree Blvd.

Union City

January 25th, 2010
4:35 pm

Mua Lan in Midtown.

34

January 25th, 2010
4:35 pm

LC

January 25th, 2010
4:36 pm

Lavenders Asian Bistro in Snellville, China Chef in Snellville. Forget that Panda Express stuff, can’t compare

Adam

January 25th, 2010
4:39 pm

Little Szechuan, China Inn (Chamblee Plaza), and honorable mention for Hunan Gourmet in Sandy Springs.

Flied Lice

January 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Since Uncle Tai’s left Phipps, I haven’t found any high quality chinese restaurants. But, Flavors of Thailand in Jonesboro is pretty good (serves both Thai and Chinese).

redd

January 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Chin Chin by the old City Hall east on Memorial drive. Its pricey but its worth it.

schezuan

January 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

tasty china fo sho…..

PJ

January 25th, 2010
4:44 pm

Xian or Cafe 101 are the best.

Matt

January 25th, 2010
4:44 pm

Little Bangkok on Cheshire Bridge — Thai and Chinese! The Tom Ka Soup is fantastic and the lunch specials are only $5!

Garth Algar

January 25th, 2010
4:44 pm

I’ll second the nomination of Chin Chin 2. However its located on ponce…

Richard

January 25th, 2010
4:46 pm

Little Schezwan on Buford Highway.

G

January 25th, 2010
4:47 pm

Yu’s Chopstix in the Braselton area. Great Hunan recipies.. Can’t wait to celebrate the year of the Tiger on Valentines day!

miss daisy

January 25th, 2010
4:48 pm

Canton House on Buford Hwy is so much fun with the little silver carts of Dim Sum and the servers. It’f fun to watch the families at the huge round tables and try new exotic foods. Worth the time and effort to get to that part of town,yum yum.

SLS

January 25th, 2010
4:50 pm

Main Moon Sigman Rd Conyers, Lucky Key Lavista Rd.

Tony

January 25th, 2010
4:52 pm

Golden Buddah

Jan

January 25th, 2010
4:52 pm

Sun Garden at intersection of 124 & 324 in Buford/Dacula

Don

January 25th, 2010
5:00 pm

Chian Inn in Chamblee … order from the Chinese menu

Andi

January 25th, 2010
5:00 pm

Atlanta Native

January 25th, 2010
5:02 pm

While Little Szechuan would be my number 1 for many years, the last two offerings I had there were not up to par, and I did not recognize anyone. Has it been sold?

Pung Mie is very good. Ming’s BBQ is great for meat. If Chopstix is still around, they were always great.

Dim Sum at First China is the very best I have had.

Chef Liu has moved from the kiosk to a storefront and has a new menu, it is great.

Lisa

January 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

Fancy Chinese, definitely Chopstix. Regular, Chin Chin but only the Brookhaven location

PR

January 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

Orient Express in Vinings

julia

January 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

grand china on peachtree

Austin

January 25th, 2010
5:11 pm

Chinese Buddha on 10th St. hands down.

Egger

January 25th, 2010
5:12 pm

Chef Liu on Buford Highway!

Will

January 25th, 2010
5:18 pm

Little Szechuan

Charlie S

January 25th, 2010
5:23 pm

Chopstix on Roswell Road. I think Jerri meant to say it has been there for 25 years, not 2 years. Pricy, and a special occasion restaurant, but absolutely superb. Also, greetings to Tommy at the Orient Express in Vinings.

LH

January 25th, 2010
5:24 pm

Emerald China, corner of Peachtree Industrial and Pleasant Hill.

Mr. Chang

January 25th, 2010
5:25 pm

Wok ‘n Roll

holli

January 25th, 2010
5:27 pm

china cafe in ellenwood……so good