Buford Highway Dining

Other cities have different neighborhoods where the same ethnicities live, but Atlanta has one long road – Buford Highway – connecting one long neighborhood of different nationalities living side-by side and working side-by-side in family-owned restaurants.
On Buford Highway Atlanta GA you can enjoy healthy menus packed with enticing, exoctic flavors as well as tempting treats from around the world!  You'll find Korean barbeque, Vietnamese restaurants, pho shops, dim sum, arepas from Venezuela, Salvadorian pupusas, Mexican breakfast, ceviche, several mixed food courts, taquerias, Korean restaurants, farmer's markets and much more. It's one of few places, if not the only, where you can barbeque your own food at the table, crack raw eggs into a bubbling bowl of brothy tofu, eat out of a pot, wrap it, roll it, eat it raw, charred, sautéed, sip it, slurp it, then top it off with a cappuccino and pastries from a local Asian bakery.

Be sure to look below the ads for a few favorite Atlanta restaurants on Buford Highway.


Canton House
Serving authentic Cantonese cuisine and Americanized Chinese favorites, Canton House's large menu offers every kind of Chinese dish you can imagine, all of which are freshly prepared in-house. Dim sum, where waiters push a giant cart stocked with goodies like dumplings, steamed buns and (for the risk-takers) chicken feet, are served daily. Try it on a Sunday morning, when families of every ethnicity gather to begin their week, but make sure to get there before 11 a.m. to ensure a table!

Hae Woon Dae BBQ
Enjoy a unique dining experience at the popular Korean BBQ restaurant Hae Woon Dae, where you order a choice of meat and the chef cooks it right at your table. Always bustling, Hae Woon Dae also has an elaborate spread of traditional Korean fare including salads, soups and rice.

Mini Hot Pot
This tiny little restaurant serves individual bubbling broth where you cook all of your food. Meals include anything from veggies to combo plates of seafood, and every entrée comes with a platter of cabbage, watercress, rice noodles, mushrooms, tofu and even an egg. Drop everything into the broth, and let it cook for maximum messy deliciousness. The wait staff will tell you exactly what to do, and even tell you how to mix up the special sauce from the bar in the back.

At Panahar, owner Mirza Chowdhury's warm, inviting service and exquisite cuisine makes this Bangladeshi restaurant something to crave. Much like Indian food but with different spices, Panahar's Bangladeshi fare includes meats such as beef, lamb, goat, shrimp and chicken, unusual vegetarian creations cooked with orange lentils, potatoes, sautéed eggplant, or cashews and raisins, and delicious breads stuffed with cheese, beef, garlic, raisins, and many more options. The best part? You don't even need the menu as Mirza will work with you to create a delicious dining experience based on your tastes.

For Malaysian cuisine at its finest (and most authentic), check out Penang. The inspiration for this food comes from three different Asian countries- Malaysia, China and India- which creates a wonderful combination of flavors, including wet and dry spices like ginger, cloves, cinnamon and cumin. Penang is most famous for their noodle soups, with ingredients like lemongrass, garlic, cardamom and lots of chilies.

Pho Dia Loi
Boasts the best bowl of Pho around. From crisp, clear broths and slurp-worthy noodles to spring rolls and cold rice topped with all manner of meats, herbs and sauces, look no further for delicious Vietnamese dishes

Read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about "Hot pots and spicy plates of Chinese deliciousness."

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