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Chinese Barbecue and Hot Pot Restaurant Replaces Chef Liu on Buford Highway

Hot Melody Chinese is open in Doraville’s Pinetree Plaza until 1 a.m., seven days a week

Hot Melody Chinese is open in the former Chef Liu space on Buford Highway
Beth McKibben

Hot Melody Chinese opened last Thursday, September 27, in the former Chef Liu space on Buford Highway. The new restaurant serves a combination of Chinese-style barbecue and hot pots, and has completely transformed the interior of the long-standing dumpling staple in Pinetree Plaza.

Not much is known about the menu other than what a handful of Yelpers are reporting. One reviewer gave a detailed account of their meal and was impressed with the personal-sized hot pots and choice of broths — like “spicy butter numbing” — as well as the hot pot sauce and toppings bar.

Another Yelper posted a photo of the barbecue side of the menu and recommended ordering the lamb leg and cured pork belly with Chinese sauerkraut along with the Sichuan-style hot pot. Some tables seem to be equipped with small griddles to cook meats, seafood, and vegetables to order.

Hot Melody is open seven days a week until 1 a.m., adding to the growing list of late night dining options along Buford Highway.

Eater Atlanta has reached out to Hot Melody for more menu details.

Hot Melody
Hot Melody Chinese

Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

5283 Buford Highway, NE, Doraville.

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