Two new restaurants are now open at Atlantic Station: NaanStop located on 18th Street and Pho 24 located on 19th Street. They are part of a multi-million dollar overhaul and expansion plan, which hopes to breathe new life into the mixed-use community in Midtown and its restaurant scene comprising of mainly national chains.
NaanStop, owned by brothers Neal and Samir Idnani, started out as a food truck in Los Angeles in 2011. The brothers moved back to Atlanta a year later to be closer to their mother — the inspiration behind NaanStop — and to open their first restaurant downtown.
The counter-serve Indian restaurant offers build-your-own wraps (or naanwiches,) rice bowls, and salads with a choice of protein like lamb or paneer, a chutney, and a side such as marsala fries or samosas.
The new 2,200-square-foot Atlantic Station NaanStop is the third Atlanta location. NaanStop opened downtown on Broad Street in 2012, followed by its Buckhead restaurant on Piedmont Road.
The Atlanta-based Vietnamese restaurant chain Pho 24 replaces the beleaguered seafood chain Boneheads Grill and serves pho, banh mi, and noodle and rices dishes.
Pho 24 has six other metro Atlanta locations, including its popular Chamblee outpost on Buford Highway — open (mostly) 24-hours — in Duluth, Lawrenceville, Buford, downtown Atlanta, and a newly-opened location in Sandy Springs at the City Springs complex on Roswell Road.
In addition to NaanStop and Pho 24, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ opened in November on 18th Street and a fourth location of Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is set to open this year — part of Atlantic Station’s revamped Central Park.
NaanStop, 265 18th Street, Atlanta; Pho 24, 264 19th Street NW Atlanta.