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A monthly roundup of the new restaurants to know around Atlanta and the metro area

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A sushi and sashimi tray at Sukoshi in Midtown
Ryan Fleisher

Can’t keep track of all the new restaurants opening each month around Atlanta? Use this roundup of newly opened restaurants and bars, updated monthly. Know of recently opened restaurant? Send Eater Atlanta the details on the tipline.


September 1 - September 27

East Lake: Japanese-Korean restaurant Salaryman opened at Hosea and 2nd inside the former Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken.

Reynoldstown: Hooters brand wing shop Hoots Righteous Wings is now open at Madison Yards.

Buckhead: Tamago Ramen Bar opened at the Peach shopping center on Peachtree Street in Buckhead in the space formerly occupied by Southwestern grill Barberitos, which closed in December after five years.

Marietta: Tapas restaurant and bar Silla Del Toro is now open in the former Pressed Panini Bar on Marietta Square.

Downtown: A Tex-Mex-Cajun restaurant called Dos Bocas took over the Legal Seafood space downtown earlier this month.

Buckhead: Dallas-based late night taco and margarita joint Velvet Taco debuted its first of two Atlanta locations at the Whole Foods-anchored Buckhead Market Place.

Kirkwood: Mexican pan dulce bakery La Calavera relocated to Memorial Drive and closed its Decatur location this month.

Cumberland: Louisville-based Joella’s Hot Chicken opened at 2955 Cobb Parkway in the Cumberland area.

Inman Park: Hell Yeah Gluten Free bakery and cafe opened at the Dickey on Dekalb Avenue earlier this month following more than a year of pop-ups throughout Atlanta.

Midtown: Sukoshi, the Charlotte-based sushi and poke restaurant part of Indigo Road Hospitality Group (O-Ku, Donetto, Tiny Lou’s), is open at Colony Square in Midtown.

Buckhead: Arcadia, a 1980s inspired arcade bar with over 20 classic games, opened inside Buckhead dive bar Red Door Tavern on Roswell Road.

Midtown: The first Atlanta location of Sugar Factory American Brasserie opened on Peachtree Street in Midtown.

Downtown: “Bodega-style” and “ tip-free” market and sandwich cafe the Pantry and Provisions is open at the historic Healey Building on Forsyth Street in downtown Atlanta.

Kirkwood: Evergreen Butcher and Baker opened in the heart of Kirkwood for grab-and-go sandwiches, baked goods, danishes, sausage rolls, and butcher shop meats.

Sandy Springs: Vietnamese restaurant 285 Colonial Kitchen took over the former Southwestern grill Barberitos space at the Prado.

Poncey-Highland: A second location of the Old Fourth Ward ice cream shop Queen of Cream opened in the Plaza Theatre complex on Ponce.

Dunwoody: British pub the Duke opened in Dunwoody on Ashford Dunwoody Road between the historic Spruill House and the Residence Inn.

Sandy Springs: Japanese cream puff shop Beard Papa’s is open on Roswell Road at the Parkside Shops complex in Sandy Springs.

Alpharetta: A handful of food stalls and restaurants are now open at the 135-acre Halcyon development in southern Forsyth County, including chocolatier Kilwins, Tocayo tacos, an outpost of Krog Street Market-based Gu’s Dumplings, and a second location of Cumming-based Cherry Street Brewpub. CMX CinéBistro opens September 27.

Sandy Springs: Apron and Ladle, a “healthy breakfast and lunch” restaurant from Teela Taqueria and Fishmonger Seafood Grill’s Nik Panagopoulos and Artie Antoniade, opened in their former seafood joint, Tin Can Fish House.


July 26 - August 31

MARIETTA: Buffet-style Caribbean and Creole restaurant Caribbean Spice is now open on Powder Springs Road. The small restaurant has some seating, but may be more convenient for to-go ordering. 2325 Powder Springs Road SW

SUMMERHILL: Junior’s Pizza opened on Georgia Avenue in the Summerhill neighborhood specializing in New York-style thin crust pies and slices. 77 Georgia Avenue

NORTH DECATUR: An outpost of Pita Mediterranean Street Food recently opened on North Decatur Road. A McDonough location opens September 6. 2125 North Decatur Road

SWEET AUBURN: Soul and “Nu American” restaurant and lounge Fins and Feathers opened in the Sweet Auburn district for wings, fried catfish, and jerk turkey burgers. 360 Edgewood Avenue SE

TUCKER: Bell Street Burritos opened in the former El Tapatio Mexican restaurant space on Lawrenceville Highway. 4053 Lawrenceville Highway

COLLEGE PARK: WE’s Hustle and Soul reality TV stars chef Lawrence Page and Ana Lavender have opened a restaurant called Black Gurl Brunch Club on Virginia Avenue. 1583 Virginia Avenue

EMORY: Japanese Izakaya restaurant Tanaka Express opened for breakfast, ramen, rice bowls, and desserts. 1540 Avenue Place, B260

VININGS: Mojave, a “Latin” restaurant, opened in the Vinings area for tacos, tostadas, tamales, seafood dishes like a whole roasted Branzino, paella, and shrimp and chorizo and grits. 6450 Powers Ferry Road NW

BUFORD HIGHWAY/ATLANTA: Japanese steak and sushi buffet restaurant Hibachi Grill Buffet opened for sushi, steak, seafood, and other buffet delights for under $12 per person. 3303 Buford Highway NE

ANSLEY: A third location of salad restaurant Chopt Creative Salad Co. opened at Ansley Mall. 1544 Piedmont Ave NE

NORTH DECATUR: Fast casual Indian “street food” restaurant Curry Up Now opened for kathi rolls, biryani, and thali platters. More locations are planned throughout Atlanta, including one at the Interlock on Howell Mill Road and at Madison Yards in Reynoldstown. 1575 Church Street

BUCKHEAD: The French-Vietnamese classic Le Colonial opened at the Shops Buckhead luxury retail complex on the corner of Bolling Way and Buckhead Avenue. 3035 Peachtree Road

PEACHTREE CORNERS: American comfort food restaurant Lazy Dog is now open for stir-fries, pot roast, and pasta. 5224 Peachtree Parkway

MIDTOWN: A second location of Midtown’s health food-focused restaurant MetroFresh opened at One Midtown Plaza on Peachtree Street. 1360 Peachtree Street NE

AVONDALE ESTATES: Vietvana Pho Noodle House opened in the former Our Way Cafe space in Avondale Estates. 2831 East College Avenue

WESTSIDE PROVISIONS: Redbird, the restaurant from former Watershed owner Ross Jones and chef Zeb Stevenson, opens today in the old Bacchanalia space at Westside Provisions District (WSPD). 1198 Howell Mill Road

GRANT PARK: Hotto Hotto Ramen and Teppanyaki opened at the Beacon for 11 types of ramen, grilled meats, and sandos. 1039 Grant Street SE Suite B10

DOWNTOWN: Comedian Kwaylon “Blameitonkway” Rogers opened his seafood boil restaurant Krab Queenz in the former Gladys Knights Chicken & Waffles on Peachtree Street. 529 Peachtree Street NW

ROSWELL: A fourth location of soup and sandwich shop Souper Jenny is now open on Atlanta Street in Roswell, behind the Red Door Playhouse and Roswell Visitor’s Center. 589 Atlanta Street

WOODSTOCK: A location of East Cobb’s NaNa Thai is now open for lunch and dinner on Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock. 2360 Towne Lake Parkway, #110

MIDTOWN: A second location of Woodstock-based shaved ice shop Big Easy Sno-Balls is now open in Midtown on Monroe Drive near Boulevard. 728 Monroe Drive NE, Ste A

GLENWOOD PARK: Sports bar the Beverly opened in the former Brass Tap space at the Kroger-anchored Glenwood Place complex in Glenwood Park. 790 Glenwood Avenue SE, Suite 260

BOLTON: Fresh-pressed juice shop Clean Juice opened at the new Westside Village complex on Marietta Boulevard in the Bolton neighborhood. 2260 Marietta Boulevard NW, Suite 105

OLD FOURTH WARD: A second location of Grant Park’s Bennett’s Market and Deli joined Nina & Rafi at SPX Alley for soups, salads, and sandwiches. 661 Auburn Avenue NE


June 25 - July 25

SUWANEE: Arirang-K, a Korean BBQ restaurant and sushi and cocktail bar, just opened earlier this week on McGinnis Ferry, between the cities of Johns Creek and Suwanee in Gwinnett County. 7775 McGinnis Ferry Road, Ste 101

DULUTH: Epa! Come Arepa brings a variety of arepas, daily specials, and Venezuelan street foods to Duluth in Gwinnett County. 2870 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard

ROSWELL: Shanghai Street Food, a “Chinese-inspired” street food restaurant and bar, is now open in the former Krespos Seafood House on Magnolia Street in historic Roswell. 112 Magnolia Street

MARIETTA: Duck Donuts, the North Carolina-based doughnut chain, just opened its fourth metro Atlanta location in Marietta in East Cobb. 1281 Johnson Ferry Road

NORTH DECATUR: The buzz surrounding Hai Chinese, serving solid Sichuan dishes, keeps growing since its opening in June. Owner chef Wang Hai worked alongside famed chef Peter Chang (Tasty China) for three years. 2641 North Decatur Road

BUCKHEAD: “Healthy” food-focused Brack’s Kitchen is now open for rice and grain bowls and hearty salads in the Buckhead Court plaza near Superica. 3872 Roswell Road NE, Unit 18-B

BUCKHEAD: Philadelphia-based Flying Crust Pizza & Wings is open in the former Genki Noodles & Sushi on Roswell Road offering 14 wing flavors, burgers, po’boys, and a variety of pizzas like General Tso chicken. Look for late night lounge Pierre’s Room to open in August beneath the restaurant. 3186 Roswell Road NW

BUCKHEAD: Dessert shop Sweet Tooth Cafe opened last week at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead for coffee, plated desserts, ice cream, cakes and tarts, and a large sweets section selling marshmallows, toffee, a variety of brittles and Atlanta-based Xocolatl chocolates, and gummy candies. The cafe is located next to Build-A-Bear Workshop on the second level. 3500 Peachtree Road NE

WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICT: Tal Baum (Bellina Alimentari) just opened her “modern” Israeli restaurant Aziza and falafel stand Falafel Nation at Westside Provisions District. 1198 Howell Mill Road

HOME PARK: Chirori, a robatayaki and sake restaurant, just opened in Home Park this week in the former Better Half space for dinner. It’s owned by the team behind neighboring Wagaya ramen. 349 14th Street NW

MIDTOWN: Organic Atlanta burger chain Farm Burger is now open inside the Southeast’s largest Whole Food on 14th Street. The burger joint includes seating inside and outside on its patio. 22 14th Street NW

MIDTOWN: Rowdy Tiger Whiskey Bar and Kitchen opened in the former Community Smith space on West Peachtree, part of the Renaissance Hotel. It offers “Southern-American comfort foods” with over 100 whiskeys and more than 50 moonshines behind the bar.

OLD FOURTH WARD: Chef Kevin Gillespie finally opened his follow-up to Gunshow, Cold Beer, on the Eastside Beltline last week. He describes the restaurant and bar as the more “sophisticated sister” of Gunshow. 670 DeKalb Avenue NE, Suite 101

SUMMERHILL: Halfway Crooks Beer joined the growing list of restaurants and bars opening along Georgia Avenue earlier this month. The brewery includes a ten-barrel brewhouse, table seating in its tasting room and rooftop bar, and Belgian fries, pork rolls, and meat pies from HeapsATL. 60 Georgia Avenue SE

COLLEGE PARK: All-day brunch restaurant The Real Milk and Honey, from Monique Rose Simms and Chopped Redemption winner chef Sammy Davis, offers dishes like a French toast sandwich stuffed with Crown Royal-infused peach cobbler, a “Hotlanta” chicken biscuit, and lobster and gravy-smothered biscuits. Expect live music here, too. 3721 Main Street

COLLEGE PARK: Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen opened for Lowcountry Gullah Geechee rice and seafood dishes and plenty of cocktails, live music, and Karaoke on Main Street. 3721 Main Street

MCDONOUGH: It looks like a second location of Doraville’s popular Miss Gogi Korean barbecue restaurant opened recently in the south metro Atlanta city. 35 Mill Road

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