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Sweet Octopus Asian Street Food Restaurant and Boba Bar Opens in Duluth

The two-story Parsons Alley restaurant includes Asian empanadas and outposts of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen

First floor dining room at Sweet Octopus Asian Street food restaurant in Duluth
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Sweet Octopus, the Thai and Asian street food restaurant owned by Thai and Sushi EAV’s Paul Yuwachit, is finally open at Duluth’s Parsons Alley, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

In addition to Thai street foods from Yuwachit such as Nakhon shrimp and massaman curry, the first floor of the nearly 4,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant also includes poke bowls and ramen from Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen, owned by Seven Chan and Ken Yu.

Poke Burri, Lifting Noodles, and Yuwachit’s Thai operation share a kitchen on the first floor. People order food from all three menus at one counter in the dining room.

first floor of sweet octopus asian street food restaurant in duluth
First floor
ground floor dining room of sweet octopus asian street food in duluth

The second floor includes a coffee, boba tea, and smoothie bar along with a variety of Asian empanadas like bulgogi, spinach and ricotta, and pear and cheese from Empanada House. Cocktails are eventually expected to be served upstairs.

Upstairs at sweet octopus asian street food restaurant in Duluth
Boba tea bar and empanada house dining room on the second floor of Sweet Octopus Asian street food in Duluth
Menu for Empanada House and boba tea bar on the second floor of Sweet Octopus Asian Street Food in Duluth

Second floor

Yuwachit also owns Donkey Mexican Bar and Grill in Sandy Springs. He opened Thai and Sushi EAV in East Atlanta Village in 2001.

Chan and Yu opened their first outposts of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen inside EAV’s We Suki Suki Global Grub Collective food stall market. Poke Burri expands to Denver, Detroit, Tampa, Houston, and Nashville over the next year.

New locations of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen will open this winter at the Battery’s forthcoming Asian food hall called Ph’east in Cobb County. The hall includes stalls from Kung Fu Tea, the Taps bar serving beer, wine, sake, and cocktails, a second location of Doraville Laotian restaurant Snackboxe Bistro, and Fan T’Asia, a Cantonese Chinese restaurant from the owners of Bo Bo Garden on Buford Highway.

3559 West Lawrenceville Street, Suite 600, Duluth.