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5 New Atlanta Restaurant Openings to Know Right Now

From mofongo and Cubanos in Marietta to meatballs and grinders in Embry Hills

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Restaurants open all the time around Atlanta, most with little fanfare. Eater Atlanta often receives tips from readers about restaurant openings or discovers newly opened establishments while eating around town for the site. Check out the restaurants below that recently opened over the last month.

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Jimmy’z Kitchen just opened on Windy Hill Road in Marietta. The Miami-based Latin American and Puerto Rican restaurant is owned by chef Jimmy Carey and is known for its Cubano and panini sandwiches, mofongo plates, and roasted Cuban mojo pork platter.


Hi-Pot opened on Buford Highway in the Northwoods Plaza complex. This is the first Atlanta area location for the Taiwanese hot pot restaurant chain. Like many hot pot establisments, diners choose from a selection of pots, like Thai Tom Yum pork or seafood lobster, followed by the level of spiciness, ranging from none to “flaming”. Extra proteins can be added to each hot pot. Hi-Pot’s menu also includes appetizers such as spicy cumin lamb, edamame, and baby octopus salad as well as milk teas. A Duluth outpost is opening later this year at the Gwinnett Marketfair complex on Satellite Boulevard.

Embry Hills

Meatballerz is now open on Presidential Parkway near Little Farmhouse Cafe on the edge of Embry Hills. The Italian food truck turned comfort food restaurant offers three types of meatballs (classic, spicy, and turkey) served three ways: as a sub, on a tray, or on pasta. Meatballerz also offers pizza, salads, garlic knots, and sandwiches, including an Italian grinder consisting of hot capicola, salami, pistachio mortadella, and mozzarella cheese.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Bowl-shi: Sushi in a Bowl is now open inside Sweet Auburn Curb Market on Edgewood Avenue. Bowl-shi serves small, medium, and large customizable poke and rice bowls.


First Watch recently opened on Bill Kennedy Way at the Madison Yards complex. The Florida-based breakfast and brunch chain serves everything from toasts, grain bowls, and salads to a variety of pancakes, omelettes, and frittatas on its menu. There are nine other locations throughout metro Atlanta.