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Atlanta Sichuan Restaurants to Satisfy That Hot and Numbing Food Craving

Dishes on the menus at these restaurants range from mildly spicy to house-on-fire hot

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Hot. Spicy. Numbing. For heat-seeking food devotees, Sichuan cuisine ranks near the top of the list. Dishes are filled with a variety of fragrant herbs and vegetables, meats like lamb, pork, and chicken, then flavored with ginger, cumin, and garlic, and mixed together with Sichuan peppercorns, hot chiles, and silky sauces. The heat meter on these dishes ranges from mild to mouth-on-fire hot, but that heat never detracts from the flavors penetrating through the chiles and peppercorns found in the fare from regions around southwestern China. From dry-fried eggplant and steamed pork with spicy cabbage, to Chengdu cold noodles and braised fish in red chile oil, check out these Sichuan restaurants around Atlanta.

Disclaimer: A number of Atlanta restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fire Stone Chinese Cuisine

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840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW #588
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(678) 324-0512
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For fans of chef Peter Chang and his original Tasty China restaurant, Fire Stone Chinese in Kennesaw is a true gem. The kitchen is run by a longtime Chang associate and former Tasty China chef, Wen-Qiang Huang. Head here for Sichuan classics and try dishes like the dry-fried eggplant, red chile oil wontons, braised fish in red chile oil, and dry-fried shredded pork with choice of spice level. Open for dine-in service. Order online for pick-up or delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, or GrubHub.

2. Tasty China

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585 Franklin Gateway SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 419-9849
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Devotees of the elusive chef Peter Chang need no introduction to this beloved restaurant in a strip mall in Marietta. For many Atlantans, this is where they first fell in love with Sichuan cuisine. Head here for classic hot and numbing dishes. Don’t skip the dry-fried eggplant here. A second Chang-related Tasty China is located on Atlanta Road in Smyrna. Call to order takeout.

3. Sho Spicy

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4920 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
(404) 963-6889
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A recent addition to the Atlanta dining scene, this Sandy Springs restaurant serves up Sichuan standards on the menu, including braised fish in chile oil, fiery three pepper beef, Hunan lamb, dan dan noodles, and wontons swimming in chile oil. Try the hot and numbing quail or Sichuan bamboo fish, too. Order online for takeout and delivery.

4. Urban Wu

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3330 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 816-8008
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Located at the “disco” Kroger shopping center on Piedmont in Buckhead, Urban Wu is a solid in-town option for Sichuan. Try the dry-fried string beans, spicy pickled cabbage, braised fish in red chile oil, spicy cumin lamb, and double-cooked pork. Call to order takeout.

5. Chong Qing Hot Pot

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5385 New Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 936-1379
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Located in the Atlanta Chinatown mall food court, this stall offers an extensive and wide-ranging menu of Sichuan dishes, from hot pots and dan dan noodles to chile-laden Chongqing spicy chicken or tripe and spicy cumin lamb. Order for takeout or grab a seat in the food court for table-side service. Portions are generous here, and most dishes are under $10. Call to order or order online for takeout. Chinatown food court is open for limited seating.

6. Gu’s Kitchen

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4897 Buford Hwy NE Suite 104
Chamblee, GA 30341
(470) 299-2388
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After a four-year absence from Buford Highway, the family behind beloved Gu’s Bistro made a triumphant return in 2018 with a brand new restaurant, Gu’s Kitchen. The menu is a mix of the family’s Krog Street Market food stall Gu’s Dumplings and the bistro’s greatest hit. Expect familiar favorites like the wildly popular Chengdu cold noodles, Zhong-style dumplings, and spicy dried eggplant, alongside sweet and spicy thick noodles, spicy dry-fried beef noodles, and mapo tofu. Be sure to ask about their daily specials, like Gu’s Bistro’s popular tea-smoked duck. Order online for takeout or delivery.

2641 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(470) 225-7172
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This North Decatur restaurant opened in 2019 and includes a menu of Sichuan and Shanghai classics like soup dumplings, dan dan noodles, dry fried eggplant, and mapo tofu. Try the scallion bubble pancake, hot and numbing flounder stone pot, or the spicy pig feet here, too. Chef Wan Hai worked alongside famed chef Peter Chang (Tasty China) for three years. Order online for takeout.

8. Yummy Spicy

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5164 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 680-5605
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Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway opened over two years ago in a stand-alone building near Sweet Hut Bakery. Dishes to try here (beyond the dry-fried eggplant) include wontons in chile oil, hot fried crab, shredded cabbage, mapo tofu, and Yummy Spicy crawfish. There’s also spicy pigs feet or trotters and pickled peppers with frog on the menu. Order online for takeout.

9. Good Luck Gourmet

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5750 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 451-8118
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Good Luck Gourmet took over the former Gu’s Bistro space in 2015. The restaurant focuses the majority of its menu on dishes from the Shaanxi region. Good Luck is the best of both regions and includes a few Sichuan classics like Chengdu cold noodles, Kung Pao chicken, and MaoXue mixed with Shaanxi dishes like Xinjiang braised chicken, preserved egg with chopped red peppers, and Xi’an steamed mutton. Very few dishes on the menu here lack heat. Order online for takeout.

10. Man Chun Hong

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5953 Buford Hwy NE #105
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 454-5640
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Man Chun Hong serves both Korean and Sichuan classics on its full menu, but be sure to ask for the Sichuan menu if looking for a wider selection of those hot and numbing dishes. Order online for takeout or call to order.

11. Great Sichuan

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10475 Medlock Bridge Rd STE 116
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(770) 417-8862
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Great Sichuan opened in Johns Creek last year in the former Cafe Q space. Be sure to ask for the Sichuan menu here. Try the spicy fish hot pot, mapo tofu, any of the dry hot pots, the boiled fish, and cumin lamb. Order online for takeout.

12. Masterpiece

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3940 Buford Hwy
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 622-1191
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Owned and operated by chef Rui Liu, Masterpiece serves everything from Chongqing-style noodles and dry spicy eggplant to tea-smoked duck and shredded beef or pork with hot peppers and chiles. Very few dishes on the menu don’t come with a bit of heat — some more numbing than others. Call to order takeout or order online.

13. Uncle Zhu Spicy Hotpot

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3875 Venture Dr
Duluth, GA 30096
(470) 275-9986
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This food court stall inside the Jusgo Supermarket in Duluth serves up comforting Sichuan-style soups and dry hot pots seven days a week. Order at the counter.

14. Xi'an Gourmet House

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3875 Venture Dr A6
Duluth, GA 30096
(404) 547-3088
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Located next to Uncle Zhu’s at Jusgo’s food court, Xi’an Gourmet House focuses mainly on dishes from the Shaanxi region of China, northwest of Sichuan. Shaanxi cuisine often incorporates Sichuan peppercorns and chiles in its dishes. Try the liang pi cold skin noodles, thick and chewy wheat noodles mixed with sliced cucumbers and sprouts and tossed in vinegar and chile oil, the whole fish with pickled peppers, or the hot and numbing dry fried beef. Order at the counter or online for takeout.

15. Humble House

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2300 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 623-3399

Located inside the Great Wall Supermarket, this Sichuan food court stall serves up generous portions. Expect to find Sichuan favorites like cumin lamb, dry fried string beans, mapo tofu, and twice cooked pork here. Other noteworthy dishes to try are the dry fried pork intestines and hot boiled spicy fish. Order at the counter.

1. Fire Stone Chinese Cuisine

840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW #588, Kennesaw, GA 30144

For fans of chef Peter Chang and his original Tasty China restaurant, Fire Stone Chinese in Kennesaw is a true gem. The kitchen is run by a longtime Chang associate and former Tasty China chef, Wen-Qiang Huang. Head here for Sichuan classics and try dishes like the dry-fried eggplant, red chile oil wontons, braised fish in red chile oil, and dry-fried shredded pork with choice of spice level. Open for dine-in service. Order online for pick-up or delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, or GrubHub.

840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW #588
Kennesaw, GA 30144

2. Tasty China

585 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, GA 30067

Devotees of the elusive chef Peter Chang need no introduction to this beloved restaurant in a strip mall in Marietta. For many Atlantans, this is where they first fell in love with Sichuan cuisine. Head here for classic hot and numbing dishes. Don’t skip the dry-fried eggplant here. A second Chang-related Tasty China is located on Atlanta Road in Smyrna. Call to order takeout.

585 Franklin Gateway SE
Marietta, GA 30067

3. Sho Spicy

4920 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

A recent addition to the Atlanta dining scene, this Sandy Springs restaurant serves up Sichuan standards on the menu, including braised fish in chile oil, fiery three pepper beef, Hunan lamb, dan dan noodles, and wontons swimming in chile oil. Try the hot and numbing quail or Sichuan bamboo fish, too. Order online for takeout and delivery.

4920 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

4. Urban Wu

3330 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Located at the “disco” Kroger shopping center on Piedmont in Buckhead, Urban Wu is a solid in-town option for Sichuan. Try the dry-fried string beans, spicy pickled cabbage, braised fish in red chile oil, spicy cumin lamb, and double-cooked pork. Call to order takeout.

3330 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. Chong Qing Hot Pot

5385 New Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Located in the Atlanta Chinatown mall food court, this stall offers an extensive and wide-ranging menu of Sichuan dishes, from hot pots and dan dan noodles to chile-laden Chongqing spicy chicken or tripe and spicy cumin lamb. Order for takeout or grab a seat in the food court for table-side service. Portions are generous here, and most dishes are under $10. Call to order or order online for takeout. Chinatown food court is open for limited seating.

5385 New Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

6. Gu’s Kitchen

4897 Buford Hwy NE Suite 104, Chamblee, GA 30341

After a four-year absence from Buford Highway, the family behind beloved Gu’s Bistro made a triumphant return in 2018 with a brand new restaurant, Gu’s Kitchen. The menu is a mix of the family’s Krog Street Market food stall Gu’s Dumplings and the bistro’s greatest hit. Expect familiar favorites like the wildly popular Chengdu cold noodles, Zhong-style dumplings, and spicy dried eggplant, alongside sweet and spicy thick noodles, spicy dry-fried beef noodles, and mapo tofu. Be sure to ask about their daily specials, like Gu’s Bistro’s popular tea-smoked duck. Order online for takeout or delivery.

4897 Buford Hwy NE Suite 104
Chamblee, GA 30341

7. Hai

2641 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

This North Decatur restaurant opened in 2019 and includes a menu of Sichuan and Shanghai classics like soup dumplings, dan dan noodles, dry fried eggplant, and mapo tofu. Try the scallion bubble pancake, hot and numbing flounder stone pot, or the spicy pig feet here, too. Chef Wan Hai worked alongside famed chef Peter Chang (Tasty China) for three years. Order online for takeout.

2641 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

8. Yummy Spicy

5164 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway opened over two years ago in a stand-alone building near Sweet Hut Bakery. Dishes to try here (beyond the dry-fried eggplant) include wontons in chile oil, hot fried crab, shredded cabbage, mapo tofu, and Yummy Spicy crawfish. There’s also spicy pigs feet or trotters and pickled peppers with frog on the menu. Order online for takeout.

5164 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

9. Good Luck Gourmet

5750 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Good Luck Gourmet took over the former Gu’s Bistro space in 2015. The restaurant focuses the majority of its menu on dishes from the Shaanxi region. Good Luck is the best of both regions and includes a few Sichuan classics like Chengdu cold noodles, Kung Pao chicken, and MaoXue mixed with Shaanxi dishes like Xinjiang braised chicken, preserved egg with chopped red peppers, and Xi’an steamed mutton. Very few dishes on the menu here lack heat. Order online for takeout.

5750 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

10. Man Chun Hong

5953 Buford Hwy NE #105, Atlanta, GA 30340

Man Chun Hong serves both Korean and Sichuan classics on its full menu, but be sure to ask for the Sichuan menu if looking for a wider selection of those hot and numbing dishes. Order online for takeout or call to order.

5953 Buford Hwy NE #105
Atlanta, GA 30340

11. Great Sichuan

10475 Medlock Bridge Rd STE 116, Johns Creek, GA 30097

Great Sichuan opened in Johns Creek last year in the former Cafe Q space. Be sure to ask for the Sichuan menu here. Try the spicy fish hot pot, mapo tofu, any of the dry hot pots, the boiled fish, and cumin lamb. Order online for takeout.

10475 Medlock Bridge Rd STE 116
Johns Creek, GA 30097

12. Masterpiece

3940 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096

Owned and operated by chef Rui Liu, Masterpiece serves everything from Chongqing-style noodles and dry spicy eggplant to tea-smoked duck and shredded beef or pork with hot peppers and chiles. Very few dishes on the menu don’t come with a bit of heat — some more numbing than others. Call to order takeout or order online.

3940 Buford Hwy
Duluth, GA 30096

13. Uncle Zhu Spicy Hotpot

3875 Venture Dr, Duluth, GA 30096

This food court stall inside the Jusgo Supermarket in Duluth serves up comforting Sichuan-style soups and dry hot pots seven days a week. Order at the counter.

3875 Venture Dr
Duluth, GA 30096

14. Xi'an Gourmet House

3875 Venture Dr A6, Duluth, GA 30096

Located next to Uncle Zhu’s at Jusgo’s food court, Xi’an Gourmet House focuses mainly on dishes from the Shaanxi region of China, northwest of Sichuan. Shaanxi cuisine often incorporates Sichuan peppercorns and chiles in its dishes. Try the liang pi cold skin noodles, thick and chewy wheat noodles mixed with sliced cucumbers and sprouts and tossed in vinegar and chile oil, the whole fish with pickled peppers, or the hot and numbing dry fried beef. Order at the counter or online for takeout.

3875 Venture Dr A6
Duluth, GA 30096

15. Humble House

2300 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

Located inside the Great Wall Supermarket, this Sichuan food court stall serves up generous portions. Expect to find Sichuan favorites like cumin lamb, dry fried string beans, mapo tofu, and twice cooked pork here. Other noteworthy dishes to try are the dry fried pork intestines and hot boiled spicy fish. Order at the counter.

2300 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096

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