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The Best of Duluth: Where to Eat Right Now

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Get your rides ready for a field trip to Duluth: home of the best ethnic joints in the metro. A sleepy food town no more, Duluth is as vibrant as it will ever be – peppered with a myriad of exceptional Korean restaurants plus a smattering of delightful joints offering Japanese, Vietnamese, Sichuan, Hispanic, and Indian cuisines. We've got the details on the best-kept secret-no-more places in this OTP food neighborhood.
Chloe Morris of Chow Down Atlanta


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Seo Ra Beol (Korean)

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3040 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 497-1155
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Where else can you eat great Korean BBQ, fried rice and silky tofu soups for breakfast? Or any time of the day, for that matter. This 24-hour joint stays awake when you can’t sleep. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also a favorite of NFL player Hines Ward. [Photo]

2. Song Do (Korean barbecue)

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3616 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Duluth, GA 30096
Forget the touristy, mainstream places. This no frills Korean BBQ joint is where the Korean elders eat. It’s also the only place where you’ll find a buffet banchan station and the most selection of marinated meats. After all, nothing beats bland, unseasoned meats everywhere else than flavorful BBQ. [Photo: Julie/Urbanspoon]

3. Haru Ichiban (Japanese)

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3646 Satellite Blvd. NW
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 622-4060
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The best Japanese and the best ramen OTP. But that’s not all. This place gets transformed to an authentic izakaya at dinnertime. Stewed pork belly and sukiyaki that would make you weep? You’ll find those here. [Photo:Erol Y./Yelp]

4. Sichuan House (Sichuan/Chinese)

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5900 State Bridge Rd, Ste E
Duluth, GA 30097
(678) 417-7168
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One of two best Sichuan restaurants in Atlanta. Don’t bother going elsewhere unless you find yourself on Buford Highway OTP. Incidentally, the chef there happens to have his humble beginnings here. [Photo: Yelp]

5. Cafe Todahmgol (Korean)

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2442 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Nothing says nightcap better than a delicious plate of bossam. The plate of tender, steamed pork belly slices with exciting side dishes is your sure cure for a late night of working or playing. [Photo]

6. Ming's BBQ (Cantonese/Chinese)

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2131 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 623-9996
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Glorious Chinese barbecue meats such as crispy pork, roast pork, roasted duck, and steamed chicken are among the delicious items you’ll find here. You will also find an extensive list of authentic Cantonese dishes that warrants multiple visits that are sure to give you a happy belly. [Photo: atlfoodsnob/Urbanspoon]

7. Love Letter Pizza & Chicken (Korean)

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10820 Abbotts Bridge Rd
Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 813-8882
Korean food isn’t just the usual tofu soup and barbecue short ribs. Delicious crispy fried chicken bathed in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce is what put Korean food in the hipster eating map. [Photo]

8. What the Pho (Vietnamese)

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2442 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
While there are many good Vietnamese places in Duluth, this one stands out with unique and authentic dishes you won’t find elsewhere. Case in point, they have delicious pho, amazing fried rice, and these magical crispy noodles topped with seafood and assorted meats that soften as the gravy soaks in all the goodness. Open until midnight most nights. [Photo: David L./Yelp]

9. Dan Moo Ji (Korean)

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3230 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 814-2310
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If the pot of thick rice cake soup cooked at your table or the kimchi fried rice topped with roe are not enough to make you giddy, then the Harajuku-looking servers definitely will. By the way, go for the Girls Set Meal, a combo of sorts, to get a sampling of the good items here. Oh and, no, you don’t have to be a girl to get it. [Photo: Yoomee H./Yelp]

10. Armando's Caribe (Cuban/Mexican)

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3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 232-9848
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You may find a hodgepodge of Caribbean and Hispanic dishes on the menu but fear not, everything is quite good. Plan to wait 20 minutes for an iron skillet of paella with slow roasted chicken and assorted seafood atop spiced rice. Trust me, it’s worth it. [Photo: Barbara K./Yelp]

11. Moksha Kitchen (Indian)

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3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096
Not all Indian restaurants are created equal. Not only is the lunch buffet stellar here, dinner options, which include North Indian and Kerala cuisines, will surely make your trip all worth while. [Photo]

12. East Pearl (Dim Sum/Chinese)

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1810 Liddell Ln
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 380-0899
Still the best dim sum in Duluth. Go early on the weekends or you’ll have to fight the horde of families spending their family traditions. While dumplings are king here, make sure you also try notable items such as the spare ribs, congee, clams, and other dim sum goodies. [Photo: Rob Y./Yelp]

13. Boudreaux's Cafe Acadiana (Cajun)

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2750 Buford Highway, Duluth Station Shopping Center
Duluth, GA 30096
A Duluth institution, this newly revamped best source of Cajun food is only open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday. But be sure not to miss the alligator po-boy or their Sunday lunch or dinner buffet when you can sample an authentic low country boil. [Photo: Food Near Snellville]

14. Quickly (Taiwanese)

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3780 Old Norcross Rd. Ste. 304
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 476-5988
Chewy tapioca balls in tea-based drinks? They are called boba or bubble teas, and Quickly makes the best here. There are literally a hundred different combinations of flavors you can come up with. Add pudding and jelly to make your bubble teas all the more happy. [Photo: Daniel B./Yelp]

15. MJ Korean Tacos & Wings (Korean)

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3473 Old Norcross Rd, Ste 208
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 680-5474
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The only place for Korean tacos this side of town. And, boy, are they awesome. But wait, that’s not all— they also have fruit smoothies made with real fruit and yogurt. And the best part? Exploding boba filled with fruit juices.[Photo: Phong T./Yelp]

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1. Seo Ra Beol (Korean)

3040 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
Where else can you eat great Korean BBQ, fried rice and silky tofu soups for breakfast? Or any time of the day, for that matter. This 24-hour joint stays awake when you can’t sleep. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also a favorite of NFL player Hines Ward. [Photo]
3040 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096

2. Song Do (Korean barbecue)

3616 Satellite Boulevard Northwest, Duluth, GA 30096
Forget the touristy, mainstream places. This no frills Korean BBQ joint is where the Korean elders eat. It’s also the only place where you’ll find a buffet banchan station and the most selection of marinated meats. After all, nothing beats bland, unseasoned meats everywhere else than flavorful BBQ. [Photo: Julie/Urbanspoon]
3616 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Duluth, GA 30096

3. Haru Ichiban (Japanese)

3646 Satellite Blvd. NW, Duluth, GA 30096
The best Japanese and the best ramen OTP. But that’s not all. This place gets transformed to an authentic izakaya at dinnertime. Stewed pork belly and sukiyaki that would make you weep? You’ll find those here. [Photo:Erol Y./Yelp]
3646 Satellite Blvd. NW
Duluth, GA 30096

4. Sichuan House (Sichuan/Chinese)

5900 State Bridge Rd, Ste E, Duluth, GA 30097
One of two best Sichuan restaurants in Atlanta. Don’t bother going elsewhere unless you find yourself on Buford Highway OTP. Incidentally, the chef there happens to have his humble beginnings here. [Photo: Yelp]
5900 State Bridge Rd, Ste E
Duluth, GA 30097

5. Cafe Todahmgol (Korean)

2442 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096
Nothing says nightcap better than a delicious plate of bossam. The plate of tender, steamed pork belly slices with exciting side dishes is your sure cure for a late night of working or playing. [Photo]
2442 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096

6. Ming's BBQ (Cantonese/Chinese)

2131 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
Glorious Chinese barbecue meats such as crispy pork, roast pork, roasted duck, and steamed chicken are among the delicious items you’ll find here. You will also find an extensive list of authentic Cantonese dishes that warrants multiple visits that are sure to give you a happy belly. [Photo: atlfoodsnob/Urbanspoon]
2131 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096

7. Love Letter Pizza & Chicken (Korean)

10820 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097
Korean food isn’t just the usual tofu soup and barbecue short ribs. Delicious crispy fried chicken bathed in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce is what put Korean food in the hipster eating map. [Photo]
10820 Abbotts Bridge Rd
Duluth, GA 30097

8. What the Pho (Vietnamese)

2442 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
While there are many good Vietnamese places in Duluth, this one stands out with unique and authentic dishes you won’t find elsewhere. Case in point, they have delicious pho, amazing fried rice, and these magical crispy noodles topped with seafood and assorted meats that soften as the gravy soaks in all the goodness. Open until midnight most nights. [Photo: David L./Yelp]
2442 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096

9. Dan Moo Ji (Korean)

3230 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
If the pot of thick rice cake soup cooked at your table or the kimchi fried rice topped with roe are not enough to make you giddy, then the Harajuku-looking servers definitely will. By the way, go for the Girls Set Meal, a combo of sorts, to get a sampling of the good items here. Oh and, no, you don’t have to be a girl to get it. [Photo: Yoomee H./Yelp]
3230 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096

10. Armando's Caribe (Cuban/Mexican)

3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
You may find a hodgepodge of Caribbean and Hispanic dishes on the menu but fear not, everything is quite good. Plan to wait 20 minutes for an iron skillet of paella with slow roasted chicken and assorted seafood atop spiced rice. Trust me, it’s worth it. [Photo: Barbara K./Yelp]
3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096

11. Moksha Kitchen (Indian)

3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096
Not all Indian restaurants are created equal. Not only is the lunch buffet stellar here, dinner options, which include North Indian and Kerala cuisines, will surely make your trip all worth while. [Photo]
3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096

12. East Pearl (Dim Sum/Chinese)

1810 Liddell Ln, Duluth, GA 30096
Still the best dim sum in Duluth. Go early on the weekends or you’ll have to fight the horde of families spending their family traditions. While dumplings are king here, make sure you also try notable items such as the spare ribs, congee, clams, and other dim sum goodies. [Photo: Rob Y./Yelp]
1810 Liddell Ln
Duluth, GA 30096

13. Boudreaux's Cafe Acadiana (Cajun)

2750 Buford Highway, Duluth Station Shopping Center, Duluth, GA 30096
A Duluth institution, this newly revamped best source of Cajun food is only open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday. But be sure not to miss the alligator po-boy or their Sunday lunch or dinner buffet when you can sample an authentic low country boil. [Photo: Food Near Snellville]
2750 Buford Highway, Duluth Station Shopping Center
Duluth, GA 30096

14. Quickly (Taiwanese)

3780 Old Norcross Rd. Ste. 304, Duluth, GA 30096
Chewy tapioca balls in tea-based drinks? They are called boba or bubble teas, and Quickly makes the best here. There are literally a hundred different combinations of flavors you can come up with. Add pudding and jelly to make your bubble teas all the more happy. [Photo: Daniel B./Yelp]
3780 Old Norcross Rd. Ste. 304
Duluth, GA 30096

15. MJ Korean Tacos & Wings (Korean)

3473 Old Norcross Rd, Ste 208, Duluth, GA 30096
The only place for Korean tacos this side of town. And, boy, are they awesome. But wait, that’s not all— they also have fruit smoothies made with real fruit and yogurt. And the best part? Exploding boba filled with fruit juices.[Photo: Phong T./Yelp]
3473 Old Norcross Rd, Ste 208
Duluth, GA 30096

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