Top 15 Restaurants Along Buford Highway

Top 15 Restaurants Along Buford Highway

Buford Highway is a very popular and long road that many people take each day. It also means that you will see many different restaurants along it. However, how are you suppose to know whether or not the restaurant is any good. You could either go in and try it out or do your own research on the restaurant. This can be unreliable and tedious. That’s why CulinaryLocal has decided to do the work for you. Here are fifteen restaurants along Buford Highway that we believe are worth checking out.

Canton House

Canton House is a Chinese restaurant that specializes in dim sum and traditional Cantonese cuisine. It is a favorite with Atlanta’s Chinese community. It has lots to offer such as shrimp and dumplings. An iconic feature of the restaurant is that they served the food on rolling carts. This helps give customers the sense that the restaurant is fancy in a way. If you want to experience some great Chinese food. The Canton House is one of the best places to check out.

Chef Lui’s

Chef Lui’s is another great Chinese restaurant along the Buford Highway. One of the things that customers can expect when visiting is that the ingredients will always be fresh and natural. However, one of their specialties are homemade dumplings, so you should make sure you try those out as well. Another great thing about Chef Lui is that you can get a lot of food for a relatively cheap price. It’s a great place to take the whole family and not spend too much. So check out it out.

Crawfish Shack Seafood

The Crawfish Shack Seafood is a Cajun style restaurant with a Vietnamese twist. They use live seafood, so it will always be fresh. Their menu also changes depending on the season, so they can make sure that the seafood is cook during its optimal season. This shows that they put a lot of care into their food. If you happen to be there, make sure to try out their crawfish or fried shrimp. However, whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. Make you love seafood check this place out.

Harmony Vegetarian 

Harmony Vegetarian is the Chinese restaurant to visit for vegetarians. They use imitation beef to make their vegetarian chow which also includes broccoli and dumplings. Everything they make is vegan friendly, even their “fish” sauce. If you are vegetarian but love Chinese food, this is the place for you. However, the food is so delicious that anyone would enjoy eating here. So check it out whether or not you are vegetarian or not. You won’t regret it.

Havana Sandwich Shop

The Havana Sandwich Shop is a great place to grab some Cuban food. It has been around since 1976 and is still beloved by many. Their most popular items are their sandwiches of course. However, they also have empanadas and plantains that you should also try out. Havana’s goal is that the food always has quality, that it is consistent, and is affordable. That’s why the food is still so good. They never allow themselves to move away from their original goal.

La Casona Colombia Restaurant

If you are hungry enough to eat a house, La Casona is the place to go. La Casona is a Colombia restaurant that gives their customers large servings. One of their popular dishes the Bandeja Paisa has bean, rice, chicharrones, chorizo, steak, avocado, plantains, and a fried egg. It makes you wonder if you will be able to eat all of that food. However, the food is so good that you won’t mind have leftovers to take home. So make sure you check it out as soon as you can.

Lee’s Bakery

Lee’s Bakery is Vietnamese eatery known for its banh mi sandwiches and pho & spring rolls. It is a very lively place to be because of Mr. Lee, the owner. He is very friendly to everyone that walks in the door. Plus the food is fresh and tastes great. Plus, the sandwiches are made with fresh French bread. No matter what you get, it will definitely be a treat. It is definitely a place to check. Also if you are there, make sure to ask Mr. Lee to show you his ring trick. It will be fun to watch.


Mamak is a cafe that is inspired by street-food stalls of Malaysia. Their food comes from many different roots, of course Malay, but also Chinese and Indian as well. This allows for many different food combinations that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. Plus, the atmosphere is very upbeat, so it’s a great hangout spot. Some of the customers’ favorite food are Mamak’s hainanese chicken over rice, wok-fried flat rice noodles with beef, and curry laksa. You will probably like them too, so check it out.

Northern China Eatery

The Northern China Eatery is another Chinese restaurant that you can find along the Buford Highway. However, this one is more like a hole-in-the-wall, but the food is still wonderful. Their specialties consist of wheat-based food, such as green onion bread and soup dumplings, and hot pots. But you should also try their Chinese doughnuts as well. You know what some people say about small restaurants. They have some of the best food, and this is true for the Northern China Eatery.

Panahar Bangladeshi Cuisine

Panahar Bangladeshi Cuisine is known for its Indian cuisine where they work hard to make modern interpretations of classic dishes. That way you are able to experience this combination of old and new. They also always make sure that their ingredients are fresh because they care for their customers. The customers realize this, so they keep on coming back. They even have vegetarian options, so there is always something for everyone. Make sure you check it out.

Pho Dai Loi 2

Pho Dai Loi 2 is a Vietnamese restaurant that is very bright and casual. It is a great place to stop at for lunch with your friends or family. They offer pho, spring rolls and other Vietnamese favorites. They also make sure their ingredients are fresh, so you will always have a great experience. Many also say that this is the best place to get Pho. However, you will need to try it yourself to find out. Pho Dai Loi 2 have a lot of offer, so try it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed by what you find.

Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food

Quoc Huong Banh Mi is Vietnamese restaurant who’s goal is to get their customers in and out as quickly as possible, but still giving them good quality food. For example, their sandwiches are very popular because they put a lot of effort into making them delicious. For their pork, they marinated, slow-roasted, then finished it with fire. It’s not something you can find at a typical store. They also have pho noodle soups, bubble tea & smoothies to enjoy as well. However, whatever you choose, it will be of good quality.

SoKongDong Tofu House

SoKongDong Tofu is the place to get exceptional Korean food. They make sure that their flavors are correct, so that you feel like you in Korea. It’s one of the few places that you are okay with eating Tofu at. It is also a great choice for vegetarians because you can get tofu here.


Sushi Hayakawa

Sushi Hayakawa is one of the best places to get authentic sushi. You even get the authentic sushi bar experience that makes you feel like you are in Japan. They achieve this not only by having customers sit at a sushi bar, but by having the employees wear traditional opulent kimonos. Another great thing they do is that the sushi is always fresh and in season. Thus, you can also expect the menu to change often as well. This makes the experience exciting every time you visit because they might be something new for you to try. Make sure you try it.

Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl

Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl is a very laid-back Korean restaurant. The restaurant is run by Woo Nam Jeong who is lovely known as “Grandma.” Her goal is to make sure anyone has a great experience at her restaurant. Although she may not seem like it, “Grandma” has the skills to impress anyone. You can get anything at the Stone Bowl whether it is regular Korean comfort food or a five star meal. This is definitely a must-see.

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