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China northern eatery

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5141 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, GA 30340-1104
+1 770-458-2282
10:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, GA
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had pork, shrimp, chime dumplings, potstickers, scallion pancakes, Shanghai juicy pork buns , and the spicy fish fillet hot pot. My two favorites were the hot pot and dumplings! I felt the shanghai buns were tough and big as flavorful as they should have been. What those buns lacked, the hot pot made up for. The fish was mild... More 

Thank rbinatlanta
Clearwater, Florida
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went with a friend on a Friday for lunch and it was packed. We started with soup dumplings, which were a bit bland, but done well and then ordered the "famous" Dan Dan noodles. Not sure why they were famous. It was like cold spaghetti with a bland peanut butter sauce. I would definitely try some other noodle dish,as... More 

Thank Ted V
Atlanta, Georgia
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is literally underneath Italy Optical, and you have to pull into the parking lot, drive around the building to the back, and enter on the side. It's a small, no-frills place with a simple water cooler for you to replenish your styrofoam cups yourself, but the server is both charming, attentive, and prompt. The menu is extensive, and I... More 

Thank jillpatrick
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This traditional Asian restaurant is located in the heart of Buford Highway, on the main drag. Nevertheless, if you are not aware it's there it is very easy to miss it because they do not have a flashy storefront. We had been going out to explore new food places in Buford highway for several years before we came upon this... More 

Thank Jo C
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We were here to try thick rice noodles with vegetables and the shrimp fried rice . Really yummy and tasty food. The price is reasonable and service was quick . Would eat here again.

Thank Deepthi M
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We just made our second trip here and were looking forward to it; for dinner we were meeting another couple. We ordered our appetizers, then about fifteen minutes later we went ahead and got our order in for the main courses. The appetizers came out, followed in seconds by all our main courses. We had to ask and remind the... More 

Thank queequaig
Peachtree Corners, GA
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I very much agree that you can pass this restaurant very easily since the entrance is on the side/ground floor of the building and poorly visible from Buford Highway. The restaurant is very simple with little decor, but the food is authentic. We had noodles and pork, dumplings, spicy fish filet and crab roe cabbage. I think the handmade noodles... More 

Thank PeachtreeCorners2013
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258 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We decided to visit China Northern Eatery after seeing the restaurant written up in several magazines. It is frequently mentioned in articles about places to eat on Buford Highway. It is easy to drive right by. It is located in one of the many strip malls on Buford Highway in Chamblee. The entrance is actually on the side of the... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

saw it on Anthony Bourdain show. it's hole in wall for sure. food was really good but nothing to go looking for with so many eateries in area. they used styrofoam cups and can soda. nobody was in there but us. very small. inside very dated. it wasn't anywhere I would go back to.

Thank christy d
Atlanta, Georgia
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674 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Hidden behind a store called "Italy Optical" this is a destination worth searching for. A small little restaurant with big tastes. A large selection of Buns and Pot Stickers are perfect to start your meal. Their hand made noodles are perfect. Lots of choices between seafood, beef, lamp, pork, chicken and vegtables will delight every taste. The wait staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5141 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, GA 30340-1104
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Chamblee
  • Phone Number: +1 770-458-2282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?