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10 Delicious AAPI-Owned Restaurants To Support In Atlanta

By Jack Rattenbury

10 Delicious AAPI-Owned Restaurants To Support In Atlanta

No matter what cuisine you’re craving, Atlanta’s got you covered with these incredible restaurants.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and there are plenty of ways of honoring it. But, one of the easiest ways to do this is by supporting our local AAPI-owned businesses and have a meal at one of Atlanta’s many AAPI-owned restaurants.

Following the horrific events in March, Atlanta was faced with a devastatingly heart-breaking reminder that we must do everything possible to combat the rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. APPI-owned businesses have also been facing a harsher crunch during the ongoing pandemic. So here are some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants with AAPI-ownership to support this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and beyond.

We’ve used our favorites, your recommendations, and plan to keep this list evolving and growing, so send us your favorites!

10 AAPI-Owned Restaurants To Support In Atlanta

1. Lazy Betty

You can tell the chef at Lazy Betty isn’t lazy at all. Every dish looks like a work of art, created with the freshest ingredients. Lazy Betty has three thoughtfully-crafted tasting menus available, but as the seasons come and go, so do the dishes. Lazy Betty will be opening a new Vietnamese concept called Juniper Cafe this summer, with pop-ups at Lazy Betty planned before the debut. The next pop-up will be on May 18. 

Find it at 1530 DeKalb Ave NE, 30307

For more information, check out their website!

2. Monkey 68

Mokey 68 takes foods from all over Asia and creates new flavors for their loyal customers. Located in a beautifully renovated home, the converted cottage in downtown Roswell serves up some delicious Pan-Asian comfort food. Their Bulgogi Cheesesteak is to die for, but their sushi is the star of the show.

Find it at 073 Green St, Roswell, 30075

For more information, check out their website!

3. Kamayan ATL

Kamayan ATL is a Filipino pop-up restaurant that can pop up anywhere and everywhere. Make sure you follow them on Instagram to keep up with all their events. It’s Filipino comfort food that you don’t want to miss.

For more information, check out their website!

4. Sweet Auburn BBQ

For mouth-watering BBQ that’s received several credentials, head to Sweet Auburn BBQ! Sweet Auburn Barbecue offers traditional style barbecue with an Asian twist. We suggest trying their addictive pimento cheese wontons. For AAPI Heritage Month they’re hosting Dumpling Fest! Go every Thursday this month for Dumpling specials from some of Atlanta’s best Asian Chefs.

Find it at 656 N. Highland Ave. NE 30306

For more information, check out their website!

5. Tum Pok Pok

Bringing the ATL some of the best Thai street food Thailand has to offer, you don’t want to miss out on Tum Pok Pok’s extensive menu. We recommend the Tum Pu Plara, a green papaya salad with tasty salted crab, and fermented fish sauce.

Find it at 5000 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, 30341

For more information, check out their website!

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6. Budi’s Sushi

This Asian-owned and woman-owned restaurant in Atlanta is the ultimate sushi paradise. Make sure you try and take on their infamous Sushi Pyramid. There are two locations in Atlanta, one Downtown and the other in Dunwoody.

Find their Downtown location in the Pencil Factory flats at 349 Decatur St SE, 30312. For Dunwoody, go to 1432 Dunwoody Village Pkwy, Dunwoody, 30338.

For more information, check out their website!

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7. Masterpiece

Credit: Masterpiece

If you’re in the mood for Chinese food then look no further. Masterpiece is owned by Rui Liu, who was a celebrated chef in China before he moved to the Peach state. Specializing in authentic Sichuan and Hunan dishes, you can eat your tasty good at their Duluth location, or get it to-go!

Find it at 3940 Buford Hwy b103, Duluth, 30096

For more information, check out their website!

8. Ton Ton Ramen

There are so many incredible spots to get delicious ramen in Atlanta. One of them is Ton Ton Ramen. We’re obsessed with their flavorful, brothy noodles & Japanese bites.

Very close to Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE,  30308

For more information, check out their website!

9. Seoul Chikin

For chicken with real soul, head to Seoul Chikin. They will be joining Sweet Auburn BBQ for dumpling fest, as well as doing a pop-up at Smith’s Olde Bar. Fingers crossed there’s more to come from this promising pop-up!

For more information, check out their website!

10. Momonoki

Fittingly named for the Peach State, Momonoki is Japanese for ‘peachtree’. Owned by power couple Jason Liang and ChingYao Wang, the duo also own Brush Sushi Izakaya in Decatur. When at Momonoki, you can’t leave without trying their ramen. You just can’t.

Find it at 95 8th St NW #100, 30309

For more information, check out their website!

See also: 5 Ways To Support The #StopAsianHate Movement In Atlanta

Featured Image: Monkey 68 (@monkey68atl)