My boyfriend and I Google new restaurants to eat at in Atlanta all the time. We make a conscious effort to explore new restaurants when we get together. I’ve put together a list of my top eight favorite places based on the quality of the food, service, and the ambiance. If you live in Atlanta or visiting, I recommend you should check out these places. Happy eatings!
1. Jinya RAMEN BAR |5975 Roswell Rd B217, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Recommend: Spicy Chicken Ramen
This restaurant was a big hit with me! The staff was great, the ambiance is perfect for a date night, and the food was delicious.
2. Ra Sushi | 1080 Peachtree St NE Suite 8, Atlanta, GA 30309
Recommend: Spicy Salmon Roll, Vegetable Tempura Roll, Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
I found a restaurant that serves Spicy Salmon rolls, and I was not disappointed. It was so good and served with sriracha and avocado. Totally yummy!
3. Daraku | 265 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Recommend: Ultimate Salmon Sushi and Wabisabi Roll
For my sushi lovers, this place is the best!
4. Minero | Ponce City Market – 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #136, Atlanta, GA 30308
Recommend: Chips & Salsa served with verde, benne, arbol salsa and Charcoal Chicken Tacos.
The tacos are great, but the salsa dips are what makes me come back each time.
5. Red Pepper | 2149 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Recommend: Paloma Margarita, Grilled Veggie taco, Salmon blackened taco, Grilled Chicken, or Carne Asada
I love this place because the food is reasonable price wise and the drinks are good. Red Pepper is an excellent spot for lunch and to hang out with friends or with your partner.
6. Sweet Charlie’s | 3872 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Recommend: Wonderfilled Oreo flavor with vegan ice cream rolled in a cup or with oven baked glazed donut
I loved watching the process of how the staff made the ice cream. It was unique because Sweet Charlies combines the art of making Thai inspired ice cream rolls into delicious flavors.
7. Bon Glaze | 3794 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
Recommend: Strawberry Lemonade, Meyer Lemonade, Red Velvet with creme cheese frosting or Vanilla Bean Glazed.
FYI their strawberry lemonade is the BEST. It’s full of flavor.
8. Insomnia Cookies | 930 Spring St NW #2, Atlanta, GA 30309
Recommend: Cookie Dough ice cream with chocolate chip cookies.
I know you can get cookies and ice cream anywhere, but I listed Insomnia Cookies as one of my favorites because I’ve eaten here several times and it is a great hangout spot near Georgia Tech and it’s open until 3am. Sometimes my boyfriend and I hit up this place for desserts after our dates.
Honorary mentions: Georgetown Cupcakes, Blue Moon Pizza, Seasons 52 and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft