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Sushi obsession- recommendations?

@foodie buddah-I tried to research it myself, even asking the original person who told me so and them in turn chasing down who thy heard it from. I'm still hearing Tim worked there but I think I will, from now on, not refer to his resumè. Have ou ever eaten at the Sakura in east Cobb? I really havent had any better sushi. Now, I've eaten at tomo, and will say it was fantastic. It also cost nearly $200 for just my omakase and I think Tim is a fair comparison. If you ever do venture into my sushi haven, drop me a line. I'd love to either give you a recommendation or two, hear your after thoughts, or pull up a sushibar stool next to ya;) thanks for the brief brush of celebritism.:) I remain your loyal follower.

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Sakura
1435 Thompson Bridge Rd Ste 9, Gainesville, GA 30501

Nov 14, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Sushi obsession- recommendations?

@ Foodiebuddah- his name is Tim Wijaya. Please let me know if that is incorrect. Ive heard it in many places.
BTW, I'm a huge fan. I follow your blog and try many restaurants based on your recommendation. I'm feeling a little star struck.

Nov 12, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Sushi obsession- recommendations?

This owner/sushi chef is the best of the best. He studied under Sotto who now runs in the New York scene. Ask for the omakasi special. It will change your lefe. I've eaten sushi all over the country. Coast to coaste. Nothing beats Sakura. you won't be sorry!

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Sakura
1435 Thompson Bridge Rd Ste 9, Gainesville, GA 30501

Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
4880 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

Nov 10, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Tasty China

NOT THE SAME!!!!! Same name not affiliated. Franklin Rd is the right one. I'm proud to report it is just as good as ever! My fave!

Nov 10, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Is there anything decent in Amelia Island??

Is Merge still there?

Aug 19, 2011
Roswellgirl in Florida

Ethnic Atlanta, I want your favorite brands of condiments.

I know WHERE to get my Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese ingredients, I just don't know which are the best brands. Would anyone mind telling me their favorite:
Fish sauce
Garlic chili paste
Rice wine vinegar
Spicy fermented soy bean paste
Soy sauce
Mirin
And any other ethnic ingredient that would be of use in my pantry.
We are making Bibimbap tonight I'd love any suggestions for that as well. Thanks!

Jun 25, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

San Francisco Hounds moving to Atlanta--what should we look forward to?

Local Three is another great spot that supports local cuisine and farmers.

May 12, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Where to find sea urchin?

I can't support the review of Bai Wei as the two experiences my husband and I had were not great. But MF is advertised as the
Vest sush in Atl. It's midtown and buckhead locations. Tomo is in Vinings and superb! But the very best I've found is Sakura on lower Roswell rd and Johnson ferry.
He too has had a hard time getting Uni but they usually get atleast one shipment
Of it a week. You Must try the omakasi lunch special. It will change your life.

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Tomo
3256 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

May 05, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

chef coming to marietta, georgia for research. Any suggestions?

Salt Factory in Roswell. Locally owned and operated. Food is fantastic. High end pub food with a fantastic beer and wine list. Everything from the Roswell Burger, fried oysters, fish and chips to the more "exotic" Asian wings, seared scallops over truffle infused risotto. They have a weekly specials menu which highlights the local produce. The guys that own it are fantastic. They also own a food cart inspired restaurant three doors down from Salt called Inc street food. The kitchen is actually framed out like a food truck. Food is outstanding there as well.

May 05, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Tasty China

Has anyone been to tasty china since Changs has opened? It was good before Chang returned but I wonder who is cooking now and of the quality is the same.

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Tasty China
2750 Buford Hwy Ste 2D, Duluth, GA 30096

Feb 08, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Peter Chang's new restaurant

Well said!

Feb 07, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Peter Chang's new restaurant

I am an old Tasty China fan both before Changs return and after. We went to Chang's last weekend with four other couples at my husband's and my recommendation. We are fortunate enough to be very comfortable with the menu, as the most of the Szechuan items are the same as Tasty China's menu. I also paid close attention to the reviewers favorite dishes and ordered those as well as our favorites. Here is what we ordered
Dan Dan noodle
Smoked crispy duck
Bubble pancake
Fish and sour cabbage soup ( by far a favorite)
Spicy Shredded tofu skin (another favorite)
Pan fried three ways
Hot and numbing beef
Dry-fried small fish
Fish and coriander rolls
Hot and numbing beef rolls
Salt and pepper shrimp
Shan city chicken
Sesame/scallion pancake
Dried fried eggplant
Mushroom soup (not the correct name but most loved it)
Cumin beef
Soup dumplings
Everything was outstanding. Our server was not experienced or versed in the cuisine. I was glad I had done my research and was able to point to the items on the menu that we wanted to order. The prices at Chang's, for the exact same menu items at Tasty China, are higher but it is a higher rent space and Chang is putting his name on it.
My suggestion is order what you here is good (see above list and others). Stick with the cuisine he is famous for (Szechuan). If all else fails, as for the owner, Dahi, and have him order for you.

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Tasty China
585 Franklin Rd SE Ste 215, Marietta, GA 30067

Feb 05, 2011
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

your favorite????

Y'all have been wonderful. I love how much you love your city and it's food. I've already had the best time researching. I see on the news that you are suffering quite a bit from the cold and snow. I do hope it warms up soon. Thank you all so much for your enthusiastic recommendations.

Jan 25, 2011
Roswellgirl in Greater Boston Area

your favorite????

alrighty. We are flying into Logan and possibly staying at the W. No price point. We could do lunch and dinner. My husband went to law school in Boston and knows the area. I've never been.
We adore asian food ie. korean, japanese, thai. Looking for something to remember. The best chowder or new restaurant that people are talking about.

Jan 24, 2011
Roswellgirl in Greater Boston Area

your favorite????

My husband and I are looking for the best foodie restaurant in Boston. We only get one night, February 17th, and we love any type of food. Anything that is original, outstanding, or truly A "Boston only" find. Looking forward to reading all my chowhounders local favorites!

Jan 24, 2011
Roswellgirl in Greater Boston Area

Need Rec: Caterer in Marietta - Kennesaw area

The Sophisticated Sardine does a great job. Excellent food and too notch service. We live in Roswell and have been to a number of their events. I believe the contact personis Laura Dover.

Nov 09, 2010
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Please help me narrow this list down, ATL Hounds...

Chef Lius for sure. Best, if not only, soup dumplings in Atlanta. You should also put Tasty China on your list. Nothing else like it in the Southeast.

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Chef Liu
5221 Buford Highway Northwest Doraville, Atlanta, GA 30340

Tasty China
585 Franklin Rd SE Ste 215, Marietta, GA 30067

Oct 27, 2010
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Coming to ATL for my 50th b-day Oct 3rd, (sun)-need restuarant Need local help!!

Tasty china is a meal you will never forget. It is truly authentic Szechuan Chinese food. There are things on the menu with names like hot and numbing beef roll. Peter Chang the nomad chef with a cult like following has returned to Tasty China. People drive from miles away to taste his food.

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Tasty China
585 Franklin Rd SE Ste 215, Marietta, GA 30067

Oct 01, 2010
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Please help me decide

Canoe is Great. All of your selections are fine dining and all great options. Do you like Asian food?

Oct 01, 2010
Roswellgirl in Atlanta

Favorite Atlanta Spot that is Never Mentioned

I love Salt Factory and Inc Street Food in Roswell. I go with my husband and with the girls. I've had almost everything on the menu at both places. Some personal favorites at Salt are...the short ribs, the Roswell burger, the mussels, and the linguini with clams. At Inc you have to have the empanadas, beet salad and steak tacos. Both places run weekly specials that reflect the produce in season. Salt has a great selection of beer and Inc has a huge selection of tequila.

Oct 01, 2010
Roswellgirl in Atlanta