Whether it's Thailand or Tokyo, you're bound to have some sort of extraordinary Asian itinerary on your bucket list. Tons of big cities have their own version of "Chinatown," but sometimes those don't live up to the highest of standards. Right outside of Atlanta, an Asian market with authentic foods, desserts, shopping and more that'll take you on an international adventure without actually leaving the country.
Asian Square Plaza along Buford Highway, a huge hub for Asian businesses, is a shopping center filled with some of Georgia's most authentic. The ambience of the oriental mall revolves around the owners' intent of recreating the busy and fun-filled streets of Hong Kong.
We'd have to agree that stepping inside the square takes you across the world with its authentic Asian appeal, surrounded by signage in all types of Asian languages and tons of insanely delicious food that will make you question whether you are in America. Along the Square, you can take yourself on an Asian food tour with cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan and more.
Among these restaurants are King Skewer, La Mei Zi Asian Bistro, Mamak, Ming's BBQ and Quoc Huong Banh Mi. You will get to indulge in flavorful tradtional Asian dishes with a twist including: fish cakes, lamb ribs, stewed chinese okra with crab meat, and creative concepts of bahn mi sandwiches.
Save room for dessert because there is no shortage of it at Asian Square Plaza. You can indulge in one-of-a-kind treats from all over the world at Sweet Hut Bakery; eat colorful rose-shaped nitrogen ice cream creations at Roll It Up; and get your boba tea fix at Quickly Bubble Tea. Quickly also has vietnamese sandwiches and amazing ice cream concoctions just like the ones at Sweet Spot in ATL.
There's more than just eating here, too. If you're looking to make a girl's day out of your visit, you can check out the beauty salons, Le Salon and Hair Capital, or you can have a healing experience with traditional Chinese medicine at Nha Thuoc Hoa Da or Chinese Medical Center.
If you want to try more authentic Asian food that you won't get anywhere else, try out these sweet, saucy and savory korean hotdogs.
Asian Square Plaza
Address: 5150 Buford Highway Northeast A190-B, Doraville, GA 30340
Why You Need To Go: To experience a flavorful adventure of a lifetime with authentic asian foods, desserts and shops without leaving your city.