For six years this has been my FAVORITE Chinese restaurant in Atlanta (a place where it's hard to find good Chinese, if you ask me!)
The owners are always there, so friendly. Cloth napkins, real chairs, varied menu, fresh vegetables, HUGE portions, full bar.
When I'm craving soup, this is the (second) place I think of ... OMG, that Sizzling Rice Soup! I can never finish it and get to take it home. That, coupled with their plum-sauce & savory dumplings is a perfect ""light"" meal.
But mostly I crave and devour their crispy pan-friend Cantonese noodles with vegetables. That's about three meals for me! I actually get it so often the owner will just go ahead and say, ""The usual?"" I never even got that in small-town Georgia!
My favorite Chinese is still in San Francisco - and I love going to a couple places on Buford Highwy (with Chinese friends in tow, to order for me) but for a cool, well-appointed, always-tasty, great service, relatively inexpensive meal - it's Mandarin Garden.
In North Lake area - next to PetsMart and SchoolBox, across LaVista from the Mall.
Pros: Best Chinese in north ATL (outside Buford hwy, of course!)
Cons: Closed Sundays now