5 restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in metro Atlanta

Traditional lion dancers will parade throughout Sweet Auburn BBQ on Feb. 2. HANDOUT / Blue Hominy Public Relations.

Traditional lion dancers will parade throughout Sweet Auburn BBQ on Feb. 2. HANDOUT / Blue Hominy Public Relations.

Celebrate Chinese New Year of The Fire Rooster by visiting the following four restaurants for food and drink specials, performances and prizes.

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta: Chinese New Year afternoon tea service paired with light bites will be offered from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 27, Chinese New Year’s Eve, until Feb. 2 in the black and white marble lobby. Menu highlights include barbeque pork buns (chai siu boa), dumplings (guotie), sweet sesame balls and fried mantou, a sweet steamed bun. The tea service will be $35 and $45 per person; the latter also includes a glass of champagne.
3376 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-995 7545, mandarinoriental.com/atlanta.

Dragon Bowl: Ring in Chinese New Year with food and beverage specials from Jan. 28 – Feb. 11. For a little more incentive to celebrate, crack open a fortune cookie on Jan. 28 for a chance to take home a special prize such as a wish lantern or virtual reality goggles.
1556 N Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-378-8188, dragonbowlatl.com.

Sweet Auburn BBQ: The annual celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Guests can ring in the Year of the Rooster with a festive Chinese menu including baos, barbecue egg rolls, spare ribs and specialty drinks. Traditional lion dancers will perform throughout the restaurant at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
656 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 678-515-3550, sweetauburnbbq.com.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House: Enjoy food and beverage specials from Jan. 28 – Feb. 11. Crack open a fortune cookie for a chance to take home a special prize such as a wish lantern, t-shirt and more at the Morningside location on Feb. 1 or Grant Park on Feb. 11.
1424 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-888-0777, doccheys.com.
563 Memorial Dr. S.E., Atlanta. 404-688-4238

Le Fat: Food lovers will be able to get a sneak peek of Guy Wong’s upcoming Decatur venture, Big Boss Chinese, when Le Fat changes its menu for the night in celebration of Chinese New Year. Reservations are recommended.
935 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-439-9850, lefatatl.com/

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