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Gu's Bistro

5750 Buford Hwy. NE, Ste. A (I-285/exit 32) Send to Phone
Reveling in chilies, authentic Szechuan Chinese fare dominates a wide-ranging menu.
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Gu's Bistro Restaurant Review

: Those in the know figure out how to get to Yiquan Gu's bistro, hiding in a nondescript strip mall along Atlanta's international Buford Highway, barely outside the Perimeter. Among hot and cold appetizers, try the slightly spicy cold Chengdu noodles, graced with loads of garlic, bean sprouts and scallions. Dried chili peppers supply just enough heat, although you may request their omission. Adventurous diners will find cold starters with rabbit, pork kidney, beef filet and tripe (called “Husband & Wife”), and pickled bone-in chicken feet. The cold, slightly crunchy jellyfish salad is the best jellyfish dish we've ever tried. Hot starters include plump dumplings that are so good they make a meal. If you think you've seen it all in hot-and-sour soup, you've not tried this one, studded with custardy chunks of tofu. Aromatic tea-smoked duck is as tender and sweet as candy, and it’s just one of the classical Szechuan selections untouched by hot peppers. Alternatively, the sliced lamb with cumin can be ablaze with spicy peppers. We have also enjoyed a fish filet soup with cabbage and twice-cooked pork belly. Ice cream is available for dessert, but somehow that seems counterintuitive. Decent wines and beers are offered.

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