4 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

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