Northern China Eatery is one of those places you’d never find if you weren’t looking for it. Located in a nondescript basement in a strip center, you have to drive down a narrow alley/driveway to (which was partially blocked on my visit) to find it.
Most will quickly compare it to Chef Liu’s which I have panned here before – but that is fair only on the surface. Prices are comparable but the quality is definitely better (which I know isn’t saying much).
We ordered way too much food: xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), pickled seaweed, cha siu bao (steamed pork buns), cha chiang mein (noodles with black bean sauce and pork) and rou jia mo (hot meat sandwich). Though better versions can be found elsewhere, it will cost you more.
Northern China Eatery
5141 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30340