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“Quick and easy, but not gourmet” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tin Drum Asia Cafe

Tin Drum Asia Cafe
88 Fifth St, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-1368
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Ranked #926 of 3,425 restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Noodle Shop
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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Quick and easy, but not gourmet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I like the self ordering system the service was quick, but the food quality is just average. I had the Pho, the vegetables and shrimp were fresh but the broth was not particularly tasty.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dunwoody, Georgia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Spotty Quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a small chain in Atlanta, GA. Best described as "fast casual". They serve a sampling of Asian and Indian dishes.
Service can be fast (most of the time). The food quality is spotty. Dishes seem to change from visit to visit and the quality is not always the best.
Prices are average. All said, worth a try for a quick lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Very good Basil Fried Rice. Quick service, inside always clean and food consistent! Everyone I take here is hooked!

Visited September 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Me and a friend ate here yesterday and it was quite good. I had a salad, coconut soup, edamame, and the cantonese noodles. The salad was a standard salad but it was a large salad chock full o nuts and lots of other things. The coconut soup was wonderful. Very tasty and spicy. I liked the peices of mushroom that were in the soup. It gave it a certain kick. The soup was not waterey or wimpy....it was the perfect consistency. The edamame was nice. I had never had that dish before and i didnt know what to expect of it before it arrived at the table. It is green beans in the pod soaked in salt and spices. It was very tasty and i enjoyed getting the beans out of the pod. The cantonese noodles was my main course and they were the star of the show. They were salty as a another reveiwer mentioned but i like salt so it was perfect for me. I also tasted what i thought was cumin or tumeric. It also had bits of beef which added to the flavor and overall satiety of the dish. The only negative was that there was really nothing in the way of an ambience. Just stark, white bare walls. Some artwork would do nicely.

Visited June 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Other locations are much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This Tin Drum location, near Ga Tech's campus, IS a convenient location. But keep in mind that also means it will be slammed during lunch time. Also, the cooks seem to think they can get away with smaller portions and less sauce than the restaurant's other locations. Very disappointing. I have asked for extra curry sauce and the staff will heat up a little extra for me. We only go back to this location because of the convenience factor. But would much rather visit the 2561 Piedmont Road Northeast location, where the staff is VERY friendly and the food has always been spot on!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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