Sometimes in this wonderful city it seems good Chinese food is hard to find. I know a few places I enjoy but more often than not walk away disappointed. Gu’s Bistro was not one of those experiences!
Just north of 285 on Buford hwy in a strip mall with plenty of parking Gu’s was mostly easy to find. GPS had us turn on McElroy road and if you do the same just know it is in the strip mall to the left after you turn. Parking was abundant and dress was casual. We arrived on Sunday around 6:30 and it was quite but by the time we left at 7:30 it had started to fill up.
The worst part about Gu’s is the menu. There is SO much to choose from. Thankfully we did a little research before I went to have an idea of what we wanted to try or it would have taken a long time to figure out what to order.
We went with some of the popular picks and decided to get two apps and a main dish and split all of them. I ordered warm tea which was okay at best. It was not steeped when it arrived but to the waiters credit he did tell us to let it sit a while. We ordered the Chengdu Style Cold Noodles, Zhong Style Dumplings, and Chongqing Spicy Chicken.
Yummy! It was all very tasty and spicy. A good spice nothing was too hot. After you swallowed and enjoyed the food you felt a hint of a heat sneak back in. The chicken was the spiciest but even it was not overly hot. The most challenging aspect of the dinner was eating it all with chopsticks. For me I’m okay with them but it was a fun challenge. I am sure if we asked the wait staff for forks they would happily have helped though.
The cold noodles were fantastic if you order them just mix them up some there is some great sauce that seeps to the bottom of the dish. The Zhong Dumplings were fantastic as well. I think I liked them more than the noodles. The spice chicken was actually our least favorite. They were little chicken bites with peppers. Tasty and hot for sure but not as delicious as the other offerings. I’m happy I tried it but with so much on the menu I’ll probably want to try another main dish when I return.
I mentioned the worst part about the experience was the expansive menu, but by the time we finished I knew the best part was the menu because there were so many other dishes I wanted to try when we returned. This was great Chinese food!