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“We didn't see this one coming...”
Review of One Flew South

One Flew South
Ranked #54 of 4,407 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2011

Well, we didn't see this one coming. After two weeks in North Carolina, Buenos Aires, and Patagonia and interminable waits in various airports (including Houston with Ppadeaux's...no slouch), we staggered through Atlanta's vast airport filled with nacho/burger/chicken wings emporiums, and almost by chance (due to my wife's eagle eyes) stumbled upon this restaurant before heading out back to London. I should add, parenthetically, that it was the night of our 30th wedding anniversary, the reason for the trip.
And what we found, frankly, was the best culinary experience of the lot. Creative cooking, impeccable friendly, informed, and intelligent service from a transplanted Cambodian named Sopee, and dishes that could EASILY grace any five star restaurant in London or elsewhere. I had a pulled duck sandwich, my wife had pork belly with a parsnip puree. I also had a pumpkin cake with roasted bourbon pineapple and vanilla cream. These dishes were so outstanding that I asked to compliment the chef and find out who he was, and to my surprise was greeted several minutes later by the man mountain who is Dwayne Nutter, a chef and, it appears, a standup comedian. No joke, this guy is seriously talented. I didn't try the sushi, apparently the source of the disgruntled comments. Skip it. You can have sushi anywhere. What you can't have (in my experience) is a unique world-class culinary experience at decidedly un-world class prices. In an airport? Are you kidding me?

Date of visit: January 2011
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1  Thank ericwhitetiger
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

Returning home after 2 weeks in Los Angeles, with some very good (and expensive) restaurants, we were amazed to find the best restaurant of the whole trip was One Flew South at Terminal E in the Atlanta airport. Wonderful, creative fusion food with a Japanese base: 'chicken soup' with lots of chicken, crisp fresh veggies and soba noodles. 'Clam chowder' with clams in a miso/fish broth as fine as any of the best. Good enough to make us think about skipping direct flights just to transit Atlanta. Clean and simple decor, and a TV over the bar turned to mute with subtitles. Got to watch the game AND enjoy dinner. Nice.

Date of visit: January 2011
1  Thank VirginiaJane
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

This small restaurant is adjacent to the Food Court in Terminal E (the international terminal) in Atlanta. I noticed the menu and the wine list long before I tried it, and I'm sorry I waited so long. The Springer Mountain chicken is wonderful. Tonight I had a pulled duck sandwich with a sauce of fig, peanut, and scallions that was delicious with a glass of Vouvray. The prices are not Food Court prices, but this menu is reasonably priced. Worth booking connections around, as I did for today!

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2  Thank Ispahan1
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Reviewed June 12, 2010

The food was amazing and I can honestly say it was the last absolutely wonderful thing I put in my mouth in the United States. We ate at One Flew South a few hours before boarding the plane to Ghana. I will treasure that meal for years to come. Especially, the pork-belly sliders. The decor was excellent as well as the overall staff. I really could not believe that I was having a fine-dining experience at the airport. I would fly through Atlanta just to eat at One Flew South, Order the pan-seared trout with grits and collard greens if it's available on the menu. I wish that i had tried the sushi. Oh well, maybe next time.

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1  Thank tichelle77
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Reviewed April 27, 2010

Normally you would think that there isn't a decent meal to be had in any airport. But in the E finger in Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, "One Flew South" is a rare exception.

Here you get real food. With a nice twist. And delicious too. The wines go well with the food, and overall you have the feeling that you're at a real restaurant, and you actually stop noticing all the travellers chaos around.

One downside is that you feel so good about being here that you risk forgetting time and thus your flight.

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1  Thank vadnu
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