When it comes to clairvoyant pastries, breaking apart a fortune cookie is much more dignified than digging through a jelly donut in search of a mini magic 8 ball. Dine with dignity with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a prix fixe pan-Asian dinner for two, including one soup for two (a $4 value), two entrees (up to a $20 value each), and two drinks (an $8 value each) at Grand China in Buckhead (up to a $60 total value). This deal is not valid for peking duck or lobster.
Amidst the colorfully decorated walls of Grand China, the Chang family unifies Eastern flavors with menus hailing from Japan, Thailand, China, and other culinary hotspots, bringing original recipes to life with an array of fresh ingredients. Dip into wonton or egg-drop soup for two before diving into hot-pot dishes swimming with shrimp, scallops, and squid (a $15 value) or awkwardly flopping into the side of the Chinese Favor's mountain of chicken, beef, or pork alongside mustard greens and garlic sauce (a $12 value). Gulps of imported beers, sips of European and Australian wines, and straw-sucks of mixed drinks follow bites of savory Asian dishes into highly satisfied stomachs (all alcohol priced at $8).
Grand China Restaurant
While growing up in Taiwan, Grand China Restaurant co-owners K.C. Chang and Tse-Chih Chang watched their mothers—“the best cooks in the world”—prepare fresh, delicious meals. While she tinkered with the balance of herbs and vegetables in her secret recipes, Tse-Chih’s mother dreamed of owning her own restaurant. As the mother of eight, she never had the time, but her daughter did. After Tse-Chih moved to the United States for graduate school, she opened a Chinese restaurant with her husband.
In business since 1978, Grand China Restaurant dishes sizzling plates of Chinese fare crafted with family recipes. As food trends evolved and customers grew more adventurous, the Changs have expanded their menu to add pan-Asian cuisine, including Vietnamese and Malay appetizers and Japanese and Thai entrees. The new menu earned Grand China the Best of Citysearch award for Best Chinese food every year from 2007 to 2010. Haute Living also called it one of the top five Chinese restaurants in Atlanta, recommending the scorpion or zombie cocktails. Like the food, the cocktails are made from scratch, using fruits, flavored rums, and top-shelf liquors rather than juices or mixes.