Modifying menu items has irritated servers for centuries, directly leading to the Colfax Riot of 1873, the Attica Prison Riot of 1971, and the decline of R & B music. Today’s Groupon avoids world-altering events by letting you orchestrate your own orders: $10 gets you $25 worth of food and drink at The Real Chow Baby, Atlanta’s first and only create-your-own-stir-fry restaurant.
Control freaks will love the concept, which is undeniably more delicious than paint-your-own pottery or dress-someone-else's-baby places. Walk the assembly line and pack your bowl with any combination of noodles, rice, vegetables, meats, seafood, sauces, or miniature toy princesses that you want. After you’re done, the chefs heave your culinary creation onto a custom-made flat-top grill and cook it to perfection.
With more than 70 ingredients to mix and match, you could eat here more than 27,899 times and never eat the same bowl twice. Plus, everything is market-fresh and MSG-free. If you’re overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options, de-stress with a glass of sake and pick a random recipe to follow from the 25-foot mural behind the bar.
The Real Chow Baby is sure to please persnickety palates, type-A personalities, allergy-ridden eaters, and budding chefs. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner is served seven days a week.
- One of the many clever things about this new high-energy concept – an updated version of the old Mongolian firepot. Is the way it has zeroed in on a young, upbeat clientele for whom pick-and-choose is a way of life. – C.L, Atlanta magazine
- While the food at Chow Baby is unquestionably good, it is the fun and lovely atmosphere that really makes the meal. – Taylor Arnold, the Piedmont Review
- I dine regularly at this restaurant and I am never disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed, they play awesome music, and the wait staff are friendly and attentive. – Gillian G., Yelp
- Took my son and his girlfriend at lunchtime to celebrate his birthday here as we had heard a lot about it, and were pleasantly surprised by the whole process of selecting items and havng [sic] them stir-fried. – Purple122, Citysearch
The Real, Real Chow Baby
Despite its many inarguable culinary accolades, The Real Chow Baby, is not, in fact, the real Chow Baby, a remorseless and adorable eating machine that's impossible to contain or satiate. It's whereabouts are currently unknown, but the legendary infantile devourer was last seen trapped under Arctic ice after trying to gnaw through the hull of a Russian submarine. Shaken loose by depth charges, it floated away, cursing bubbles of promised revenge.
Chow Baby is believed to be impervious to the harm of the natural world and all human weaponry, but rumors exist of a Nap Baby, born at the exact same moment and radiating concentric circles of pure, narcoleptic calm. Perhaps, if they are one day reunited, this madness will finally end. Until then, color-coded Chow Baby alert levels hold steady at fuschia: wary.