At some point, every country builds a Great Wall to keep the secret of their cuisine from spreading to foreign nations, only to find that the real wall lies within their heart. Tear down the Great Wall of painful secrets with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of modern Asian cuisine and drinks at Aja Restaurant & Bar in Buckhead.
Aja Restaurant & Bar, a Here to Serve eatery, offers lunch, dinner, and sushi menus stacked with contemporary Asian dishes made for family-style sharing. Ignite ingestion with a sushi starter such as yellowtail with jalapeño ($8) and spicy tuna tartare ($8) outfitted in a crispy fried jacket. A wide variety of dim sum is available, including crispy crab rangoon supplemented with a Chinese black-bean sauce ($8) and Malaysian split-pea fritters ($7). Chicken panang curry ($16) with bell peppers, peanuts, and lime will fuel gastric engines that run on curry, while the crispy fried whole red snapper ($25) entices taste buds with spicy Thai chili sauce that, like a hot-pepper-encrusted teddy bear, balances the delicacies between spicy and sweet. Aja also serves hunan eggplant with sugar snap peas, scallions, and dried chilies ($13) and fried tofu with spinach and spicy garlic sauce ($14).
Two stories of seating, a spacious lounge area, and a 10-foot brass Buddha imported from Thailand via a system of underwater tunnels create a modern, artful feel within Aja's walls. A 150-seat patio overlooks the Buckhead skyline, allowing guests to take in views of clouds, sky, and clouds. For reservations, call ahead or book online.
- Aja is the perfect romantic date spot. Dark, sexy and the food is superb. The prices are right and the service is great from the valet guy, who will ask you your name on the way in and remember it on your way out, to the General Manager. – Kine Corder, Examiner.com
- Everything we had was delicious, even their spicy entrees weren't overpowering, which is nice for those who like to taste their food. Overall a very intimate experience and the waiting staff was extremely friendly and helpful. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 08/29/2010.
- The servers were fast and friendly. And the food was pretty good. I had the Spicy Basil Chicken and the Cucumber Sushi. Both were delicious and the prices were pretty reasonable. – Jessica A., Yelp
3500 Lenox Rd.
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