Wednesday, December 11, 2019

[UPDATE] Hao Chinese Replaces Papa Chow in Southwest Atlanta

A popular Chinese takeout eatery in southwest Atlanta has been reconcepted into a full-service restaurant.  Papa Chow, a Camp Creek area mainstay for more than ten years, was last week rebranded as "Hao Chinese Cuisine," with a more diverse menu and table service.  The restaurant, located at 3830 Princeton Lakes Court, is situated in a small strip center just off Camp Creek Parkway.   Owned by serial restaurateur Gary Lin, Hao is the third in a series of similar rebrands Lin has completed in metro Atlanta.

Lin, who has taken a step back from both cooking and operating his restaurants, made the change in response to changes in tastes and preferences among diners in the area.  The new restaurant, which Lin describes as "New York Style Chinese," features a few holdover items from the Papa Chow menu - Egg Foo Yung, Hibachi Chicken & Pad Thai - but also Szechuan-style and other additions like Hot and Numbing Chicken or Flounder and Salt & Pepper fish.  

Hao is now more authentic than its predecessor restaurant, but slightly less authentic than Lin's other two recent rebrands, Hai Chinese in Suburban Plaza in Decatur and Urban Wu in Piedmont Peachtree Crossing in Buckhead.  Hai replaced Tabi Sushi which itself replaced Smoke + Duck Sauce a hybrid Asian + Barbecue eatery, while Urban Wu replaced Chow Bing, a quick-serve Chinese restaurant.  

Hao is not as adventurous as the other two eateries [no pig feet] and is also not as expensive.  A full bar and a selection of fresh desserts will be added to the restaurant in the coming weeks.  

Have you tried Hao Chinese?  Are you excited at the idea of a more authentic Asian offering in the area?  What other types of cuisines would you like to see added to the Camp Creek area?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Anonymous said...

Urban Wu in Buckhead is one of my favorite restaurants. Sichuan style is amazing. His restaurants are much better than Gu’s Dumplings too.

Unknown said...

I really miss Papa Chow. I moved out of the state to come back and it was closed. Maybe I'll try this restaurant one day, but right now I'm not this interested. Just missing the old.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...