Jinbei West

The new Jinbei West in Peachtree Corners has united a triumvirate of Asian hall-of-fame dishes: ramen, Korean fried chicken and sushi.

It recently opened on Town Center Boulevard in Peachtree Corners and this is the sister restaurant of Yakitori Jinbei in Smyrna which appeared on the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in 2019. The guys behind the concept are chef Jae Choi (who happens to also be a part-time optometrist) and celebrity chef and cookbook author G. Garvin.

The new stand-alone 2,000 square-foot space nestles into the back of the bougie development with an eight-seat sushi bar, a main dining room with seating for 40, and a large, enclosed patio with seating for about 20.

The Ramen I tried was warm and savory with a luscious pork belly and silky, curly noodles. The Korean Fried chicken, tangy, sweet, and a little spicy had a surprisingly crunchy crust that I really liked. But I was most impressed with their sushi—exquisite cuts of fish and beautifully presented plus they offer an omakase experience (where the chef does all the choosing). Plus, there are signature rolls for novice sushi lovers. Besides sushi, ramen and Korean fried chicken there are a nice mingling of Japanese and Korean staples with small plates like okonomiyaki, Bluefin Tartare featuring chopped Bluefin mixed with sesame oil and topped with a quail egg & Asian pear and entrees like Wagyu Fried Rice sauteed with carrots, onion & corn.

All in all this is a really nice modern take on some Asian classics and another win for the burbs.

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