Canton Cooks Chinese Restaurant Review,Sandy Springs,GA
Located off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Canton Cooks is a casual, authentic Cantonese-Chinese restaurant that is both inexpensive and delicious. It has been a favorite in my family for many years and hopefully many more to come!
Canton Cooks outside view
Although Canton Cooks is a very small restaurant in terms of size, they pack tons of people in there! Oftentimes, when I go around dinnertime, there is a small wait. The customer crowd is always very diverse. There are people who are of every ethnicity and it is very family friendly. However, the décor is cheap and mismatched, but this seems to be stereotypical of many Asian restaurants.
The service is decent. They aren’t extremely attentive but I have never had an issue with waiting to order or getting my drinks filled. When you first walk in, a host is almost always there to take you to a table where the waiter promptly meets you to ask for your drink order. After bringing your drinks and ordering, the food is brought out very quickly. However, after your food is brought out, I’ve noticed that the waiters and waitresses become less attentive. Usually, we probably only have a waitress come by and check on us once after our food is brought out.
• Great food
• Diverse, welcoming group of customers
• Family friendly
• Decent service
• Casual dining
The food at Canton Cooks is absolutely delicious. It is very authentic in terms of cooking style, but they also offer a variety of “American-Chinese” cuisine that I would not recommend ordering. I’ve tried items such as Sesame Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken, and although they are not bad, I would suggest saving those items for Panda Express or some other place that concentrates on American-Chinese cuisine.
Some of my favorite dishes here are the Peking Duck, the Beef Chow Fun, and the fried squid. I also highly recommend trying their soups as they are extremely flavorful. I almost always get the seafood soup when I go! Put a little drizzle of red vinegar on there and I am in heaven! The portions are humongous and the price is very affordable. Most dishes are between seven and twelve dollars and most dishes will feed about two people. As with many Asian restaurants, rice is always included in any meal for free. Towards the end of the meal, orange slices and fortune cookies, which are always fun when you have a group of people.
Canton Cooks Peking Duck Dish
One thing to keep in mind is that Canton Cooks is closed on Wednesdays (random, right?), but they make up for it by being open until 2am! It is one of the few Asian restaurants I know that is open that late. I have never been there late at night, but my sister, a graduate of Georgia Tech, said she would come late back when she was in college. As expected, the crowd is much younger than what you would expect during the day.
Canton CooksSeafood Soup
It is my understanding that there are 3 Canton Cook locations, all in the same area. The oldest location, which has been around for at least 10 years, is right around the I-85 entrance on Roswell Road. The second location, the one described in this review, is located in the Whole Foods parking lot across from Kroger off of Roswell Road as well. The third and newest location is in the Nori Nori shopping center off of Abernathy. I have been to all three locations and I believe they are all delicious, but the second location seems to be the most popular.
5984 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
This review is written by Julie D.