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Atlanta Airport area finds

daveinmd | Nov 3, 2010 12:57 PM

Hey all,
I searched the board for Atlanta Airport area food finds (especially w/o a car), but came up fairly empty. But on my trip (I was in the area to take an exam), I found two tasty places that are definitely worth a visit!

Zab-E-Lee Thai
4837 Old National Hwy
College Park, GA 30337

Tropical Cuisine
4899 Old National Hwy
College Park, GA 30337

Both of these are cheap (<$20) ethnic cuisine that are really quite good. Zab-E-Lee is owned by a real Thai family, and they aren't afraid to spice it up as is customary in Thailand if you ask for it. There's a surprisingly well-balanced combination of spices and flavours in their food. I had the pork red curry which was very good, and the tom yum gai was fantastic: clean, savoury, sour, and spicy. The mixed seafood spicy basil was not quite so successful (the seafood tasted a little like it came in a frozen mix), but if I had the chance, I would definitely go for their fried fish in sauce or roast duck in curry.

Tropical Cuisine is a mixed Jamaican/Indian place, and I got the shrimp/chicken pasta (which is neither jamaican nor Indian, go figure) with a side of collard greens, and I was impressed by how fresh and perfectly cooked the shrimp was. The collard greens were very tasty as well. The takeout customer I was chatting with as I waited (they make everything to order) said that it was one of her favorite places because everything just tasted fresh there, made with good ingredients.

Based on some other reviews, I wanted to try Crave Bistro, but sadly, it appeared to have closed.

Tropical Cuisine
4899 Old National Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30337

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