The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill

The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.therealchowbaby.com/
  • Phone: 4048154900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Damian Stento
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Patio available for semi-private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Blum 4048154900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th and Howell Mill
  • Public Transit: MARTA
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking, private and public lot parking available, as well as complimentary valet parking 7 days 7 nights.
A word from The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill
The Real Chow Baby is Atlanta's first create-your-own stir-fry restaurant, complete with a market-fresh stir-fry bar and the hottest grill in the Southeast. Featuring over 70 of the very freshest ingredients and a state-of-the-art grill, The Real Chow Baby gives you the opportunity to make your own unique culinary creation with a delicious blend of Asian and American flavors that you choose yourself. NOTE: Minimum party size of 6 required for OpenTable online reservations.
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The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Family Get Together
    Great
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As always, Chow Baby never seems to disappoint. Everyone at our table was pleased with the food and the server was excellent. You can't go wrong with the food at Chow Baby. Everyone did agree, however, that this is NOT the place to go to for good bar drinks. Unless you're a wine or beer drinker I would not waste money on the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a little courtesy, please
    CET1VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    They took my reservation on Open Table but were closed for the day when I arrived. Very rude. If you are closing the restaurant, don't take reservations. Simple courtesy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • diningdiva
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The bartender was charismatic and efficient; my party of eight arrived at varying times, so we sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with the bartender. The server was very helpful in explaining the dining process since all but 2 of us had never been to Chow Baby before. We enjoyed creating our own combinations and sharing the results. I was very impressed that I could feed a family of 8 adults for such a reasonable price. My niece's fiancé was visiting from Spain and he was quite impressed with the entire experience. We all had a very enjoyable time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday and the food and prices were awesome. I did tell them in my reservation what we celebrating yet there was no recognition of the event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was a very different eating experience and was okay for a 1 time adventure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wada4
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great place for socializing ! We had a wonderful time and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill reviews archive.
  • Great birthday celebration
    JennGA
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Good food, good times!!! Perfect place to have all my friends meet up. Something good for everyone!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection. friendly.
    foodeaterVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great selection. Cater to people with food allergies. Friendly staff. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My top favorite in Atl hands down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Unique idea, super good bank for buck, friendly stuff, good quality food. Have been going there continuously for 5 years and will always keep going back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously LOVE this Place
    LoveGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food is WONDERFUL. Great for groups because everyone gets to get what they want and everyone gets to create a masterpiece. Service is wonderful, so much better than the Ponce location. I can't say it enough - go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Asian-Fusion
    wmoon1
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The best stir-fey. Build you own, choices from fresh veggies, rice or noodles, great spices and sauces, and a variety of meats. Then cooked fresh and brought to your tables ready to go. Use chop stix or a fork, either way you will enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Great Time
    Chad
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Chow Baby's for Valentine's Day. Food and service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Ive visited the Big Chow before which is a bigger restaurant. This one is smaller and a little more hectic but the food is still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Yummy Yummy
    LoveGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Love this place. All items were fresh and the selection was varied. Everyone got exactly want they wanted and all were happy. One of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The Real Chow Baby was outstanding. The food and service was wonderful. My family from Bermuda really loved this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not brown rice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Our reservations were for 6:00 which is the universal dinner time in the states. Why did this all you can eat Asian cuisine run out of their main course BROWN RICE?!!!!! We waited and waited for about 45 minutes and still no BROWN RICE. You close at 10 it on 7 and you are out of BROWN RICE. That is unacceptable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for what it is
    LanceVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    It's an experience. If you like stir fry and know how to mix things up, then you will love. For first-timers it could be some trial and error. But it's all you can eat, so do it up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I took a date here for dinner the other night and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. He loved the fact that he could pile on exactly what he wanted and thats exactly what he did. He's a sauce guy so he was loving the 10+ sauce selection at the food station. The portion sizes are good for the price as well. He's usually hungry after an entree so when he couldn't finish his meal I was surprised! I would have enjoyed being a little farther apart from some of the other diners (the tables are really close) because i felt like they could hear our whole conversation and then some lol the drinks from the bar were good and we got our meal pretty quickly. Overall a great lunch or dinner place. I'll definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for casual meal
    brunchlove
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    The food here is AWESOME. I use the word awesome because it's not fancy; it's very casual but delicious. You come in, allot your food amount buffet-style with raw ingredients for stir-fry, they cook it and serve it to you. I love the buffet-style - you get exactly what you want at the exact quantity you want it, they cook it and serve it. Therefore, you customize your meal to your liking. How can you not be pleased? There are plenty of ingredients to choose from, you can't go wrong or hungry here. Oh and the prices are great. I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and tasty
    Mary
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I love to introduce people to The Real Chow Baby and the restaurant never disappoints. Great taste options and fun to build your own dish. Wonderful, tasty daily drink specials too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday supper
    mustang
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Great time at Chow Baby. Went there with newly minted 16 year old daughter and friends with group of about 10. Great place, great service, love the food and the adventure! One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    My best restaurant in Atlanta hands down!! Very well priced, high quality food, basically a buffet, great service, excellent taste, and novel idea (kind of a Mongolian grill/stir fry) where you do not get elsewhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get your wait on....
    Crabby
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I love the experience on making your own food. Our waiter was fabolous! Being that it is a popular spot you must expect a wait.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love This Place
    LoveGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Been to both this one and the one on Ponce. Ponce is fine, but this one is GREAT. Layout is better, staff is more attentive without interrupting and the selection seems fresher. I tell everyone about this place. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not so comfy
    vegannewby
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The food is as good as you make it. The service was really good. The ambience leaves something to be desired. The tables are so close you have to be careful not to engage in other's conversations. The tables and chairs are not comfy at all. You won't want to linger. The noise level on a Friday night is not reall conducive to conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feeling Creative....
    Skruffdude
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Chow Baby is a great place to get creative and build your own stir fry. Service was very good and it was an easy in and out for a quick dinner with a friend. I appreciated the ingredient content and calorie list as it helped me make healthier choices. My one suggestion, have more pre-developed recipes available with a description. Maybe highlight a favorite combo from the staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    mrstay
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Was a great place to have lunch I had so much food left that I had to get a to go box. I loved the idea of trying to create your own meal. The staff was wonderful in explaining how everything works. Will go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats, hard to find
    circa1974films
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Awesome place yet hard to find. Needs more outside lighting at night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    Carvel
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great food, atmosphere and price are what will keep me coming back. Based on a recommendation, I had the best restaurant experience in years. The Real Chow baby has a new regular customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Experience
    Groupof4
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    It was my first time going to The Real Chow Baby. The food was extremely good, although for the price you pay for dinner I would recommend small portions so you can get your money's worth. If you do not plan to make several trips I recommend going for the lunch price. The next time I go will definitely be during the lunch hours. I did not like how they priced us for gratuity although our group was small, and our waiter expected another tip on top of the already pricey gratuity. Overall I give the restaurant high remarks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soup bowl was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    I ordered my items as a soup. It was outstanding!! It's a coconut broth that's well worth trying.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Real Chow Baby Is Fabulous
    MNedderman
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Eaten here many times and one can go up and fill their plates ("bowls") as many times as your heart desires. Food is great and one can vary what you pick to eat each time you go to food bar and mix and match seasonings and spices to suit your taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    dharperatl
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Since you have the option of creating your own food choices/combinations it makes it a great choice for those picky eaters and those who love food. You can pick from many combinations. vegetarians style, vegans or meat lovers. mix it with the carb of choice or not. Choose fresh toppings and a variety of sauces and then they cook it to perfection. The only way to go wrong is if you dont really know flavor combinations and how they all mix together. If not, you will learn quickly. It is all you can eat and after the first plate you can take the next one home for a $5.00 charge. Please make sure to add the side of Roti bread! .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!!
    Iuvpho
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    This was my second time visiting this location, I brought my daughter for her 13th bday and she absolutely loved it. The good is good always fresh and I love that you can create your meal however you want..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente!!
    3diners
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I love the relaxed feel of this place . I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly. Our bar host did a great job and was very informative and helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. Loved the food.
    Chip
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Great service. Loved the food. Nothing needs to be changed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration !
    Bfernander
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Went here to celebrate my birthday !!! It's a very fun place and nice to know they cook your food right then!! Had a great waiter and had a great time !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gooooooooooood eats
    massageking
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Good dining & great atmosphere, with. a wonderful concept.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Chow was a great experience
    Thea
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    My dining experience at the real chow was great...great hostess
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Real Chow Baby, Just Fab! :-)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I absolutely love being able to create my own stir fry and you can go back as many times as you like. To top it all off, the employees were very nice and professional. It did not take long to get your food. The overall concept was just awesome. I will be visiting The Real Chow Baby often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.