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The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill

The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.therealchowbaby.com
  • Phone: (404) 815-4900
  • 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: Asian, American
  • 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 (404) 815-4900

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was a very different eating experience and was okay for a 1 time adventure."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great place for socializing ! We had a wonderful time and will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Good food, good times!!! Perfect place to have all my friends meet up. Something good for everyone!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great selection. Cater to people with food allergies. Friendly staff. Looking forward to coming back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Chow Baby's for Valentine's Day. Food and service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "The Real Chow Baby was outstanding. The food and service was wonderful. My family from Bermuda really loved this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Awesome place yet hard to find. Needs more outside lighting at night"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "I ordered my items as a soup. It was outstanding!! It's a coconut broth that's well worth trying."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "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! ."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "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.."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Great service. Loved the food. Nothing needs to be changed."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "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 !!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "Good dining & great atmosphere, with. a wonderful concept."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "My dining experience at the real chow was great...great hostess"
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "I enjoy Chow Baby if the lines aren't too long. Going on a Friday night was MUCH better than going on a Saturday night. Still...it took a long time to get through the line. The food is fresh. I wish the bowls were a dot larger as once you put your rice in it...you barely have any room for vegetables. Once you go back a 2nd time - you are charged $5 to take your own leftovers home. I'm vegetarian and it's nice that they have a set-up so that a veggie's food is cooked in its own pan and not on the grill with the meat or fish. My waiter was very good...came around a lot to check on us. Free parking in a nearby lot is good."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "I had family visiting from out of state and they insisted on eating at Chow Baby before leaving. Everyone In the group was satisfied with their food. No major complaints."
    Dined on 4/21/2013