Chinese restaurant will take over Saba space in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 28, 2017

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This story has been updated. 

The people behind Taiyo Ramen in Downtown Decatur and Suzy Siu’s Baos in Krog Street Market have announced plans to open a new Chinese restaurant in Oakhurst.

Double Dragon will open this spring in Oakhurst Village. It will be located in the former Saba space at 350 Mead Rd. The restaurant will be owned by Michael Lo and George Yu.

“We really thought there was a lack of quality Asian food in this part of town,” Lo said in a press release. “Taiyo is in downtown Decatur which has a lot of great restaurants but just south of College Ave; there are fewer options. Double Dragon will be our homage to Classic American Chinese food, as we remember it during its glorious days in the 1980s.”

He added, “As second generation Chinese American restaurateurs, both George and I remember people getting dressed up on weekends and going out to dine at our families’ Chinese Restaurants, making a special gourmet night out of it.”

The restaurant will source locally from Global Growers, Riverview Farms, Aluma Farm and Finch Creek Farms. The menu will have classic American Chinese Dishes like General Tso’s Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Egg Rolls and Hot and Sour Soup.

There will also be some authentic Chinese dishes like Lobster Cantonese.

Lo said the bar will feature local craft beers, cocktails and Tiki drinks, “because for some reason everyone wants to drink over the top Polynesian cocktails when eating Chinese Food, so who are we to deny that?”

There will be gluten free and vegetarian options. The restaurant will offer takeout and delivery.

“We want to create a neighborhood restaurant that will be both useful, social and approachable,” Yu said in the press release. “It’ll be perfect for dinner with the kids, fun special event celebrations or delivery on a Tuesday night at home.”

The restaurant is expected to open in May. And yes, the name is an homage to the owners’ favorite 80s arcade games. It is also “a cheeky play on historically uninspired Chinese Restaurant names.”

“For a preview, the Double Dragon team will be serving up Chinese BBQ Ribs at this year’s Smoke & Glory at Steinbeck’s on Sunday, April 2nd from 12-4 p.m.,” the press release says.

For more information on that event, click here.

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