With a mixture of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese noodles, rice and soup bowls, healthy eaters will be very satisfied. The Japanese Yakiudon Bowl with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables, tossed with Udon wheat noodles and tonkatsu sauce, is very good (Tonkatsu is sweet; udon noodles are thick and chewy). The atmosphere of the place is very relaxed; the bowls are very big. You go through a line to order your food, and a waitress brings it to you. There are large tables on the inside of Doc Chey's and a patio for nice days out.
You do need to know when traveling with your family that the kids' menu does not have the traditional chicken fingers on it. Instead, there is a choice of Chinese Chicken Soup with lots of egg noodles or an order of chicken, carrots, and broccoli served over rice for the little ones. My son happens to love broccoli and rice, so this is a great and healthy alternative to the kids' fare that is so common at other restaurants. AND there is a gumbo joint (Gumbo A Go-Go!) right around the corner of Doc Chey's that serves HUGE snowballs in a variety of flavors for $1 that are bound to please the children if they eat enough of their veggies to get dessert.
April 5, 2005
From journal Atlanta Restaurants