Peter Chang chef opens Hai Authentic Chinese in Decatur

A chef who worked with award-winning Szechwan restaurateur and chef Peter Chang has opened a restaurant in Decatur.

Hai Authentic Chinese opened in the past week in the spot previously occupied by Tabi Sushi in the Suburban Plaza shopping center at 2641 N. Decatur Road in Decatur, Tomorrow's News Today reports.

Chef Wan Hai worked at restaurants in China, Europe and Russia before joining Chang in Maryland, where he eventually became his business partner and a regional chef.

Hai’s menu includes dishes such as shrimp and okra, dry fried cauliflower, spicy and crispy pigs feet and black pepper beef, plus steamed buns and dumplings made by Hai’s wife.

Tabi Sushi confirmed its closure on its Facebook page. The eatery opened in mid-2018, replacing Smoke & Duck Sauce.