Guy Wong’s Big Boss opens in Midtown for Chinese American classics

Chef Guy Wong (beckysteinphotography.com)

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Chef Guy Wong (beckysteinphotography.com)

Atlanta chef Guy Wong’s Chinese American restaurant Big Boss is slated to make its long-awaited debut in Midtown today.

The restaurant is set to open at 5 p.m. at 100 10th St. NW in Midtown, taking the place of Chinese Buddha, which was owned by Wong’s mother and closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the eatery will be takeout only, due to staffing issues.

Big Boss’ menu includes snacks like egg rolls and crab rangoon; hot and sour and egg drop soup; and “classics” including General Tso’s chicken, spicy garlic with a choice of pork, shrimp or chicken, Mongolian beef, shrimp or chicken, and fried rice and lo mein with choice of protein. All classic dishes can be made vegetarian.

On the beverage side, look for sake, beer and wine, as well as a variety of bubble teas.

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Wong initially posted about plans for Big Boss on his Instagram account about a year ago:

My mother’s restaurant of 14 years, like so many other restaurants, closed down during the pandemic. It was broken into and suffered much damage. We were certain that the restaurant would not reopen. On top of many losses, having to break the lease would have meant financial ruin. After many months she was able to take out a loan. Due to the level of damage that was done, I have been asked to return to help rebrand and give new life to the space.

Wong, who owns Ton Ton and Miso Ko inside Ponce City Market and Ruby Chow’s in Old Fourth Ward, was also behind Miso Izakaya, which closed in 2018, and Le Fat, which changed ownership in 2019.

Elizabeth Ingram, who worked with Wong on designing Ruby Chow’s, also designed the Big Boss space.

Big Boss’ hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and 5:30-11 p.m. Saturdays.

Wong did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

100 10th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-855-5889, bigbosschinese.com/

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