Open since: 1983
Location: Emerald China is tucked into a shopping center off Peachtree Industrial in Duluth
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays
Owner: Duluth resident Cindy Lu was a server at Emerald China for 10 years before taking over the restaurant four years ago.
Atmosphere: The restaurant's decor reflects its name: the carpeting, walls and booths are shades of emerald green. Table seating is also available, and guests can enjoy their meals seated beside a large mural that depicts a waterfall.
Menu: Emerald China offers Cantonese-style Chinese dishes with bold flavors. Popular lunch items include the Mongolian beef and sesame chicken, while dinner guests frequently enjoy the Canton stir fry - a mix of seafood, meats and traditional Chinese vegetables in brown sauce served over lightly fried noodles - and the crispy salted fried shrimp. Guests can also enjoy specialty dishes, including the stir fry chicken and mushroom and grouper filet with green beans.
Things you might not know: The executive chefs and sous chef at Emerald China have been with the restaurant since it opened.
SideBar: On The Menu
Luncheon special of Mongolian beef served with fried rice, an egg roll or fried chicken wings and a choice of hot and sour, wonton or egg drop soup, $6.95
Dinner selection of Almond fried chicken served with fried rice, an egg roll, a choice of hot and sour, wonton or egg drop soup and a fortune cookie, $11.25
Peking duck - Chef's special preparation served with Chinese pancakes, plum sauce and green onions, $30.95