Gaja Restaurant & Bar
This secret-yet-out-in-the-open spot serves up Korean and Korean-inspired dishes, like the addictively sweet and nutty umami, salty anchovy & peanut brittle, spicy rice cakes, and KFC (Korean fried chicken). The space is intimate yet casually divey, with Korean noir film posters that'll set a casual tone for your makgeolli-fueled group outing.
A subtle teal door in a Flat Shoals parking lot is the entrance to this cooler-than-most bar. It’s definitely discrete, so it gives off the feel of a speakeasy or a stylish Japanese nightclub from the early 2000s. Everything on the menu is a la carte, so you can choose from some Korean favorites such as bachan & kimchi, bibimbap beef, bulgogi, gochujang fried chicken, and several other delicious dishes. Even among the quirky uniqueness of East Atlanta village, this bar still stands alone.