The Seoul of the South
Choo Choo Express
This neat little eatery in Duluth near the Gwinnett Place area is a spot for popular dishes including poke and hibachi style meals. At Choo Choo Express, service is minimal as you order at the counter and wait for your number to be called, but once the food comes out, you can dig into the teriyaki beef, chicken and shrimp options with vegetables and rice. The ever popular poke was another really good dish and all of the food was a good value considering the prices.
The restaurant layout is simple with ordering done from the center of the counter and poke to the left with hot dishes coming out to the right. One definitely cool addition are the small cellphone charging areas that are free for customers. This is definitely a must have in today's day and age, and I'm surprised that more places do not carry these.
If I remember correctly, this place originated near Georgia State University (GSU) and has migrated up to the Duluth area. For those who attended GSU, this may bring back memories from the carefree days of college, and if not the food, the fact that it's open until 4am definitely will take you back to school.
Given the surrounding area, this makes Choo Choo Express a popular spot for those after a long night of karaoke near the mall. The next time that you are in Duluth looking for a late night bite, be sure to add Choo Choo Express to your list of options and check them out.