Masterpiece Atlanta

Did you know that the average human tongue possesses ten thousand taste buds? How amazing would it be if you found a place that would not leave even one single taste bud dissatisfied? Masterpiece promises to deliver a taste that will not just blow your senses away but also leave every single taste bud of yours tantalized beyond imagination. If that fact itself isn’t enough to tempt you, then it would be even more interesting to find out that Masterpiece has been awarded two prestigious awards. These awards include Silver Spoon Awards for the best restaurants in Georgia 2018 and James Beard Foundation Awards 2018, making it a not to miss restaurant in Atlanta.

To reflect the Atlanta today, this restaurant has its own signature style of iterating the Atlanta famous dry-fried eggplant. Adding to the appeal of the restaurant is its dedication to serving locally-grown produce on its menu. So whether you are a timid dinner or one of the more adventurous ones, Masterpiece will make sure to give you something to fall in love with.

What Makes Masterpiece a Fine Choice

If Szechuan food is your ultimate indulgence, then Masterpiece should be your first choice. Jennifer Zyman, a well-known food critic, stated that Masterpiece is the best stop for Chinese food in Atlanta. It was definitely not an understatement. Whether you are living in Duluth or far away, you can always visit it when it comes to your hot plate of favorites. After all, it is not where you eat when celebrating – it is what you eat that matters.

 At the top of its list of specialties is the dried fried eggplant. This dish carries a divine combination of pepper ash powder and eggplant with chili powder, where the dish reaches a crescendo and ends up in an explosion of Szechuan flavors. A salty, crispy, crunchy exterior with a sweet, creamy exterior and the perfect balance of numbing spices with the right dose of aromatic, tingly Szechuan peppercorns, this dish is a dream come true.

The next bite of indulgence is Masterpiece’s artisan handling of pork. Dong Po Pork is carefully prepared belly of pork, braised, and then lathered in the glaze like a mahogany hue, almost giving you the feel of a mythical tree extract.

While the dry-fried eggplant promises to blow your senses away with its electrical intensity, the Dong Po Pork transports you in another fantasy land of taste with its mellow and soothing tones of spices and texture.

What’s on the menu

Rui Liu, the head chef of Masterpiece, came to Atlanta from Northeastern China on a visa that was only granted to individuals with extraordinary accomplishments. His menu, comprising of 125 main dishes, is nothing short of extraordinary too. Some of those include the following:

For All the Meat Lovers

  • Fried crispy pork
  • Bean curd with sliced pork
  • Stir-fried pork with celery and hot pepper
  • Shredded pork with garlic sauce
  • Dong Po Pork
  • Chairman Mao’s braised pork
  • Double cooked pork
  • Sour cabbage
  • Dry, spicy beef pot
  • Shredded beef with wild pepper
  • Shredded beef with hot pepper
  • Boiled beef in chili stew
  • Fried beef with ash and hot pepper powder
  • Stir-fried mutton
  • Cumin lamb
  • Dried beef chow fun (flat noodle)
  • Stir-fried beef tripe
  • Cumin lamb
  • Stir-fried mutton

Among the Sea Food Delights You Find

  • Boiled fish with chili stew
  • Boiled fish fillet with ash powder and chili
  • Steam fish fillet with spicy chili
  • Fish fillet with pickled cabbage pot
  • Fish fillet with sizzling rice
  • Stir-fried squid
  • Fish fillet pickled cabbage and wild chili
  • Fishball soup (handmade)
  • Salt and pepper squid
  • Shrimp with garlic rice
  • Seafood with soft tofu spot
  • Sea cucumber with sizzling rice

Chicken Duck

  • Onion spicy dry pot chicken
  • Stir-fried with diced chicken and cashew nuts
  • Broil chicken gizzard
  • Yo-yo Duck pot
  • Stir-fried smoke tea duck
  • Smoked tea duck
  • Dry pot “Tu Fei” duck

Calling Vegetable Lovers Are

  • Kung Pao tofu
  • Eggplant with garlic rice
  • Celery with tofu slice
  • Fried tofu with Szechuan hot pepper powder
  • Stir-fried minced pork with sour green beans
  • Sauteed Shanghai Bok choy
  • Sauteed broccoli
  • Stir-fried ear mushroom

A Little Extra

  • Dang Dang noodle
  • Braised beef noodle soup
  • Hot and sour rice noodle
  • Yang Chun noodle soup
  • Dragon style wonton soup
  • Potsticker
  • Coriander minced fish soup
  • Tomato and egg soup


Masterpiece is a Szechuan restaurant that is family owned and operated. The menu is put together by the star chef Rui Liu, featuring 125 dishes. They are located at 3940 Buford HWY, Duluth GA, 30096.