There’s an unassuming little restaurant in Dunwoody that you may not even know is there, but you should know and you should visit soon. It has been named “one of the top new Asian restaurants in America” by Food & Wine – it’s Co’m Dunwoody.
Co’m is without a doubt one of my favorite places to eat – definitely my favorite in Dunwoody. I visited again this week for lunch and, as usual, had a wonderful meal. Co’m specializes in “superbly marinated meats” and this is evident in their menu. The vermicelli dishes feature a dizzying array of protein choices: from the norm, beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, to the more extravagant, salmon, tilapia, flounder, duck, lamb, la lot. The food at Co’m combines the many influences in Vietnamese culture – French, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Cambodian and Malaysian – and fuses them into a concise menu. No pages and pages of choices, typical of many Asian restaurants – here, you have just over a dozen entrée choices – enough to feel as though there are plenty, not so many as to overwhelm you.
This time, we started the meal with shrimp and pork egg rolls, which are served with Co’m’s signature dipping sauce. I had the traditional Vietnamese Bun-Rice Vermicelli, served with your choice of protein (I had the pork) and served with roasted peanuts and a fried onion garnish over a salad of cucumbers. My friend, Sarah, tried the Vietnamese Curry Chicken, which is slow-cooked in lemongrass and coconut broth with carrot and potato. We ate until we were stuffed and still had plenty to take home and enjoy again later.
Co’m Dunwoody has a relaxed atmosphere, making it perfect for a lunch with the girls or a business lunch, a date night or a quick dinner before a night out. Give Co’m a try – I think you’ll be glad you did – or if you’ve been before, pay them another visit and remember why you liked it so much!