Cafe Q Chinese Bistro

For Johns Creek residents who crave authentic Asian cuisine, this tiny, modern-looking Chinese bistro is an important milestone. The style of cooking offers a tingling, subtle blend of spices and lively textures, and it shows off a talent for color composition on the plate. Silky tofu with hot and numbing beef, crunchy yam with cashews, salt-and-pepper fried eggplant, and the house specialty, giant pork meatballs, are all exquisitely rendered. Pay attention to specials posted on the wall. Complimentary oolong tea (available by request) and perfectly steamed rice complete the experience. Just remember: The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.