About Us

Who are we?

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 HOTTO HOTTO is a gourmet Japanese Teppan and Ramen restaurant located in Grant Park, Atlanta. Our goal is to create a fresh, healthy, made from scratch, nothing instant, home-cooked menu items that will differentiate us from the rest of the competition. In addition to the innovative, premium Japanese Teppan Grill and Ramen, HOTTO HOTTO also serves distinct Japanese appetizers along with delicious desserts and craft beverages.


HOTTO HOTTO will feature display cooking of our Teppan grille cuisine creating a very unique and fun experience for everyone by selling high quality, unique, innovative dishes and providing top customer service. We have up to 150 seating, inside/outside bar with patio, private party room that can accommodate any special occasions and business functions.  

Our Mission

HOTTO HOTTO’s mission is to provide customer the finest fresh home cooked meals and dining experience. HOTTO HOTTO will be a great place to eat, combining with unique and intriguing atmosphere with excellent, high quality food. The mission is not only to have great tasting food, but have efficient and friendly service because customer satisfaction is paramount. HOTTO HOTTO wants to be a restaurant of choice for everyone. We strive to exceed the expectations of our customers. When we adhere to this maxim, everything else will fall into place. 


HOTTO HOTTO will combine menu variety, atmosphere, chef’s cooking performance, high quality ingredients and friendly staffs to create a sense of “place” in order to reach the goal of overall value in the dining/entertainment experience. 

Who is Alice?

Founder/Owner/Chef

Cooking and owning a successful restaurant have always been my passion. Everyone who knows me and have tasted my cooking always tells me that I should open a restaurant. I’ve been in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. In fact, the first meal I recall ever making was frying an egg at the age of six.  Pretty simple, but it was the start of bigger and better things to come.  


Cooking has always come natural to me. Cooking makes me happy. Feeding friends and family makes me even happier. Basically, I love cooking. I cook when I am happy, I cook when I am sad, I cook all the time! I have tried other professions in my life... After graduating college, I started a career in Web Development at AT&T as a Web Developer.  For over ten years I was not fulfilled staying in front of a computer screen day and night... To me, this is just a career to pay my bills and supported my needs and wants.


In 2007, after years and years of learning the ropes, I finally have the courage and saved up enough money to start my own restaurant inside Northlake Mall food court called Joe Catfish, a Southern Fish-Fry restaurant, that I owned and operated for five years while still working for AT&T, although it's my recipe and food tasted so good, business suffered badly due to lack of foot traffic in a dying mall. Long story short, I was young and naive, thinking I can trust my manager to run the whole restaurant while I worked full time and overtime at AT&T. It was the hardest time of my life to stick it out for five years and lost all my hard earned money and more... As my lease expired in 2012, the same year my son was born, I have decided to shut down the restaurant, end my 10+ year career with AT&T and shifted my attention to be a stay at home mom.


During this time, I obtained a realtor's license, buying, selling, flipping houses, while doing a part time catering business where I catered foods for small parties, baby showers, wedding showers, office functions, etc. Without a corporate job, I was able to enjoy having flexible hours as a full-time stay at home mom and was able to find time to be creative in my home cooking. It was during this time I was able to expand my cooking skills coming up with new ideas and new recipes. Cooking have always been therapeutic to me, I love making food taste and look good. I love feeding people and I love filling everyone's stomach with good food. Here's my moto, "If my food makes you happy, it makes me even happier." 


With all that said, I love for you all to come try my recipes and food. It is all cooked from the heart to your table. All fresh ingredients, homemade from scratch! 

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