Dinner curry from Puma Yu's

Eater names Puma Yu’s as a top place to eat in Athens, Georgia

Eater’s latest nod to Athens’ dining scene shines a spotlight on Puma Yu’s, nestled within the eclectic Southern Mill complex. Helmed by the dynamic duo of Pete Amadhanirundr and Ally Smith, Puma Yu’s is a testament to their journey from pop-ups to a permanent fixture. The restaurant’s ambiance exudes warmth and inclusivity, with mismatched thrift store finds adorning the tables and vibrant blue raspberry floors underfoot. Under Smith’s expert guidance, the beverage program stands out, offering inventive concoctions like the staff favorite Etheline cocktail, a harmonious blend of mezcal, Boomsma bitters, aloe liqueur, and citrusy notes, all complemented by a hint of smokiness. Meanwhile, the menu celebrates Thai cuisine with a focus on noodles and shareable snacks, rounding out an experience that’s as inviting as it is unforgettable.