Mot Hai Ba Vietnamese Cuisine

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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
Located in a well-known spot in the Lakewood neighborhood, Mot Hai Ba (1-2-3 in Vietnamese) is a widely recognized restaurant serving both fine modern Northern Vietnamese cuisine in a casual setting. Given Four Stars by Leslie Brenner of the Dallas Morning News.

The menu changes regularly and features seasonal dishes as well as Chef Peja Krstic's imaginative specials. Dinner Only. Cozy front room and a lovely patio. Cocktails and full bar.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.6
Ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was incredible. The location is small so you are definitely feeling like you are having dinner with strangers. So just go into it with that in mind. Service was also really good

AC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was, by far, the best meal I've had in Dallas since I moved back here over a year ago. The rice cakes are to die for.

ZH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Trudy was amazing as usual.

Pho was insanely delish.

Can we please have squash blossoms all year???

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! We’ll be back soon!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been many times food & service always excellent

LG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! It’s a great date night spot when we don’t wanna go to the busy side of town. Chill vibe with upscale food! The food and drinks are just the best.

N
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Even better than I remember

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Phenomenal food. Great, small neighborhood place. You will leave talking about how good and different the food is. Must go back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish was excellent and the close seating was actually great as we sat next to a fun couple that made the night that much better!

b
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I feel like there has been an August lull. I come here for an a refreshment of the soul and nothing on the menu has changed in the last few weeks, so it was something of a disappointment. I know August gets everyone down, but that is all the more reason why we need someplace extraordinarily creative like this to pick us up. Especially in the dullness of a Texas August. Some new desserts are especially needed.

I love this place and will always visit. But maybe now need to space the visits more than a month apart. We do not come here for old time favorites, but for new experiences.

P
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food always so fresh and delicious.
Wait staff very knowledgeable & helpful
Can’t wait to return

LH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative take on traditional Vietnamese, fresh ingredients, great service in an intimate neighborhood setting. Wait staff are friendly and helpful. Love this place!

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just go. It speaks for itself.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is easily one of the top 5 best restaurants in DFW.

RB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The bao was great--like if shepherds pie and bun bao had a baby. Shaking beef was very tender and flavorful and the bok choy was a great pair. The salad was a little heavy handed with the fried onion. Very cozy atmosphere--be prepared to bump elbows with your fellow table mates. Excellent service and the chef touched base with us when we didn't like an appetizer too much and sought feedback about what could have been different.

G
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Need to know that it’s shared Tables! For me was the only drawback.

v
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding!!!! Definitely going back

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our absolute favorite restaurants!!! Food is amazing and great service.

AD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is always amazing. Everything on the menu is a "must try." I also appreciate their wine list because it has decent price points for every budget.

SB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service. But be aware that it's tight quarters with communal tables, so your dining experience will depend in part on your seatmates.

MK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great food

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef and his team always provide an excellent experience along with delicious food.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service is always amazing!

MF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a Friday night. I wasn't in the mood to cook and hadn't made end-of-week plans with friends. I decided to sit as Mot's bar and have a delicious 'home-cooked' meal. The place was packed. A couple, who like me didn't have reservations, were seated next to me. It turned out we had mutual friends, much in common and lived nearby in the White Rock hood. What a pleasant East Dallas community experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and amazing place! I definitely recommend the imperial rolls and the garlic noodles. The service was really good, very descriptive of the menu details.

R
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants - always enjoy the unusual cuisine

P
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was amazing but the icing on the birthday peach cake was having Sydney as our server! <3

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the menu recommendations from the waitress.

P
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Poor seating situation. Everything else is phenomenal.

FR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food. Great service. Had to share a table, but then the people were great and we enjoyed being with them.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing. The food is always incredible and the service is always great. I love the ambiance here—it’s so small and cozy. If you’re not into the communal tables, go early (around 5pm) and the restaurant will be more empty or sit on the patio at one of the smaller tables.

S
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had. Went for the first time on a date, already made a reservation to show it off to more friends and family.

d
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic all around

j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a gem of a restaurant and the best Vietnamese food i've ever had.

b
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great.

T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beyond impressed with the service and food. I would highly recommend. I will definitely be returning. One of the better meals that I’ve had in Dallas!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We arrived at our table only to discover a dead fly laying on my plate. Not a good vibe to start out meal that night.

c
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there and we brought our friends. The manager is fabulous, wait staff wonderful and knowledgeable and food is so exceptional!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service here are always outstanding

N
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beat restaurant in Dallas!

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