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Mot Hai Ba

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6407 Lewis Street, Dallas, TX
+1 972-638-7468
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Attractive restaurant albeit very small. Only complaint here is the table & chair height. Very low and therefore uncomfortable. Wait staff knowledgeable although can have some lapse of attention. Now the food. Pho is the best I've been served. Salads delicious, appetizers interesting and generous. Entrees also beautifully done with an interesting selection. Strongly suggest reservations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

When you are racing two other parties for the precious few seats available at opening, you have the first hint. This restaurant, in an unremarkable location, seems to have inherited the outstanding cooking vibe from its predecessor there, York Street. Great food, professional service, can't wait to go back.

Thank Laura S
Dallas, Texas
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593 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

This is an upscale restaurant that is a real addition to the usual range of choices when in the mood for Vietnamese. The restaurant itself is hard to find on the outside (look for Texaco and it is located in the back) and small inside, rather cozy. But the ambience is relaxed sophistication and is quiet even when full so... More 

Thank russkwtx
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Across the street from a gas station and tucked in behind an auto repair shop is this outstanding example of Vietnamese delights. The service is wonderful with people offering great tips and explaining things to us first time visitors. The flavors were deep and everything we tried was outstanding.

Thank kcwKeyWest_FL
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

different,have yet to hear rap music at a Vietnamese restaurant menu was a little limited but after asking was told they had pho some different items and menu not as extensive as I am used to can be pricey small so reservations are wise

Thank molllly
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Was surprised by how much I enjoyed this place. It is a little different take on Vietnamese and I like it. The decor is funky and fun. Went for lunch, but looking forward to trying some of the interesting dishes for dinner.

Thank _amanda_hartwell
DeSoto, Texas
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was my second visit; my daughter and I picked it for an early weekend dinner together. We did not have reservations but were welcomed at the start of service before it got busy. Our server did a great job guiding us through flavors, and when she described the quail as "summer in a bowl," I had to order it.... More 

Thank AugustBDayTripster
Forney, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I read about this place in D Magazine on the Best of Dallas. When a girlfriend and I drove up we were a little unsure as the place is small and located on a side street (drove past it at first). We went in and the decor was really cute, but if you are really tall you may have issues... More 

Thank Bluindallas
Pearland, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is an expensive Vietnamese restaurant hidden on a side-street on the east side of Dallas. It is small with relatively little seating. The portions are generous and the food (both ingredients and preparation) are excellent. It is rather expensive, though. ie - an appetizer + two entrees for dinner with no drinks easily hits $80. While the food was... More 

Thank Steve4241
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I very much enjoyed eating at Mot Hai Ba. It's a cute, small restaurant, and I strongly recommend reservations on weekend nights. We started with the shrimp cakes, which were 4 huge shrimp pancakes served with lettuce, cilantro, and basil leaves to make into wraps along with a yummy sauce. This is a messy dish, but the attentive server brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6407 Lewis Street, Dallas, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 972-638-7468

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?