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Mr Max Cafe Nippon

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3028 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062-6877
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Irving, Texas
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Well worn in the Texas sun, the store frontage looks appropriate in the shabby little strip mall that it calls home. You approach a dusty wooden door with a faded hand written sign declaring that it is closed on Sunday. With expectations firmly set at a minimum, and hopes of a lunch buffet, you turn the handle and enter the... More 

Thank bithead2k
Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to find this hidden gem in Dallas! We were craving for Japanese Izakaya style restaurant and here they were! We got there around 8:30pm and had to wait for 15min. Staff were very nice! We started with Chu-hi! Grapefruits chu-hi was fresh and tasty! All the food we ordered were as authentic as they could be!... More 

Thank MrsHMeyer
Coppell, Texas
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151 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's located in a nondescript shopping strip. Step inside and you forget you're in Irving! It's a small restaurant but they take reservations. Walls are lined with all the menu items in Japanese and English. All the people eating around us were Japanese. We ate the sample appetizer, tempura sampler, grilled beef tongue, hot udon, shoyu ramen, tonkatsu shoyu ramen... More 

Thank gggg1234
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I really didn't know what to expect when I pulled up. It was nestled away in a strip mall and seemed kind of circumspect. But when I opened the door I was instantly transported back to Japan. This is a great izakaya with all sorts of Japanese pub options. The takoyaki are great and served in the pan they are... More 

Thank Patrick H
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome. I liked the decor and style of this restaurant. Sushi was fresh and reasonably priced. Most of the people who were visiting this restaurant were Asian, which is rare. The food is authentic.

Thank jcarrtx
United States
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Mr. Max is only open for dinner. Don't let its seedy looking strip mall location put you off. Inside the doorway you are transported to Tokyo and the atmosphere of an izakaya (Japanese pub). Eat at the counter or the low Japanese style tables. There's usually a line for dinner. The evening I went to Mr. Max the crowd was... More 

Thank ThorbenResa
Southlake, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Agree with all those that say it's the closest thing to being in Japan in the DFW area. Go with an open mind and try some of the plates you normally wouldn't because Mr Max does all of the well. Service was excellent. If you are looking for quite and intimate, probably not what you are looking for. Busy and... More 

Thank BuffNBigD
Denver, Colorado
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440 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

It's in a rather unattractive strip mall. Nicer inside. Service is attentive. Not a lot of seating. They service sashimi of good quality. No sushi or rolls. The raw wasabi octopus was quite tough and slimy. Bluefin tuna was excellent. They have specials like 3 small apps for $6.50, which came on a small plate. Burdock root salad was interesting... More 

Thank AdventureTripping
Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in the DFW area. We are always looking for an excuse to eat here. We enjoy getting friends together and ordering family style so everyone can try each dish. We have never had anything here we did not like, no matter how unusual the food like grilled beef tongue or tako wasabi (octopus marinated in... More 

Thank AlexBOtaku
Commerce, Texas
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A friend of mine suggested this place as one of his favorite places. He was born and raised in Japan so I took his word that this was a great place. Drove an hour and it was worth it. If you're looking for really good Japanese food or just a change from your usual places check this place out. I'm... More 

Thank Craig C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3028 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062-6877
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: 972-255-2969

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?