About Nora Restaurant And Bar
Our food is not just a meal, it’s a taste of Afghan culture! Our menu offers Afghan novelties such as Mantoo, Qabili Palao and Sabzi Chalao, as well as an array of grilled kabobs and menu items from other cuisines such as Dolma and Hummus. Each plate is made with exotic spices and served fresh. Stop in and see what we are all about and discover a cuisine you never knew you were craving!
Dallas, TX 75206
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Self-park lot behind our building (2nd two rows)
Private Party Contact:
Matt Pikar: (214) 828-0095
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
Nora Restaurant And Bar Ratings and Reviews
I overheard a stranger in a cigar shop earlier in the day speaking highly of this restaurant. Since we already had plans for date night at Nick & Sams, but were too late to make reservations, we decided to give Nora a chance. Lower Greenville has changed so much over the years, and there are many new options, and some fantastic old ones, so it's an easy option when considering a night out. Nora's ambience is immediately inviting from the patio through the front door. The host (maybe owner) was kind and welcoming. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable which, considering this was our first experience with Afghan food, was truly appreciated. The portions were large and delicious. Similar to Indian cuisine but unique, the combination of spices explodes in flavor without being uncomfortably spicy-hot. We look forward to bringing our friends back to enjoy the experience. We dined indoors, but the sidewalk patio along Greenville Ave. and rooftop lounge are nice options as well.
The food was amazing. We had Kadu and meatballs for our appetizers, and then couldn’t decide on dinner so the waiter suggested the chef could make us a sample platter. We did that and loved the lamb, beef and chicken as well as the sauces, sides and lovely presentation. Simply delicious! I’ve already made another reservation for an upcoming business dinner.
Nora's is one of our favorite restaurants which is why we chose to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary here. The food was wonderful as always. The flavors are so delicious and unique. We enjoyed two different specialty cocktails which were really nicely done. We know their desserts are great but we had to save that for another visit which will be soon. The owners of this restaurant really care about their product from the food to the service and ambiance. It shows. Well worth checking out Nora's as I don't think you will be disappointed.
I have been to Nora's several times over the past year. Initially the food was fantastic, the service perfect, and the overall experience terrific. However, over the past three months the quality has slipped dramatically. The last two visits people I have dined with have wanted to try salmon and have been told that the restaurant is "out of fish". This last visit the bread was stale and had green mounds of mold growing on it, and the server was continuously forgetting items. The drinks remain a strong point, with automatic and interesting combinations of flavors, however I think that given the general trend of the quality this recent visit may be my last.
Tried this restaurant during Restaurant Week. It was OK, nothing special. Food was luke warm. Had Lamb Shank for entree and was hardly any meat. What was there tasted fine. The Basmati rice that came with it tasted like Rice A Roni. Service was decent, but a bit slow, considering it was a Tuesday evening and not very crowded. Atmosphere is pretty good. I think there are enough other more interesting restaurants out there that there is no need to waste money on this type of experience.
Really enjoyed dinner at Nora this past weekend! We had been there previously but hadn't been for a while, the DFW restaurant week motivated us to return. Cocktails were great. The Mandoo appetizer (beef dumpling with yogurt sauce, great spices) was tasty. We followed with salads - cucumber and Nora salads, and then on to the delicious lamb shank. Every dish had interesting and unusual (to us) spices as we rarely eat Afgan food...but should do so more often. If you haven't tried it: go.
Excellent ! We loved the food and the drinks! Innovative and interesting menu and the dishes are as tasty as they sound. Four of us shared a sampler appetizer plate, Mantoo, A vegetarian plate, and Beef Kofta kabob with saffron rice. The portions were ample, but not huge, and had distinctive, well balanced flavors. We will be back!
I am from Afghanistan and always been searching for Afghani food around DFW but after two years finally found my favorite one.Took my girl for date here and she loved it too. The lamb kabob and Saffron rice was incredible. We decided to go here every other week. And great service Ever !!!
My husband and I went to Nora's on recommendation from our friends for our anniversary. It was a true delight! The food Oh! was amazing. I had the Sabzi, so fresh! The hummus, a dream! The staff was just cool and comfortable. I had a cake brought there in advance to surprise my husband. The did so great with signals on when to bring it out, it was hilarious my husband had no idea. We will definitely be making Nora's a regular visit when we are in Dallas. I recommend it highly!
Wonderful relaxed ambiance, romantic and great service. Offering general Mediteranean foods such as humus, we were more interested in the specifically Afghan dishes. Hubby adored the lamb shank with saffron rice. I found many vegetarian choices including Kudu (pumpkin w yoghurt available without meat), Sambosa (pastries with chick peas that remind me of British pasties, my favorite). The desserts were absolutely decadent. I had the mini chocolate cake and hubby had the custard flavored with cardamon and rosewater. Fantastic! I have already recommended Nora to 8 of my friends. We drove 1.5 hours to eat here but we will be back.
The appetizer menu is the best - feel free to sample the bulanee and the sambosa - very well done. The dolma were a bit plain but tasty nevertheless - the filling could have used more creativity. For the main course you will not go wrong with the badanjen chalao or the qabuli pulao or the mantoo. Each of the entrees were delicious. For dessert try the firnee if you are ok with the taste of cardomom. If not you could stay with the safe choice of baklava.
I love this place-Great food. But our experience on the upstairs patio was awful awful. We didn't get half the food we ordered. 7-8 rolls of nasty dirty utensils. Food was coming up & we had no way to eat it. Something was set down that we didn't know what it was -the guy walked off before we could get an explanation. When I went to pay just so we could go somewhere else there were items on the bill we never got. the chick behind the bar said it's ready do you want it to go? No we wanted it 30 mins ago. Wasn't taken off the bill. Gm came over to talk to me - he paid half the bill. But actually the half he paid was the items we never got. He first offered to buy us drinks but I don't drink/was driving. My very pregnant SIL was having water (that took 30 mins to get BTW) & the guys had a beer each. So that wasn't going to work. I appreciate that he wanted to cover half. It was really the half we never got or couldn't eat because we had no way to eat it. And the things we did get were stone cold by the time we had clean enough utensils to eat with. I just wanted out of there & didn't want to make a scene/argue with the guy. This was the last time I am going to see my SIL and my brother for months b/c they live in Chicago. With a baby on the way, the last time they could travel. After I raved about it being my fav place, it was a total disaster & a huge disappointment. We had to go somewhere else to actually eat dinner which eneded up being cheesesteaks from A place down the street. Not the way I wanted to treat them for the last meal with us in Dallas. Really ashame. It's one of my fav places, think the food is great, but now the hubs is ticked so we will probably never go back. Wish I could speak to the owner. B/c if this is how this biz runs - I would hate to see it not last much longer. Was going to review it on TripAdvisor but I'm afraid to do it b/c of my readership/followers & don't want to hurt their biz. Hope they can get it worked out. Maybe it was a bad nite
Great experience dining at Nora for Valentine's dinner. I felt the three course dinner was a great value, there were a lot of options to choose between, for the first two courses. The appetizers and lamb shank were delicious. Nice ambiance and not too loud, we had a relaxed no-stress Valentines evening.
Great place for a date! You will love the selection of wine and carefully selected food pairings. The atmosphere is very romantic, kind of exotic, and something truly unique. My wife is a vegetarian. I am not. We both were delighted by the options, and I have it to say, it was delicious and unlike anything else in town. At the time, they offered live dancers for entertainment but that is probably only for special occasions.
The four of us arrived for our 6:15pm reservation on Valentine's Day and were the first table seated in the left side dining room. The restaurant is pretty, but the linen-covered tables are very uneven and it becomes a balancing act once drinks and food arrives. Of course, you'll have plenty of time to contemplate your strategy as it takes a very long time to get drinks and an even longer time for food...regardless of the prix fixe 3-course menu for the occasion. Conversation consists of, "Shouldn't the second course be here by now?" and "I'm not sure I even remember what I ordered anymore." If you can manage your hunger long enough, you will be rewarded with a tasty dish, but you'll still wonder, "Was it worth the wait?". The 6:15pm reservation was made in an effort to not have to rush to our event a mile down the road at 8pm. Well, guess what... at 7:55pm we were still trying to get dessert delivered and our check. We ran out the door, got the car from the valet, and missed the first part of our event. Nice restaurant atmosphere-yes, food good-yes, will I return? No. There are too many nice restaurants in Dallas with good food AND good service.
Nora rarely disappoints. have a cocktail at the rooftop bar prior to your dinner reservation. Beautiful views of the Dallas skyline. Nora offers some of the most authentic tasty afghan cuisine in town. Don't let "afghan" scare you away as you can find many dishes that have a familiar Mediterranean taste. Hummus plate! Lamb shank! Yum!
We went on Friday night after Thanksgiving, which might explain why there were only four tables with customers during our stay. Nonetheless, my wife, my two girls (10 and 7) and I enjoyed the quiet ambience and the great table by the window. The food was full of spice but not too spicy. We ordered two appetizers and three entrees and that was the perfect amount of food for us four. Overall, Nora was a wonderful place for a family dinner and would be for all occasions.
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