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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!

1928 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Afghan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Oram St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 828-0095

Website:
http://www.noradallas.com/

Entertainment:
Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up to date information regarding live music or special events!

Parking Details:
Self-park lot behind our building (2nd two rows)
Valet (Thursday-Saturday)

Executive Chef:
Matt Pikar

Private Party Contact:
Matt Pikar: (214) 828-0095

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (4)
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Spicy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love Afghan food and was pleasantly surprised to find a very good Afghan restaurant in Dallas (I'm a recent transplant). Great food, great service, and the fig sidecar was delightful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

So romantic and the rooftop was beautiful!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

As always, we found our experience at Nora to be outstanding. The food is delicious and beautifully presented, and the service is impeccable. The atmosphere is very upscale without being pretentious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great rooftop patio. Not a fan of the plastic cups for cocktails. Food was delicious. A little overpriced.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very enjoyable, liked the menu options, healthy, inventive, creative and great tasting. Would recommend to all, including locals and out of town visitors for something different in a great neighborhood setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was great! Service was great! I recommend the meatballs.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It is not open for lunch on Saturday.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was fabulous and the service top notch! We asked for recommendations, all of which were completely delicious. The appetizer sampler is divine, and also large enough to be a meal. We wanted something different, and Nora did not disappoint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Nora is always an enjoyable experience. The Kadu and Mantoo are wonderful.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Lovely ambiance, fresh, flavorful food and good waitstaff. A neighborhood gem. Food was all cooked perfectly and seasoned well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Such an awesome find here in Dallas, the food is rich and delicious and intense. The upstairs is delightful on a cool breezy day and they have fantastic view. I don't know her name, but the girl with the amazing tattoo is just lovely.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Delicious authentic Afghan cuisine in a clean cozy, but generous space.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

As always, the food and service at Nora was outstanding. Reza made several recommendations regarding food and wine pairing and he was spot on. Nora has become a neighborhood spot for my wife and myself to relax and enjoy a comfortable meal on any occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent choice! The food and the service were both exceptional. Definitely try the kadu.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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 !!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Their OpenTable connection has not been working for a long time...so make sure to call and confirm!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Owner Matt Pikar operates great restaurants. I consider him a friend. Visit this spot regularly. Afghani menu superb.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Dallas. I adore the lamb meatballs and rice. And every appetizers is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on February 25, 2017

Unbelievable fig side car cocktail. Food was spectacular. Bar tender was great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We live in the neighborhood, and Nora is one of our go-to spots. The food is always good, and they have a good variety of vegetarian and meat dishes. They have a private room for parties, and you can also enjoy a meal outdoors when the weather cooperates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Horribly slow service on Valentine's day, good food, good ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2017

it was great to discover a new type of cuisine. It was flavorful without being spicy. My husband and I have been to this place three times immediately after going there the first time since it was so good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Some of the best food in Dallas. Amazing ingredients, presentation and the restaurant is really stylish.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We started with the sampler and loved everything. Our 8-year enjoyed trying everything, too!

All of the mains were terrific too; our so had the beef kofta kebabs, my husband the lamb, and I tried the eggplant. All were delicious!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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