Nora Restaurant And Bar

4.6
257 reviews
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$30 and under
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Afghan
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Afghan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 828-0095
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Pikar
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Private party contact
Matt Pikar: (214) 828-0095
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oram St.
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Parking details
Self-park lot behind our building (2nd two rows)
Valet (Thursday-Saturday)
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Entertainment
Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up to date information regarding live music or special events!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
What 257 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent bar; bartender and server/waiter were the best. They made the evening enjoyable. The appetizer was great, food was not hot but the restaurant was generous in compensating the plates that were not satisfying.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We went for a nice dinner and got the most amazing food. Very savory and not at all spicy, although that was an option. Very strong drinks and rich meals. Even though most would not know what the items on the menu are, you are sure to find something you like. 10/10 would recommend and will come again.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food here is outstanding! If you like Turkish, or Indian food you will love this place. The variety of flavors and textures is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food but served a bit cold. The roof top bar is very cool however the dance club EDM was obnoxious.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Although it was Cinco de Mayo we had the place to ourselves. There was great people watching opportunities as the streets and sidewalks were busy. We all agreed that we enjoyed having the place practically to ourselves, save for a few other diners. It's decorated in a lovely minimalist styles. In fact my sister said that she was going to steal the idea for how the drapes were tied.
Wonderful food. You know the food is good when all at the table can barely stop chewing to make conversation.
The location was perfect and got us to the Winspear in time for the 7pm curtain.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Nora was an unexpected pleasure! We were running a little behind, but called the restaurant. They were very polite and accommodating. When we got there we were seated immediately! They had some very interesting cocktails, a good wine list that was well priced, and absolutely amazing food! The service was very good and the server was able to guide us to an excellent meal. I would definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We were delighted with the food. Very tasty. Our waiter was distracted & that didn’t make the experience as nice as we had hoped ( we were entertaining an out of town visitor as well as a local couple). We had to request our order of bread & chutney 3 Times. When it arrived the waiter told us it was complimentary & apologized for the delay. That was a nice touch. There were a couple of items on the menu we asked about & were told that they don’t offer them (one was soup) & that they really shouldn’t be on the menu any longer. Disappointing. The sampler platter was excellent, several very interesting & tasty item. The grilled lamb & saffron rice were delicious. Overall everyone enjoyed their meal. We will return

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The restaurant was not open on the time we reserved using open table

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Enjoy the menu and all it had to offer. Service from waiter and bartender was excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Sunday Lamb and it was so delicious. Had the Lamb stew. Loved it.
Only thing is I wish they would bring back the Afghan bread.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great place to enjoy great food and great service. I look forward to going again

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Wonderful food, drinks and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service is attentive, food is fantastic. There was a hidden heat that sneaks up on you in several of the small plates. Everything is delicious. One of our favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good appetizers and superb entrees. Uncrowded, quiet, nice experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem! I have been to AFG for work and had the honor of sampling Afghan cuisine first hand and Nora is a fresh and accurate representation of that. All courses of the meal were well prepared and developed. This place warrants many more visits.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a lovely table in the window which was perfect for Greenville Ave. people/pooch watching! My sister and I had the Qabili Palao a specialty of the House...
Seasoned lamb served with basmati saffron rice and covered in sweet raisins and carrots. Others ordered kabobs and beef dumplings...all were tasty and well prepared...small nice wine list...certainly a winning dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My first visit was on a Friday during lent and there were plenty of options to choose from. All were delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and had a fun night with our friends. Beautiful restaurant! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

One of our favorites in Dallas ! The menu covers all tastes and is fabulous o

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

From the minute we walked in the door to the last crumb of dessert, Nora was 5-Stars all the way.

I had the pleasure of going to Nora on a Saturday evening with 3 other people. The decor was tasteful and the tables comfortable and nicely appointed. We were warmly greeted as we arrived and the staff went out of their way to make sure we were happy.

They have good wine choices, and the dolma were the best I’ve probably ever had. The hummus was delicious and the pita soft and warm. Our waiter Craig honored our request for an easy paced dinner and his wine recommendations were spot on. My partner had the lamb shank and I had the Kadu with the added lamb. Both were drool worthy.

For dessert were had the baklava and a recommended chocolate mousse. Excellent!

I can’t wait for the weather to get nicer so I can go to the roof!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service, great restaurant, great food

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We went with our closes friends for my husbands birthday. The food was fantastic and the staff was awesome. We had some friends with us who do not branch out with their food much and they LOVED it. We are all looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice sit down restaurant. Delicious and flavorful authentic Afghan food experience. Would be perfect for date night as well.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Nora has great ambiance, tasty cocktails and fabulous food! This is a gem on lower Greenville.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great restaurant, absolutely loved the food, service was a little slow but it didn’t really bother us. I’ll definitely go back when we are in the area!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service, plentiful parking space in the back & great selection of food. My only comment from my date was her food came out cold (lamb).

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

An excellent dining experience with pleasantly surprisingly authentic, high-quality Afghan cuisine. Everything from the service to the food was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We finally ventured out to Nora this past weekend. The place was humming. The Afghan food is authentic and flavorful. The Qabali pulao is to die for and my favorite. The Mantoo appetizer was very tasty and very nicely presented. The restaurant has a cozy ambiance and it was worth the drive from North Dallas.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was flavorful and delicious! I had never eaten Afghan cuisine before but plan on indulging my tastebuds again soon. Service was excellent as well!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a great meal and would definitely go back again. Great food

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great experience when we went there just before Christmas, so we wanted to go back and invited friends to join us this time. The food was definitely not as good. My entree was cold and my guest's entree was particularly dry, and those were just the complaints I knew about. We were also bothered by the loud bass pounding from the rooftop bar, which we had been warned about but didn't experience on our first visit.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I can am always depend up on Nora to provide consistently good food. Each dish has its own unique flavor, and the service is excellent. The ambience is upscale casual, and the noise level is such that conversations can actually be had at the table.

My wife and I keep coming back on a regular basis. We have brought different sets of friends along from time to time, and they too have put Nora on their list of restaurants to frequent.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was good and the waiter was awesome, I plan on trying their brunch.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant with an amazingly unique food and wine menu and great service. It has always been a wonderful dining experience and great for the price. However they’ve begun playing loud music on the rooftop bar which doesn’t match their restaurant vibe or what their brand seems to be. We were very disappointed in the rooftop bar experience this past week, before had been lovely relaxing and a nicer experience than other area rooftop bars. I hope they lower rooftop music volume.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a fabulous dining experience😀😊The food was delicious and perfectly seasoned, my tastebuds enjoyed every bite. The service was impeccable, our server Jenna took excellent care of us and the ambiance was wonderful. The owner Matt takes great pride in his beautiful restaurant. We can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was well prepared and very flavorable. Service good but wait staff seemed to not know menu. Needed more training.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 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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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

So romantic and the rooftop was beautiful!

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