Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood
Our original location in Lakewood offers a cozy, intimate dining room, as well as a lovely patio for your enjoyment.
Please call the restaurant to make a reservation for 5 or more. A credit card number will be required to make a reservation for a party of that size.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
soy vinaigrette, pickled red onion, charred tomatoes, watercress
cucumber, bok toy, lime, thai chili
We had planned a visit here before covid. Finally made it last night. It was worth the wait. Here is the short version of our experience. All the positive hype about this restaurant is true.
Mot Hai Ba is not an elevated "traditional" Vietnamese restaurant. That's kinda what I was expecting anyway. Very few menu items even suggest Vietnamese roots. That said, if you want some of the best food you will ever experience anywhere this is the place for you.
1- Every appetizer, entree and beverage we ordered was incredible. As Trudy (our principle waitress and dining guide) recommended, all four of us ordered different entrees and appetizers to share. Great suggestion. The food was all superb.
2- The staff here is probably the most friendly, helpful and appreciative group we have experienced anywhere. Many participated in the dining experience and we felt welcome and were well cared for. Trudy is a polished diamond. She is very professional and accomplished at her craft. She was fantastic. As good as it gets. We enjoyed her service immensely.
3- my only nit is the portions were a bit small for the prices but you find this kind of thing at some of the very best restaurants. Quality not quantity.
4- most importantly will we return. Oh my gosh. Yes
This is the most amazing food ever!! The staff is outstanding!!!!
The food here is wonderful - allow the servers to guide you. We would never have ordered the turnip dumplings and they were spectacular. Cocktails were inventive and a wonderful selection of beers. Highly recommended!
The food is always amazing. I felt like the tables were really close together but it’s a very small place. Service is always great.
Loved loved loved! We will be back.
Wonderful food, service and ambiance
One of my top 3 in Dallas. Absolutely terrific food and vibe.
Been wanting to go here forever, have always heard how good it is. Everyone was right, Mot Hai Ba is fantastic!
Great service, nice drinks and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back!
Such a cozy spot with indoor and outdoor seating. Everything tasted amazing and super fresh. Staff was very friendly and inviting. Would definitely recommend for a date night or small group dinner, sharing is encouraged!
One of the best and most unique places I have been. Awesome food and cool atmosphere. I’ve been there three Ives in a month.
We love dinner at Mot Hai Ba! The food is always delicious. The people working there are always pleasant and add to the total experience.
Amazing as always!
Always on point! Great experience as always - look forward to the next time!
This has to be the best restaurant in Dallas! The food and menu are different and I mean that in the very best way. Our waitress was Awesome! The food coming out of the kitchen smelled amazing and tastes even better! We are excited we found our new favorite restaurant in DFW!
Wonderful food and service. The patio was socially distanced and had heaters.
Great date night spot - indoor seating has better ambiance but that outside is cute when the tent is open. Love, love, love the food and wonderful service.
Continues to deliver excellent service and one of the best resteraunts in the area. Would love for some level of background music to be playing as the patio gets awkward if everyone becomes silent.
Excellent service. Food was amazing. Atmosphere great!
This is by far my favorite restaurant in Dallas. It never disappoints. The food is remarkable and delicious. But equally stellar is the service. Gracious, friendly and attentive.
The food it outstanding and service is always wonderful
The food is always good - always exceeding my imagination! Staff are prompt, helpful and very friendly. Imperial Rolls are a great way to start a meal; the foie gras dumplings w/ kimchi is fabulous - as well as the pork short rib!
Excellent and well-thought out wine list - great by the glass selection of French and Italian.
Even in a snow storm that shut down the whole city of Dallas, Mot Hai Ba delivered an amazing meal!
the tuna & cucumber starter was amazing.
the beef pho type special was perfect for a cozy chilly night.
Always a pleasure w Trudy and so nice to meet the bartender Madeleine!
Amazing food and the service was great. Impressed with the wine list as well.
Dinner was amazing, our waitress was incredible and had the best recommendations. We will be back!
Excellent service. One of the most knowledgeable sommeliers and exotic tastes and experiences
Outstanding, every, single, time.
Wow this was such an amazing meal! Such Ana amazing value for the best meal I have had in a long time! Our waitress was so sweet and amazing and the food was just unreal. This was my first time but I will come back soon for sure!
My favorite restaurant in Dallas. Love everything about it. Food is amazing!
Every shared plate we ordered was delicious and beautifully prepared. Hats off for the amazing foie gras dumplings with pears and topped with waygu ribeye!
The shrimp and pork imperial rolls starter and the shaking beef with garlic noodles entree are our go to dishes.....think manna from heaven....
Wine list and curated cocktails are top shelf. The waitstaff is extremely knowledgeable of the menu and its ingredients and flavor profiles. Everyone works together like a fine Swiss watch.
Mot Ha Bai, is one of the best restaurant in Dallas! all the food is amazing.
Love this place
This place is underrated! Outstanding service and food was exquisite!
This place is awesome! I need to go more often. The excellent food is matched by the knowledgeable and attentive staff.
Thank you for having us.
Friends in from Houston. Michelle was great. Loved everything.
Delicious food, exceptional service! We will go back!
Bangin’. Need I say more? Apparently I do in order to submit this review.
Fantastic food, service, atmosphere, and best of all, cocktails. Best gin in town crafted perfectly each time. The pear dessert as well was perfect.
Solid meal, excellent flavors. Super Legit! We’ll be back soon!
Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 638-7468.
Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood is rated 4.9 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.