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Mot - Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood, Dallas, TX

Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

4.9
4.9
856 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
Mot Hai Ba has been an East Dallas staple since 2013, offering a seasonal menu inspired by locally sourced farms and ingredients, as well as influences from France, Asia & Italy.
Our original location in Lakewood offers a cozy, intimate dining room, and a lovely enclosed patio for your enjoyment.

Due to our limited seating capacity we ask that guests adhere to the following reservation timeframes:
parties of 1 to 2 guests - 1 hour 45 minutes .
2 to 4 guests - 2 hours .
5 guests and up - 2.5 hours .

Parties of 5 and larger must call the restaurant to reserve, as a credit card hold will be required.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 826-0968

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peja Krstic

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood / White Rock Lake

  • Cross street

    Skillman

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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4.9
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The friendliest staff, the small gem of a restaurant, and the FOOD! It was amazing!!
  2. E

    Elajay

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly memorable meal. I was there with two friends and every dish was inventive and delicious. Cannot wait to go back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is always an amazing experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite place! Hurry in while the rice cakes are on the menu!
  5. t

    txmermaid

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the variety of offerings here, which change and keep the menu interesting. The combinations of flavors will give your tastebuds a tasty buzz. The staff are kind and attentive. Good wine list.
  6. L

    Lindsy

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service!! Everything was insanely tasty. This is one of our favorite spots in Dallas now!
  7. MM

    MariaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food exquisite, so fresh and delicious. The service extraordinary and friendly and the atmosphere of the restaurant so peaceful.
  8. M

    Milam

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brie was an exceptional server—so informative and easy going. The food never disappoints, vibes are always on-point, and I just wish I had more space in my stomach to eat more! Will be back soon.
  9. WB

    WillB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Overall great food. Experience was wonderful until they charged my future father-in-law $2.00 for ice. Not rice… a cube of ice. Manager explained to us that it is their policy and that it was not a mistake. Waiter offered a “whiskey ice” without telling us it cost more. Weird move. Besides that it was great.

    Mot Hai Ba - LakewoodResponded on July 30, 2022Good day sir, we just want to clarify once more the reason for the extra charge on beverage in question. When a spirit is ordered 'on the rocks' with no mixers, etc. A larger pour is given. The typical pour for a cocktail is 1.5 ounces of liquor, whereas the 'rocks pour' is 2 ounces. Hence the extra charge (which was explained at the table the night of your visit). Our apologies for the miscommunication and for the dissatisfaction it has caused.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant in Dallas and particularly in my neighborhood. Proud to live so close to such a charming, delicious funky little spot. Thank you Mot Hai Ba! Your service is impeccable and your food is to die for!
  12. E

    Exqw

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolutely wonderful place. Service is terrific and food is incredible.
  13. c

    cindy

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seating has changed since covid. It's nice and more seating, but miss the quaint stools and shared tables; however, quality/service is still AMAZING. Everything was as tasty as always and presentation is perfect. Servers are very well trained and knowlegable of entire menu. It's one of our fav places for date night. Unique, charming, great quality...hope it never goes away!
  14. TC

    TheCentralScrutinizer

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All tasty! From the dependables like the Tuna&Cucumber appetizer and garlic noodles, to the seasonal specials. Fresh and delicious. Something for everyone. Very small venue. Give it a go!
  15. MM

    MariaM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food and service are amazing. I personally love the fusion of different tastes in every dish, the freshness in each ingredient and the creative in flavors and dishes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect meal. Terrific service, deeeeeelicious food.
  17. J

    Joelle

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I managed to snag a reservation for dinner this past Saturday night on the patio. It was insanely hot out but they had fans, which provided a little relief. We started with the bahn bao and the oysters, which were outrageous! The entrees didn’t disappoint either. We split the Vietnamese chicken curry and the Sakura Pork Rib. The chicken melted in your mouth and that curry sauce with the rice is so tasty!! The ribs are a must!! Oh - and don’t leave without an order of the garlic noodles. We both couldn’t stop talking about how flavorful and delicious the noodles were. We finished off the night with the coconut lemongrass panna cotta, which was light and refreshing. Best of all, the service was phenomenal! Our server, Sabrina, made such great recommendations, which made deciding on what to order so much easier. I will 100% be back here soon!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the best restaurant in Texas.
  19. R

    Roxanne

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mot Hai Ba is exquisite in every sense of the word!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the Leek Rigatoni and Kimich and Foie Gras Dumplings off the entrees. Seasonal coal roasted wax pepper was sublime along with the garlic noodles as staters. Service was quick and attentive. 10/10.
  21. S

    Soulero

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  22. KW

    KarenW

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! The food is unique and delicious, and the restaurant's character - a small, local, neighborhood place - is wonderful. The dumplings were amazing! We will definitely be back!
  23. JU

    JoeU

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific food and service.....lovely team, including Chef.....bit noisy and casual ambiance for the pricing
  24. ML

    MichaelL

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our 3rd visit. We have yet to have just a good meal - they have all been stunning! We have lived in Dallas for over 40 years and this little gem is in our top 15 of all time. It's challenging to be social when eating the food, the subtlety of the flavors shows up in layers and you don't want to miss a thing. The staff is very hepful and efficient and the wines/ beers pair well with the food. Extraordinary, imaginative cuisine. A Dallas treasure!
  25. G

    Glen

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Squash blossoms, shanking beef and the fired pepper, kimchi dumplings for the table of 4 and everything was incredible. Can’t wait to go back. I have never been disappointed
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in town. So unique and flavorful. Staff is very friendly and professional.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  28. DF

    DallasFoodie

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A hidden gem with creative Vietnamese cuisine of prepared fresh items found nowhere else in Dallas
  29. E

    Eloi

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! There are many vegetarian and vegan options. Cocktails are excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecto! Thank you for a fabulous experience.
  31. D

    Dave

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the place, service, food. Items ordered by us were a bit spicy.
  32. B

    Baxter

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly exceptional dinner at the best restaurant in Dallas
  33. M

    Meatloaf

    Dallas

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Very unique and special.
  34. F

    Foodie24

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! and awesome neighborhood restaurant! I would highly recommend Mot Hai Ba...
  35. PR

    PRW95

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    appetizers are amazing
  36. S

    Spoyo1234

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the Best! Great neighborhood spot! Chef Peja is seriously one of the most talented Chefs here in Dallas. I’m in the industry and HIGHLY recommend!!
  37. SF

    SFDiner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorites restaurants. Scallops with fresh corn were perfectly cooked. My friend's pork was so tender it fell off the bone. I loved the pear sake cocktail. Everything was so delicious!
  38. t

    txmermaid

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love eating at Mot Hai Ba! The chef is so talented in creating flavorful, often unusual dishes, with an Asian slant. Last night the Tuna Crudo and the fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms were outstanding. The garlic noodles are stand alone good—and addictive. Nice wine list. Attractive and quietly sophisticated decor. A winner!
  39. R

    Rpas

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were excellent. Highly recommend the squash blossoms, the beets, and the pasta with crab. All amazing and very unique
  40. TA

    ToniA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was as fabulous as ever. Unbelievable flavors. Our waiter, Raza, was so knowledgeable and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 826-0968.

Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood is rated 4.9 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

6047 Lewis St, Dallas, TX 75206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Skillman

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood / White Rock Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peja Krstic

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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