Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

4.9
629 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, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 629 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cb2021
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy atmosphere and delicious and different food options. Would come back!

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MichaelT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS delicious and wait staff wonderful. Fun to go with a group so you can order a variety of items and serve family style.

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Blake
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every server is knowledgeable about the dishes and how to present the highlights of the chefs work

Every dish came out hot, with warm plates

They are not afraid of answering question, making recommendations or providing guidance on menu or wine

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GarrettG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, inventive cocktails, romantic ambiance, lively energy but not noisy, an incredible experience.

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vipAshleyG
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

30th birthday celebration.! Great food and friends.

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vipHurpa
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place. Please don’t anyone else go so that I can still get a table.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for great food and service!!!

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texascfo
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All our dishes had a great savory depth...more nuanced flavors than I had anticipated and all outstanding!

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KaitC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and perfect experience! I absolutely was floored by the service and meal. As everyone on yelp suggests, get the garlic noodles.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous start the finish. The food is incredible and we were never rushed. A go to Dallas favorite!

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vipAshleyG
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine at Mot Hai Ba. The menu is creative and always delicious. This place is the total package.

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abcxyz
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and would recommend to a friend. Serving size was a bit smaller than servers led us to believe.

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TonyR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Given that the weather is better now, I would've preferred the patio be without the plastic roof covering for COVID safety reasons. I did not expect that when I booked a patio table. Otherwise a fantastic experience.

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vipErin
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas! Unique and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipJuliaG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!’

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shaking beef may have been the best dish I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service! The waiter was outstanding. Cannot wait to go back!

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John
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food did not live up to all the hype. Food was a little above average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were wonderful!!!

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Letsmakeadeal
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipkikip
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most amazing food ever!! The staff is outstanding!!!!

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vipMichaelL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RachelG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved loved! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance

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Exqw
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top 3 in Dallas. Absolutely terrific food and vibe.

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ToddK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMickeyA
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipZackH
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point! Great experience as always - look forward to the next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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GabrielleA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. The patio was socially distanced and had heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Nate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mot Hai Ba is THE BEST restaurant in Dallas.

FAQs

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 629 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.