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Mot - Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood, Dallas, TX

Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

4.9
4.9
874 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 36 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
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the bar. Fantastic service, food and specialty drinks! Branzino was fabulous.
  2. CC

    CharlesC

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and intimate restaurant. Creative menu well executed. Everything was absolutely delicious. Looking forward to returning soon!
  3. M

    Movieforce

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I often celebrate birthdays and anniversaries at MOT HAI BA, we love it so much we decided to just go more often. the best food. the best service. one the best Branzinos i've ever had. Don't pass up the shaking beef either. a true Dallas Gem this place.
  4. E

    Erin

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had a less than fantastic meal here. Trudy took great care of us and we loved every moment!
  5. SL

    SusanL

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have dined here two times. Both times have been excellent. But this second visit, our server, Ashley, was outstanding. She helpfully guided us through menu selections, and every portion of the meal was spectacular -- from the special cocktail, through entree. This is one of my new very favorite places to dine. The stuffed squash blossoms in summer months or its equivalent, Swiss chard rolls should not be missed. Also the fried avocado salad or the Chicken curry, or the Shaking Beef.
  6. J

    Joesoccer09

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    When we arrived at the restaurant, the manager informed us that another group was taking longer than expected to finish dinner. She offered our group of 4 some drinks to enjoy outside while waiting for our table to be ready. After a great dinner, we received the bill and we’re shocked that the restaurant opted to charge us for the drinks we received for waiting longer than expected. All of the dishes and drinks were fantastic, but we left disappointed from a service aspect something that was implied to be taken care of we ended up being charged for.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and service!
  8. C

    Colby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative and delicious food. Service was outstanding.
  9. RZ

    RZFoodie

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was carefully, creatively and perfectly executed. It was a thrill to the tastebuds. Service was personal and delightful. Thinisna real gem and a standout amidst a sea of very good, but largely predictable restaurants in DFW.
  10. E

    Exqw

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual 🤗
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best spot in Dallas! Oysters are on another level.
  12. M

    Mason

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time at Mot Hai Bal and it was just as great as the first time. I haven't had a bad dish there yet, but my favorite would be the Kimchi Rice Fritters
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat! Everything was fantastic.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dining experience! A must!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service! Place is a bit crammed but otherwise excellent and the food definitely makes it worthwhile. Everything we got was wonderful!
  16. CN

    CobyN

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Some of the best food in the city and a chic atmosphere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    Elajay

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Delicious! This place never disappoints
  22. t

    txmermaid

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    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.
  23. L

    Lindsy

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    MariaM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  25. S

    Soulero

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MHB is my favorite place in Dallas to eat. I feel like family every time I visit.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere
  29. 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!
  30. E

    Exqw

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an absolutely wonderful place. Service is terrific and food is incredible.
  31. 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!
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

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

    Joelle

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the best restaurant in Texas.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. S

    Soulero

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  40. KW

    KarenW

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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!

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 874 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 36 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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