Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

4.9
615 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 615 people are saying
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4.9
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TonyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
3 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
5 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
1 review
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
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
2 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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was amazing. Atmosphere great!

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kbs3042
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food it outstanding and service is always wonderful

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Joni
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EricL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in a snow storm that shut down the whole city of Dallas, Mot Hai Ba delivered an amazing meal!

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vipZackH
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCharlie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was great. Impressed with the wine list as well.

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Amyw
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, our waitress was incredible and had the best recommendations. We will be back!

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Sandy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. One of the most knowledgeable sommeliers and exotic tastes and experiences

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, every, single, time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Dallas. Love everything about it. Food is amazing!

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vipGaryK
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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 615 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.