Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

4.9
656 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 656 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRpas
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sat on patio at 6:30. Flies and mosquitoes were out in full force. They had fans and each table had a small fan but it was still a problem. Otherwise it was great. We will be back but not on the patio in the summer

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RobertR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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TaraE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this restaurant! Food is delicious & service is always great. One of my favorite date night spots.

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Parker
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The waiters are very attentive and kind. The food is inventive and tasty.

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ipray2ok
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was SUPERB!! Our waiter was awesome too - thanks Ryan!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was well prepared, but overpriced. Drinks were good. Opted for family style, which was recommended, but entrees were very small, more like small plates with entree pricing, and were served 2 at a time for 4 people. Not great.

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Bobb
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful experience. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The grilled octopus appetizer was tender, smoky, and delicious. My wife had the pork and peach entree which she refused, violently, to share. I ordered the foie gras dumplings which were a delight. We had one order of buttermilk beignets and coffee to top off a perfect evening. We will go back.

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vipRpas
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been here in a few years. Food was excellent as were cocktails. Service was professional.

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Kmdallad
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Finally visited after COVID. Food was great; a different profile than most Vietnamese restaurants. Very loud! Next time we will sit outside. Also, portions for salad and entrees are right size but the server recommended two of a starter that we could have easily had one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Inventive cocktails. Can’t resist the garlic noodles. The tomato and peach salad was superb, as were the foie gras dumplings, but the grouper at the next table looked just as good. Finished up with the beignets. Fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time eating at Mot Hai Ba was just as amazing as the first! Super inventive menu that makes it almost impossible to decide what to order! We had scallops, kimchi dumplings, turnip dumplings, cucumber & tuna, chili book choy and the beignets for dessert. All of it was incredible and creative. We want to come back with enough people that we can order the entire menu and get a taste of everything we didn’t order this time.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice! Would and have recommended numerous times.

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vipNu2Dallas
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! Chef Peja in the kitchen and a few look in the front! Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipHurpa
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply love this place.

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vipFoureys
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant experience we have had in Dallas in many years. For a long time, we have stuck to ethnic food, as it delivers the best quality and taste. What a gem .

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vipTfis
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

This has been my favorite neighborhood spot for years. I was shocked to walk in and find the original wood tables and bench-style seating was replaced with generic, uncomfortable metal chairs and tiny tables. Tables were packed in so tight the man behind me hit me in the back twice with his hand while telling a story, and was so close it felt like he was yelling into my ear all evening. It felt very claustrophobic and it was very loud. The cool ambiance is gone. The food was okay, the wine was delicious, the dessert was a miss (5 spice chocolate cake w Vietnamese ice cream - it tasted burnt and was dry). The restaurant was so strict during covid that it was such a 180 shift to experience it like this - the waiters weren’t wearing masks and they have to stand so close to your table / you in order to be heard in this new environment - she was yelling over our food & drinks which made us very uncomfortable. Really disappointed in this experience and how much my favorite place has changed. Unfortunately we probably won’t be going back.

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Sarabobera
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Service was a delight, food was perfect beginning to end. So glad to have them back after the renovations- we especially loved having the new tables and chairs. A great evening celebrating Father’s Day.

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Redbeard
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

First visit because we like Lakewood, & because for our wedding anniversary it was recommended as "romantic". No parking, empty overgrown lot right next door was first clue that maybe this was a mistake. Tiny indoor dining room was packed, so we had to sit on the patio encased in black & clear plastic in the HOT sun. Seated beside very noisy industrial fan. Waitstaff was not prepared for large party which took all of the attention. Two (2) scallops for $22. After a long wait, the waitstaff did try to compensate by being very friendly & tried to be attentive late into the meal. Avoid outdoor dining there until AFTER sundown, & definitely not a romantic spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious plates with complex flavors. Top notch service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but not as good as I remember my first visit

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night and AMAZING food

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GabrielleA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have come to Mot Hai Ba a few times. We decided to pick it again for our anniversary. The food was excellent, as always. The staff was so sweet. Three different staff members wishes us a happy anniversary and then, they brought out a wonderful tiramisu for us. We will keep coming back to Mot Hai Ba Lakewood again and again for the amazing food and kind service. It was so appreciated.

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vipBobB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Five of us each ordered an appetizer and an entree, together with a couple of side dishes. We shared them all. The food was very tasty.

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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
28 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.

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 656 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.