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Mot - Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood, Dallas, TX

Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

4.9
4.9
928 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 22 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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What 928 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Best Food

  • Dallas

    Best Overall

  • Dallas

    Best Food

  • Dallas

    Innovative

  • Dallas

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. DL

    DallasLobster

    Dallas

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit is a treat. We enjoyed the new Wagyu short rib and the scallops. Shrimp cake and garlic noodles are a must every time we dine.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit we love this place even more!
  3. CH

    CupHalfFull

    Dallas

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Unique fusion dishes in a cozy atmosphere made for an enjoyable evening. We ate the fritters (our favorite), the fried avocado salad (spicy in a good way), bao buns (between the brisket and the onion confit (?), the best in town), garlic noodles (slurpingly delicious) and the chocolate cake (the definition of richness). We rated every dish between very good and great. The fact that that chef/owner came to our table and explained several of the dishes made us appreciate them even more. Looking forward to a return visit.
  4. M

    Marcus

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A jewel is east Dallas. Asian fusion is an under statement. The lemongrass marinated octopus and the kimchi/fois gras dumplings topped with slices of wagu beef-cooked at table side with boiling talo were 2 stand out dishes. Great service!
  5. MK

    MsKT

    Austin

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a perfect experience and meal. The food is consistently excellent every time I eat here. The staff are extremely attentive and work so well together. Get a reservation and go eat here, a lot.
  6. WP

    WesleyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mot Hai Ba is a destination-worthy neighborhood gem. We dine here once or twice a month and adore it. The food is exceptional and changes seasonally, the service is attentive and kind, and the atmosphere is intimate. We love the Banh Bao and garlic noodles - and the cocktails are great! Get the Hen & Hive.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Did not advertise for special nye menu on OpenTable, but that’s all they had available.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always.
  9. CD

    CassandraD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu, service, and evening! Will definitely be back
  10. s

    sag1

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service exceptional as always. We were seated at the 2 top front corner table near door. Table rocked terribly, to the extent that while server was clearing an item, we all had to jockey to keep items from sliding off. Given the frigid outdoor air, ongoing patio dining service, and proximity to front door, I needed to wear a coat to dine.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had several entries, they were all excellent!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continuously one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. Wish they would bring back the WHOLE Branzino. Use to be my favorite item on the menu.
  13. CM

    CathrineM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mot Hai Ba has always been my favorite restaurants. Our last visit was not what we are accustomed to. The service was a bit off, not warm and welcoming. A few of the dishes were bland. Overall, just an ok dining experience.
  14. DF

    DFWDiner

    Dallas

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful meal at Mot Hai Ba! Had the Tuna & Cucumber, Duck, garlic noodles and grilled mushrooms. All was fantastic, especially the duck entree! As noted by many, the garlic noodles are a MUST! As a very tall guy who doesn’t like communal dining with total strangers, I was very happy to see the new tables that seat 2 or 4 with “big boy” sized chairs instead of the old, low toadstool like seats with no back. It may have changed the cozy, intimate ambiance for some, but this guy was pleased!
  15. BE

    BrittneyE

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant in Dallas! We order the shaking beef and the duck entree with garlic noodles and it was one of the best meals we've had in a very long time.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Outside patio was heated and nice! Will be going back soon.
  17. DA

    DineAdvocate

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    It’s been over a year since we’ve been here but this was a disappointing visit. This used to be a favorite spot but the food was very mediocre and the service (our server in particular) was subpar. Very hesitant to return anytime soon.
  18. SL

    SusanL

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the fourth time we have dined at Mot Hai Ba in as many months. Tonight was exceptional. In particular, the the roast duck Peking style with orange sauce was outstanding. The meat was very tender with crispy skin, perfectly cooked. The sauce was wonderful. It does not show up on the menu online, but it is on the printed menu. Our service was great. When it got too noisy in the crowed little restaurant because the music was too loud, they quickly turned it down when asked. This is one of my favorite restaurants to enjoy a really great dining experience. Also great items are the Shaking Beef, Garlic Noodles, Tempura stuffed Kale, Fried Avocado Salad. Really just about everything on the menu!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and an even better experience! Thanks!
  20. MK

    MsKT

    Austin

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable, again. The service is awesome and the food is remarkable.
  21. KD

    KenDan4th

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome and things were really nice for old friends to meet up and talk. Our server/waitress was so polite, informative and kinds. She was terrific.
  22. MS

    MollyS

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places! We love going here for date nights or with a group! Group is better since you can order more to share.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Dallas, hands down.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go for date night in Dallas. Amazing food (we've had just about everything on the menu), really good wines, great atmosphere, not at all stuffy. First timers: try the rice cakes and garlic noodles. The kimchee and foie gras dumplings and whole branzino are recent favorites. Menu rotates so there's always something new to try. Fantastic restaurant!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere.
  26. J

    Jacob

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service - one of the best restaurants in DFW and Texas.
  27. P

    Pana

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, better service, fun and friendly atmosphere! Can’t wait to go again.
  28. G

    Gail

    Dallas

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently good and service top notch. The bar tender gives special attention to each fantastic drink. While it may seem close quarters, you can easily have a private conversation undisturbed. You have the ingredients for a fantastic evening.
  29. LJ

    LesleyJ

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food presentation was beautiful and artfully prepared. It felt like a swanky hidden gem tucked onto a Lakewood sidestreet. Great for date night or a meal with close friends. We will be back!
  30. RR

    RedRidingHood

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite, chef-run, quality ingredients and execution. Small, quaint setting, excellent service. Amazingly different combinations of ingredients- not too exotic-that make your tastebuds melt in ecstasy.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mot Hai Ba is an absolute gem! Exceptional food, drinks, and service!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious sometimes to a surprising degree. The service is on point but not too officious. I am such a fan!
  33. SG

    SandyG

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so greatful to the team for accomodating our guests. They told us they were not able to come due to a family emergency, but then showed at the last minute. This team got us a table for 4 and took such good care of us. Thanks so much. As usual the food was so delish and the service even more amazing. If that's possible. We were nice and toasty on your patio too. Thanks!!
  34. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Started with the Banh Bao and it was fantastic - it would be great to split for two - it's two very filling buns - one each would be enough - be sure to get the spicy sauce on the side. Then I had the Shaking Beef - very good - and a side of garlic noodles as recommended by my server who never steered me wrong. Very enjoyable, good crowd, good music. Will repeat.
  35. JV

    JayV

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Innovative menu with creative Vietnamese inspired food. Owner/Chef, Peru is very hands on and meets with all guests
  36. DS

    DougS

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The menu was eclectic, and the food was delicious. The outdoor dining was delightful. However, the portions are pretty small for the prices.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great people working there.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, exceptional! One of the best in Dallas, and they never fail to deliver, never had an off night. The cocktails are perfection - fresh, natural, refreshing, perfectly balanced. And every dish is so well constructed. Loved every bite.
  39. JM

    JanM

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and had so much fun! Great food— loved everything we ordered!
  40. SR

    SallyR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive server, excellent food. Love the feel of the place and the inventive menu. The flavors of the dishes are complex and delicious. The scallops, the garlic noodles, crabmeat with cucumbers are my favorites but I loved everything else I tasted too! A++ top to bottom

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 928 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 22 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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