Mot Hai Ba Vietnamese Cuisine
The menu changes regularly and features seasonal dishes as well as Chef Peja Krstic's imaginative specials. Dinner Only. Cozy front room and a lovely patio. Cocktails and full bar.
Amazing as always.
The ambiance and service are both awesome but the food is amazing! We sampled numerous appetizers, main dishes and dessert and everything was outstanding. The flavors are very unique and fresh.
One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The service, food, and ambiance make for a memorable night.
Excellent restaurant..food was awesome...service great a real stand out!!
This review is long overdue as this is one in the top 3 of restaurants for me in Dallas. I've been comin since they opened.
I have spent a lot of time in Vietnam, and had some really great nouveau and traditional foods. It is a very vibrant food culture. After eating to Mot Hai Ba, I was really surprised at the authenticity, quality of ingredients and "deconstruction" of some classic dishes without sacrificing true taste. I was even more surprised to learn the Chef was not Vietnamese.
Dishes: Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Crepe with Shrimp) - this is one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes overall and his is the best in town. His Pho isn't on the menu, but it is great to taste without the typically MSG loading up most Vietnamese restaurants use - a totally pure flavor. The Bo Luc Lac - deconstructed but amazing. All dishes seem to have curated ingredients that are carefully selected and fresh. The oysters ... and the specials are always good.
Most important is the humility and sincere interest the Chef has in his food and service. He often is personally and concurrently in the kitchen and on the floor.
This is my escape in Dallas - the ambience and non-pretentious environment takes me back to many other cities.
Must try. Must repeat. Must share.
This is a neighborhood gem! Food is delicious and innovative. Dishes are beautifully plated. One of our favorites.
Always a pleasure to dine at Mot Hai Ba!!!
Server wasn't helpful or friendly. Dissapointment in that respect. Luckily the food is amazing
From start to finish, every bite was incredible! The texture and flavors of every dish were perfect... tender lamb and perfectly seared, succulent flounder. Pig head cheese from our farm's pig... amazing. We couldn't have had a better experience... food, drinks, company, hospitality. Thank you, Mot Hai Ba!
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We arrived about an hour late from our original reservation. The manager accommodated us and got us seats at the restaurant - it is rare to have restaurants make such adjustments especially after an hour delay. The staff was quick with their food, and it was delicious as always!
This place is a gem.
Amazing as always. One of my very favorite spots in Dallas.
Outstanding food as usual. While I had to wait 20 minutes for my reserved seats when I arrived, the staff was considerate and helpful with the situation.
Duck hearts were fantastic and the Whole fish was perfectly cooked and flavorful.
Can’t wait to go back again.
We have eaten at Mot Hai Ba about half a dozen times now and it impresses each time. Trudy was our server this time and was super competent, helpful, pleasant and professional. One member of our party of four had the straight-from-the-butcher pork dish and was awed. Others had quail, shaking beef and eggplant. This is one of our top five restaurants in Dallas. Oh, and the garlic noodles are as good as everyone says they are.
The food is always amazing and the service is top notch. Absolutely a must eat in Dallas.
This place is a magical, intimate spot perfect for date night. The grilled duck hearts have a bit of smoke, a bit of chew and perfect amount of flavor while the blue crab salad has a generous amount of acid, an occasional super hot spice from the Thai chili but then soothes all with the flavor and crunch of cucumber. I highly recommend this place, and encourage you to try off the beaten path menu items like the duck hearts and lamb neck.
Delicious food inspired by Vietnam. Key word is inspired! Small place so expect to be seated at the same table with other parties but it’s a hole in the wall place that is worth a visit. Service was great!
This is a favorite for special occasions. I have only had a delightful time at Mot Hai Ba - the food and service is unsurpassed. Everyone is friendly, and the menu is always exciting. My husband and I (as well as our friends) are delighted with this charming restaurant. Dallas is lucky to have it.
Excellent food. Good value .
Food was good but the tables were tiny and you had to share the table with other parties. It was like eating at bar. This place is way too small for a restaurant, take out at best. The owner needs to reconsider moving as this totally unacceptable space to dine. Get a bigger place that can at least fit a couple tables! Very disappointed
Delicious, unique dishes and cocktails. One of my favorite dining experiences in Dallas if not the top. Had the duck heart salad appetizer, lamb neck, sticky rice with pork and caviar, and garlic noodles. Can't wait to go back!
I love the feel and atmosphere of this place – it was beautifully designed and it's so fun to share a table with other guests! We love everything we ordered! I definitely would love to visit again to try more dishes. Our waitress was really kind and the food came out very timely. Order the garlic noodles...actually, order two servings! They are yummy and you WILL want more!
Dinner was amazing! It’s definately one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas! Garlic Noodles, Imperial Rolls, Steamed Bun, Flounder...all are must try’s when you go!
Always great food. High quality. Pricey. Dinner for 4 with drinks $300
Food or cocktails, never had anything I didn’t like or love here. Nice folks too.
I was disappointed that the food was not as good as the reviews led me to expect. The restaurant is a small, atmospheric dining room that is not hospitable to any but very able bodied people who are on the small size. The food is interesting, but the flavors not distinctive enough.
One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Delicious food, great service, perfect ambiance. We can’t wait to go back!
One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. We come here at least once a month and have made it a point to always order the specials, and of course, the garlic noodles. I think the chef should be nominated for a James Beard and if Michelin ever comes to Dallas they should add Mot Hai Ba to the list.
One of Dallas's best - so fresh, so tasty. A great neighborhood (and city!) spot.
One of the best, and most consistent dining experiences that never fail to exceed my expectations.
Peja offers a delicious menu and the service is always fantastic.
The food was amazing! We enjoyed all that we ordered and look forward to returning. We had a female server, she lead us through the menu and was perfectly attentive to our table. I have already recommended the restaurant to several of my friends - a must!
Amazing experience! No1 restaurant in the city, no wonder
Wonderful expression of flavours and dishes bigger than the cozy dining area can handle, but lets you feel like you discovered something big and exciting in small places. Attentive staff and eclectic inspired cocktails with extensive French grapes collection to pair with your amazing dinner.
Thoughtful, non-traditional take on Viet-Namese food. Modest but warm interior staffed by a very competent crew both front and back of house. The food is creative but not fussy or pretentious. It is, however, seriously delicious. Every dish was well balanced and expertly seasoned. The wine list is all French and replete with many options that drink well above their price point. The cocktail list is short, but focused and well-executed. On the whole, the dining experience was memorable and reasonably priced. This little restaurant swings well above its weight class and I would strongly recommend it.
So glad I finally made it to this place! I love the petite dining room, it creates a very intimate environment that compliments the love the kitchen is putting into every dish.
We love the food here for example, there were 3 tables for two in a tight line when we were there. One neighboring table of patrons didn’t moderate their voices, which was obnoxious. Our other neighbors didn’t need to whisper to be less distracting, and were very nice. Service was excellent. I am always impressed by the quality & freshness of their ingredients. My flounder was great. The starter rice dish was great. My husband didn’t care much for his eggplant curry, but has loved other selections.
I met my mother in law here for dinner and had a wonderful time! Everything was delicious and presented beautifully.
Emilio was a great server!
We had an incredible time. The food was absolutely phenomenal! The service and atmosphere was great!
Delicious and unique.