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Haystack is just one of many excellent eateries in Richardson.
Haystack is just one of many excellent eateries in Richardson.
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Dining In The 'Burbs: 15 Essential Spots For Noodles, Dumplings & More In Richardson

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Haystack is just one of many excellent eateries in Richardson.
| Garrett Hall [EDFW]

Long gone are the days where you have to travel out of the ‘burbs for good food. Take Richardson, for example. Along with the impending CityLine development aiming to bring a ton of new restaurants to the area, the city's diverse demographics bring a wealth of delicious cuisines from around the world.

Whether you're looking for Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, or Korean fare, there's a killer option for you in this international suburb. These 15 spots will get you started as you dine your way through Dallas' newest up-and-coming dining destination.

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Bangkok At Belt Line

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This recently-launched Thai eatery is an excellent addition to Richardson's budding dining scene. Alongside familiar favorites like chicken satay and pad kee mow, the restaurant hosts afternoon Thai tea sessions on Saturdays, featuring fresh pastries courtesy of Haute Sweet Patisserie. Not to mention, it’s BYOB.
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Haystack Burgers And Barley

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It’s hard to go wrong with hearty burgers and freshly cut Kennebec fries. Follow the name’s suggestion and pair your order with a beer, or go for the Haymaker, a frozen lemonade made with Maker’s Mark, for an added kick.
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Joy Kitchen

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As Korean food becomes highly sought after, this inconspicuous strip mall spot is something of a hidden gem. A variety of colorful stews, along with favorites like bulgogi and bibimbap can all be found for under $10.
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Lá Me

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If you’re looking for traditional Vietnamese food, look no further. The rich flavor of the pho broth here will make you consider a liquid-only diet. But the build-your-own pho option will quickly sway your decision towards the bounty of meat and veggie additions.

Monta Ramen

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This Las Vegas export specializes Kurume-style tonkostu ramen, meaning thinner noodles served in a rich, thick pork broth. Pro tip: Extra hungry diners are encouraged to leave some of their broth and order kaedama, or extra noodles for their soup for $1.50.

OMG Tacos

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For less than $2, you can build your own tacos with your choice of proteins and toppings like avocado, cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo. OMG also features build-your-own quesadilla and torta options, alongside an elotes bar for an immersive taqueria experience.
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Tasty Tails

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This seafood joint is a little harder to find (note: it’s inside of the building marked Food Court), but it’s worth the hunt. Picture a fast-casual environment with traditional Cajun cuisine. For New Orleanians looking for a taste of home, the shrimp and catfish po-boys are made with Gambino bread flown in Louisiana. Or for a taste of Texas-Cajun fusion, try the crawfish pie, an empanada stuffed with crawfish etouffee.

Ten 50 BBQ

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Meat lovers can find refuge in Central Texas-style smoked meats, sold by the half pound. But it’s the torpedos, cheese-stuffed jalapeños made with chicken or brisket, that are guaranteed to bring you back.

Tom+Chee

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While this Ohio-born franchise specializes in the ubiquitous combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup, the options found at Tom + Chee are anything but ordinary. Diners can take their pick of breads, cheeses, meats and vegetables to create the ultimate grilled cheese, or choose from one of the signature sandwiches.
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LA Burger

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American favorites like burgers and hot dogs get a heavy dose of Korean influence at LA Burger. Try the K-Town, a teriyaki burger patty topped with kimchi and fried egg for a glorious fusion experience, or perhaps a Seoul dog topped with bulgogi beef and kimchi.

Istanbul Palace

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One of DFW’s best hidden gems, Istanbul Palace is a nondescript heaven of Turkish fare and Mediterranean favorites. Dig into falafel, kebabs, or a delectable lamb-topped Turkish pizza, and don’t forget to finish with kazandibi, Turkey’s version of burnt caramel flan.
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Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant & Pastries

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This Richardson favorite is an excellent place to find kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh, and falafel, especially if you make it for Afrah's weekday all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Finish off your meal with baklava, kanafeh (sweet cheese pastry), or other freshly-baked sweets.

Jeng Chi Restaurant

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This authentic Chinese spot is a favorite of many Dallas chefs thanks to its decidedly non-Americanized fare. Order up steamed soup dumplings, chicken hot pot, or the restaurant's excellent crispy duck. Finish off your meal with Taiwanese shaved ice topped with strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, or fresh fruit.

King's Noodle

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King's Noodle is best known for their incredible Taiwanese beef noodle soup, which is sort of like pho in that it will cure anything that ails you. Fried rice and lo mein are also on offer, in addition to boba tea. Before you head there, be sure to hit the ATM – this eatery is cash only.
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Milk & Honey Jerusalem Market

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Israeli fare is hard to come by in Dallas, but not at Milk & Honey. Order up falafel, shawarma, and other dishes prepared to Kosher dining standards. In the attached market, find Kosher goodies and imported sweets.
Julie A./Yelp

Bangkok At Belt Line

Bangkok at Beltline/Facebook
This recently-launched Thai eatery is an excellent addition to Richardson's budding dining scene. Alongside familiar favorites like chicken satay and pad kee mow, the restaurant hosts afternoon Thai tea sessions on Saturdays, featuring fresh pastries courtesy of Haute Sweet Patisserie. Not to mention, it’s BYOB.
Bangkok at Beltline/Facebook

Haystack Burgers And Barley

Garrett Hall/EDFW
It’s hard to go wrong with hearty burgers and freshly cut Kennebec fries. Follow the name’s suggestion and pair your order with a beer, or go for the Haymaker, a frozen lemonade made with Maker’s Mark, for an added kick.
Garrett Hall/EDFW

Joy Kitchen

Athena L./Yelp
As Korean food becomes highly sought after, this inconspicuous strip mall spot is something of a hidden gem. A variety of colorful stews, along with favorites like bulgogi and bibimbap can all be found for under $10.
Athena L./Yelp

Lá Me

If you’re looking for traditional Vietnamese food, look no further. The rich flavor of the pho broth here will make you consider a liquid-only diet. But the build-your-own pho option will quickly sway your decision towards the bounty of meat and veggie additions.

Monta Ramen

This Las Vegas export specializes Kurume-style tonkostu ramen, meaning thinner noodles served in a rich, thick pork broth. Pro tip: Extra hungry diners are encouraged to leave some of their broth and order kaedama, or extra noodles for their soup for $1.50.

OMG Tacos

OMG Tacos/Facebook
For less than $2, you can build your own tacos with your choice of proteins and toppings like avocado, cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo. OMG also features build-your-own quesadilla and torta options, alongside an elotes bar for an immersive taqueria experience.
OMG Tacos/Facebook

Tasty Tails

This seafood joint is a little harder to find (note: it’s inside of the building marked Food Court), but it’s worth the hunt. Picture a fast-casual environment with traditional Cajun cuisine. For New Orleanians looking for a taste of home, the shrimp and catfish po-boys are made with Gambino bread flown in Louisiana. Or for a taste of Texas-Cajun fusion, try the crawfish pie, an empanada stuffed with crawfish etouffee.

Ten 50 BBQ

Meat lovers can find refuge in Central Texas-style smoked meats, sold by the half pound. But it’s the torpedos, cheese-stuffed jalapeños made with chicken or brisket, that are guaranteed to bring you back.

Tom+Chee

Tom+Chee/Facebook
While this Ohio-born franchise specializes in the ubiquitous combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup, the options found at Tom + Chee are anything but ordinary. Diners can take their pick of breads, cheeses, meats and vegetables to create the ultimate grilled cheese, or choose from one of the signature sandwiches.
Tom+Chee/Facebook

LA Burger

American favorites like burgers and hot dogs get a heavy dose of Korean influence at LA Burger. Try the K-Town, a teriyaki burger patty topped with kimchi and fried egg for a glorious fusion experience, or perhaps a Seoul dog topped with bulgogi beef and kimchi.

Istanbul Palace

Istanbul Palace/Facebook
One of DFW’s best hidden gems, Istanbul Palace is a nondescript heaven of Turkish fare and Mediterranean favorites. Dig into falafel, kebabs, or a delectable lamb-topped Turkish pizza, and don’t forget to finish with kazandibi, Turkey’s version of burnt caramel flan.
Istanbul Palace/Facebook

Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant & Pastries

This Richardson favorite is an excellent place to find kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh, and falafel, especially if you make it for Afrah's weekday all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Finish off your meal with baklava, kanafeh (sweet cheese pastry), or other freshly-baked sweets.

Jeng Chi Restaurant

This authentic Chinese spot is a favorite of many Dallas chefs thanks to its decidedly non-Americanized fare. Order up steamed soup dumplings, chicken hot pot, or the restaurant's excellent crispy duck. Finish off your meal with Taiwanese shaved ice topped with strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, or fresh fruit.

King's Noodle

King's Noodle/Facebook
King's Noodle is best known for their incredible Taiwanese beef noodle soup, which is sort of like pho in that it will cure anything that ails you. Fried rice and lo mein are also on offer, in addition to boba tea. Before you head there, be sure to hit the ATM – this eatery is cash only.
King's Noodle/Facebook

Milk & Honey Jerusalem Market

Julie A./Yelp
Israeli fare is hard to come by in Dallas, but not at Milk & Honey. Order up falafel, shawarma, and other dishes prepared to Kosher dining standards. In the attached market, find Kosher goodies and imported sweets.
Julie A./Yelp

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