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Where to Eat in the 'Burbs: Richardson

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Here at Eater we tend to focus on the city center, occasionally neglecting the indisputably important suburbs—so allow us to switch gears for a moment and turn our attention to the city of Richardson, land of plentiful and cheap ethnic cuisine. We've mapped eleven places worthy of your dining dollars, with everything from Chinese and Vietnamese to Indian and Cajun represented, not to mention burgers and sushi. (If you often find yourself in the 'burbs to live, work, or play, don't forget to scope out our map of where to eat in Plano.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mumtaz Indian Cuisine

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216 W Campbell
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 575-2100
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The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but Mumtaz has an impressive lunch buffet at the insane price of $5.99 on Mondays ($6.95 at dinner). The selections rotate but expect classics like chana masala, saag paneer, chicken tikka masala, and plenty of pillowy naan, and everything is constantly replenished to ensure freshness.

2. Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant & Pastries

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314 E. Main St.
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 234-9898
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Okay, so the dreaded Guy Fieri made an appearance here, and the food is indeed as awesome as it looked on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Phenomenal hummus, kabobs and falafel, and unique gelato flavors if you save room for dessert.

3. First Chinese BBQ

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111 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 680-8216
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If you haven't been to First Chinese BBQ, you're seriously missing out. Barbecue pork and roast duck are plentiful and delicious at bargain prices. Cash only.

4. Wicked Po'Boys

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1811 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 400
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 238-1313
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For a taste of New Orleans in the 'burbs, head to this po'boy-centric spot that also features raw and grilled oysters, crawfish etouffee and gumbo, plus classic cocktails like bourbon milk punch and Hurricanes.

5. Masami Sushi

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501 W. Beltline Rd Suite 116
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 783-6800
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Super-fresh sushi is served alongside hot dishes like grilled yellowtail collar at this surprising strip mall spot, which DMN critic Leslie Brenner considers one of the city's hidden gems. There's also a full bar with sake and Japanese whiskeys.

6. Casa Milagro

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1403 E Campbell Rd # 100
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 234-6999
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Casa Milagro serves up respectable Tex-Mex like chile rellenos (grilled rather than fried), enchiladas and brisket tacos alongside extremely potent margaritas and a surprise Kahlua cake with coconut ice cream.

7. Olive Burger

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451 W. Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 231-5842
Huge burgers (with or without olives) are a steal at around five bucks. There's also chicken sandwiches, gyros and cheesesteaks, plus killer sweet potato fries, all in a clean, friendly setting.

8. Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

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2103 North Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 437-1222
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Gyros, kabobs, falafel, creamy hummus, fluffy pita--all the ingredients for a proper Mediterranean feast can be found at Ali Baba, from the same owners as the Lakewood location. Lunch buffet is around $12 with a drink.

9. Taco Ocho

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930 E. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 238-8080
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Taco Ocho offers some creative spins on Mexican fare, with tortas and tacos filled with everything from beer-battered fish with jicama slaw to shredded beef with plantains. Vegetarians will be thrilled with the meatless tostadas topped with zucchini, poblanos and corn, or roasted chickpea hummus and cabbage.

10. La Mè

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9780 Walnut St., Ste. 140
Richardson, TX 75243
(972) 669-8515
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For insanely good bahn mi, pho, crispy eggrolls and rocket fuel-like Vietnamese coffee at great prices, get yourself to La Me, located in one of Richardson's best strip malls for eating.

11. Jeng Chi Restaurant

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400 N Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 669-9094
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Head to Jeng Chi for xiao long bao (the famed soup dumplings, which should be eaten with caution) plus other authentic Chinese dishes like ma po tofu and green onion pancakes.

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1. Mumtaz Indian Cuisine

216 W Campbell, Richardson, TX 75080
The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but Mumtaz has an impressive lunch buffet at the insane price of $5.99 on Mondays ($6.95 at dinner). The selections rotate but expect classics like chana masala, saag paneer, chicken tikka masala, and plenty of pillowy naan, and everything is constantly replenished to ensure freshness.
216 W Campbell
Richardson, TX 75080

2. Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant & Pastries

314 E. Main St., Richardson, TX 75081
Okay, so the dreaded Guy Fieri made an appearance here, and the food is indeed as awesome as it looked on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Phenomenal hummus, kabobs and falafel, and unique gelato flavors if you save room for dessert.
314 E. Main St.
Richardson, TX 75081

3. First Chinese BBQ

111 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081
If you haven't been to First Chinese BBQ, you're seriously missing out. Barbecue pork and roast duck are plentiful and delicious at bargain prices. Cash only.
111 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081

4. Wicked Po'Boys

1811 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 400, Richardson, TX 75081
For a taste of New Orleans in the 'burbs, head to this po'boy-centric spot that also features raw and grilled oysters, crawfish etouffee and gumbo, plus classic cocktails like bourbon milk punch and Hurricanes.
1811 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 400
Richardson, TX 75081

5. Masami Sushi

501 W. Beltline Rd Suite 116, Richardson, TX 75080
Super-fresh sushi is served alongside hot dishes like grilled yellowtail collar at this surprising strip mall spot, which DMN critic Leslie Brenner considers one of the city's hidden gems. There's also a full bar with sake and Japanese whiskeys.
501 W. Beltline Rd Suite 116
Richardson, TX 75080

6. Casa Milagro

1403 E Campbell Rd # 100, Richardson, TX 75081
Casa Milagro serves up respectable Tex-Mex like chile rellenos (grilled rather than fried), enchiladas and brisket tacos alongside extremely potent margaritas and a surprise Kahlua cake with coconut ice cream.
1403 E Campbell Rd # 100
Richardson, TX 75081

7. Olive Burger

451 W. Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Huge burgers (with or without olives) are a steal at around five bucks. There's also chicken sandwiches, gyros and cheesesteaks, plus killer sweet potato fries, all in a clean, friendly setting.
451 W. Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

8. Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill

2103 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080
Gyros, kabobs, falafel, creamy hummus, fluffy pita--all the ingredients for a proper Mediterranean feast can be found at Ali Baba, from the same owners as the Lakewood location. Lunch buffet is around $12 with a drink.
2103 North Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080

9. Taco Ocho

930 E. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75081
Taco Ocho offers some creative spins on Mexican fare, with tortas and tacos filled with everything from beer-battered fish with jicama slaw to shredded beef with plantains. Vegetarians will be thrilled with the meatless tostadas topped with zucchini, poblanos and corn, or roasted chickpea hummus and cabbage.
930 E. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75081

10. La Mè

9780 Walnut St., Ste. 140, Richardson, TX 75243
For insanely good bahn mi, pho, crispy eggrolls and rocket fuel-like Vietnamese coffee at great prices, get yourself to La Me, located in one of Richardson's best strip malls for eating.
9780 Walnut St., Ste. 140
Richardson, TX 75243

11. Jeng Chi Restaurant

400 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75080
Head to Jeng Chi for xiao long bao (the famed soup dumplings, which should be eaten with caution) plus other authentic Chinese dishes like ma po tofu and green onion pancakes.
400 N Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75080

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