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Mr Max Cafe Nippon

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3028 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062-6877
+1 972-255-2969
17:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner, the most authentic Japanese food and atmosphere I have ever been. The food was excellent and amazing service. Must try!

Thank hnicole28
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the DFW Metroplex. The food is fantastic and the service is superb. It's sometimes difficult to get a reservation, but it is always worth it!

Thank Nomadicsteph
Irving, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Outstanding selection of authentic Japanese dishes, all done exceptionally well. Great service too. Just like being in Tokyo

Thank Bob H
Lake Kiowa, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem, tucked away in a tiny strip center, worth the hunt. Mr. Max is authentic, fresh, delicious and skillfully composed. It's cozy, so call for a reservation or expect to wait a bit.

1 Thank Elizdeal
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a true Japanese Izakaya restaurant in Dallas TX. Price is right, atmosphere is right, food is right, and drink is right! It's the true Izakaya! We visit Mr. Max whenever we come to Dallas and enjoy a little bit of Japan there. You will not regret ordering anything from the menu. Make sure you get Calpico Chuhai drink.... More 

Thank MrsHMeyer
Irving, Texas
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Well worn in the Texas sun, the store frontage looks appropriate in the shabby little strip mall that it calls home. You approach a dusty wooden door with a faded hand written sign declaring that it is closed on Sunday. With expectations firmly set at a minimum, and hopes of a lunch buffet, you turn the handle and enter the... More 

Thank bithead2k
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to find this hidden gem in Dallas! We were craving for Japanese Izakaya style restaurant and here they were! We got there around 8:30pm and had to wait for 15min. Staff were very nice! We started with Chu-hi! Grapefruits chu-hi was fresh and tasty! All the food we ordered were as authentic as they could be!... More 

Thank MrsHMeyer
Coppell, Texas
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188 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

It's located in a nondescript shopping strip. Step inside and you forget you're in Irving! It's a small restaurant but they take reservations. Walls are lined with all the menu items in Japanese and English. All the people eating around us were Japanese. We ate the sample appetizer, tempura sampler, grilled beef tongue, hot udon, shoyu ramen, tonkatsu shoyu ramen... More 

Thank gggg1234
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I really didn't know what to expect when I pulled up. It was nestled away in a strip mall and seemed kind of circumspect. But when I opened the door I was instantly transported back to Japan. This is a great izakaya with all sorts of Japanese pub options. The takoyaki are great and served in the pan they are... More 

Thank Patrick H
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome. I liked the decor and style of this restaurant. Sushi was fresh and reasonably priced. Most of the people who were visiting this restaurant were Asian, which is rare. The food is authentic.

Thank jcarrtx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3028 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062-6877
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-255-2969

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?