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Go for a Cultural Dining Experience this Christmas: Here's 8 Spots to Dine for the Holidays

Take it easy this holiday season and leave the cooking to the experts.

Rosa Oh
Posted on Dec 20, 2017

If cooking Christmas dinner is not your agenda this year, you're in luck! Some of the great Dallas Asian restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. So leave the planning to us so you can celebrate the season with family. 

1. Korea House
2598 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
Korea House has been around for many years serving classic Korean dishes. They have been a go-to for traditional Korean cuisine, so bring your appetite and try the Jungsik for a spread of Korean delight! (Open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

2. Koryo Kalbi Korean BBQ
2560 Royal Lane, #105, Dallas, TX 75229
Located in the heart of the Asian Trade District offering various traditional Korean fare and BBQ. Choose your favorite meat and cook it to your liking with the grill at your table. We recommend the marinated beef short ribs! (Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

3. Royal China
6025 Royal Lane #20, Dallas, TX 75230
This family-owned restaurant is a Dallas staple if you're looking for true Chinese cuisine. Go for the handmade dumplings, hand pull noodles or one of the Chef's specialty entrees. (Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) You'll definitely want to make reservations!

4. Royal Wok
2560 Royal Lane #100, Dallas, TX 75229
Royal Wok is a casual restaurant that serves authentic Chinese that caters to many palates. Royal Wok is tucked in the Asian Trade District and offers a variety of traditional dishes you won't see too often. We recommend the noodles with black bean sauce (Jjajangmyeon) or the Jang Chiang Pyi that is a medley of vegetables and seafood. (Open both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

5. Niwa Japanese BBQ
2939 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
For the discerning meat connoisseur, head over to Niwa Japanese BBQ in Deep Ellum and put your culinary grilling skills to the test. At Niwa you can pick your favorite meats and grill it at your table. Try the New York steak – a A5 Wagyu which is the highest grade beef in the world! (Open on Christmas Eve)

6. Ai Sushi Sake Grill
4123 Cedar Springs Road #102, Dallas, TX 75219
This trendy spot in Uptown is where many locals get their sushi fix. Their large selection of sushi and rolls are fresh and the amazing sauces are all homemade! Try the Daisy Roll on their signature rice less menu and you'll want to lick the sauce off the plate. (Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve)

7. Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine
5301 Alpha Road, Suite 14, Dallas, TX 75240
After your last minute shopping is done, head over to Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine conveniently located near the Galleria Mall. They are family-owned and intertwine both traditional and modern Indian styles of cooking. We love their lunch buffet that offers some of their popular dishes. (Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

8. Cosmic Café
2912 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219
If you're looking for a healthy choice for the holidays, Cosmic Cafe is a great option. This quaint and casual Indian restaurant serves flavorful Vegetarian dishes with hummus and soups to start, and unique veggie-filled entrees sure to satisfy your appetite. Try the Buddha's Delight or the spinach enchiladas. (Open on Christmas Eve)