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Big Claw

2001 Coit Rd.
Plano, TX 75075
972-596-3113
Critics' Pick
Big Claw

Kathy Tran

Details

  • Noon-3 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m. daily
  • Beer and wine, Evening
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 23: Targeted at Asian-American millennials, Big Claw’s menu encompasses Chinese street foods, noodles and stir fries. The fare spans numerous regional cuisines, but it’s all delicious. Using a pencil, mark your order directly onto the paper menu, and be sure to choose at least one rice noodle dish — the noodles are perfectly tender and served in a rich, meaty broth — and a stir-fried veggie or two. More adventurous eaters can jump into a bowl of sour fish soup with numbing Sichuan peppercorns.

Top pick: The spicy-sour sweet potato noodles are translucent, slightly wide and served in a sauce that lives thrillingly up to its description.

The downside: There’s just too much to try here. Bring friends.

Fun fact: The restaurant was originally meant to serve crawfish — hence its name — but quickly pivoted after discovering that out-of-season crawfish is not so great.

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