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Mr. Max

3028 N. Belt Line Rd.
Dallas, TX 75062
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Kathy Tran


  • Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm, Closed Sundays
  • $; $$
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
f you’re looking to get past that spicy tuna roll to the authentic Japanese dishes beyond, Mr. Max is a good place to find yourself. Make a reservation to sit at one of the tables along the wall and melt away into a little izakaya staycation. The restaurant may not be beautiful on the outside, but walk through the door and you’ll be sure you’re no longer in Irving. If you’re not feeling adventurous, dishes like fried chicken, chicken wings and the ramen are as approachable as deviled eggs, but Mr. Max is most fun when you order dishes that push you just outside your comfort zone. Natto with squid, stewed beef intestine and grilled little fishes are all exceptional dishes that are hard to find when you’re dining inside the loop.

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