Here are a list of our top 10 tasty spots to eat in Richardson, Texas.
Whether you’re looking for Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, or Korean fare, there’s a killer option for you in this international suburb. These 5 spots will get you started as you dine your way through Dallas’ newest up-and-coming dining destination.
#1 – Jeng Chi Restaurant (400 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081)
This authentic Chinese spot is a favorite of many Dallas chefs thanks to its decidedly non-Americanized fare. Order up steamed soup dumplings, chicken hot pot, or the restaurant’s excellent crispy duck. Finish off your meal with Taiwanese shaved ice topped with strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, or fresh fruit.
#2 – Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant & Pastries (318 East Main Street, Richardson, TX 75081)
This Richardson favorite is an excellent place to find kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh, and falafel, especially if you make it for Afrah’s weekday all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Finish off your meal with baklava, kanafeh (sweet cheese pastry), or other freshly-baked sweets.
#3 – Bangkok At Belt Line (100 S Central Expy #108, Richardson, TX 75080)
This recently-launched Thai eatery is an excellent addition to Richardson’s budding dining scene. Alongside familiar favorites like chicken satay and pad kee mow, the restaurant hosts afternoon Thai tea sessions on Saturdays, featuring fresh pastries courtesy of Haute Sweet Patisserie. Not to mention, it’s BYOB.
#4 – Haystack Burgers And Barley (100 S Central Expy Ste 17, Richardson, TX 75080)
It’s hard to go wrong with hearty burgers and freshly cut Kennebec fries. Follow the name’s suggestion and pair your order with a beer, or go for the Haymaker, a frozen lemonade made with Maker’s Mark, for an added kick.
#5 – King’s Noodle (201 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081)
King’s Noodle is best known for their incredible Taiwanese beef noodle soup, which is sort of like pho in that it will cure anything that ails you. Fried rice and lo mein are also on offer, in addition to boba tea. Before you head there, be sure to hit the ATM – this eatery is cash only.
#6 – LA Burger (2000 N Plano Rd Ste 115, Richardson, TX 75082)
American favorites like burgers and hot dogs get a heavy dose of Korean influence at LA Burger. Try the K-Town, a teriyaki burger patty topped with kimchi and fried egg for a glorious fusion experience, or perhaps a Seoul dog topped with bulgogi beef and kimchi.
#7 – Milk & Honey Jerusalem Market (420 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080)
Israeli fare is hard to come by in Dallas, but not at Milk & Honey. Order up falafel, shawarma, and other dishes prepared to Kosher dining standards. In the attached market, find Kosher goodies and imported sweets.
#8 – Monta Ramen (800 N Coit Rd #255B, Richardson, TX 75080)
This Las Vegas export specializes Kurume-style tonkostu ramen, meaning thinner noodles served in a rich, thick pork broth. Pro tip: Extra hungry diners are encouraged to leave some of their broth and order kaedama, or extra noodles for their soup for $1.50.
#9 – OMG Tacos (141 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081)
For less than $2, you can build your own tacos with your choice of proteins and toppings like avocado, cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo. OMG also features build-your-own quesadilla and torta options, alongside an elotes bar for an immersive taqueria experience.
#10 – Tasty Tails (100 Central Expressway, Richardson, TX)
This seafood joint is a little harder to find (note: it’s inside of the building marked Food Court), but it’s worth the hunt. Picture a fast-casual environment with traditional Cajun cuisine. For New Orleanians looking for a taste of home, the shrimp and catfish po-boys are made with Gambino bread flown in Louisiana. Or for a taste of Texas-Cajun fusion, try the crawfish pie, an empanada stuffed with crawfish etouffee.