Nora Restaurant & Bar

205 N Bishop Ave, Dallas TX 75208
$$ Afghan Recommended New Editor's Pick

Our food is not just a meal; it’s a taste of Afghan culture. Menu items include Afghan novelties such as Mantoo, Qabili Palao, and Sabzi Chalao. We are also known for our grilled kabobs. Each plate is made with exotic spices and served fresh. Dine at Nora and discover a cuisine you never knew you were craving.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Maximum party is 6. Multiple reservations for the same party are not permitted and will not be honored. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Business Info

  • Address: 205 N Bishop Ave, Dallas TX 75208
  • Cross Street: W 9th St
  • Location: Dallas
  • Cuisine: Afghan | Mediterranean | Middle Eastern | Persian | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (214) 828-0095
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.77 out of 5 stars based on 539 votes

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Jan 21, 2023
Rebekah B.
Good good. Pricey but it’s really good. Atmosphere is nice.

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Jan 01, 2023
Brook S.
I adore this place. The food, drinks and service are spectacular. I’ve been many times and always take guests when they travel to Dallas.

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Dec 25, 2022
Bill J.
First time to Nora. Will be tge first of many! The ambiance outside and in was only surpassed by the impecible service and amazingly delicious food and drink! Absolutely love, Love, LOVE Nora!!!! Our new favorite restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 16, 2022
Troy C.
Food was delicious. Ambience was good. There was music, but we could easily carry on a conversation without having to raise our voices. Only downside is we got there early to have drinks at the bar during happy hour, but were not given happy hour prices. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this place.

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Nov 15, 2022
Justin L.
Great food and super friendly service!

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Nov 07, 2022
Simone B.
We loved our meal! The service was fast, the wine was great and the food was delicious.

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Oct 18, 2022
Cindy S.
Delicious food, great atmosphere and service. It's nice to eat a cuisine outside the usual choices. Also love Bishop Arts area for a night out.

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Oct 05, 2022
Tracey L.
Delicious food, great drinks! Really enjoy Afghan dishes, especially all their lamb dishes and saffron rice.

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Aug 24, 2022
TJ S.
awesome food and service! Will be going back!

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Jun 22, 2022
Sneha V.
Loved our dinner there! Everyone was so nice and took care of us!

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Jun 20, 2022
Scott R.
Tyler served us and we appreciated the personal service, very relaxed and attentive. Have enjoyed my experience every time I’ve eaten at Nora’s.

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Jun 19, 2022
Amy B.
Always a great experience with amazing food and service.

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Jun 13, 2022
Eric M.
Wonderful, fun, delicious. Festive ambience, a bit loud but worth it for the wonderful food and welcome.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Sami A.
Annie took such good care of us. My whole group had a great time!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2022
Touhin M.
The ambiance, the food and the service as well as their attention to details were amazing. Definitely going back!

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Apr 11, 2022
Jacob D.
Very busy evening, but host/manager was friendly and greeted us upon entry and checked in with us throughout our dining experience. The server was friendly and informative about the menu and made recommendations. We would highly recommend this restaurant and looking to bring more friends and family here.

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Mar 27, 2022
Paula L.
We've been to this restaurant many times since it opened but our dinner Friday night was exceptional. Our group of 4 shared a number of dishes and all them were outstanding. Our server, Gregory, provided us with great recommendations and his service was beyond wonderful. Fantastic service is hard to find these days. It was truly a meal to remember.

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Jan 24, 2022
David N.
Comfortable, delicious food, special drinks, great staff. You will be pleased here. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2021
Annie W.
Waitress took along time to check on us and didn’t come back to check on us when we got our food

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Nov 15, 2021
Mark P.
2nd time to Nora and another excellent meal. We shared two appetizers (leeks in dumplings and a beef based dish) and both were delicious. Our various lamb entrees were so flavorful, tender and aromatic. Can't forget the two "Silk Road" cocktails which started the meal off perfectly. We'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2021
Souhaib A.
Overall was so good experience

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Oct 06, 2021
Adeel A.
It was great however tableagenet let us book the table at 8:15 on sunday however when we get there we were told kitchen closes at 8 and we don't allow guest after 8 however they did let us in though but surving took longer then expected.

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Oct 02, 2021
Armando R.
Great food, excellent service!

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Sep 21, 2021
Carrie P.
Absolutely wonderful dinner!

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Sep 20, 2021
Samara G.
Can't wait to get back! Food was awesome. Drinks were pretty and delicious. Great vibe. Bartenders and hostesses totally rocked. We dined at the bar. Can't wait to return! Thanks for a good Saturday night.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2021
Kristi K.
Amazing time. Amazing place. Amazing service. Will be back AGAIN.

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Aug 26, 2021
Jane G.
Celebrating birthdays with a friend. Our waiter was excellent in explaining menu offerings. His suggestions were excellent. Everything was delicious. Looking forward to a return visit to try other menu items. Highly suggest you give them a try.

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Aug 19, 2021
Rick W.
Great restaurant in a Boho area of Dallas. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We had the appetizer sampler snd we split an entree. We did not leave hungry!

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Aug 16, 2021
Jackie B.
Loved it!

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Aug 15, 2021
Carl C.
Food and atmosphere were fantastic!

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Aug 08, 2021
Preston C.
Amazing!

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Jul 27, 2021
Tom C.
We had a great experience, loved our food selections, and definitely will be back soon!

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Jun 22, 2021
Julie D.
Wonderful

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Mar 26, 2021
Kat B.
Delicious food and attentive service!

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Mar 20, 2021
Dan G.
Great food and a beautiful restaurant!! Service was excellent! I would suggest adding a fish dish to the menu. The spicy stews would go well with a nice white flaky fish like snapper or redfish. We definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2021
Andrew H.
We really enjoyed everything about our experience. The flavors and spices were unique. With each new taste we found something to like: crispy, spicy, comforting...delicious. Service was excellent and helpful. We are looking forward to returning!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2021
Lisa H.
We had dinner on the patio. They turned the heater off for us, it was a bit warm. They made excellent suggestions on cocktails and food. Attentive but not intrusive service. Fun wine and food. Would definitely go back for that fun spice combinations.

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Oct 26, 2020
David C.
Excellent! Food was superb!

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Oct 04, 2020
George W.
Food was excellent, service was great!!! Definitely will be going again!

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Sep 20, 2020
Kendra P.
Thoroughly enjoyed eating at Nora's. Social distancing measures were in place and although we preferred to eat on the patio, (we preferred to be seated without waiting for patio seating, somehow my reservation was deleted) but the dining room was great. The grilled lamb tekka was OMG and the ambiance was just right. It was the perfect place for a double date night.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2020
Amy A.
We had a delicious dinner! The service was fantastic.

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Aug 18, 2020
Nora A.
My entire visit to Nora Restaurant & Bar was a very positive experience. The food, the drinks, the service and everything was amazing. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Jeff K.
The two lamb dishes we had were excellent...so flavorful and well presented. Our waitress was observant, discreet, and attentive, and we enjoyed conversation with her. The restaurant was uncrowded and very clean. The only (slight) negative is that with the highly sound-reflective surfaces, noisy guests can be annoying but that just seems to be the way it goes sometimes and is not the fault of the restaurant. I look forward to many return visits! The wine list had a small but decent selection and reasonable pricing. Overall, it was a great meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2020
Scott R.
I never get tired of the quality and freshness of the food here!!! The Best!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Larry & Trish L.
Omg the food and service exceeded our expectations . I had never tasted Afghan food. We WILL be back

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Jun 02, 2020
Bernadette G.
Nora is our favorite restaurant and we are so thankful it’s open again! The food is always great and the service is very personable. Dining outside this past weekend was fabulous as well!

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May 31, 2020
Brian M.
We love Nora! Always a great experience.

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May 31, 2020
Emily H.
Friendly, accommodating, expert, DELICIOUS.

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May 21, 2020
Paige W.
We sadly did not get to eat here. We really wanted to and still plan to try again. We made the reservation the day before drove all the way from Richardson to find out the restaurant is now closed on Tuesdays. This was not on the website, and I was able to make a reservation.

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 20, 2022
Spencer W.
great server and good food. two things though. server might want to offer slightly larger plates if table is sharing the large samplers. also, there were numerous flies in the restaurant dining area.