The Seating at Mot Hai Ba Gets an Upgrade, Can No Longer Be Called My Hot Butt

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May your legs never fall asleep again.
When Alice Laussade spoke with the owners during the course of her first look at Mot Hai Ba, she called the fledgling Vietnamese restaurant My Hot Butt. Owner Jeana Johnson was kind enough to continue the interview, but the joke likely stuck with customers who subsequently dined in the restaurant. The seating forced you to consider your ass throughout your entire meal, and depending on your height, the backs of your thighs and the rest of your legs, too.

Reviews of the restaurant have described the stools that line the tables and the counters with disdain, which is a shame because they add some personality to the dining room. The space is filled with art and Vietnamese knickknacks that evoke a vaguely Asian feel, while the majority of the dining room is sleek, modern and appealing.

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While the stools might remind you of something you'd pop a squat on while eating a bowl of pho from a street stall in Hanoi, they were tall enough to make some feet dangle, and the sharp edge on the plywood top pinched the back of your legs. If you sat for a little while your toes might start to tingle, and if you ate a whole meal without getting up your legs could go numb.

Johnson finally addressed the issue with some colorful and flowery cushions. It's hard to tell how well they work with the decor in the dining room from this picture they sent, but the seats look like they could be significantly more comfortable. Hopefully, diners can now take a little focus off of their backsides and turn their attention on the vermicelli noodles.

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Mot Hai Ba

6047 Lewis St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Makes you wonder what else they bought without trying it.

That's why we never eat in and get to-go.


Let me be clear...Colleen is cool.

But with all due respect...cloth cushioned seats in restaurants are not good.  Those things are waiting to be storage facilities for dripping shaking beef juice or for pho.  

Then the people who complained about their butts hurting are now gonna complain about the crusty stained seats.  

Say what you will about the hardwood seat, but it makes for an easy clean up.

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