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Houston Christmas Dining Options, Mapped

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Just because most people don't go to restaurants on Christmas Day doesn't mean that no one should. Plenty of restaurants will be open to serve diners who either don't want to cook for themselves or just want a change of pace. Unlike last month's Thanksgiving map that skewed more towards the traditional side of things, this guide contains a few ethnic options. Mix it up this year and take the family out for Korean barbecue. It'll be your very own A Christmas Story kind of memory.

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Himalaya Restaurant

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It's business as usual at Houston's most revered Indo-Pak restaurant. Warm up with a signature dish such as Hunter's Beef.

Monarch - Hotel Zaza

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Chef Jonathan Jones is offering a four-course Christmas menu for $55. Entree choices are smoked duck, osso bucco and a market fish.

Line And Lariat

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Line & Lariat will serve a buffet from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Priced at $42.50, the options include tamales, turkey and ham.

Bistro Alex

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Bistro Alex will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will serve a special three-course menu in addition to their usual fare.

Seoul Garden Restaurant

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Get your bibimap and kimchi on. Seoul Garden will be open its regular hours on Christmas Day.

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston

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At $79 for adults, Quattro's buffet may count as a Christmas present all by itself. Diners will walk into the kitchen where chefs will serve them from the hot line.

RA Sushi

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Both RA Sushi locations will be open from 6:00 p.m. until midnight with happy hour pricing on food and drinks.

Savoy Food Market

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This restaurant inside a grocery store serves Houston's definitive version of haleem as well as other Pakistani favorites.

Shanghai River

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Neither the menu nor the decor have changed much over the years at this River Oaks institution, but it still remains a solid option for Chinese-American classics with first-rate service.

Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

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Kiran's will serve a buffet on Christmas with a 12 days of Christmas theme. Options include dishes such as salmon wellington and tandoori leg of lamb. $45

Turquoise Grill

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The Turkish restaurant will serve a four-course menu priced between $24 and $35 depending on the entree.

Golden Dim Sum

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Golden is the new current favorite among dim sum fans. The extensive menu with pictures means that even newcomers who don't know the difference between hai gao and shu mai can get exactly what they want.

Himalaya Restaurant

It's business as usual at Houston's most revered Indo-Pak restaurant. Warm up with a signature dish such as Hunter's Beef.

Monarch - Hotel Zaza

Chef Jonathan Jones is offering a four-course Christmas menu for $55. Entree choices are smoked duck, osso bucco and a market fish.

Line And Lariat

Line & Lariat will serve a buffet from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Priced at $42.50, the options include tamales, turkey and ham.

Bistro Alex

Bistro Alex will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will serve a special three-course menu in addition to their usual fare.

Seoul Garden Restaurant

Get your bibimap and kimchi on. Seoul Garden will be open its regular hours on Christmas Day.

Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston

At $79 for adults, Quattro's buffet may count as a Christmas present all by itself. Diners will walk into the kitchen where chefs will serve them from the hot line.

RA Sushi

Both RA Sushi locations will be open from 6:00 p.m. until midnight with happy hour pricing on food and drinks.

Savoy Food Market

This restaurant inside a grocery store serves Houston's definitive version of haleem as well as other Pakistani favorites.

Shanghai River

Neither the menu nor the decor have changed much over the years at this River Oaks institution, but it still remains a solid option for Chinese-American classics with first-rate service.

Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

Kiran's will serve a buffet on Christmas with a 12 days of Christmas theme. Options include dishes such as salmon wellington and tandoori leg of lamb. $45

Turquoise Grill

The Turkish restaurant will serve a four-course menu priced between $24 and $35 depending on the entree.

Golden Dim Sum

Golden is the new current favorite among dim sum fans. The extensive menu with pictures means that even newcomers who don't know the difference between hai gao and shu mai can get exactly what they want.

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