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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Himalaya Restaurant

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6652 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074-2210
(713) 532-2837
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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.

2. Monarch - Hotel Zaza

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5701 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 527-1800
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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.

3. Line And Lariat

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220 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 667-4470
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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.

4. Bistro Alex

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800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 827-3545
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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.

5. Seoul Garden Restaurant

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9446 long point
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 935-9696
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Get your bibimap and kimchi on. Seoul Garden will be open its regular hours on Christmas Day.

6. Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston

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1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010-3017
(713) 650-1300
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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.

7. RA Sushi

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3908 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 621-5800
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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.

8. Savoy Food Market

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11246 S Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77099-4337
(281) 568-6772
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This restaurant inside a grocery store serves Houston's definitive version of haleem as well as other Pakistani favorites.

9. Shanghai River

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2407 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-5528
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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.

10. Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

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4100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 960-8472
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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

11. Turquoise Grill

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3701 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX
(713) 526-3800
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The Turkish restaurant will serve a four-course menu priced between $24 and $35 depending on the entree.

12. Golden Dim Sum

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10600 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 105
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 495-8818
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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.

1. Himalaya Restaurant

6652 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074-2210
It's business as usual at Houston's most revered Indo-Pak restaurant. Warm up with a signature dish such as Hunter's Beef.
6652 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074-2210

2. Monarch - Hotel Zaza

5701 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
Chef Jonathan Jones is offering a four-course Christmas menu for $55. Entree choices are smoked duck, osso bucco and a market fish.
5701 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009

3. Line And Lariat

220 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
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.
220 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

4. Bistro Alex

800 Sorella Court, Houston, TX 77024
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.
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024

5. Seoul Garden Restaurant

9446 long point, Houston, TX 77055
Get your bibimap and kimchi on. Seoul Garden will be open its regular hours on Christmas Day.
9446 long point
Houston, TX 77055

6. Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Houston

1300 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010-3017
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.
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010-3017

7. RA Sushi

3908 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027
Both RA Sushi locations will be open from 6:00 p.m. until midnight with happy hour pricing on food and drinks.
3908 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027

8. Savoy Food Market

11246 S Wilcrest Dr., Houston, TX 77099-4337
This restaurant inside a grocery store serves Houston's definitive version of haleem as well as other Pakistani favorites.
11246 S Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77099-4337

9. Shanghai River

2407 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
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.
2407 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

10. Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

4100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
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
4100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

11. Turquoise Grill

3701 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX
The Turkish restaurant will serve a four-course menu priced between $24 and $35 depending on the entree.
3701 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX

12. Golden Dim Sum

10600 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 105, Houston, TX 77072
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.
10600 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 105
Houston, TX 77072

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