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Chinese restaurants serving as a haven for people who don’t celebrate Christmas or perhaps had their meal eaten by the neighbor’s herd of bloodhounds has been planted in pop culture for decades. You can get your fill in the Asian District as well as everywhere else in the metro on Christmas Day.

By Jacob Threadgill | Photos provided and Gazette/ file

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Gopuram Taste of India
412 S. Meridian Ave.
gopuramtasteofindia.com | 405-948-7373

If you want something different on Christmas but aren’t in the mood for Chinese food, the new Gopuram location at the corner of Reno and Meridian avenues will be open to provide favorites that span the entire country of India. Its Memorial Road location will not be open on Christmas.

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Golden Phoenix
2728 N. Classen Blvd.
405-524-3988

It doesn’t have to be Chinese food if you’re in the mood to check out the Asian District on Christmas. Oklahoma Gazette’s reigning winner in the reader-voted Best of OKC poll for best Vietnamese restaurants offers an extensive menu, but its family meals are a great option if you don’t feel like cooking during the holiday.

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Café Cuvée
1200 N. Walker Ave.
cafecuvee.com | 405-898-8120

Chef Taylor Desjarlais has aimed to make French bistro classic dishes more approachable and affordable since the opening of Café Cuvee in Ambassador Hotel in Midtown. During Christmas, the restaurant will offer a few of its menu favorites in addition to a prix fixe menu of selections by Desjarlais and staff.

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Grand House Asian Bistro
2701 N. Classen Blvd.
grandhouseokc.com | 405-524-7333

Grand House has added pan-Asian concepts to its menu over the years, but its bread and butter will always be its weekend and holiday dim sum service. It is the first restaurant to introduce dim sum in Oklahoma City, so if you’re in the mood on Christmas, you might as well support the original. Reservations are encouraged.

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Bricktown Brewery
1 Remington Place
bricktownbrewery.com | 405-419-4449

Although there won’t be any horse races scheduled on Christmas, there is plenty of reason to visit Remington Park, where its Bricktown Brewery location will be serving an affordable $17.49 buffet featuring holiday favorites like turkey and ham. Of course, you can always order something off of the regular menu like a giant burger, barbecue nachos or a huge, braised short rib. The latter only costs $16.

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Flint
15 N. Robinson Ave.
flintokc.com | 405-605-0657

Christmas Day, Flint will serve its chef-designed Christmas plate for $25-$49 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. but will remain open with a limited menu until 11 p.m. The location inside the historic Colcord Hotel also provides unique holiday cheer and aesthetics.

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Park Avenue Grill
1 Park Ave.
skirvinhilton.com | 405-702-8444

The restaurants inside The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City offer a Christmas brunch in addition to a buffet. The brunch will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the ballroom. Entry is $49.95 for adults and $29.95 for children age 3-10. The hotel will also offer a buffet in Park Avenue Grill for dinner.

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