TEI-AN
TEI-AN

TEI-AN

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tei-an.com/
  • Phone: 2142202828
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday, Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Teiichi Sakurai
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Tei-An features two private spaces available for private events: a private, glass enclosed dining room that accommodates up to 16 guests for seating event and the bar lounge that accommodates up to 60 guests for the standing reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Ayako Thompson 2142202828

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Flora
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $3 valet every day for lunch. $8 valet or $5 self park at dinner every day.
A word from TEI-AN
The stylish Japanese restaurant specializes in freshly made soba noodle dishes, served hot or cold in soups or with dipping sauces. The restaurant is owned by Teiichi Sakurai, well-known as the founder of Teppo and Tei Tei.

Soba is a thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour – there are only 5 in the country which prepares fresh noodle on the premises.

Owner and staff want for you to experience a touch of Tokyo in the middle of Dallas: "modern Tokyo" mixing rich wood, concrete, stone, steel and glass. The best seats in the house are at the dining room’s soba bar that wraps the stone garden.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
TEI-AN reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)special occasion (80)romantic (56)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (20)great for lunch (15)notable wine list (11)scenic view (11)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great restaurant
    PeaceVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been going TeiAn since they opened. This place always make me feel comfortable. I found out they are getting so much busier lately . It's getting harder to make reservation now. But always quality is same. That's why I keep going back to TeiAn .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top DFW Japanese Restaurant
    sobalover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent and tip top services, great green soba, varieties of sake and wine choices. * just 1 negative point - when you make reservation for 2, they may put you on the "so call sushi bar" ,no table (heard from those sitting there). other wise everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pressed Sushi
    PSnitty
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I decided to try Tei-An during restaurant week, so we ordered straight from their special menu. Everything was fantastic and flavorful. This was some of the best pressed sushi I have tasted. We ordered the salmon, and it was very fresh. The wasabi was fantastic, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Best Japanese food I've ever had in DFW! Each dish was special and delicious. We wish we could have tried more items on the menu, but the Restaurant Week menu choices were still varied and wonderful. Will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent dinner! Unique experience. Service was very helpful. Moving things along without rushing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    DragBrunchSunday
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food is always impeccable. Service is consistently good. A great spot that I try to squeeze into my budget a few times a year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant and staff were very accommodating for a large group. They checked on us continuously to ensure a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Japanese we've had in Dallas
    raa1981
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went there on Friday night with my girlfriend. I wouldn't consider either of us true sushi connoisseurs, but we eat a good amount of sushi around Dallas, Houston, Austin, LA, and Vegas. This was easily the best sushi we've had in Dallas, and we were both pretty comfortable saying that it was better than anything we've had in LA or Vegas, too. We will definitely come back. The white seaweed salad and soba noodles with poached egg and duck meatballs were amazing, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We celebrated our fifth anniversary here. We loved the food. We look forward to returning for our next special moment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for pre theatre crowd
    racer
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The manager was spot on. He asked us immediately if we had show tickets and what time the play began. The drinks were creative and went perfectly with the food. Would love to go back and watch the sunset on the roof. The sevice was sublime, and the hot tea at the end a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice patio
    PeaceVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was there last weekend. The place was packed. We sat patio table. Food and service were good as usual. We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Dallas345545
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went there to have dessert and drinks on the rooftop. however, the rooftop is very small and no bar at the top. You order drinks from downstairs and they bring it to you. Dinner was very nice. The service was excellent. The price was reasonable also. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still fabulous food
    KahunaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I continue to marvel at the impeccable quality of food prepare by Tei An's kitchen. The Sashimi was superb as is the Shrimp Tempura. Se were there before theatre and the service was a bit disappointing. We will still go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never been disapointed
    PeaceVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Always enjoyed food and service. Great place to take a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    YiceVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Never had a disappointing meal here. Everything is done well. Easily one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried soba
    foodlove
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tried their soba for the first time, definitely good soba, will be my Dallas soba fix location. Ordered some sushi pieces on the side, as always, high quality sushi. Happy that we have Tei-An in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were forced to do our date night with our 2.5 year old and we were worried it wouldn't be the best environment but she loved it. They were great at getting her what she needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LesMis Dinner
    Lovetodineout
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent service, delicious food, terrific ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. I went with my wife and she absolutely loved it. I recommend the seaweed salad, pressed suhi, shrimp tempura, and the crab meat and sea urchin risotto. It was unbeleivable. The ambiance is lovely with a water garden and very authentic japanese feel. The rooftop lounge is incredible with a great view of the arts district and downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fit for foodies perfectly describes this place. That would be the only reason to go. The ambience was dull, although it seemed very authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We have been here several times before and have always enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for Business Meeting
    Kansasuniversity9
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I stopped by Tei-An and visited with GM Yosuke "Yo" Fukuda the day before my reservation for an important business meeting, and my clients are from China. I made reservation for six but we ended up with four. We arrived the restaurant at 12:45 PM, and the lunch rush is over by that time. As soon as I informed Yo, he re-constructed the table for six into a table for four in front of my important clients and made us wait until he is finished. Could he not let us sit at the table already reserved? That's a cardinal sin when entertaining Asia clients. It shows disrespect to the guests and me. I will NEVER go back to Tei-An ever again, and he successfully cut himself off from any future business from the largest tenant in the building.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for special occasion
    dinner4two
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I reserved a table for my husband and I. This was my second time there. The food didn't disappoint me as the food was very fresh and good prepared. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious
    Mariana
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I loved the food and the sake. The ambience is nice. The ramen is at a great price and has an excellent broth. The lounge area upstairs is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SkinnyrabbitVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was excellent. Service could be improved. If you like authentic Japanese food this place is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch
    sablattVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Three of us enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at Tei-An. Because it was a very early lunch verging on brunch, we started with tamago, which was totally unlike any I've ever had. The waitress said it was much like a pound cake, and it was, but with a slight dashi flavor. We enjoyed the soba with crab & egg, the shiitakes, eel and shredded egg on top of rice, and other tasty dishes. However, nothing really bowled us over with the exception of a negi, toro and ikura roll which couldn't fail because of the excellent ingredients. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Good service and good food
    TennisGolfLady
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I wish they had more interesting rolls to choose from but the selections were super fresh. Particularly loved the scallop and spicy tuna pressed sushi. Very attentive wait staff. Lovely experience.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Overpriced and disappointing
    riceball
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Let me first start off my saying I am Japanese and I'm from Los Angeles. By no means does that make me an expert on sushi or Japanese food, but I have had my fair share of quality dining in this genre of cuisine. I have heard raving reviews about Tei-An's sushi and ramen experience and was very much looking forward to our experience. Service was impeccable and the staff was very friendly. The sushi was mediocre at best. Portion size was very small, the tuna was slightly mealy and lukewarm. The pork ramen only had one piece of pork and a sprinkling of green onion. The broth was so bland, it could have been flavored water. You're mostly paying for the ambiance and service, not the food. We left feeling hungry and disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable!
    Danno
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Outstanding food and excellent service; however, somewhat noisy atmosphere. I will go back and also recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Special Occasion spot
    FoodieFAmilyMan1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Took our daughter for her 22 birthday as she loves Asian cuisine. We are a spoiled foodie family of 4 whom look forward to frequent special family dinners. Tei-An was one of the only top Dallas spots that we had not tried-definitely exceeded our high expectations. Food was creative, fresh, and perfectly prepared. We ordered 22 different items and loved everyone. Enjoyed with a couple of bottles of well priced Puligny Montrachet. Server David was Also outstanding. Cool intimate Past modern Zen vibe. Closest thing we have found to our favorite Uchi in Austin. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Nothing blew us away, and some of the dishes were outright sub-par. Given how expensive it was, this was somewhat disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Asparagus Tempura!
    CharliesAngels
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This restaurant was sort of a disappointment ... They rushed us ... They offered no suggestions on the menu ... The waitress was hard to find when we needed more tea ... C'mon, be visible, so you know if tables need anything. Still, we loved the Asparagus Tempura. Noodles were served on a straw mat, which may be authentic, but the Health Department considered this unsanitary. We're not going back, but if you go, get the Asparagus Tempura!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too noisy on our night
    notdeaf
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    the food was excellent. The service was attentive. The servings were small and the prices high, but then this is not fast food - small helpings allow you to sample that many more different excellently prepared dishes. But the noise level was unbearable. The foul mouthed drunks at the next table were shouting and screaming so loud we literally could not hear ourselves at our own table - we ate in silence while their drunken shouts echoed off of the concrete walls. Instead of intervening for the benefit of the other guests the Tei-an staff was more interested in plying them with even more Sake (or 'sackii' as they said it). And then the fire alarm went off. again. and again. worst dining experience in years.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great.
    TXJam
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    It is a pricey place, but can't complain, it is definitely worth it. One of my favorites in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    Macbeth
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We all had soba noodles and there was not much flavor to the dish. We've been here for sushi in the past and have been very impressed so we were disappointed this round. Also the host was very abrupt when we arrived. It was clear he didn't have time for us. He was on his phone quite a bit. We'll try again though. Maybe this was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    RomerM88
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was my second time dining here and everything was amazing again. Service was on point and very friendly. Food was delicious and menu is full of great dishes. Will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    MrJoe
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Outstanding experience with top level sushi, sashimi and tempura, but the cold soba noodle dishes are what it is all about (walnut and/or pecan sauces are the best choices). And whatever you do, get the soba ice cream with black honey (I never share this dessert, it is all mine, and would come to Tei-An just for this dessert.) Service very attentive and helpful. My fourth visit to Tei-An and would give top ratings for each visit over the last several months.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!!!!
    Meem
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Truly authentic Japanese food. Not that fusion stuff. My mother was an excellent Japanese cook so I have a good point of reference. It truly doesn't get much better than this. And a great added bonus-use the bathroom! I don't think I've used a better one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Japanese Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good restaurant, but not amazing; similar to Uchi but just not quite there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Japanese Food!
    WalterM
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Tei-An has fast become our favorite restaurant in Dallas. There are several fine Japanese restaurants, but Tei-An is the only one we've found that combines authentic Japanese cuisine, a fantastic sake selection, great sushi and wonderful service. They even have Japanese pickles and a great choice of cold soba options which are both hard to find in Texas. I grew up on cold soba as a boy so every trip to Tei-An is a reminiscence of my childhood! Yosuke Fukuda is the owner and he not only greets you at the door, but takes care of customer needs as well. We eat there every time we go to Dallas and it is always one of the highlights of the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.