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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TEI-AN reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)special occasion (83)romantic (61)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (26)great for lunch (25)good for groups (21)scenic view (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • metrofoodie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Waitress knowledgeable about menu, but spoke so quickly it was difficult for the guests we took that has never been to Tei-An to really understand the menu. The front of the house staff not friendly at all, barely greeted us, didn't acknowledge our party when we left or ask us how our meal was. The food was quite good. One party's entrée was not good at all, wait staff did not come and check on us or ask how food was. Had to ask for refills on drinks. I have been to this restaurant several times and I am getting the impression they are resting on their laurels. It's still a wonderfully authentic place for Japanese food, but they need to realize diners expect a full experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thien, World's Best Waiter
    ChancePants
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    So I decided I would treat the ol' ball and chain to a nice dinner. We had no idea what to expect but Tei-An far exceeded any expectation I've ever had for restaurants. From the ambience to the delicious meal this place was on point! Thein was our waiter and quite possibly was the best waiter I've ever had. His subtle Patrick Bateman voice was the biggest sell for me personally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great japanese
    sobewisdom
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Sea urchin risotto is yummy. Ramen broth is milky umami. Service is very good, present but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Great!
    PeaceVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Just amazing! I love eating at soba counter ... That's all
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Authentic Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The shashimi platter for two was great in variety and the freshness was incredible.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Everything was great about it. We enjoyed it very much. They asked us at the door if we were join to theater and we were. They stamped our parking ticket so we paid only $5 instead of $15 for parking. It was a lovely dinner.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Japanese Restaurant
    BrunchloverVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This Arts District restaurant has an amazing, authentic Japanese menu with a wide array of delicious choices. The Omakaze selects 10 small plates of fabulous food. We loved every single bite! Our server was terrific and explained each course. He also made sure we had plenty of time to get to the Winspear, just a short walk. Love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation Special Request
    Connie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The overall experience was very good except that they didn't entertain our "Special Request" made in the reservation. We asked to be seated at a quiet place but we're given the worse table which was almost just behind the reception.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh!
    Kirk
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We heard that this was the end all, be all of Japanese dining in Dallas. The interior is beautiful and well appointed. The wait staff was quite attentive. Having lived in Sasebo, Japan for a number of years; I was very disappointed in the food. I had the Omokase (Chefs choice) and it was marginal at best. The sashimi was cut in slabs. My wife had requested a dish that should have been able to be prepared easily as it was a variation of what was on the menu. She was told no and that they only served menu items. They did not even check with the kitchen. Overall the dishes weren't impressive, just average. The prices are far too high to support the mediocre food. It was a disappointment. We will not be going back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stunning as when they first opened
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been to tei-an at least two dozen times. It never fails to be anything less than jaw topping. On this visit, not only was every dish perfection, but the big eye tuna from Hawaii was of such freshness, it almost sang to us. A temple to great cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a romantic dinner
    suchdining
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Tei-an was a fantastic dining experience. The friendly, but not overbearing wait staff along with a menu that has both traditional and fusion items led me to love my evening here. The shiitake mushroom app was just alright, but I feel in love with the homemade Japanese pickles. For an entree, both the dashi broth and duck breast doing noodles were fantastic. I'll definitely be going here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect night
    Chad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I were out celebrating a big achievement I had made at work. We chose Tai-an on the recomendation of my Supervisor. We had an excellent time. We took our time ordering one item at a time and sharing. We tried various drinks and japanese whiskies as well as a multitude of entres, appetizers and sushi. Our server was consistant, polite and very patient with our long night of tedious request. He even had the chef fire up a special entre that they only offer the first hour of being open.(we had been there for some time at that point) We never felt rushed or preasured. Only negative was we were very close to the front door, but most of the seating was very nice. We made reservations last minute, so that is probably why.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I had the omakase dinner and it did not disappoint. We just moved from the NYC area and were missing great sushi. Each course was amazing and the service was great. I had high hopes and was not disappointed. It was a fun evening and a nice dining event. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pleasant surprise
    FrankWords
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had dinner before going to the theater. Ultra fresh sushi, great atmosphere, delicious soba noodles. We only chose to make reservations because the place is a block or so walk to the theater, and were very happy that the food was so fresh and artfully presented. We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rmb01
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We love the food at Tei-An! We enjoy trying new things every time we go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe it was just a bad night ...
    mblewittVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Made reservation in advance for 2. Put at a bar? Should have been asked if I wanted a table. Service was very slow. No help with menu, host no personality ... no one made us feel welcome. Food was, at best, fair. Restaurant was very busy, and service staff appear frazzled and in a rush. This was not the experience one would expect at a good restaurant, let alone one that is repeatedly called one of the best in Dallas. Will not likely go back, and definitely will not recommend.
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  • Great start art district evening
    frankNObeans
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our reservation time was a little early, for no apparent reason; there was plenty of space a half-hour later when we would have preferred to arrive. That was the only hiccup, however. There were only two of us, and our table was near the door, but it was nicely appointed and kept clean and neat throughout the meal by the very efficient wait staff. Food arrival was appropriately spaced; even the check took its time in arriving. No in and out here. The food was excellent, a mix of traditional Japanese with Western influenced dishes. Everything was fresh and well presented. I must say, the buckwheat icecream with soy flour topping in a sea of black honey was so good I took some black honey home with me. Moderately expensive, but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful and delicious!
    LindsayB
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Tei-An for a romantic, anniversary dinner. We'd heard rave reviews for years and finally made it there. The food was fantastic! I'd strongly recommend the White Seaweed Salad, Soba Bolognese, and Tea-ramisu. The salad was so unique yet had a comforting tastiness to it. It was tangy and springy in all the right ways. The Soba was warm, tasty, and full of flavor. Lastly, the Tea-ramisu was one of the best desserts I'd ever eaten and better than most traditional tiramisu I'd had as well. The service was just the right balance. Not intrusive and attentive when needed. All around great experience. We will definitely return in the future.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    PeaceVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Me and my wife were at TeiAn during restaurant week. They were extremely busy,,, but service was great as usual.. Only missing was more creativity of their food, there menu never change even their daily special menu. But We always enjoy going there.
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  • Great Experience
    Wildcatter
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is always great. Easily the best sushi in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week revisit
    mademeb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was excited to return to Tei-An after a year, since I had really enjoyed it last year. However, this year's menu was fairly bland (the dessert was redemption!), and then we had to pay for parking since the ticket I was given was "invalid" even though it said it never expired (maybe the ticket reading machine needs attention?)
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  • Unimpressed
    WhiteLight
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Every item I had was flavorless. Even the spicy shrimp.. which were no more than boiled shrimp (or so it seemed), atop rendered down tomato that might have had a vague hint of garlic, atop a giant pile of flavorless soba noodles. The service was adequate. The room was clean and modern but without any differentiating style. My belief is this place can continue to pack a room because it is a short distance from the Winspear opera house. I do not recommend.
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  • Love this place
    Longhorn4Life
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love Tei-An. The service is always spectacular, along with the food. I brought friends who had never been before and they absolutely loved it and are already planning on coming back again! Our group had the sushi bento box, the ramen and the cold soba noodles and everyone's food was awesome! Prices are also very reasonable for lunch and a bargain when you consider the outstanding quality of the meal and ingredients. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went to this restaurant because of the restaurant week. To my surprise, the price for this promotion is not cheaper than we order from the menu. We even saved $20 for ordering directly from the menu. What a joke.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at a great price
    momof2boys
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The menu was very comprehensive and well organized. There was minimal descriptions of each dish, which was labeled by traditional Japanese names, so we had to ask the waitress many times what was included in the dish. THere is also a comprehensive sushi and sashimi menu. The price was very reasonable for fresh sushi and sashimi. The ramen was amazing! The noodles were not soggy. My kids loved the udon noodles and ate the whole bowl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but had some mistakes.
    Tako
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was very good and the decor was very nice. The downside was that our waitress charged the wrong bill to my credit card (happened to be $40 more than ours and my account still hasn't been credited) and the validated parking ticket I was given did not work so I had to pay the parking fee.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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 .
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    great for brunch, romantic
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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
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent dinner! Unique experience. Service was very helpful. Moving things along without rushing.
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    fit for foodies
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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
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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.
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    good for groups
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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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    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!
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Dallas345545VIP
    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
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Never been disapointed
    PeaceVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Always enjoyed food and service. Great place to take a date.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.