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Nippon Tei Japanese Restaurant

4.3
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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A Japanese proverb says that if you have a pleasant experience of eating something that you have not tasted before, your life will be lengthened by seventy-five days. One evening at a sushi bar could add years to your life.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Tue - Thu: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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(636) 386-8999
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Casual Dress
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What 97 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We love Nippon Tei. Great food and drinks! Service is always outstanding!! Definitely would recommend to my friends and family!

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Been a customer for many years. They’ve cut down portions by half and increased price by about 30%. It was a complete rip off. We will not be returning.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Have been eating here weekly for years for both business and family meals. They have fallen off dramatically recently - timing seems tied to the "new menu." Lots of tasty, less expensive items removed (udon noodles) and some of the more popular items still remaining now have inexpensive fillers (alaskan rolls now have cream cheese). Certainly seems like a change in ownership and profitability, not quality food. Terrible shame since I now need to take my clients and family elsewhere for good Asian.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Changed the menu. Eliminated about half the nigiri: no scallop, no mackerel, no uni, no baked mussels, no baked clams, no egg (egg is now sashimi style of 3 big blocks with no rice). They also did away with the slips so now you have to tell the waitstaff what you want off the menu.

Chicken fried rice and chicken teriyaki are now dark meat rather than breast meat and no longer comes with miso soup.

Very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Never disappointed. One of my favorite places. If you don't eat sushi, try the excellent grilled salmon.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is always amazing and Angela does a great job of recommending new items and making good suggestions. Best sushi in the St Louis area in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for NYE and was greeted at our table with a glass of Champagne and dish of edamame. The staff definitely made the evening a special night!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Best sushi in St. Louis! Wait staff are helpful and have never been disappointed here.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Not as good as it used to be. Food was overpriced and service was slow. Forgot a salad.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Please go back to old spicy tuna roll recipes. With crispys mixed in. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The best quality sushi in St. Louis area... our family loves sushi and we have eaten in many sushi places around St Louis. So far, Nippon Tei wins every time...

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Best sushi sushi and Japanese restaurant in StL area by far.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food as always!
A little pricy...but, good quality isn't cheap! Not your everyday sushi!

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

All that we ordered was well prepared, delicious and fresh. The menu was full of things I like to eat. I settled on a sushi roll, that was very good, and the small plate sashimi for $12. It was a very small plate, very very small. It contained 6 small pieces of three different fish, all delicious, on a bed of noodles.
It's a little brightly lit so the atmosphere is just a little cafeteria-like.
I would recommend Nippon Tei.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great sushi rolls.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Sushi was fresh and delicious. Services was great even with it being a Friday night and very crowded. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Best sushi in St. Louis! We've been regulars for 16 years! They have great service, great atmosphere and, always amazing sushi!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Delicious Sushi, some of the best I have had in St. Louis. I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

It's our favorite sushi in St. Louis. We have eaten sushi all over the United States.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Nippon Tei Sushi is among the best I've ever had. It's a little pricey. We save it for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

A mix of classic and creative sushi. The salmon/avocado roll was reliably delicious, and the red dragon and dynamite rolls were a sushi lover's dream. While our waiter could have been a little more attentive (forgot to put our appetizer order in), my experience at Nippon Tei was amazing. Would recommend to anyone in the STL metro area.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2017

A great find.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2017

We have been to Nippon a million times and have recommended it many. This visit was very disappointing. They were out of lettuce for the salad. Also out of avocado for the avocado rolls. This was at 630 on a Saturday night:(

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

This is our favorite sushi restaurant in St. Louis ! They have exceptional quality and great service. Angela & Jay always remember us and usually remember something we love to order or they recommend something that looks amazing or is an off menu special. If you haven't been here you are missing out! I grew up on sushi in California...and, Neppon Tei competes with the best of them!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was good. Seats by window cold in the winter. Our server did not go over specials like the other servers.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We came for Valentines Day and it was crowded but somehow it was not noisy. We were able to converse and enjoy our wonderful sushi. Our service was impeccable and sushi was shear perfection. The presentation down to the salad was worthy of pictures!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Wonderful (as always) from start to finish. Favorite restaurant in St Louis

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

This is the 'Cheers' bar for Sushi! They always remember you and at least one thing you like to order! Angela & Jay are the best! Great service...amazing food!

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

Awesome Sushi!!! We went to celebrate my friends Birthday. Also, girls night out.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2016

Our server Cat was amazing! Never went hungry or thirsty, she was right there when we needed her but still have us our space. The sushi and Rangoon where unreal! Week definitely be returning!

-Blake and Chelsea

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Love this place!!!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2016

The food was outstanding. Far and away the best Sushi resturant in St. Louis

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

We like their food and service. Very friendly environment.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Amazing as always. One of the best restaurants in STL and a not so "hidden jem".

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

The food is fresh, super flavorful and the attention to detail is always spot on. Service was a bit slow but they were really busy.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2016

This was some of the best sushi I have had in Saint Louis. Since we had a large group, I was able to try several of the rolls. They were all great. The White Tuna Sashimi was amazing. The Miso Soup is also great.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2016

Best sushi in St. Louis! This is our 'go to' sushi spot. We keep trying new places but, always come back to the best sushi in town!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was presented beautifully. We had the night's special "tower" of seafood with ahi tuna,
shrimp, and copious amounts of caviar-like fish eggs, it was delightful and most delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2016

We have been going here for at least 10 years. The staff is always friendly and professional. They taught our kids to use chopsticks when they were little and it is still our whole family's favorite place to go. Great sushi and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2016

Always delicious. My favorite sushi in town. Always start with the sashimi appetizer, what a bargain. Huge pieces of fish(I'd say twice the size of most others' sashimi plates, about 12-15oz of fish on their app). Fish is fresh, which of course is always a concern with seafood, especially in stl. Sushi is never known to be cheap, but here you get your moneys worth, if not more.

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