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TEI-AN

4.6
896 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(214) 220-2828
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Teiichi Sakurai
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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.
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Private party contact
Ayako Thompson: (214) 220-2828
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Flora
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Parking details
$3 valet every day for lunch. $8 valet or $5 self park at dinner every day.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food quality and presentation! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

As always an excellent meal!

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Tei An is one of our favorites but Saturday’s meal was dissapointing. Opted for the omakase and that was a mistake. Coursing was slow and erratic. Huge plate of tempura with lots of potato and shrimp. At $100 per person, did not expect fried shrimp and potatoes. Everything else was fine but nothing stood out as exceptional. Better choice for apps and a drink.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The ambience and food was excellent. The food timing of service felt random. One person received their entree 5-10 minutes before anyone else then we had to order/pay for wasabi for sushi..and wait for it.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Worth the price...Special experience.
We had the Chef Special 7piece sashimi and the order of the fish was designed with intention. Amazing. The bolognese was amazing. Best restaurant experience I've ever had

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

We had sushi and started with edamame The baby yellowtail sushimi was excellent as was the sushi and rolls. The must have desert is the ice cream with the black clover honey
Our server was very attentive and made sure we were out on time to go to the symphony
Glasses of wine are small, so better value to order a bottle.

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1.0Dined on November 14, 2017

By far the worst meal and service that I have had in recent memory. I had very high expectations as I had read so many reviews, but the wrong food was delivered to me, meals were served at various times rather than all entree's together, and one person in our party never received their entree. When I grabbed the manager, since Anthony our waiter avoided our table, he said, "Oh, sorry, we wont' charge you for that entree". Of course you won't since you never brought it !!!! Maybe they changed managers, maybe all of the regular staff called in sick, but by far the poorest execution I've seen. Quality of food would also be rated at a 1 star by everyone at our table who did receive food, so something must have been amiss in the kitchen as well. So many other good choices in Dallas, eat elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I had heard a lot about this place and really enjoyed my meal here. The sushi is EXTREMELY fresh and wonderful, but also quite pricey.

Possibly the biggest drawback would be that unlike the traditional 2 pieces offered/delivered with a single sushi order, they only give you a single piece (which as far as I know may go against tradition and honestly, feels a little bit like a ripoff). If the prices were even 70-80% higher but they offered the traditional 2 pieces, this factor would probably not be in this review.

The hot sake was good and the cold sake I had was wonderful. If I were to be "nitpicky," I would say that the hot sake should be delivered a little bit hotter, as it was only a little better than luke-warm when it arrived (thus, cooled off just a little too quickly).

In closing, I'll say that the fish IS some of the freshest and best I've had in a while and my friend said that the cooked meal he had was also wonderful.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service. Small, cozy atmosphere. Tables are, however, quite close together so would pass if you're looking for an intimate or more removed table

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Consistently my favorite restaurant in town. Excellent food and cocktails, and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive. I've already booked my next visit.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

We weren't as happy as we usually are at Tei An this past Thursday night. We love the food and the service is usually excellent, and very good about getting you out in time for an Arts District event. But this time it was a 10-15 minute wait for our first glass of wine. And a longer than usual wait to get our order taken, even at our seats at the bar. The orders did come in good time, however, and the servers did a good job after the slow start. One other change we weren't happy with is that there was busy music playing too loud; we've always appreciated the serene Zen environment, which the music disrupted.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Waiter talking to next table allowed his butt to hang over my food and in my face while he took their order. Maybe the tables are too close together or maybe he was just inexperienced.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service; very professional. The food and sake were very good. We highly recommend it!!

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Tei-An was good. My wife and I each had the Omakase and it was pretty solid throughout - the beef was insanely good but the tempura was a bit bland. Admittedly both my wife and I are a bit spoiled with this type of cuisine after dining at Morimoto's in Philly. Tei-An is good, maybe one of the better places in DFW, but it is a long shot from Morimoto's.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great for pre-performance dining in the Arts District. Staff is helpful and friendly. Food (particularly the sushi and sashimi) is terrific.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

I am Japanese. Tei-An's Soba is very good even when I compare to Soba in Japan. Of course, how the Soba is cut is not perfect like Hand-made soba in Japan, but the texture, al dente-ness of the noodle is very good.
It is amazing I could eat Soba like this in Dallas!
Very authentic.
Their dish-wares are very Japanese and pretty.
I love this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent foods and services.
Highly recommended!!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Once again never disappoints. This is probably my 2nd or 3rd review. Order the white seaweed salad, tuna carpaccio, snow crab rice balls, ikura, curry soba noodles, buckwheat risotto with truffle oil, any sushi/sashimi on the menu period, look at the specials menu and get one or 2 items there as well. We had some special Toro and it melted in my mouth. I've eaten here about 50 times over the last several years no lie. Worth every single penny don't cheap out here save your money and do it right.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic experience for the first time. Loved the atmosphere, service, and food! It was fresh and delicious with a great menu.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Perfect experience for wedding anniversary and will be back soon with my clients

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

We ate at Tei-An to celebrate my birthday and it was a wonderful evening! The menu was full of amazing dishes and we picked a huge variety and everything was just flawless. A wonderful meal in a lovely but unintimidating setting.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Teiichi and everyone at TeiAn were amazing - from the minute we walked in the door, this was one of the three most amazing meals of my life - including my wedding day. The appetizers, soba, and rich but not heavy desserts and ice cold beer and light sake were perfection and the genuine caring that Teiichi and his staff expressed as we celebrated the anniversary of my husband's living donor liver transplant received from his brother was beyond joyous. This was a perfect experience for which we can't fully express our gratitude.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful as usual. I think this restaurant serves the best Tenpura in DFW.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Consistently great dining experience. I plan to return soon.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

It was a great experience. We learned about the culture and where the food comes from. Very fresh!!

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Absolutely perfect !!!!! Every time I eat there - the service and food is impeccable!

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

the service was off on satuday night
our food came out with our appetizers received after the main course
then they stated it would be taken off our bill and it wasn't
it was eventually corrected

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. The food quality and creativity is consistently high. The service is charming, friendly and helpful. LOVE Tei An!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

We went for my moms birthday and it did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. The curry is definitely strong so if you are not a curry person I would advise against but we thought it was delicious. The beef tongue was to die for.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Great experience except they couldn't take my Open Table reward on this day. Bummer. They said I could use it another time. Hope so!!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Tei-An is an authentic Japan soba noodle house featuring a diverse menu of Japanese specialties unavailable elsewhere. The service is impeccable, very attentive, prompt, and polite. The dining ambience is well-suited for any occasion and great for conversation.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing experience. Some of the best hand-crafted cocktails in Dallas. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and service and food was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Wonderful and authentic place...one of few that would also thrive in Japan

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2.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Sushi was very fresh and good, the ramen average, beer overpriced ($10) ambiance lacking

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Not just the best Japanese restaurant in Dallas, but one of the top restaurants of any type in Dallas. Perfect food, perfect pace, perfect service. If only it was free...:-)

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Tei- An is currently my favorite restaurant. The food has always been outstanding and the service, friendly and well informed. These are great traits when experimenting on many dishes.
I would recommend a specific dish but I have yet to have one that we didn't love on multiple visits. My wife has not always been so enamored saying the ambience has a sterile quality, but not this visit. Perhaps it was the lively staff and crowd. JM

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3.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Food wasn't bad. Service wasn't bad. But nothing to write home about for the price. They seated us at a really small table for 2 when the place was empty and we had reservations. Both of us are over 6 feet tall so as a business meal we had no place to put down our phones or papers for discussion. Finally, I expect more when lunch costs over $50. It wasn't bad but wasn't a value for your money.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Always enjoy Tei An; it is a great place to sample some high quality Asian with both sushi, shasimi choices as well as cooked options. The quality of the food and service are very nice and well presented. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

A tastefully decorated interior and nice ambient, it's great for special occasions. The sushi is super fresh and tempura light and crispy. House made ramen was well done and delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Soba was just as great as the service. Definitely coming back.

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