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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.
Dallas, TX 75201
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
$3 valet every day for lunch. $8 valet or $5 self park at dinner every day.
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: (214) 220-2828
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
TEI-AN Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Their dish-wares are very Japanese and pretty.
I love this restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
My wife and I just dined during DFW's KRLD Restaurant Week. To date, Tei-An was the best of the best.
Appetizers included White Seaweed Salad and Foil Baked Enoki Mushrooms which were both delicious. The second course (Chef Specials) had Pork Shumai Dumplings and Tei-An Crispy Shrimp that were both the highlight of our evening. The dumplings were complimented with a Japanese hot mustard that brought the taste buds to the brink of overload, but didn't actually get there. The Tei-An shrimp were huge, plentiful, and complimented with a very tasty spicy mayonnaise. In brief, they were the best tempura shrimp I've ever eaten. We both enjoyed the Short Green Soba Bolgnese with Washu Beef entrée, as well as the Smoked Salmon Pressed Sushi.
Dessert was not included, but we opted for the ice cream with black honey sauce and the ice cream with Grand Marnier liquor. Both were wonderful. The service was excellent.
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