About TEI-AN

1722 Routh Street
Sute 110
Dallas, TX 75201
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

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

Cross Street:
Flora

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 220-2828

Website:
http://www.tei-an.com/

Parking Details:
$3 valet every day for lunch. $8 valet or $5 self park at dinner every day.

Executive Chef:
Teiichi Sakurai

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

Additional:
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

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TEI-AN Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Impeccable service as always. The host w ...

Dined 4 days ago

Impeccable service as always. The host was friendly and respectful as well as the rest of the staff. It is always a real treat to dine hear and to experience Tei-An!

food2
ambience3
service4

I am going to assume that since my reser ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

I am going to assume that since my reservation in was so late the food quality was down. They were rushing because the kitchen closed at 10 and the food appeared to be rushed and to me was unexpectedly bland and not presented very well. Wasn't offered dessert and again Everything appeared to rushed

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was outstanding. My husband and ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

The food was outstanding. My husband and I had Yaka Soba and it was superb! The noodles tasted very fresh. The dining area was small and intimate. We sat at a "sushi bar" like area. I say that because the sushi wasn't made there but at one time may have been. We would have preferred to sit at a table. Overall experience was great!! Will definitely return

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service4

Uchi is better hands down and Nobus if y ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

Uchi is better hands down and Nobus if you've got $$$$. Hot stone ashu beef is good but not the best, it was over sauced White seaweed salad was delicious Sashimi was excellent Soba and ramen were good noodles aren't my favorite

food4
ambience5
service3
value4

Cooking remains strong, but service is slipping

vip
Dined on April 22, 2016

This restaurant has been one of our favorites in Dallas, but recently service has been slipping. And when we don't mean that servers aren't polite. They are. But with culinary ambitions (and prices) come expectations. For instance, we expect that servers can answer questions about the dishes, not just repeat a script. Or that the bill would be accurate. Or that if we dislike a certain ingredient, the kitchen would find a substitute, not just shrug. This restaurant is still good, but it can be excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

This food is amongst the best in the wor ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

This food is amongst the best in the world. It is irrelevant that it is Japanese cuisine. He beef, fish and duck are incredible quality and beautifully prepared and presented. Nice!

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Japanese cuisine is much more than raw fishes

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

Japanese cuisine is much more than raw fishes, as Tei-An reminds us. For several years now, it has been offering tempura, udon, and soba of the highest quality. Even if service has slipped a little -- servers remain friendly but feel less knowledgeable -- the restaurant remains one of the best in Dallas, delivering quality that is rarely found outside New York or Los Angeles.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

One of Dallas best

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

Exceptional Soba noodle dishes. Extensive menu. Crispy shrimp a must as well as Tempura vegetables and dumplings. Only question was the pressed spicy tuna. I still like R+D Kitchens better but Tei-an very good. One Arts Plaza restaurants are all very good on their own

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

The sashimi was good. The tempura was ok ...

Dined on April 3, 2016

The sashimi was good. The tempura was okay. The noodles that they are suppose to be famous for were very lackluster. The noodles themselves lacked flavor, and the duck breast that accompanied mine was very mediocre. The waitress asked if I wanted a cup to sip the broth the duck came in, and that was a big no as it was extremely bland.

food5
ambience3
service4
value5

Excellent Japanese food

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

This was almost as good as Nobu in NY & LA which is amazing. We would definitely return here the next time we are in town.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

A one-of-a-kind treat of the Dallas Arts District

Dined on March 27, 2016

With a unique menu, impeccable service, and a quiet, pleasant atmosphere, Tei-An stands above other restaurants.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

service was just ok, took the waiter a w ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

service was just ok, took the waiter a while to take our order. food was excellent, as always

food5
ambience5
service5

LOVE it been many times never less than ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

LOVE it been many times never less than perfection.

food5
ambience5
service5

We travel to Dallas once a year and this ...

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

We travel to Dallas once a year and this is the restaurant we head for. It is an aesthetic retreat with a delicious variety of unusual choices all prepared in-house and always presented beautifully by the well trained staff. We always begin with the refreshing White Seaweed Salad and usually end with the delicious ice cream with black honey. Everything in between is an adventure not to be missed!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

great dinner

vip
Dined on March 7, 2016

the atmosphere was very cool and cozy. The service was prompt and professional. My daughter and I had a few questions, and were looking for recommendations, our waitress was extremely helpful. The dumplings were great, tempura veggies delish as were the soba noodles. We will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service3

Our visit was highly anticipated. We wer ...

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Our visit was highly anticipated. We were surprisingly disappointed in the overall experience. The woman who greeted us never smiled it welcomed is to the restaurant. She had a negative personality. First impressions. Then we were given menu that's most difficult to understand having never been there. Menu difficult to navigate. Waitress semi helpful but seemed rushed to explain it to us. The food was less than satisfying. Best thing we ate was salmon sushi. The noodle bowls seemed gummy and starchy. Tuna Shashimi ok but little flavor. No spices or oils or citrus or jalepeno....only tuna and radish. It wasn't bad, just not good. Regrettable and forgettable dining experience.

food5
ambience5
service5

Simply amazing and I always spend way to ...

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

Simply amazing and I always spend way too much money, but everything is so special. What a beautiful place for a fancy meal with a family, an important business dinner, a special occasion, a date, or a quick run in meal because you just have to have their Ramen. It is still no. 4 on my Ramen list and I have eaten some great Ramen all over the country. Tei-An makes me want to go on a culinary tour in Japan. There is nothing that you will get here that you won't like, as long as you have a palette that is adventurous and a padded wallet. You can try to come out with just the $10 bowl of Ramen...come on....I dare you!

food3
ambience4
service2
value1

Expected great things, as this was suppo ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Expected great things, as this was supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Dallas. Was severely disappointed. Shoddy service, mediocre food, and they shut the kitchen down 30 minutes into our meal, before much of our order had come out. Could've paid half as much at Uchi for a meal twice as good.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

The real deal

Dined on February 27, 2016

Very quiet place with great ambiance. Would not recommend bringing children to this place. Geared mainly for couples.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Go with the Omakase, you won't regret it ...

vip
Dined on February 25, 2016

Go with the Omakase, you won't regret it! Insanely delicious!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Dinner

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

We went to Tei-An because we were going to order ramen. But then when we saw amazing things on the menu we decided to order a bunch of things and share. The white seaweed salad was amazing. Would love to try and replicate that dish. We had great direction from our waitperson and felt like we experienced the best of the menu through her guidance. We would eat there again when back in Dallas.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Good food but expensive

Dined on February 17, 2016

Very good food but on the expensive side. The Ramen was great , the squid was good too, but the desserts are to die for!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Well Worth It

Dined on February 14, 2016

I brought my girlfriend here for Valentine's day on the recommendation of my brother's co-workers who are mostly from Japan. I had never had sashimi before and I'm glad this was the place I got to try it. The fish was all very fresh and tasty. We also had the tempura shrimp roll, and it was by far the best sushi I have ever tasted. We had a mimo-cha which was good and she had some udon as well. Obviously this racked up the bill, but knowing that we won't be here very often it was worth the splurge. I will definitely be back here at some point! The atmosphere was also pretty good. It was quiet overall and very nice scenery. The water rock had rose petals on it and the music was inviting. When we came in, our original table was next to the party room, and even though they hadn't arrived yet, the host asked if we would like to sit farther away in case they were noisy, which was very thoughtful. Our waitress was helpful and nice. She was just attentive enough to keep us satisfied.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Ruined Valentine's Day Dinner

Dined on February 14, 2016

Reservation was completely ignored. Waiter rushed us. Specially planned menu wasn't offered.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

extraordinary

Dined on February 14, 2016

It's not your cheap place but that's not what this restaurant is made of, it is the characteristics behind it and the log hours of dedication that makes every detail so unique.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Experience

vip
Dined on February 11, 2016

Really enjoyed everything about this place. The decor is elegant and understated and best of all quiet. Food is really interesting and fantastic! Great people watching. Helpful staff. Deep breath when you first review the menu it seems complicated but after you get the first of the great appetizers it will all become clear and don't forget the interesting deserts.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent Food and Service

Dined on February 6, 2016

This was my first time attending this restaraunt, and I must say I was impressed with their service. Of course you will be spending a bit of money here, but it was well worth it for the quality of the experience. Among all of the very tasty dishes that I was able to try, the item I remember the most were their scallops. Very tasty. Nice spot for a date.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very nice restaurant

Dined on February 1, 2016

The waiter was really nice to us and very polite. The Ambiance was great and really suits the romantic mood or it's also good for group dining. Anyway difinately will recommend it to my friends.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Noodle Heaven

Dined on January 24, 2016

The Udon and Soba noodles at Tei-An are luscious, and the accompanying sauces or broths are out of this world. Their sushi is fresh. Their Wasabi is pungent. Their prices are fair. What more could anyone ask?

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Best Sushi in town

Dined on January 17, 2016

Best Sushi in town. A little pricey but worth it every once in a while.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Dallas Must

Dined on January 16, 2016

The seaweed salad is the best I have ever had. The duck dish is light and savory. All the rolls are beautifully presented and delicious. Try the mousse. Yummy and light. I am never disappointed but always impressed with the food and service. Make reservations because it is always busy as they deserve to be.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

#1 in Dallas

Dined on January 13, 2016

This is my GO TO spot for special occasions, guests, and even a special take-out gift. Teiichi and his wife are a magnificent couple creating the best food in Dallas! (And the tomago is the best I have EVER had, anywhere)

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience3
service5

Fantastic food

vip
Dined on January 7, 2016

Fantastic food

food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Best soba in Dallas

vip
Dined on January 4, 2016

Tei-An is known for its soba. It is outstanding. As someone who has lived in Japan, I have not found another Japanese restaurant in DFW who does soba anywhere close to Tei-An.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Very good for dinner

Dined on December 31, 2015

I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The service, atmosphere and food was very good. I enjoyed my evening there. I look forward to coming back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Could be the best restaurant in Dallas. ...

Dined on December 18, 2015

Could be the best restaurant in Dallas. Get out of the box and try something new.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Authentic and fantastic Japanese food!

Dined on December 17, 2015

Dining at Tei-An is aways a treat. From the excellent small plates to the delicious and beautifully presented main courses on through authentic desserts, the experience at Tei-An delights. One member of our party lived in Japan for two years and so could give us tips on how best to understand and enjoy the dishes that we were unfamiliar with. The helpful staff is also always ready to offer an explanation or suggestion. The quiet and calming atmosphere adds to the experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Super Japanese Cuisine

Dined on December 14, 2015

Super upscale fusion, as well as authentic, Japanese cuisine. We had (three of us) the white seaweed salad, sashimi plate, 48 hours braised beef, pressed salmon sushi, green soba bolognese, and then the mocha with red beans and the soba ice cream with black honey for dessert. Everything was stellar, with fantastic balanced flavors and textures. Portions were small and prices very high, but worth it. Had a very nice unfiltered sake also, Ozeki Shiro Sasa.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience1
service3

Noisy

vip
Dined on December 4, 2015

The food and service were pretty good. I requested a quiet table, but my wife and I were seated in a side room where a table of seven soon arrived, which of course was very loud. I told the man (perhaps the owner) at the desk when we left that we were disappointed with the noise. He did not apologize and just said he did not know that they would be loud. Because of his arrogance, we won't be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Tei an

Dined on December 2, 2015

Wonderful as always::incredible food, service, experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list

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