Dallas >Restaurants > Tei-An
One Arts Plaza, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520132.792316 -96.794663
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Historic District
Tei-An, one of two 5 Star restaurants in Dallas is EXCELLENT – It may seem that this place is not for everyone - but that is NOT the case. If you are interested in exotic Japanese food, then you can order from the specials menu or ask for Omakase (Chef's Choice.) But remember that this is a Japanese Soba house - one of very few in the US, and the only one not on either coast. It is EXTREMELY authentic.
Soba is simply buckwheat noodles - but they are prepared to exacting standards. You can get cold or hot varieties of the noodles in various preparations and with many delicious sauces. It's very accessible to any palate and very tasty. Give it a shot! It is truley like eating in Tokyo!
Disappointing – My wife and I lived for many years in Japan and we still fly to Japan once a year because we miss the food. When we heard that a genuine soba place opened up in Dallas, we both were looking forward to it, but what a let down.
The restaurant has a cave like atmosphere that is reminiscent of train station waiting area. The quality of the service is below average. As to the food, my wife and I both ordered Agedashi Tofu as appetizer and Tempura Zaru Soba as main course. Both dishes are main stream Japanese dishes, available anywhere in Japan. The taste of both dishes was disappointing. For a place that bills itself as a soba place par excellence, the taste was average at best, and the pricing was rather on the high side.
All in all, we won?t go there again.
A dining concept based on the soba noodle is produced by the owner of popular Tei Tei and Teppo restaurants. – In Short
A bar sits far left for the casual sake sipper, while the intimate dining area flows right with dim lighting, grey concrete walls and stark art made of organic materials and Asian table art. Anchored is an asymmetric, U-shaped bar where people dine and admire the lack of noisy TV programs and other typical flash. An Asian staff is cloaked in non-pretentious Asian wear and is reverent to guests, and the diverse selection of soba-based dishes are introduced including soba salads, hot and cold soba, soba soups and udon as well as tempura and rice items. The Kisu tempura appetizer is crispy and tasty, and the buckwheat risotto is a table staple. Duck soba consists of Tokyo onions, buckwheat soba and tender duck breast. Most crowds indulge in the green tea flan for a sweet sayonara.
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