Teiichi Sakurai

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Dallas Chefs Changing the Way We Eat in 2014

    We get it! David Uygur, Teiichi Sakurai, Matt McCallister and other highly lauded chefs are worthy of infinite praise. They've opened restaurants that have defined the Dallas dining scene and offer cooking that demonstrates unparalleled refinement. They were also the chefs we celebrated last year, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Where Braden and Yasmin Wages, the Globe-Trotting Owners of Malai Kitchen, Eat in Dallas

    All chefs are busy, but the husband and wife duo behind Malai Kitchen have set a new standard for what it's like to have a lot on your plate. When they're not brewing their own beer, expanding their restaurant, or learning exactly how hard it is to make their own coconut milk, Braden and Yasmin Wage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Dallas' 10 Best Bowls of Ramen

    Thanks to a seemingly-unstoppable food trend, ramen is no longer those disgusting packets you subsisted on in college. Iterations of the Japanese staple dish have been showing up on menus across Dallas for the past few years, especially as chefs like David Chang drove the dish to national prominence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Stock & Barrel Chef Jon Stevens' Seven Favorite Dallas Restaurants

    In the lengthy and sometimes stressful process of opening his Bishop Arts restaurant Stock and Barrel, Chef Jon Stevens spent a lot of time eating out at Dallas restaurants. Ever the chef, Stevens tends to frequent places that most of us would consider a foodie splurge, even if they aren't all that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Where to Eat During DFW Restaurant Week

    Ah, Restaurant Week. The time of year when your favorite neighborhood restaurants are flooded with people who only dine out a few times a year. It's a week notorious for bad service, small portions and watered-down menus, but unlike some other cities' versions, DFW's benefits the North Texas Food Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Where Chef John Tesar Eats Out in Dallas

    Chefs will always tell you that they don't have enough time to go out to dinner, but even professionals need a break from cooking. And if anyone has a right to say that he's too busy to eat out, it's John Tesar. He's still working six nights a week at his spanking-new steakhouse, Knife, which is a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    With Bottega Italia, Sylvan | Thirty Proves Again That It Will Be a Development with Style

    D'Carlo Italian Cuisine was a subterranean restaurant off of Oak Lawn Avenue, since converted to a Thai space called Si Lom. Before it was d'Carlo, the space was called Daniele Osteria, another Italian restaurant owned and operated by chef Daniele Puleo. Puleo sold out in 2011, and has been opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 86: Ramen at Tei An

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I've consumed and written about the ramen at Tei-An a number of times over the past three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    A Fire Ravaged a Sylvan 30 Building Slated to House a Yoga Studio and Ramen Restaurant

    The balcony at Hotel Belmont has always been a draw for its views of the Dallas skyline, but drinkers got an unexpected side show this weekend. Across the street, where construction on the Sylvan Thirty housing and retail project continues, a welding spark ignited a blaze that quickly turned into an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Latest Nominations Show a Shift Toward Youth in Dallas' James Beard Awards

    First the big news: yesterday, this year's James Beard nominees were announced and Dallas has a respectable showing. Abacus and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek received nominations for Outstanding Service, which may not come as a huge surprise considering these two Dallas institutions are known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Tei-An's Teiichi Sakurai Will Open a Tiny Ramen Shop in Silvan Thirty, Is Awesome

    Dallas was long-protected from the ramen craze until Tanoshii Ramen Bar set up shop in Deep Ellum. Now a second is already on the way. Carol Shih at Sidedish reported that Teiichi Sakurai, the owner of Tei-An, planned to open a fish market at Sylvan|Thirty, but apparently he's pivoted. Instead he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    The Restaurants of One Arts Plaza are Officially a Snooze

    By many accounts, Dallas' dining scene is improving. Restaurants have gotten more James Beard Awards and increased national attention as innovative and passionate cooking slowly edges closer to mainstream. Both Nancy Nichols at D and Leslie Brenner at the DMN have noted progress within the last year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    James Beards 2013: Seven Dallas Chefs Nominated for Prestigious Food Awards

    The nominations for the James Beard Foundation Awards were just announced, and Dallas: You're looking pretty good. Seven chefs and restaurants have been named as some of the country's best for service, food and bar and wine programs. Last year I called the list of nominees a total snooze as far as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Here are Two New Mobile Apps to Help You Explore Dallas Dishes

    If you're looking for new ways to explore Dallas one dish at a time, two new mobile applications are ready to feed you ideas. Foodspotting and Chefs Feed both focus individually on dishes instead of restaurants as a whole. The first application makes use of user generated data, while the Chefs Fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Tei-An's Ramen Is My Favorite Bowl Of Soup

    I have no excuse for taking so long to write about this glorious ramen bowl. The soup had been recommended to me numerous times, but the chatter only got louder when I laid into Private Social's version a whole back. So I ducked in Tei-An for a late meal after the lunch rush had died down. My ramen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    James Beard Awards: Stephen Pyles, Bruno Davaillon and Teiichi Sakurai are Semifinalists

    Alison V. SmithTei An Chef Teiichi Sakurai​The James Beard Foundation just released this year's semifinalists, and to be honest they're a total snooze -- at least as far as Dallas is considered. Stephen Pyles is a finalist for Outstanding Chef for his work at his eponymous restaurant; Bruno ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    The State of Dallas Dining, As Told By Its Chefs

    Starring Stephan Pyles, John Tesar, Katherine Clapner, Kent Rathbun, Teiichi Sakurai and a dozen other local chefs.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Tei An's Soba Ice Cream: Can We Just Take the Carton Home With Us?

    foodbitch​In Happy Endings, foodbitch goes on the hunt for Dallas' unsung and unsurpassed desserts. Today: the soba ice cream at Tei An. Trying to name the best desserts in Dallas is an impossible task. Almost as impossible as naming the best burgers, pizza or zombies. Of course I do have my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Dallas Restaurants Shut Out of James Beard Contest

    Come to think of it, maybe we should have marked up the picture here instead.​Dallas chefs and restaurants, which collected an impressive five semi-finalist spots in this year's James Beard Foundation awards competition, today were shut out of the contest's final round. Stephen Pyles, The Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalists Include Five from Big D

    ​The James Beard Foundation this morning released its list of semifinalists for its prestigious restaurant and chef awards, honoring hundreds of culinary visionaries and their home eateries -- including five in the Dallas area. Four entries on the list -- Stephan Pyles, The Mansion on Turtle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Best Restaurants

    Sara Kerens​Best many come to mind that we had to put the brakes on, set up criteria that would, for better or worse, help us whittle the list.Looking back on the past twelve months, it's not such a chore--not really. Stand-outs include Samar, Park, Lumi, Cadot, Bella and some oth ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 6, 2008

    Tei An is a Soba Success

    These noodles come with an authentic twist—mostly

  • Dining

    December 27, 2007

    Victory: That Gasoline Smell...

    2007 started with the scent of napalm in the morning

  • Dining

    June 7, 2007

    Buck Noodle

    Sakurai focuses on sophisticated soba

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sushi

    Tei Tei Robata Bar

  • Dining

    September 4, 2003

    Civics Lesson

    After a few changes, there are more reasons to become a citizen

  • Dining

    August 21, 2003

    The Twain Meet

    Waka puts a new twist on Japanese cuisine

  • Dining

    August 7, 2003

    Shrunken Head

    Closed by fire, Royal Tokyo re-emerges in a new, improved version

  • Dining

    January 3, 2002

    Party's Over

    Dallas restaurateurs weather a year of many valleys, few peaks

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Chilled Venus

    The fish has landed

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Trite Tongue

    Where the bold can French-kiss a cow

  • Dining

    September 10, 1998

    I ate what?

    Tei Tei Robata pushes the envelope on foodstuffs, and does it very well

  • Dining

    January 9, 1997

    Dead reckoning

    Tarazza's food manages to transcend its messy geography