Dallas, TX 75201
- Sun-Thur 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-10:30pm, Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
- $$; $$$
- Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Takeout
- Full bar
- Metered Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
- Reservations Accepted
Top pick: Order as much as possible from the list of daily specials, then fill up on the city’s best okonomiyaki. If you don’t save room for a bowl of black sesame mousse for dessert, then you’ll just have to go back. It’s this critic’s favorite dessert in Texas, period.
The downside: The experience here is very different for a tiny group of super-regulars who are invited to join a sort of secret club. These regulars get bonus menu items, wooden plaques with their names which are used to mark reserved tables and access to a rooftop patio.
Fun fact: This isn’t just a local favorite. Tei-An has a glittering reputation over in Japan, too. If you get a glimpse of the wooden plaques for the members of this restaurant’s secret society of regulars, you’ll see the names of almost half of Major League Baseball’s Japanese players.
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