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Tei Tei Robata

2906 N. Henderson
Dallas, TX 75206
214-828-2400
Critics' Pick
Best Of

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  • Tue-Sun 5:30pm-11pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Dinner
  • Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 21: This Japanese bar on Henderson Avenue specializes in robatayaki, the technique of grilling food over hot charcoal. Chefs at the bar tend to the grill, turning out excellent skewers of meat and vegetables, as well as crisp-skinned and fork-tender whole fish. There is sashimi on offer too, and it’s at the same high standard of quality. Once part of Teiichi Sakurai’s empire, Tei Tei Robata is still living up to that legacy of perfectionism, and the entrance, tucked away from Henderson in a small garden terrace, contributes to the feeling of stepping into another world.

Top pick: Sit at the robata bar and order anything on the specials board — especially a perfectly smoky grilled salmon collar.

The downside: Reservations aren’t easy to snag, and waiting for a table is practically a guarantee.

Fun fact: A very limited menu is available at the bar, which is good, because there is a long wait for tables even midweek.

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