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Tei Tei Robata

2906 N. Henderson
Dallas, TX 75206
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Beth Rankin Behold, a pouch of tiny mushroom magic (not that kind of magic).


  • Tue-Sun 5:30pm-11pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Dinner
  • Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
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 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. Luckily, a limited menu is available in the bar area.

Fun fact: Regulars know that if you’re feeling especially generous, you can buy the whole staff a round of drinks. Because the cost usually exceeds $50, this is best attempted after a bottle of sake for courage.

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