Dallas >Tei Tei Restaurant
Great for the eyes, average for the palate. Very nice decor, ambient. The presentation of the dishes, mainly the pottery, are "super". Unfortunately, the food had lots of "up and downs": great grilled Branzini, but fishy Octopus (Nuta); great quail with scallion, but insipid and "watery" Soboro Daikon; a perfectly cooked wings, but "what happed with the chef?" tasting Kinki and Asari Sakamushi. The young lady that was our waitress was unbearably "dark"...no smile, no reaction,no...everything... A Japanese restaurant, but most definitely, not a place for the native Japanese. (And there was not a single Japanese the night I was there).
happy times. we got there kind of early, so seating wasn't a problem, but if you get there 8pm or later, you might be waiting in the front lounge area. We enjoyed the sashimi and sushi very much. The Spanish mackerel was beautifully presented and tasted good. This is high quality sushi, that melts in your mouth almost like butter. We brought two friends from out of town here and everyone walked away happy. Service is fast and courteous, even folding your napkin if you get up to use the restroom.
One of the best in Dallas.
I have been here countless times. It is still one of my favorite restaurants and go back all the time. The bar scene is awesome. The waitresses are lively and fun plus extremely attentive. The food is always on the mark. Best dishes: chilean seabass, steak on the rocks, lobster, sushi, etc. It is all very good.
Sushi lovers pack this cozy, upscale room for super-fresh sashimi and delectable grilled plates..
A handful of tight tables and a few seats at the sushi bar make up this sophisticated, low-lit Japanese hot spot, whose Asian-chic decor features small display cases that hold museum-worthy artifacts and also serve as windows onto the street. A mixed crowd of seafood lovers hustles in early to get tables; in the sexy adjacent bar, low black-leather couches and concrete floors attract a sake-sipping, see-and-be-seen crowd.
The sushi is excellent--of high quality and with lovely presentations--and there's plenty of it, with about 20 different sashimi options (yellowtail, mackerel, sea urchin) along with a handful of maki, like spicy tuna, soft-shell crab and the Feed Me Roll, a mystery creation that changes with every order. The real treasures, though, are the charcoal-grilled sharing dishes (a northern Japanese tradition), like deliciously flaky, miso-marinated sea bass and fatty, rich salmon collar served on the bone.
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