“Teiichi Sakurai earns my vote as Dallas’ most courageous chef-owner.”

Bill Addison, former restaurant critic of Dallas Morning News

“Learn the ways of all things soba”

American Way

Best New Asian Noodle Bars 2009

Bon appétit

★★★★★ (Extraordinary) 2010
Best New Restaurant of 2008
Top 100 restaurants in more than 10,000 restaurants in DFW
Awarded for Best in DFW in following categories
Best Japanese Restaurant
Best Chef
Best Service
Best Dish
Best Place to take out-of-towners
Best Dessert
The Best In DFW: Chefs 2011 (one of the top 10 best chefs in Dallas)

Dallas Morning News

The Best of Big D: Best Japanese 2017

Best of City 2009

Dallas Modern Luxury

Best of Big D: Best Chef (2014)
100 Best Restaurants (2013)
Best of Big D 2009
Best International Experience (The best 2009 restaurant design)
“Teiichi debuts Tei-An, a wonderful, exotic Japanese restaurant dedicated to soba noodles” 50 Best Restaurants (2016)

D Magazine & D Home Magazine

Best of Dallas 2009
Dallas’s 50 Most Interesting Restaurants 2013

Dallas Observer

The National Eater 38: Where to Eat in 2015


Top Japanese Restaurant in Dallas 2014
Most Delicious in Dallas
Food 9.8/10 Feels 9.5/10

Fearless Critic

The National Eater 38: The 38 Essential Restaurants of Texas in 2018


Semi-finalist in the Best Chef-Southwest 2017
Semi-finalist in the Best Chef-Southwest 2016
Semi-finalist in the Best Chef-Southwest 2013
Semi-finalist in the Best Chef-Southwest 2012
Semi-finalist in the Best Chef-Southwest 2011
Semi-Finalist for Best New Restaurant 2009

James Beard Foundation Awards

Served the Honorable Yasuhiro Nakasone 2003
(Prime Minister of Japan, 1982-1987)

Sun and Star Legacy Award Dinner

Eight Dallas hot spots

New York Times Style Magazine

Where to Eat Now 2009

Texas Monthly

50 Best New American Restaurants 2008

Travel + Leisure

Selected in Top Tour Taste of Dallas

Celebrated Living

CultureMap Tastemaker Award –
Restaurant of the Year 2016

Dallas CultureMap

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