November 13, 2001
The food here is always wonderfully fresh and beautifully presented. Sushi and shashimi (our favorite) are major menu items here, but they also have wonderful grilled selections as well. We enjoyed a fantastic grilled sea bass on a recent visit. They will usually have at least one special, as well. On our last visit we shared the lobster special ($30) which was spectacularly presented; it was simply the most delicious lobster I've ever had.
A must have for your table is an order of the Washu beef ($19). Six thin slices of uncooked beef are served atop a bowl of rock salt and are accompanied by a very hot rock. Grab a slice of beef with your chop sticks, place it on the hot rock, and let it sizzle briefly (about 10 seconds per side). Dip it in the au jus served with the dish and prepare yourself for culinary heaven here on earth.
Tei Tei Robata Bar is not inexpensive by any means, but well worth a splurge in our opinion. They're open Tue-Sun 5:30pm-11:00pm, and accept all the major credit cards. They do not take reservations, however. If you visit on a weekend, be prepared for an hour to an hour and a half wait minimum. It might be worth it to plan arriving after 9:00pm to decrease the wait time. We're going to give this a try on our next visit.
Tei Tei Robata Bar was named one of The Dallas Morning News Top 10 New Restaurants of 1998.
My 1-10 ratings:
Food - 10 Service - 8 Atmosphere - 8