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Dallas's 5 best spots to splurge on Japanese fare

Looking for a tasty Japanese meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Japanese restaurants around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Uchi

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Topping the list is Uchi. Located at 2817 Maple Ave. in Oak Lawn, the sushi bar and Japanese spot, which offers seafood and more, is the most popular  restaurant of its kind in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,105 reviews on Yelp. 

This small chain has locations in Austin, Houston, Dallas and Denver, and offers upscale fare like sake crudo with salmon and pickled cumquat; ribeye tataki with Brussels sprouts, fried egg miso foam and local greens; and beet tofu with furikake and tofu puree. Both cold and hot dishes are on offer. (Check out Dallas' menu here.)

2. Tei-An

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Next up is Arts District's Tei-An, situated at 1722 Routh St., Suite 110. With four stars out of 526 reviews on Yelp, the bar and Japanese spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. Owner Teiichi Sakurai moved to the United States in 1985 and honed his craft for upscale Japanese fare in the early 1990s before starting Tei-An.

The restaurant features fare from both land and sea, including popular options such as noodle bolognese with beef, mushroom, truffle oil and Parmesan and premium sashimi with shrimp, scallops, mackerel or tuna. (Check out the website here for a full line of offerings and for more information.)

3. Tei Tei Robata Bar

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M Streets's Tei Tei Robata Bar, located at 2906 N. Henderson Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy sushi bar, lounge and Japanese spot four stars out of 510 reviews. 

Stop by and score rolls such as the snow crab California, spicy tuna or soft shell crab. Five-piece sashimi platters are available in a variety of combinations, as are entrees such as Alaskan crab legs, trout and beef steak. (Check out the website for a full line of offerings and for more information.)

4. Nobu

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Nobu, a Japanese sushi bar and Asian fusion spot in Oak Lawn, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 498 Yelp reviews. Head over to 400 Crescent Court to see for yourself.

This famous international chain has locations around the world, including brick-and-mortar restaurants on five continents. Expect fare options like tuna and salmon sashimi tacos; black cod lettuce cups; and seasonal oysters with house sauce. Reservations are recommended. (Here's the website.)

5. Shinsei

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Finally, there's Shinsei, a Bluffview favorite with four stars out of 303 reviews. Stop by 7713 Inwood Road to hit up the sushi bar and Asian fusion spot next time you're looking to splurge.

Check out cold menu options like Elvis' Tuna Tartare with sesame, cucumber and jalapeño or the Shinsei Sashimi with yellowtail, super white tuna, jalapeño and ponzu. Warm options include coconut chicken jalapeño poppers, tofu tempura and salted edamame. A variety of other fare options from the sea, including shrimp, oysters and swordish are also on offer. Thirsty? Grab a signature concoction, beer or glass of wine. (Check out the website here for a full line of offerings.)


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