10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Dallas: From Sushi to Steak, Texas Style

At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Dallas's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Japanese food in Dallas, we head to Tei-An, Dallas' premier Japanese restaurant with an award-winning chef, or Teppo - a reader favorite.

Want to impress an important business client over some sake and sushi? Take them to the world-famous Nobu Dallas in the lavish Crescent Ct. or to trendy and sleek Steel in Uptown. Or are you planning a family dinner and need a place to impress the kids and adults alike? Take them to one of Dallas' best teppan grills - Kobe Steak's or Benihana's. Both have solid track records and consistently great dishes, and they're great for people not quite ready for raw fish!

If you're wanting to heat up a romance over delicious, yet not too filling, sushi, take her to Tei Tei Robata Bar, which has a great menus and an intimate atmosphere. You'll find this spot - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Japanese cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Greenville Avenue area.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
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This buzzy Nebraska import, with its signature blue-hued dining room and red-lit sake lounge-- has been a hit with locals since it opened earlier this year. And with prices starting at around $7.50 for eight pieces of sushi and happy hour...  Read More

Nimble teppanyaki chefs put on a dazzling display of culinary skills at this Dallas location of the famed chain. Fresh seafood, steak, and poultry can be had either in the lively hibachi room or in the dining room. Sushi has been added to the...  Read More

Ever wonder why Japanese beef tastes so wonderful? Cattle in Japan consume sake and beer and are massaged daily with sake in order to have tender meat! "Kobe" means top-quality choice beef, and this Japanese steakhouse is dedicated to serving...  Read More

Locals love this Lower Greenville favorite's ultra-fresh sushi and extensive sake list. Sashimi and rolls are renowned for their quality and creative presentation, and if you're feeling adventurous, try quail egg sashimi or the Louisiana Roll...  Read More

Texas's representative of this international, celeb-favored chain features an elegant dining room accented with bamboo and black lacquer. Patrons appear as often to eat as to be seen, so be prepared for noise and inflated prices. However,...  Read More

Steel Restaurant and Lounge

Dress to impress when visiting this Zen-inspired restaurant in the Centrum Complex. Smooth mahogany walls, dark cherry floors, dramatic lighting and a sleek, black bar give the place a contemporary attitude that sets it apart from the area's...  Read More


Teppo attracts a bevy of hip young patrons excited about feasting on fresh sushi and sashimi. It's located on Lower Greenville, so it's a great place to start out an evening of fun. Menu favorites include the yakitori and a large selection of...  Read More

Conveniently located on Cole Ave. in the trendy Knox-Henderson neighborhood, Little Katana delivers delicious steak and sushi. This little gem of a Japanese restaurant is both casual and upscale and perfect for date night or dinner with friends....  Read More

Tei Tei Robata Bar
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The Tei Tei experience starts well before you enter the modern dining room. On approach, a modest stone pathway leads through a lovely garden that seems worlds away from busy Knox-Henderson. Inside, steel, copper, and exposed brick complement...  Read More

Tei-An Soba House and Sushi
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Tei-An, a Japanese Soba House, is one of Dallas' best Japanese restaurants. The beautiful restaurant is located in the upcoming Dallas Arts District, near theaters, the opera house, Klyde Warren Park and the bustling downtown business district....  Read More


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