After more than ten years in the Arts District, Tei-An still ranks among Dallas’s best restaurants. Warm and elegant, with modern Japanese decor and flawless service, it’s one of only a few restaurants in the country featuring house-made soba. The springy buckwheat noodles are served ceremoniously on a bamboo mat with dipping sauces. The menu is packed with a wide range of delights, including an ethereal white seaweed salad; the chef’s choice sashimi, usually an uncommon fish from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market; creamy crab risotto (a fusion dish that’s more Japanese than it sounds); and soba noodle “bolognese” (an umami-rich East-West hybrid made with green tea soba). For the ultimate experience, book ahead for the chef’s omakase tasting menu.