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“Authentic experience”

Teppay Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #1,184 of 9,035 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 80
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Good for: Business meetings
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Good for: Business meetings
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great tiny Japanese restaurant. Servers speak Japanese, surroundings emulate Japan - complete with framed paintings and paper sliding doors. It is not knock off sushi. Their rice is smaller, stickier and allows the ingredients to be more flavorful. For those with a salty palette, mentaiko is the saltiest roll on the menu. Spicy hamachi was delicious, and definitely try the Wasabi dumplings. (Slightly spicy) Large groups can fit here in the back room which holds about 12 people. Wouldn't recommend for kids who prefer only nuggets or cheeseburgers.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for many years now and it is still the best Japanese restaurant in Houston without comparison

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

First, my truck was not a big fan of speed bumps in the parking lot. It took too long for the food to arrive but it was hot and tasted good. Service was good too.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Japanese owned and run for over 30 years, this gem has a neighborhood feel. But don't be mislead into thinking this is just another average Japanese place. It is, quite simply, the best and most authentically traditional Japanese restaurant in Houston. World class sashimi, sushi and a wide range of simple, perfectly executed traditional Japanese cooked dishes that are not available anywhere else. There is a Japanese-only menu for the many Japanese patrons. Ask for it and have it explained to experience some treats sooner found in Tokyo than in Houston. Or just ask Sato-san, the saintly Chef, to put a tasting menu together (omakase).

This is as close to dining in Japan as you can get in Houston.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is an excellent suchi restaurant in a nice location. The owner is a fine Japanese chef and anything you order is a good idea. We enjoyed our dinner here tremendously.

Date of visit: May 2015
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