Hole-in-the-wall Japanese That's Worth the Crazy Queue
With its 21 counter seats from which you can perch and observe the chefs (including Teppei-san himself) preparing your meal, Teppei has the warm cozy ambience of a Japanese restaurant down pat.
With a 6-month waitlist for their renowned omakase dinners, the hour-long lunchtime queue sounds perfectly reasonable by comparison. The most popular item is the bara chirashi (mixed seasoned sashimi) don, which isn't even on the menu. You'll swoon over the juicy cubes of fish and seafood atop fluffy rice, topped with tempura crispies and salmon roe. Best part? It costs just $16.
Tip 1: You'll get in faster if you go alone. Tip 2: Check their Facebook page for last-minute omakase dinner openings.