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1800 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4650
+1 518-218-0388
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Sushi Tei is a traditional Japanese restaurant located in Albany, NY. We...
Sushi Tei is a traditional Japanese restaurant located in Albany, NY. We feature fresh, healthy Japanese food (eat in or take-out). Wine, sake and various imported beers are also available for your refreshment. Sushi is a small piece of raw fish or shellfish on a bed of vinegared rice. This can be eaten as is, or is often dipped into soy sauce and then eaten. Sushi is based on the belief that nature cannot be improved, and is usually very simple. Therefore, great care is put into the creation, arrangement and the many methods of preparing the food. The finished appearance is also very important because the natural beauty and taste must not be lost, but enhanced!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and great services

I arrived quite late for dinner, at around 21:40, and nevertheless the staff greeted me with a smile. I was very lucky picking that restaurant, I could not imagine I could get this quality food at that time of the day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been coming here since 2009. It's a tiny spot and the tables are awkwardly close together but that has never bothered us. Over the last 6 months, we've realized their quality seems to be lacking. The rolls seem to get smaller and smaller and a place that once never mixed up an order for us... More 

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I arrived quite late for dinner, at around 21:40, and nevertheless the staff greeted me with a smile. I was very lucky picking that restaurant, I could not imagine I could get this quality food at that time of the day!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went there this past weekend with my boyfriend and we ordered the sushi for two.. I don't know if it was because we were there an hour before closing but the sushi was horrible it was super dry and chewy, it didn't feel fresh at all. They're sushi rolls were good but not good enough to make us go... More 

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Albany, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We recently went to Sushi Tei for lunch. They have great lunch specials. We ordered the Teriyaki Salmon and the Salmon Don with a mini udon soup with shrimp tempura. Both were great! The restaurant is small but cozy. The staff was friendly. Looking forward to returning soon for another delicious lunch special!

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Albany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is small but the food is always excellant. Fresh and flavorful and the service is great. Friendly and fast service especially when on your lunch time. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

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Freehold, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Don't go to some chain hibachi place for sushi. We eat here each and every time we want Japanese food because it is the best you will find! The bento lunch special is a great value and very complete. Everything is always FRESH and delicious. My family often orders the home style cooking, and it is so very rustic and... More 

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Canton, New York
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72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our way through Albany on a sunday. What a great place. Its location is in the back of a small business complex/strip mall type building but dont let it fool you. It clearly looks like a sushi bar from the inside and the service and food is excellent, especially for the price. Ive included... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

To be honest I prefer hana lacked creativity and flavor..just boring. In albany I expect more creativity . Sad bc I had high hopes for this place. I'll stick with my usual spots

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New York
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Been here many times and never disappointed. Usually have some appetizers and split a shashimi deluxe box.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I really love the sushi at Sushi Tei! It's always fresh and delicious. While I like some better than others it's all been really good! I usually get the Sushi Tei sushi and my husband has a few regulars he likes! Will definitely go back!!

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Additional Information about Sushi Tei Restaurant

Address: 1800 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4650
Phone Number: +1 518-218-0388
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4650
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-218-0388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Description

Sushi Tei is a traditional Japanese restaurant located in Albany, NY. We feature fresh, healthy Japanese food (eat in or take-out). Wine, sake and various imported beers are also available for your refreshment. Sushi is a small piece of raw fish or shellfish on a bed of vinegared rice. This can be eaten as is, or is often dipped into soy sauce and then eaten. Sushi is based on the belief that nature cannot be improved, and is usually very simple. Therefore, great care is put into the creation, arrangement and the many methods of preparing the food. The finished appearance is also very important because the natural beauty and taste must not be lost, but enhanced!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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