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Acclaimed Japanese Restaurant Tei-An Reopens With Temperature-Taking Cameras

The restaurant has also installed new hand-washing stations and more safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Tei-An gets bonus points for this subdued, sophisticated atmosphere.
The dining room at Tei-An in the Dallas Arts District
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After a little more than two months of being closed, much-acclaimed Japanese restaurant Tei-An will reopen its doors next week.

The restaurant is set to reopen its dining room on Tuesday, June 2, and is currently accepting reservations via booking platform Tock. Reservations for omakase and dinner service are already booking up quickly, but a meal at this luxe Dallas Arts District eatery will be decidedly different than it was before coronavirus hit.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the restaurant detailed the extensive safety protocols that its staff implemented ahead of the reopening, including the installation of “temperature detection” cameras at both the front door and at the staff entrance. Per that post, anyone whose temperature reads over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to enter the restaurant. Tei-An has also employed a “contactless” system and menus that use QR codes, and will require employees to wear masks and gloves while working.

The temperature detection cameras are similar to those employed by Las Vegas casinos the Venetian and Palazzo. According to Eater Las Vegas, the cameras were part of a comprehensive 800-step plan to safely reopen the massive venues in Nevada.

“One of the reasons why Tei-An has taken longer to reopen than others is we wanted to make sure we could implement safety measures at the standard you expect at Tei-An,” the post reads. “That meant we needed to make sure these changes would be as seamless as possible for our guests.”

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