Shinsei Restaurant
Shinsei Restaurant

Shinsei Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://shinseirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2143520005x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Shinsei does not accept reservations between 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Between 6:30pm - 9:00pm please come for dinner between these times as it is first come first serve. Lunch: Open Friday from 11:00 to 2:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: TJ Lengnick
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Available
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party Options Available. Larger Parties Welcomed!
  • Private Party Contact: Geri Schorlemer 2143520005x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lovers
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Shinsei Restaurant
Shinsei Restaurant is a Traditional Sushi Bar with a Pan-Asian kitchen.

When we came up with the concept of Shinsei we wanted a place that reflected our lifestyles: sometimes we went out to dinner with our kids and sometimes with our friends and husbands. We wanted to create a place where a night out with the kids didn’t mean food adults had to suffer through or a night out with the parents didn’t mean a stuffy place where kids had to wear a scratchy clip-on tie. Shinsei is just that: a neighborhood gathering place with date night appeal.

Our food is electrifying. But not so unexpected that you won’t be able to decipher the menu or recognize your favorite dish. Never boring, yet comforting at the same time. Our signature poppers, for instance, are a sophisticated mix of late night bar food and sumptuous finger food with a distinctly Asian flair.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Shinsei Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (34)hot spot (34)vibrant bar scene (23)romantic (22)good for groups (19)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Fabulous food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We go every week and it is amazing every time!!! Tammy is the best as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rachel
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was excellent. Everything we tired was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    tastyeats
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Loved our Brussels sprouts and all of the food was outstanding. The service was relaxed, which in a dinner atmosphere I would much appreciate. For lunch, however, it was a tad slow and it took us well over an hour. For business lunch, that's a bit slow and makes this a tough spot for regular visits.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Restaurant Week service and food is miserable. Spend your money elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always So Good
    JennMcTX
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It's been a few years since we visited ShinSei, but Restaurant Week was a great reason. Can't go wrong with the sushi. I didn't want it to end!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had to wait almost an hour tone seated despite the fact that we have reservation. The food on the restaurant menu was a disappointment. Thanks God, we also order sushi & beef cooked in hot stone which were good. Miso soup was bland. The banana parfait was the delicious, but the green tea ice cream was terrible. In addition we were charged $5 for the cookies that we didn't order. The service was good. However, I'll not come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, overbearing waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Long time since we'd been to Shinsei. The food rocked but our bearded waiter's loud, overbearing, rush us out of there behavior was a big negative. Next time I'll request a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DFW Restaurant Week 2014
    Bhorigan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was impressed when one of the owners called to confirm our reservation. We had a wonderful meal at Shinsei. The Restaurant Week menu was fabulous. We enjoyed trying different Saki (paid extra). Overall we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shinsei
    Eatingout247VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service at the bar was slow. People next to us were drunk and loud. But food was good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous going away dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a table for eight and just ordered all sorts of dishes and shared. Made it very fun, and we got to taste a lot of different delicious dishes. The service was exceptional, we all got drinks and food very promptly. Favorite dish? Okra, never tasted anything so good. We will definitely go back and soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    LovingLA
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Shinsei is fab - Katina's Crispy Rice and Salmon Sashimi Shinei Style are both fabulous! LOVE this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    btadlock
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a wonderful time and the food was excellent ! Highly recommend !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Side Review
    ClanGraham
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Pro: Food was excellent, well executed and great flavor. Cocktails were well presented and tasted great. Con: Our table was on the bar side of the restaurant - very, very noisy and difficult to talk across the table without shouting. Service on this side was a little erratic, either too many servers or none. Not a major problem though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific, as always!
    Healthyeater65
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Shinsei never disappoints! Fresh and delicious dishes. We could eat here night after night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but overpriced
    eqindal
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were excited to try their sushi but disappointed in the price and did not feel it was worth the money. Dining room was terribly crowded and full of boisterous kids. Had to climb over a seat to get to our table. Waiter seemed phony and you could tell he was gritting his teeth as he tried to be polite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best sushi
    KKRCorp
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is some of the best sushi in Dallas--extremely fresh, great choices and generous cuts. Service is quite efficient if a bit impersonal. Only issue is that it was so noisy that the two of us could barely hear each other from across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic, but noisy
    Stuart
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food is terrific, décor is good, service satisfactory - but the noise level is off the charts. Too many hard surfaces - you have to shout to hear yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    Norweed
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The service was friendly and fantastic. They were overwhelmed, but our table was ready on time. The food was amazing. We will come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed @ Shinsei
    fancyfeast
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was my second visit in two weeks, although I have eaten there frequently. It was a business dinner and I was entertaining my clients. The waiter was never to be found and it took almost 20 minutes before he even got our drink order after we were seated. I had to get up to look for him to order appetizers. He was cocky and very unapologetic. When coffee came it was cold. Maybe a bad night? My next business dinner will not be there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch Menu
    Nina
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We arrived early for lunch and found that the Lunch Menu was very limited. the food was served in very small portions and limited. The Calamari was crisp and very good but the portion was small, not enough to share as an appetizer. The fried rice was overcooked and although we ordered shrimp with chicken, the shrimp consisted of only a few pieces. We were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the Sushi, Stay for Elvis...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Fantastic Sushi but the real star of the show is Master Sushi Chef "Elvis". Sit at the sushi bar to get the full experience...you will not be disappointed !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Was Phenomenal
    DallasFoodie7
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    One of the best sushi places around. I will absolutely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 20th visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We've been coming here for dinner for over 5 years and continue to love the amazing quality of any food we order. One of Dallas' best restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Dallas
    DallasCriticVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    ShinSei is my favorite restaurant in Dallas and also probably one of the best sushi/Japanese restaurants I have ever dinned at. Their Fried Rice and pressed sushi are to die for! Must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shinsei Sensation!
    WineWranglingWoman
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I was very surprised to get a reservation as this place is so popular! The food is amazing and unique! We had two wines we'd never had-thank you to our server! The patio was wonderful that evening-the weather isn't unbearable yet! The whole experience makes me want to go back over and over again! And we do! Love it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 233 reviews are from the Shinsei Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Love This Place!!!
    luvthisplace
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Consistently fantastic food. Great Sake list. Very accommodating for those who like things prepared to their own specifications.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience!
    Shinsei
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I treated my wife to an outing for our 17th Anniversary. The Hostess, Bartenders, Wait Staff all welcomed us and treated us like royalty. We enjoyed a great meal with recommendations. I can't express how pleased we were with everything. OUTSTANDING experience, we raved about it to all of our friends. We will be visiting again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Sushi
    Foodie2inDallasVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was our second dinner at Shinsei. The food is great and the special rolls are very creative. A wonderful fusion of flavors!!! A fun, lively scene in a convenient part of Dallas. The food and atmosphere every bit on par with sushi places in cities more recognized for great sushi. Downside- I think our server had a plane to catch! Eating sushi is supposed to be a relaxed experience with multiple courses. Even after telling our server twice we wanted to take our time, he was insistent on getting us to order. It was 8:30, a couple of empty tables so I'm not sure why the rush to turn the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woth trying, but just okay.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Made dinner reservations for 2 on a Tuesday evening for a birthday. Service: Good, attentive Food: Crispy Rice (good, had better but all the way in NY), Pressed Sushi (very good), Crispy Brussel Sprouts (very good, on salty side), Miso Cod (good, fish cooked well), Scallop Risotto (good, scallops cooked well, but risotto was nothing special), Cotton Candy (fun!), Cinnamon Choc Cake (good) Add'l Experience: Noted in reservation comments that this was for a birthday but no special accommodations were made. I take partial blame that I should have called and/or mentioned this again in-person, but I did not have any issues with accommodations like this at other restaurants booked through OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    First time for us, but we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. Where the food lacked in some spots of the evening, it was quickly overlooked because of the ambience, other menu items and the service. It's only real flaw is that it can be a bit loud, but that's just the patrons having a good time. We have a couple of go-to places where we know that even a bad experience will still be a great one. Shinsei is now on that list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian with a twist
    BPDalVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our first time to Shinsei was wonderful. The tempura peppers app was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem that has amazing f
    LeeTouchR
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Packed! Incredible food! Great energy!! Friendly!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to the restaurant
    WojoVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went to the restaurant on a Friday evening at 7:45. The place was packed with lots of people but not overly crowded that you couldn't get around in. The food selection was fantastic. A mix of fusion dishes that were creative and interesting and above all delicious. My wife had the beef tenderloin and I had the mahi mahi both of which were great. The sushi was also very good and their fried rice was the best we've ever eaten anywhere. We were happy to discover this restaurant so close to the house and will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi and creative asian
    wonderfulVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Absolutely love the whole, fried snapper. The best sushi in Dallas. Perfectly fresh, high quality fish. Creative appetizers. Everything was truly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and EXPENSivE WINE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food & atmosphere at Shinsei is always good and our last visit was no exception. However, each time I return to Shinsei I am quickly reminded what I dislike. The wine prices are offensively marked up with most wines being marked up three+ times what you can buy them for at a local retailer. This practice is obviously not keeping people from lining up to dine. We are what I would call "regulars" but each time the check arrives tucked away in the little book I feel as if I just read a horror story that is going to give me nightmares as the realization of what I just paid for a little raw fish and wine sets in. We love the food & the vibe at Sinshei but wish the owners would make the wine list and pricing a little more consumer friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Shinsei
    JMO922
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food and really good wine list. They serve a few sparkling wines by the glass so they are on board with the idea that bubbles and sushi are perfect pairings!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We adored Shinsei!
    hkhorick
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We were overly-pleased by our experience here. There was no debate at our table, the pressed sushi was the best we'd ever had and the favorite of the night. We loved that Shinsei has all of our favorite classic sushi dishes (Yellowtail, yum.) and some elements have new variations that we hadn't tried before. Our service was perfect for us; we were offered plenty of recommendations when we found ourselves being indecisive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veggie Friendly
    DStratman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    What a great place for a romantic dinner with my wife or a family gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date night
    RadiantSquares
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place was great. Food presentation was good, taste was great, they had good wines as well. The menu has a bit too much variety in food genres. I know it is Asian "fusion", but it seemed like choices of actual Asian dishes were half or less of the menu. Overall it was a great dinner and great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day dinner
    maddog
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We like coming to shinsei when we visit dallas. As usual the sushi and all other dishes were great. Service was a little slow due to valentines day but not bad. The manager came over and brought us 2 complimentary desserts which were fantastic. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.