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Shinsei Restaurant
Shinsei Restaurant

Shinsei Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://shinseirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (214) 352-0005
  • 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: Asian, Sushi
  • 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 (214) 352-0005

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Shinsei never disappoints! Fresh and delicious dishes. We could eat here night after night."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "One of the best sushi places around. I will absolutely be back in the future. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Consistently fantastic food. Great Sake list. Very accommodating for those who like things prepared to their own specifications. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our first time to Shinsei was wonderful. The tempura peppers app was amazing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Packed! Incredible food! Great energy!! Friendly!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "What a great place for a romantic dinner with my wife or a family gathering."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, but long waits between each food service and there was a 5 to 10 mnute gap between first two entrees arrival and third entree"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and service at Shinsei is always AMAZING! We took our kids on Valentine's night and it was wonderful as always. We dined at Shinsei with a large group on January 31st too. We will be back very soon. Just love the restaurant. Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Shinsei continues to be one of our favorite spots. Consistently great food and your service staff is always outstanding. They very friendly, attentive but not bothersome and make the dining experience a pleasure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have not been to Shinsei for quite some time, but some things never change!! It was outstanding! Great service, great food and the place continues to be packed nightly! We loved it!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The owners should be proud that they have been very good for a very long time. That's difficult in their business. Congrats and will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food at Shinsei is excellent and fun. The management team insures you are having a good time. The restaurant is very loud - not a place for quite conversation."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The potstickers are wonderfully delish. I am a huge fan of potstickers and sorta a picky foodie eater but these were spot on. They were cooked perfectly. I normally like them just steamed but there's are pan fried and boy are great! The fried rice is something to dream about. It is topped with a fried egg and you let the ooey goodness mesh together in a bowl"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Wonderful apps, sushi, salads and entrees. I would recommend ordering multiple items for table sharing, maybe even foregoing an entree or two so you can try all the apps and multiple sushi rolls. A bit pricey, otherwise I'd be back weekly, but worth the occasional trip."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Perfect sushi with lots of variety. Great cooked food too. Every bite is to be savored."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "What more can I say. All other factors matched its quality."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had made a reservation 3 days in advance and we're sat in the bar. They sat us under an air conditioning unit which blew cold air on my mother. Instead of moving us the waitress stood there with a blank look on her face.We were an afterthought with our waitress. The food was ok but our favorite dish usage tasted like medicine. We are very disapointed. I ladies in front who sat us are more concerned with there outfits then the customers coming in."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Attentive wait staff, interesting menu, good sake menu, very enjoyable."
    Dined on 12/26/2013