Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
823 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding proposal dinner.

Tammy was amazing.

Food is always top shelf.

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LS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in town- most caring and aware staff, incredible variety of dishes (raw and cooked) and some of the most flavorful food I’ve ever tasted.

(They serve Friday lunch, but heads up- day parking is a challenge.)

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DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Very accommodating - they moved our table so we could be more private. Love that the underside of the tables are carpeted to absorb noise - clever.

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MF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was pretty wonderful. It was a little noisy and we might have felt a little rushed. But overall great. Food is just amazing. The Black miso cod is outstanding

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RJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, as always. Shinsei is consistently (10+ years) one of the very best restaurants in Dallas. My go-to place for delicious food, impeccable service, and a fabulous bar.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place, great food, attentive staff - our waiter forgot to substitute Forbidden Rice with another veggie, then did so with delicious crispy brussel sprouts food is just outstanding, sushi divine. Waiting area cool decor, bar area happy and bright - will return.

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CS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made reservation at 8 pm - could not sit us until 8:25 pm!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very great accommodations. Would recommend the restaurant for a date or anniversary.

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LW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and Eduardo was a friendly and excellent waiter! Eating in the enclosed patio with heaters was lovely.

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TS
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family of four (including 2 teenage sons) had such a great time at Shinsei. Each of us were able to sample many different flavors and each bit was fantastic. The food was flavorful without being heavy and the service was excellent.

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JL
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Shinsei and the family loved it. A nice choice for my sushi lovers and those that aren't. The waitress was great at answering our questions about the menu and her suggestions were spot on. Really loved the food and my kids were very complimentary of their sushi choices. Overall a great place for our family holiday dinner.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic server in Casey. Thank you!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

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PC
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Khalil was the best!!!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great cocktails and delicious sushi.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the tiniest table in the restaurant. Bummer. Won’t use open table to reserve here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food!

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AB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and quick attentive service!

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WM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dillon was an awesome server, and the food was great!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!

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R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has great selection. The food was delicious. Most importantly the service was perfect!. The staff if friendly and attentive.

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MH
Dallas
146 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Wow. What a great time and awesome food. Everything was fresh and tased great. Will go back again. Service excellent.

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AD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter, Casey; he took great care of us!! And love the ceramic kitty cat chop stick rests! So cute...nice touch. And of course all of our food was out of this world.

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TM
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive but not intrusive. Drinks were terrific. Food was pretty spectacular.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with excellent service from Casey. Thank you.

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l
Dallas
169 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Shinsei has long been a classic Dallas option. Outstanding sushi offerings, plus a unique Asian-kitchen menu. Perhaps the best black cod in Dallas. Excellent service; a variety of options. Nice wine list. Excellent service. Just a comfortable friendly wonderful place to dine. Worth the trip

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SK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun and the food was great! The cocktails were yummy and so was the food. We went for my friend’s 30th birthday and she had a great time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. A bit loud but bearable.

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j
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great suggestions from the waitress
Service and food was over the top!!!

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FC
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would give it six stars if I could. The food was creative and the service wonderful. A true gem.

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t
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was just OK. Nothing to rave about. Tempura green beans were kind of soggy. Cucumber shrimp rolls were acceptable. The miso black cod medallions should not be sold as an entree. There were 3 bites of fish. Each could not have been more than one ounce. 3 bites for $19. The blood orange margarita was very tasty. Server was just ok. No personality. Seemed completely indifferent. I know Parkies love this place, but I just don’t get it. Not going back. Lots of better restaurants in Dallas for the money.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating good news!!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi in North TX!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Reservation resulted in table stuck upstairs in a corner
Waiter disappeared until check
Entree was more like a tapa.

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M
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic sushi, great service, cool vibe...one of the best sushi restaurants in town.

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WM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of ten people, and Jo rocked everyone by ordering all different dishes. It was a blast!

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O
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always good food, always packed and loud, not cheap but not exorbitant. A lively, perennial favorite for creative sushi. Elvis roll is yum, as are the cocktails.

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KW
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I get to Shinsei about once a month. We usually have small company meetings there. Two of us in our firm are partial to Japanese food. Although there are a couple of pretty good Japanese restaurants in Dallas, the service at Shinsei stands out.

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