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Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
720 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(214) 352-0005
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Catering Available
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Cross street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 720 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Shinsei is a neighborhood gem with excellent food and service. It has been a Rathbun family restaurant since it opened and it shows. Fun menu with a lot of items to share.
The Katina’s Crispy Rice are a must try. Overall this is a great place to take even beginner shushi eaters

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food is like no other. Haven’t been in 5 years and it was everything that I remembered. We will definitely be returning sooner than 5 years.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

One of our favorite places in the neighborhood!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Consistently good - excellent food and service. Best Brussell sprouts in town

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent food & wonderful ambiance!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food and service is always great and it’s an excellent atmosphere for sushi!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Recommend inside dining over patio

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

For the caliber of be restaurant I was not impressed. Most of the dishes were too salty.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Favorite sushi in Dallas, classics plus unique spins. Freshest fish selection, amazing shashimi, can be somewhat loud

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This restaurant is truly a gem of Dallas and I’m mad that I didn’t find it sooner! I recommend the rainbow and crawfish rolls and the Thai fried rice. We also had another fabulous roll that I can’t remember the name of, with spicy tuna with crabmeat on top. Amazing. Extremely friendly staff and QUICK service. We ordered a lot of food and drinks and were in and out in under and hour.

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2.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The sushi was subpar. The rice was not sticky enough, crumbled easily. It was definitely not fresh. The people dining next to us returned one of the food items they ordered because the fish had gone warm. I expected better for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food and service were exceptional. This is some of the best sushi we have ever had anywhere!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Always excellent 😘

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I’ve eaten here > 100 times. Not our usual waitstaff. Twice our food was brought to the table next to us, picked up when pointed out and moved to our table. Bad form. For the first time except when we had a party for > 100, 20% gratuity was added to our bill for our party of 6. Having been a waiter in the distant past, I usually reward good service at a greater percentage, but find it presumptuous rewarding suboptimal service at a greater than par rate. I’ll be back. This restaurant, in this location, should have been more cognizant of their REPEAT clientele.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We enjoyed as we usually do.
Jan stewart

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

My daughter and I had dinner at the sushi bar and had a great time. Very attentive service and very reasonable wait times for food. The Brussel sprouts were my daughters favorite. The presses sushi was very good and so was the prime beef cooked on a hot stone.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Delicious food, quick service, enjoyable atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic!

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Sushi was awful. Manager tried to convince me it was my taste buds. It wasn’t- my taste buds know fishy fish

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Nothing special but very expensive

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service and food was above our expectations.
Best sushi we have had in years

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Had been recommended this restaurant by so many....terrible ambience, food indifferent, a husband and wife “table neighbour” was downright rude (she was sweet to begin with and then ended up telling my girlfriend that she was getting on and should consider freezing her eggs...I’m still dumbfounded).

We sent one Sashimi back (it was a unique dish and the waiter was excellent and accommodating and insisted on swapping it) but the follow up sashimi was oily (not needed) and unfortunately the chef left a hair to top our final dish off....mistakes happen I don’t blame the chef....

Sadly no where near what it could be & expensive given what we had.

I think we just had a terrible unfortunate evening given the rave reviews. I have been to the “other Japanese / Asian fusion restaurant in town and it’s hands down 10x better.”

Weird - also no background music....this place could be amazing, it’s just not what it could be.

Such a shame.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Abby was fantastic - the food is always delicious- the bananas foster cotton candy was everything!

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Even though the food was excellent, the sake half-price on Monday night, and the service friendly and efficient, I just could not leave quickly enough. The experience reminded me of when I once had my head in an MRI machine: claustrophobic and with deadening noise. It was impossible to hear the person across the table from me, let alone carry on a conversation, and the tables were crammed together. I had a similar reaction several years ago, but had hoped that the place would have changed.

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1.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Restaurant has nice decor and food presentation is good, however we found the food was mediocre in taste and was very overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I absolutely love this restaurant. I come often and love the food and the atmosphere. I have to say Khalil is AMAZING and makes the experience even better. I always request him because I love his recommendations always spot on and he is so personable and fun.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great service and great food

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent as usual!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Dinner with my wife. Food was outstanding, and server (“Z”) was absolutely amazing. I’d go back just for the great service, so with great food as well, I’ll absolutely be back next time I’m in Dallas.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always, service and food were delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our first time to visit. We met friends for wine and dinner. The wait staff was friendly and made the dining experience special. The chairs were comfortable and the atmosphere was outstanding. Most of all the food was absolutely delicious. I look forward to dining there again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always the food was fantastic - spicy as needed, well balanced and exciting. Our servers Rachel was attentive, suggestive and funny. Always save room for the cotton candy flavor of the day!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always a favorite - highly recommend. Shinsei is a neighborhood goto that's now in its tenth year!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great sushi spot. We tried a pressed sushi roll which was delicious. Everything was excellent, except for the timing of the food. They were busy and struggled to bring out our dishes in a timely manner. But, 5/5 on everything else.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wildly popular, the fare is very good. High quality fish for sashimi and highlights were the chicken lettuce wraps and shrimp dumplings. Unfortunately we were seated next to a large birthday party of sorority sisters who were deafeningly loud.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always exceptional food, my favorite sushi restaurant in Dallas. The Thai Fried Rice is so delicious and the leftovers are even better the next day.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always, great food!

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