Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
763 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.

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 763 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. We were a group of 6 and got a nice squared table which allowed a nice conversation.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I don’t get the hype on this place. Been many times over the years and always disappoints. Tried it again last night- and same deal. Food came out almost as quickly as we ordered it (combo of hot items and sushi). Made me feel like we were at a cheap Mexican restaurant where all the food is pre-prepared. That would be ok for a low end spot, but prices warrant at least the perception that food is made to order. Sashimi was mushy, lovers roll good but spicy and appeared no better than grocery store grade sushi. Fried rice had super dry and over cooked chicken and shrimp in it. Really want to love this place- great scene and it’s convenient! But what a miss again. I will say service and attentiveness if staff was very good. Food for the prices is just not worth it.

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K
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a little too loud for me but worth it for the food!

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RJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While I love Shinsei for date night or a night out with my favorite girlfriends, it is also a perfect spot for special occasions. Shinsei has been a go-to spot for 10+ years and every experience is the perfect blend of consistently delicious sushi and new menu twists, notable specials, and some of my favorite craft cocktails in Dallas. And, the service is also exceedingly good. Love this place!!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing it even exceeded my expectations. Couldn’t recommend it more

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j
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I'm a big fan of Shinsei, but my experience Monday night was not great. It was so noisy that, while sitting at a 2-top, I could not hear my friend speak. I had to push my plate away and lean over, then caught a few words and had to lip-read to figure out the rest. Needless to say, it's hard to enjoy either food or conversation that way. We gave up on even finishing our meals. On a positive note, 1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday nights is great; the Brussel sprouts were great too.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Great service, knowledgeable staff, food is always delish, I can’t say enough. Each time I come to Dallas I make a point to arrange dinner here. I’ve tried many other places and always come back to this spot.

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M
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My number #1 restaurant in Dallas

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. The service was quick but sometimes had to be reminded a couple of times of the things we asked for. Overall an amazing culinary experience

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Y
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress recommendations were great, loved most everything we tried. Ask for the eel roll that is not on the menu- it is amazing! Thai fried rice was great, dragon lady roll was tasty, and the Brussels sprouts were crispy and flavorful.
Can’t wait to return and try more things!

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DK
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Weekend date night. Great table upstairs, really good sushi.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for sushi!! One of my favs!!

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SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town. Elvis is the man ! Very popular establishment with involved owners.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi bar ever! Friendly and awesome staff. Quality of food was perfect.

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

Always good! Love our waitress - her suggestions are always on point.

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t
Amarillo
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best EVER!!! our second time to go and it was just a perfect as the first. great wait staff, the food is fantastic, a bit pricey, but worth the splurge! Changing menu options keep it exciting for the foodie! Must have the fried rice & cotton candy! I'm craving it already!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The shrimp potstickers were over salted so had to send it back. The chef agreed and yet did not offer any gesture such as a complimentary appetizer or desert to off set the problem. In addition, the mushroom special dish was under cooked at $12.00. Very disappointing experience.

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TO
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice romantic type restaurant. Food was very good and fresh sushi. Cocktails were very good as well.

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e
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent sushi and Wait staff.
Expensive but worth it

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went out for my friends birthday. It was such a lovely evening. We were sat in the bar and it was a little noisy, but after it cleared out it was really enjoyable.

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After driving right past Shinsei, my husband and I found it (next to Bee’s Keys on Inwood).
We enjoyed dinner at Shinsei in the upstairs dining area which has a fun, lounge type atmosphere. Our waiter was great - attentive, friendly, and helpful. Our food was absolutely delicious (California roll followed by beef tenderloin & chicken wraps). The banana parfait is a must for dessert! We’ll definitely be back.

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Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was super fast. It was like “speed dining”

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CM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Service great but the sushi is terrible. No flavor

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JA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the staff, the food and the energy of this restaurant

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AG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

In short the food was just so so. Not worth the price or hype .

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JS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noisy but otherwise great atmosphere with fun tasty appetizers to share. An eclectic array of different food options

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SC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as it gets

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MW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is fantastic. Everything wonderfully executed and a creative menu. I would recommend to anyone with the caveat that the place is VERY loud and somewhat difficult to hold a conversation. Of course, I am older so that may be the problem.

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K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shinsei Restaurant is always GREAT ! Delicious food, nice atmosphere and fabulous service.

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MG
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Shinsei was disappointing as the restaurant was extremely loud. All else was OK, but the dealbreaker for me was the noise. It really colors the other facets of the experience.

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

Great time. Lovely restaurant.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Too loud, too rushed!

Table of three and we couldn’t even hear table mates across from you. Sat down at 8pm. Order three cocktails and 3 appetizers. Once the order was placed less than 10 minutes the 3 appetizers came out. Placed three entree orders, less than 10 minutes those came out. Received check at 9pm.

Felt rushed and undervalued to enjoy the experience based on the price point of this restaurant.

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Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun place the food is a bit old school Asian fusion. A bit disorganized for separate checks on a large group.

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m
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding as always, perfect environment to order several share plates!

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

No Place Else but Shensei. No body can touch the quality experience.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant experience and very good food

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B
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it as it’s my most favorite restaurant!!

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CG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a 6:15 pm dinner reservation for our 33rd Wedding Anniversary. We love their whole Fish Dinner and that is why we came. They were already sold out at 6:15pm. We ordered a bottle of Hall Sauvignon Blanc from the wine list. They were out of that. All in all we were very disappointed. Frankly l don’t know if I will go back.

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MW
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! Service a bit slow because they were very busy.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful as always

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