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.
Wedding proposal dinner.
Tammy was amazing.
Food is always top shelf.
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.)
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.
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
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.
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.
Made reservation at 8 pm - could not sit us until 8:25 pm!
Amazing as always!
Great food. Very great accommodations. Would recommend the restaurant for a date or anniversary.
Amazing food and Eduardo was a friendly and excellent waiter! Eating in the enclosed patio with heaters was lovely.
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.
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.
Fantastic server in Casey. Thank you!
Always the best!
Khalil was the best!!!
Loved it! Great cocktails and delicious sushi.
Had the tiniest table in the restaurant. Bummer. Won’t use open table to reserve here again.
Fabulous food and quick attentive service!
Dillon was an awesome server, and the food was great!
Great food, Great service
The menu has great selection. The food was delicious. Most importantly the service was perfect!. The staff if friendly and attentive.
First time here. Wow. What a great time and awesome food. Everything was fresh and tased great. Will go back again. Service excellent.
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.
Service was attentive but not intrusive. Drinks were terrific. Food was pretty spectacular.
Fantastic meal with excellent service from Casey. Thank you.
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
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!
Good food. A bit loud but bearable.
Great suggestions from the waitress
Service and food was over the top!!!
I would give it six stars if I could. The food was creative and the service wonderful. A true gem.
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.
Celebrating good news!!
Best Sushi in North TX!
Reservation resulted in table stuck upstairs in a corner
Waiter disappeared until check
Entree was more like a tapa.
Fantastic sushi, great service, cool vibe...one of the best sushi restaurants in town.
We had a group of ten people, and Jo rocked everyone by ordering all different dishes. It was a blast!
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.
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.