Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
895 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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DK
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is always excellent - second only to Uchi. Wine selection is excellent. Service can be slow. At least 5 different servers came and went - so it felt less personal. Little things like water not being refilled and the main dish taking 20 minutes to arrive detracted from the experience. I also think it's time to reupholster the seats, they are sagging in the center and are less than comfortable. This Park Cities icon needs a facelift!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! One of our all time favorites

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend the Brussel sprouts. They were amazing! I also bought the adorable cat chopstick holders. They sell them for a reason!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had crispy Brussel sprouts and a few rolls. Everything was amazing and service was great. Best sushi in Dallas hands down.

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SG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of my favorite sushi restaurants!! Food was incredible! Some of the best sashimi I’ve ever had! I will definitely be back. Reservations are a must because this place is always packed.

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J
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, but decibel level increases by the hour. I liked the new by the glass wine selections. Wonderful choice for those watching carb intake.

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KS
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, service great but for the 25 min wait past our res time

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F
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We sat at the bar. The table is big enough to hold drinks and maybe one appetizer or plate. We had to order 1 plate at a time to be able to enjoy our food. We also never saw our waitress. The food was amazing, but do NOT sit at the bar.

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KS
Jackson Hole
39 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Salmon was great! Wine's a little on the pricey side.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always!!

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S
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Absolutely one of my worst experiences. The service was poor and so loud it was uncomfortable. Won’t ever go back.

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JC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They seated us in the lounge so we could see the final four game. Much appreciated!

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F
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were placed at seating near the bar, but had a big group or event behind us at the bar that started drinks there. But noisy until they left, if I had known I would not have booked for my fam.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Incredibly good sushi.

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A
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this restaurant last weekend for a group get together and was more than impressed. Truthfully have been to inwood tavern many times and had no idea this place was even there. We made reservations which was a good idea b/c it was crowded. But once we sat down it was excellent. Drinks were good. Appetizers were amazing. Service was really quick and the sushi was excellent. price was not to bad either compared to other sushi places we have gone. Will definitely be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highest quality sushi and great atmosphere!

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L
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I've eaten at Shinsei many times, and always loved it. This time was a terrible experience. The rice was cold; the steak was overcooked; the food was served in very small plates and there wasn't much of it; and the waitress was unpleasant. We were shocked, and we will not eat there again. It was very expensive and very unsatisfactory.

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RW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was professional, food out of this world.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Noise level btwn moderate and "energetic", ie loud due to tables/parties very close to each other

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but the coffee was sooooo weak and blech.

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DD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a FAVE for our family

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FH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the place. Parking is very very difficult. Food, service, amazing!

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JD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner with dear friends and a fabulous waiter!

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SF
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter-in-law Birthday

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing as usual, food was great and Khalil was very welcoming. Love shinsei and will always come back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and food!

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NI
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for dinner on a Friday night. It was busy, which is a good sign to us foodies.
The restaurant is larger than it looks from the outside street view. parking is slim but valet is complementary.

We had a reservation for 8:00pm but were not seated until 8:20pm. Although we had a little bit of wait we were not concerned. The staff was very pleasant upon our arrival and kept us informed on the status of our table.

Our server Keleel (sp) was great! He was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave excellent recommendations for items to try. He was attentive, professional, and had a great sense of humor.

The food was AMAZING!!! The sashimi style dishes were to die for! We started with the blood orange margarita and a premium sake flight. Ordered the crispy rock shrimp and made our way to the shrimp dumplings, hawaiian sashimi, esping sashimi, Hoisin baby back ribs, brodsky sushi roll and finished with the cholocate cake spring rolls!

If you like sashimi don't miss the Hawiian and Esping! We would eat these dishes again in a heartbeat!

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful restaurant with very good food and service. Staff is very friendly.

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Squashed 5 people into a 4 seated booth which was incredibly uncomfortable for an executive dinner. Reservations were made a week ahead.
Table next to us for 8 has 12 people squashed in.
Awful

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Amazing. Service, Outstanding. Drinks, Call an Uber! I would recommend Shinsei for Dates, Special Occasions, get-togethers... Oh what the heck! If you love Asian cuisines make it your everyday dining experience and PLEASE don’t forget the bread pudding. Mouth watering.

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CB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit and I was not disappointed! Maddie was amazing, and so helpful in guiding me to a perfect sake selection, while guiding me to some great choices on the menu. Definitely sit at the counter to watch the master Elvis and his crew make magic!

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Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Seating at tables is tight so consequently the noise level is very high. Several interesting entrees. Sushi was all fresh.

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KD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. Food was great, service was better.
Dragon lady pressed roll was really smokey and delicious. The himachi and Thai fried rice stole the show, though. I'll be dreaming about the himachi.

The Scottish salmon dish was just okay. The broccolini was the best part of the dish. The salmon was pretty blah and verging on overcooked, and the forbidden rice had so much tarragon it was practically inedible.

Someone recommended we sit upstairs. It was a great recommendation. The two bartenders who took care of us were awesome. They alone were reason to go back.

The place is pricey, but the food is great, ambiance is lovely, and the service is great. Just don't get the salmon entree.

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P
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great moms night out on the patio. It was nice and cozy!

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BW
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious, and we were able to sit at the sushi bar which was so fun. Will definitely be going back frequently!

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s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great atmosphere, fresh and inventive sushi dishes and a great wine list.

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LK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently fabulous sushi in a busy, sometimes noisy setting. Wonderful cocktails and great non-sushi menu items!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great place for a group. Most of the menu is

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service & ambiance was amazing!!! Shensei is a great place for a fun dining experience & date.

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JN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Our reservation was for 8 pm. We arrived at about 7:50. We were told it would be a 40 minute wait. We stayed and waited. Then they wanted to seat us in their crowded, cramped, noisy BAR, though we had specified the dining room. That was not the ambiance we wanted. So we said no. They said it would be an additional HOUR to eat in the dining room. We left and ate elsewhere. What's the point in having a reservation system, if the reservations are not at lest somewhat adhered to ?

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