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Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
702 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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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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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 702 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.4
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Tempura batter way too thick and it was served with soy sauce instead of the classic light dipping sauce. Our order of Brussels sprouts never came. The Peking duck was very average.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Tables are too close to each other and make good dinner conversation impossible.
The food is very good. I recommend lettuce wraps and potstickers for starters , followed by ribs and tempura green beans.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great dinner and fun night

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Love it! Service and food are outstanding and 1/2 bottles of wine on Monday are fun!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Shinsei continues to shine on the Dallas restaurant scene. The sushi is excellent and numerous choices! There is also a wonderful Pan-Asian menu - the black cod might be the best fish in Dallas. Wonderful food. Great Service. Authentic. Consistent. Worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had an amazing anniversary dinner here. Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of our favorites. High qullaity food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Awesome food and service

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our server Khalil was outstanding! Really went above and beyond to make the night fantastic !

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Another great experience all around, from cocktails & wine to the food complimented by the energetic atmosphere. Staff was very gracious & knowledgeable in helping us decide between specific options which were perfect to our tastes. Thank you! ~ Jessica

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Shinsei is our go to restaurant for Asian fusion. Always consistently terrific in every way. We love these guys and have been frequent patrons for the past seven years.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had the chef’s pairings and each new dish was better than the last. We were honestly satisfied after the first round but could Not stop eating as everything was so perfect and delicious! Impeccable service and beautiful restaurant. We both said, we need to eat here more!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Due to my usual last minute planning had not been able to get a weekend reservation to Shinsei on several tries over last couple of years. Decided to use mid-week birthday dinner as an opportunity to try again. Made reservation on Monday night for a 7:45 pm (earliest available) Wednesday night slot. Restaurant was completely packed on arrival, however, our table for two was being cleared and cleaned as we arrived--so no wait. Service is a little bit confusing in that waiter seems to only take order and bring bar drinks. Runners bring food and fill water/tea. Somewhere in that mix, our appetizer edamame never arrived--at least not before all of our main course sushi had arrived and we were half way through it. That was also first time waiter checked on us at which point we decided it was too late for edamame and asked him to take it off the bill, which he did with no problems and an apology. The sushi was spectacular--some of the best quality we've tasted in Dallas. Tried out the premium sake tasting flight at $25. Waiter identified each one by name, but other than that--no information on them or suggestion on the order to try them. The sakes were fine--but maybe not worth the price without some sizzle to go along with it; we might as well have just ordered a couple full sized glasses. We did not order any other food besides sushi, but based on the taste of the sushi alone, we would recommend and come back.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I love mackerel and the presentation was simply amazing! Wish I had remembered to take a photo. Everything ordered was fresh and delicious. We made reservations but decided to eat at the sushi bar for a change and will do that in the future because we were able to see food prep up close. I recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Call or use Opentable for reservations. Plan on valet parking.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our favorite sushi restaurant! Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We've been going here for years and it never disappoints. Be sure and try the short rib dumplings, amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good pot stickers

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