Shinsei Restaurant

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DT
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi! Always 5 star!

AG
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Shinsei!!! Great service, amazing, consistently wonderful food!!! It’s my go to for any and every occasion. Out of town friends were beyond impressed. The owners Lynae and Tracey make you feel like family. Thank you for being the best!!!

OT
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been going for years and after last night just said we are tired of paying ridiculous prices for food and 4x wine markups. Good bue

CG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is tried and true. Friendly staff, great service and wonderful food quality.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute gem of Dallas. Every time I go I think about the next time I can come back!!!

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just a little note: I know the birthday desserts are complimentary, and I had 2 of my daughters' birthdays, so I ordered ahead of time. I had to remind the waitress about it and I asked to make sure the candles were on it, again while talking to her. It took her a while and apparently she had forgotten or was not communicated to her; she finally brought them but with no candles and by 7p she got too busy for our table. Nonetheless, the food was great and she brought everything else OK, YET, the noise level was really too high. Too many tables for the room (too close). Could not even hear the music.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very loud but amazing place

w
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation at 10:30pm, the last reservation time offered. The staff welcomed us in, took our order, seat us where we would like, and were so accommodating even though they were closing down by the time we got there. The food was unparalleled, as always, but at this visit it was the excellent service and accommodations they made for us even though we were late. Thank you shinsei!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous, service very good. A little loud for a romantic outing. But will be back for the food!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I have been long-time fans of Shinsei and go probably monthly. The service we’ve had recently has been a bit off and the service had tonight was the worst we have had in our many years of being customers. The waiter acted very disinterested in us and even put off / annoyed at times. He didn’t ask us how we were doing until he brought the check and we and I both laughed at how obvious that “gesture” felt. We will certainly be back and give Shinsei another try but the service tonight was really lacking. For a two-person $200 meal we definitely expect better. Bummer.

MF
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Food was outstanding!!! We were so thrilled with the service and food. Will go back!!!

GJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Biggest impression was how incredible the music playlist was! They played some super chill EDM vibes throughout the night and I couldn't have been more impressed by the food. I've never had sushi rolls melt in my mouth before. AMAZING! Service was great and the heated outdoor patio felt very intimate and warm.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food. Truly the best sushi and sashimi my wife and I have ever had. The ambiance is great, dim intimate setting. Really awesome restaurant. The biggest issue was the service. Our server was quite good but the wait times were a bit ridiculous. Waiting 20 minutes for our first sushi roll to come out....and then my wife’s sashimi came out literally 15 minutes later (same course). The time we were there we spent 2/3 waiting for food and 1/3 enjoying the food.

OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing
Thursday night is duck night

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! Service is outstanding. Moses and Kr

TV
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fan favorite!

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S
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Maybe I was expecting too much because of other good reviews. Maybe it was just an off night there. Either way I’m one and done. Sadly this was the worst sushi / Japanese restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Food was lackluster overall and the nigiri was terrible. Got wagyu hot rock and the stone cooked two slices before cooling to much to do any good.

G
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

w
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always comfortable, friendly and good.
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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

RS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wednesday night at 8 was very very busy at the restaurant. Food and service was good but it was a bit cold inside. Lighting could surely be better.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei is a Dallas gem with amazing food. Get the black cod miso, maybe get 4. It’s the best thing on the menu. You won’t be disappointed with any of your choices

SM
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations at the recommendation of a co-worker since my daughter loves sushi and was looking for a special place to go before Homecoming. Dressed in their semi-formal attire and ready for an enjoyable dinner before the dance, they were greeted with the cold shoulder that a 17 year old couple sometimes gets assuming they will be immature and ill-mannered. Despite their best behavior upon waiting right under 30 minutes to even receive menus and water, they continued to be polite as my daughter finally caught the eye of the bartender who obliged. Unfortunately, he also had to take their order as wait staff came and went passing them by with complete disinterest. The food did come quickly once ordered, but all at once rather than progressively as hoped. The Miso soup was warm at best and the seaweed salad, volcano roll and oysters were just ok. Then came another long wait before having to finally ask about the steamed pork buns. They left dissatisfied, but still giving the traditional gratuity. I raised my daughter to always be kind, respectful and well behaved at restaurants. Now, I'm having a discussion with her about when to ask to see the manager. Extremely disappointed, we will take our cravings for sushi elsewhere for sure!

DH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. There was an abundance of choices, the food was excellent, and the service was not only prompt, but very nice. It was a bit loud, but this aspect didn't hinder the rest of the experience.

KS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience at Shinsei. Didn’t wait long at all to be seated and the meal was excellent. The reason for four stars was because the birthday girl found a slug crawling on her while there. Not sure where it came from but it was pretty gross. Fortunately it was not in the food and we were sitting by an exit so it may have gotten in from the outside somehow but when we told our waiter he acted like it wasn’t really a big deal. Anyway the meal was great as expected and overall it was a good night.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are always wonderful. From the moment you walk in until you leave.. they provide an exceptional experience

LD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Love this restaurant!

B
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love it. Great food!!!

OT
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ambiance and service.

DW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great atmosphere, excellent food, fun place to go with friends, or meet new people at the bar

KA
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we always love this place. Drinks and food are wonderful

OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little bit too dark for me.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tammy is the best! But I bet you already know that. There’s no other like her!! :)

DM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great food but pricey.

S
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ordered 4 ordered or sushi to go and they never packed them along with my other leftovers. Spent order $350 on 2 people there and they wouldn’t even refund for the sushi they didn’t pack up. Spent what seemed like forever on phone with the manager who wanted me to account for each and every piece of missing sushi and still would not refund anything for the missing orders. Manager told me they do over $7m in sales and that was his justification for treating us so poorly. Was her birthday too and my friend wanted bring the sushi home to her son. Had pay for own dessert for her birthday, due to their only bringing out cotton candy and they don’t even say happy birthday. Food was not good either. No idea how they are that profitable.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Slow service

MA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing service. The server was super attentive and professional as well as friendly. Food was good. Trendy ambience. Felt like we were actually in a more cosmopolitan city.

TJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!

D
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and very tasty. Our kids love the hot rocks and tempura green beans... and the obligatory cotton candy for dessert. Bartender is always coming up with great drink options (for adults). Sushi is always fresh and the staff is awesome!

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