Due to Covid 19, Please call the restaurant if our reservations are full.
Masks are required by the City of Dallas.
We are manually entering some in order to maintain our lower occupancy
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.
But not so unexpected that you won’t be able to decipher the menu or recognize your favorite dish. Our signature poppers, for instance, are a sophisticated mix of late night bar food and sumptuous finger food with a distinctly Asian flair.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Dined at Shinsei for the first time and highly recommend. We sat at the counter as those were the only seats available for our reservation time and very much enjoyed watching the chefs make the sushi/sashimi. The Grilled Scottish Salmon was excellent as was the Sushi Special - Truffled Salmon and Yellowtail Rice Paper Roll topped with Spicy Tuna and Ponzu! Highly recommend.
Amazing food very fresh, waiter very knowledgeable and attentive. Have us free dessert on the house for our anniversary. Amazing experience!
Food was excellent!! Tammy makes every meal special! She is an absolute delight! Shensei is our family’s favorite restaurant.
Had our anniversary here. Service was great and the food was delicious
Great as always!
Natalie was wonderful! The food was great and so was the service. I will definitely be back soon!
Food was delicious. Noise level was unbearable. Service could have been better
The food was fantastic and Shara, our waitress, was superb!!!
Ordered the house salad, fried rice, avocado roll, brussels sprouts, and the crispy rice. Everything was absolutely amazing and the food came out super quick. The only downside was our waiter was great, but after we got our food he seemed to have disappeared and we had to ask another server for our check.
Pro Tip: end the night with some sake bombs
Always enjoy the delicious food and great staff here!
The only place my husband will eat sushi - it's that good! We have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The downstairs is quite "cozy" so we prefer to be upstairs but the whole experience is exceptional wherever we sit.
everything was amazing but we all hated the tv in the lounge. next time we will ask for a table in dining room
Our waiter was very nice and attentive. The food and drinks were great. I will definitely be back!
Service was off tonight
Great servers and delicious food!!
Always a nice evening. We had out of town guests, who enjoyed also.
This used to be a great place for top notch food and a beautiful atmosphere to eat and converse with friends. I’ve been coming here for over 7 years. It still has the same great food but the atmosphere is gone. It’s turned into a pit-stop for bar hoppers on their way to the next location. Too loud to hear anyone in your party without yelling, making the whole experience unpleasant enough to skip your meal and ask for the check.
The absolute best!!!!! Love everything about this place !!
Shensai revisited.Had multiple sushi & whole fish MKT.
I vote best restaurante in Dallas.
Very loud, understaffed and waiter kept apologizing because he couldn’t provide the service he wanted to. Not the waiters fault. Foos was good but too loud to enjoy.
Great sushi as always
Last time we were here was 6 years ago so apparently a lot has changed. Food was average, the sushi was the best part of the meal. Our waitress was pleasant but didn’t seem to care how she could make our dining experience good bad or enjoyable, servers would come by and just drop off our meals and leave without asking how the previous plate was, sort of felt like cattle. It was also our anniversary and we didn’t get a “hey cheers/congrats” which is fine, no big deal but don’t ask what the occasion is if you’re not going to at least say congrats. No desire to return - which is sad because we used to love it and always heard great things about it.
Don’t know we enjoy more…the food or Tammy! Love both!
Love the food
My all time favorite restaurant in Dallas! Wish I could come more often!
The food and the service was not good, we wanted to ask if they changed the chief or something! We did not enjoy our dinner at all. Don’t know if I will ever go back
Meal and service were excellent as usual. Never disappointed here!
Our server, Teddy, was awesome! He just made our meal and experience excellent. Loved the food, as always, but tonight the service was what made our night. Thank you!
The bass in the music was so loud that people were having to shout to each other when talking which made everything just escalate even more. Just tempering that would make the restaurant really really good and enjoyable.
A must for locals and visitors alike.
Terrific each visit!
I love dining at Shinsei and their menu is diverse. Half price wine is great but because of this and the exceptional quality of food, the place was jammed and chaotic. Our server was working what looked like too many tables, probably short staffed due to Covid money still being handed out and Covid Delta resurgence. I love that the restaurant is always respectful of my allergy to shellfish and mollusks and they understand what 'no cross contamination' means. But the restaurant needs to get a handle on the chaos.
Had Thursday duck!! Great!
Great for intimate dinners or celebrations! Food outstanding!
Amazing Toro! Definitely the highlight of our night! Only issue I had was the service was quite slow and we got seated in a corner next to a table where we could not get up without touching each other. Food is amazing and drinks are quite tasty, would definitely recommend making a reservation, but definitely would not get a booth next time.
Phenomenal service atmosphere and food as usual.
Enjoyable but very loud
Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1424 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.