Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
1421 Reviews
$50 and over
Asian
Shinsei Restaurant - Traditional Sushi / Contemporary Asian Kitchen

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1421 people are saying
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vipMikeW
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!! Tammy makes every meal special! She is an absolute delight! Shensei is our family’s favorite restaurant.

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Jondoe
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our anniversary here. Service was great and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was wonderful! The food was great and so was the service. I will definitely be back soon!

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vipUnsatisfied
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious. Noise level was unbearable. Service could have been better

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vipmaryfromdallas
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and Shara, our waitress, was superb!!!

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LillianC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the delicious food and great staff here!

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CynthiaA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

everything was amazing but we all hated the tv in the lounge. next time we will ask for a table in dining room

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and attentive. The food and drinks were great. I will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was off tonight

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vipRKRR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great servers and delicious food!!

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vipweareold
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice evening. We had out of town guests, who enjoyed also.
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best!!!!! Love everything about this place !!

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Shensai revisited.Had multiple sushi & whole fish MKT.

I vote best restaurante in Dallas.

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vipBarbaraS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi as always

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Fitfoodie
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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vipMikeW
Dallas
78 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t know we enjoy more…the food or Tammy! Love both!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

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Norma
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My all time favorite restaurant in Dallas! Wish I could come more often!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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MichaelH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal and service were excellent as usual. Never disappointed here!

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vipCarolineW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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SandyG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

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.

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vipkevinn
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for locals and visitors alike.
Terrific each visit!

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vipDeedee
Dallas
118 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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vipBrianR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Thursday duck!! Great!

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vipPenelopeW
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for intimate dinners or celebrations! Food outstanding!

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DinaG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipDaveM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service atmosphere and food as usual.

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Jbone
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable but very loud

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vipBrianN
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good dinner here. The highlight was our server Shara. She was very nice and really worked hard to give us a great experience. I think the best thing to do here is get a little sushi, drinks and some small plates and go from there. The grilled oysters didn’t have a ton of flavor and were swimming in the Korean chili oil. Wouldn’t get again. The miso black cod was strangely gelatinous and a little fishy tasting. Not the best we have had (Nobu), so would not get again. Everything else was very good.

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vipMichaelR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei never disappoints.

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KellyPerk
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED dinner at Shinsei! Always amazing! The staff and atmosphere are wonderful. Can't wait to go back.
I try and order a different dish or appetizer each time and have found many new favorites!! Highly Recommend.
Last night, Yamasaki scotch 18 year, Shrimp Dumplings, Shishido Peppers, Kampachi Sashimi, Dragon Lady pressed sushi and a bottle of Plumpjack wine. Incredible meal!

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Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1421 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.

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