Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
1341 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 1341 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStephanieS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pressed sushi roll is divine!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food, long service wait times. Food made it worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was just ok for the price. I can get better sushi elsewhere. Our service was very poor. He finally came by just to take our menus and I was like “…can we order??”. Then they boxed up our leftovers together even though they were on separate plates for separate people. Just an overall underwhelming experience for the price.

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vipKaren
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much appreciated manager moving us upstairs since it was so loud in the bar area that we couldn’t hear. Made the dining experience much more enjoyable for us!

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BigLobo
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a return visit. All was great but the fried rice keeps us coming back.

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vipDanielB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good, not great. Japanese/Asian fusion with many elements of traditional Japanese food with an Americanized twist.

We ordered a bunch of small plates and 4 mains. Nothing was particularly standout and nothing was bad.

Our food seemed to come out as ready, which was odd, so our sides came out first, then our mains, followed by the sushi orders… so by the time we got to sushi no one was really particularly in the mood.

The uni was also not the freshest/tastiest.

The noise level was beyond high. We had to literally lean over our food and yell to hear the people at our table. Not sure if this is the norm, but definitely impacted our experience.

Service was just ok. Wait staff did not come by particularly regularly. Never asked if we wanted another round of drinks.

Probably wouldn’t come back by choice. Big let down given how many people spoke highly of Shinsei.

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Jfive
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with the family! They even accommodated a last minute family member to join!

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vipJohn
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I was seated in a small closet like space in the back next to the open kitchen door. When I asked to be moved, they refused despite other available seats. I will never go back after the way I was mistreated.

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vipKTdallas
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Consistently great. Tammy is the best.

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vipRamirez
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was packed, so I was happy that they honored our 8:45 reservation. I had booked 10 days ahead and that was the earliest time slot available for 5. Nice varied wine and cocktail list. We ordered appetizers, sushi, sashimi, and some full course entrees. Some of our favorites :the oysters were a hit as was the Toro sashimi, steamed buns, and Miso Cod. Everything was great except for the Crispy shrimp. They were good but not as good as everything else we ordered. Service could not have been better and I would definitely as for Natalie again.

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JohnD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service that is both warm and efficient. In my opinion, it’s the best sushi restaurant in Dallas

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ChantalS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ted, our waiter was absolutely amazing, attentive and gave excellent wine recommendations. This place always goes above and beyond, so when we are in town we always come in. The food is always so fresh and amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khalil is THE BEST in the business!

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Shafer3
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and while we sat at the bar we throughly enjoyed the service. The food is delightful with great options.

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vipRonahJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Always! Perfectly curated menu of food and cocktails and one of the best vibes in Dallas. Thrilled to be back at Shinsei and see Dallas coming back after Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends and enjoyed the special 1/2 price wine night.

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vipAUTiger
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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ShaunR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and service were awesome! Never disappoints.

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viplondonlover719
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The sushi was very fresh and expertly prepared.

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MarkL
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars as usual. Never had anything but excellent food, wine, and service here. Consistently outstanding

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vipJayhawk
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Shinsei and we cannot wait to go back and try more menu items! We were unable to pick a favorite item because it was all so good. Three of us shared the Thai fried rice (combo), crispy shrimp, pressed dragon roll, Tammy roll, and the Brussels sprouts. All excellent!

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AspiringAficionado
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This spot gives extraordinary service and delightful meals. One of my favorite restaurants around town. Carter was our server along with others on the waitstaff team. They were very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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BryanG
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, the service was a little slower than I would have preferred but our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely return in the future.

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vipGDGD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Unusually slow service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

I always leave spending over 2 hundred dollars and still feel hungry. I ordered the Cod it was bla. No real taste and slimy the skin was still on and I was having a hard time separating the fish and the skin it wouldn’t separate. I asked for no onions there was onions. Friend rice was just ok. PF Changes had much better food snd better value. I will never go back.

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MichaelH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service but a little on the expensive side.

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vipLknott
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried some ‘new to me’ items that were delicious! Great service by Natalie!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine at this restaurant. Selected by my date. It was excellent. Food exceptional, service great. Wonderful experience. We will definitely be back. Shinsei, Thank you for the fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service ! Love this place!

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vipDallasBob
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really hated getting rushed out basically forced to place orders early because kitchen was going to get busy and all food came out way too fast and on top of each other miss the old shin sei

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the food was excellent and the service was by the far the best I’ve ever had, are server name was Tid, and he made our dinner experience very enjoyable

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DustinW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The sushi is excellent and the drinks are also well made.

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vipNick
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great server (Kalil?) - attentive and great recommendations - other servers generally efficient and friendly. Food was very good - just not ground breaking - possibly our fault for staying with sushi and sashimi. OK wine selection - nice half bottle offer. Good Sicilian Red.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the sushi bar. My server Francisco was super upbeat and did a great job! Restaurant was busy and sushi took a little longer to come out but it was presented beautiful and incredibly fresh! It’s always a great experience and one of my favorite places to dine at when visiting Dallas.

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vipMichaelE
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints!!! Drinks, appetizers (we had duck spring rolls and prime beef on hot rock), and rolls were as fantastic as always. Also had grilled okra as a side!! Yummy.

I gave the service 4 stars - it wasn't bad or even close, just kinda spotty (had to ask for water once) and not what we've come to expect.

We can't wait to come back!

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LisaH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favorite sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

10/10 would recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and Teddy did a great job taking care of us!

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Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1341 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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