Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
1373 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 1373 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallasdiner
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ordered the ahi/yellowtail sashimi and shrimp sushi rolls, followed by the steamed halibut and miso black cod. I felt the sauce with the halibut overpowered the fish, but otherwise it was very good. Everything else was excellent. One side note: there was no toilet paper in the restroom and the trash can was overflowing with used paper towels. While it was very noisy, overall we had a great experience and will certainly return, as well as recommend it to friends.

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CCTX
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints. Great service and great food! From the potstickers to the sushi to the fried banana. Wonderful!

KD
KevinD
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Noise level is too loud to enjoy our meal. It seemed the louder people talked the louder music was. Horrible

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vipBeachlover2020
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carter was an outstanding server! Food was delicious as always and ambiance is fun

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FREAKIN AMAZING

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MollyH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tammy was fabulous! Food, drinks, ambiance all great! Loved the Roxy Amelia cocktail!!

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KellyPerk
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei is by far one of the best restaurants in Dallas without question. The service and food are incredible. Fabulous for early dinner with family or happy hour with friends. A favorite for hosting fabulous birthday dinners. The people at Shinsei are wonderful, the food is ALWAYS impeccable.

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MissyE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Dallas. It is a must try for lovers of Asian fusion!

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vipBeachlover2020
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and the food is superb! Always recommend-lovers roll is my favorite and the Demesey is cravable. Best sushi in Dallas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance! My new favorite place.

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CathyL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food is always amazing! But, the last three times we have made a 6:30 reservation, we've been seated in the walkway between the entry and the stairs. Really takes away from the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome , server Khalil can recommend without you needing to look at menu just tell him to keep it coming!

MW
vipMikeW
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. Tammy is such a bright spot and makes every dining experience fun!

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vipLemondrop1
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around…food and service were outstanding!

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MEKIAB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casey was super awesome!! Took care of me. The Salmon was a miss at the end, overcooked a little. The rice a bit sticky, mushy but the dessert was the highlight. Chocolate Spring Rolls😋 but the vibe is the best.

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vipSteve
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great

JW
JohnW
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Great ambiance and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always the best food and experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food !

LM
LeosMom
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food was very good, restaurant is VERY dark, staff friendly and helpful. A lovely night was had by my son and me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Miso cod entrée was our favorite. Bread pudding is a delicious dessert. Pork potstickers also great. Actually all the food was great! It was packed, which I think is the norm. A little dark inside for my husband's liking, but I didn't mind it so much. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as always

MW
vipMikeW
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent. The sushi is always very fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my 17yr old daughter…waitress was amazing!!!

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vipSaraD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carter was excellent and took great care of us

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vipweareold
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel comfortable. Tammy and all the staff are so welcoming.
Jan

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HorstK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service by Shara!!! Fantastic food at a great restaurant.

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JulieG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great dinner at Shinsei. Our server, Teddy, was very knowledgeable and friendly - he helped us choose our items and we loved every one! We will definitely be back.

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SJPfoodie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food, great vibe! Amazing service

HC
vipHeatherC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teddy for server was absolutely amazing! I will request him every time! He made our experience unforgettable!!

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vipRubberKnows
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall enjoyed and food is quite good though think pricing on large plates 10 - 20% too high. Excellent & thoughtful service. Fairly small dining rooms with close proximity to other diners. Pretty noisy though not to the point of distraction. Despite $300 check birthday was not acknowledged (mentioned when making reservation).

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vipStephanieS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pressed sushi roll is divine!

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vipKFB9944
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ted our waiter was incredible and his suggestions
were amazing. It was the best experience we have had at the restaurant!!

We will be back and we will request Ted!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
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 on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
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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Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1373 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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