Shinsei Restaurant

4.9
1436 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 1436 people are saying
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JerryK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great sushi that is a bit pricey. Ambience was nice for a date night with lots of energy throughout the place.

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AdamC
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for the delicious, French Pinot Noir, our waitress Natalie made all of our selections, and she chose well: tuna, salmon, oysters, and steak. Meticulous plating. Creative designs. Flavorful and fresh tastes. At a place like this, your particular selection may not matter, as I’m guessing it’s all exceptional. But, she gave us a culinary experience that we would not have had with our own selections. Thank you Natalie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food. Worth every dollar

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vipLauraC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, strong drinks, and great service. Francisco is wonderful!

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karenm
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The evening/morning after was difficult as sodium levels high and reflux occurred. Do you provide "Low Sodium" etc. adjustments to your food. Green bean tempura was heavily coated - a little less to tase both tempura and bean crunch. Appetizer short rib pods were Great; The dinner Short Ribs very fatty and the noodles very oily/greasy = combo was a bit much. OUR SERVER TAMMY WAS FANTASTIC...Thank you Tammy.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Almost always a great experience! Definitely one of the top
sushi restaurants in Dallas

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vipMikeW
Dallas
78 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and Tammy is the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was pretty good; the food, the service and the ambiance, my only complain would be the noise level that makes difficult to have a nice conversation without having to shout sometimes. Other than that everything was great, a great spot for very good Japanese contemporary food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi!!! The staff were all so kind and friendly! Chrissy was our server and she made the best recommendations! Loved that the rolls were so different and tasted so fresh! The pressed sushi was our favorite. We will definitely be back!

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RyanK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun restaurant. Great food, drinks, atmosphere. Good looking people in a fun relaxing environment!

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vipmarisc
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison is an amazing server! She helped make my dining experience with my daughters the best. She’s very knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend.

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vipNicole
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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JulieSaxenmeyer
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!! From hostess to chef! Every wish was granted.

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Dorian
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here! Lots of vegetarians options. Great decor and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greta time!!

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vipPixie
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KenzyP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food very fresh, waiter very knowledgeable and attentive. Have us free dessert on the house for our anniversary. Amazing experience!

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vipMikeW
Dallas
79 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
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 on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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
39 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice evening. We had out of town guests, who enjoyed also.
Jan

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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
79 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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Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1436 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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