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About Shinsei Restaurant

Shinsei Restaurant is a Traditional Sushi Bar with a Pan-Asian kitchen.

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.

Our food is electrifying. But not so unexpected that you won’t be able to decipher the menu or recognize your favorite dish. Never boring, yet comforting at the same time. Our signature poppers, for instance, are a sophisticated mix of late night bar food and sumptuous finger food with a distinctly Asian flair.

7713 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Shinsei does not accept reservations between 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Between 6:30pm - 9:00pm please come for dinner between these times as it is first come first serve. Lunch: Open Friday from 11:00 to 2:00

Cross Street:
Lovers

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 352-0005

Website:
http://shinseirestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering Available

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Shinsei Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Special Occasion (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Fun (15)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (13)
People Watching (12)
Healthy (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Waiter was very attentive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Shinsei is one of our favorite go-to places for sushi. It's usually very crowded so best to make a reservation. The only suggestion is that they need create some new sushi items. The menu hasn't changed in years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday!! Super nice

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food, diverse menu, attentive service. Chef Carlos Capistran is top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food overall it’s pretty good. Being a lover of sushi I did not feel like there were as many options as I would have liked. The rolls could have been more creative. With that being said, we had a friend with us that did not like sushi and there were plenty of options for him. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I thought the food was a little high priced for what was offered

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I couldn't count the number of times I've eaten at Shinsei...a lot! Food is always delicious, service is consistently good. The bill is never cheap, but I'll keep going back!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent service by Tammie our server. Always spot on with her service.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Shinsei never disappoints! We went with our adult children, and everything we had was delicious! It was Tuesday so we ordered the Barbeque special which my family fought over the leftovers the next day.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Garlic pork potstickers and the Dragon Lady pressed salmon sushi were our favorite items of the evening.
We had the shrimp dumplings and the filling was wonderful but the wrappers had an unpleasant slimy texture.
Finished with the chocolate cake and well, ho-hum, really; firstly it was a sheet-cake-style which always suffers in presentation as underwhelming and the icing, although glossy and rich looking, was decidedly gritty.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing as usual. We really enjoy going to the back bar. Chris, the bartender, is awesome and ensures we have a great experience EVERY TIME we go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great evening. Great food. Wonderful service. Been to Shinsei many times before and it never disappoints. Thank you for another wonderful evening. You treat customers like family and it makes a real difference.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding!! Great sushi!! Can't miss spot in Dallas.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Business Meals, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Date night at Shinsei - we had 2 glasses of wine, veggie tempura, pork steam buns and a sushi roll. That was too much food. Great flavors, fast service since we ate early. Even found a parking spot this time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My husband and I eat a lot of sushi / asian food and heard decent things about shinsei. They brought us two of the wrong dishes out (which really wasn’t that big of a deal, albeit sloppy) and the food was just okay. We ended up walking out of there with a fairly large bill and feeling unsatisfied. If the food had been cheaper or tasted better, I would have felt better about our experience overall. However because we paid so much for food that was satisfactory, we will not be returning. There are better sushi / asian fusion eateries in dallas at this price point.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

servers and owner were beyond amazing. thank you for the great experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awful server

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Small and quaint. A little noisy but not too bad. Great sushi. The Shinsei roll was boring but the the pressed sushi was great along with the nagiri. Also had crispy brussel sprouts which never disappoint. Finished the meal with chocolate spring rolls and it was one of best desserts I’ve ever had.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The atmosphere was so fun! Very vibrant! Great food & service. Our waiter was so friendly & nice & informative. We had been wanting to go to Shinsei for years & now wish we’d gone sooner. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful evening! Great dining experience, lovely service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food is pricey and drinks are very pricey. Beer selection is inadequate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fun food, great service and drinks. Something for everyone! There were four of us and we ordered 5 items off the menu and shared everything! Great way to enjoy this place! Ribs, Brussels sprouts, fried rice, dragon lady sushi and edamame! All really really good with super attentive waiters.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding!! Zipporah was amazing with us. Food amazing as always!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding as usual

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The parking lot is just south of and next to Fireside pies; i.e. if you can't find a parking space in front of the restaurant along Inwood. There is complimentary valet too, right after you pass the restaurant heading south.
Table service can start to get slow when it starts getting busy; around 18:30 on Saturday in my case.
We had the Sushi Rolls. The Lover's Roll & Pressed Sushi was tasty, however the Ashbey was only mediocre. Barbara's cinnamon chocolate cake was not worth the $7.00; it tasted fine but was only 2 inches square and 1 inch high with a small ping pong size scoop of ice-cream.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was wonderful!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and service were fabulous as always. Tammy is awesome. Everyone is always so friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Exceptional service with fantastic flavors.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic restaurant!!!! We absolutely LOVE

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous evening- meal was wonderful/shared plates and sushi/ everyone loved it. Service was superb

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Shinsei continues to be an outstanding dining option in Dallas. Whether you like Sushi or just prefer the Pan-Asian menu both options are sensational. Daily specials, menu's that change seasonally and still some of the finest sushi in Dallas. Misto Cod might be the best entree of fish in the city; numerous sushi rolls, several opportunities for sashimi and a variety of appetizers and first course options. Besides Misto Cod, Chicken, steak, scallops, halibut the main entree from the Pan Asian kitchen are out very good. Worth the trip.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, ambiance and service. Will definitely go back !

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We recently celebrated an early family Thanksgiving dinner at Shinsei. Our waiter, Kahlil was provided some of the best service we've experienced. The food did not disappoint as usual. YUMMY!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We arrived 10 minutes early thinking it was better to be early than late, that was a big mistake. We waited patiently for 30 past our reservation time while watching other couples come in that had the same reservation time as us and then were seated almost immediately. After waiting for 30 past the reservation time so a total of 40 minutes we decided to go ahead and leave seeing we where not going to get a table any time soon. After we had gotten back into the truck and we're heading another restaurant they called is and said they were about to have a table ready for us if we wanted to come back. I told them I had wasted enough time there and was headed somewhere else for dinner and they replied fine and then hung the phone. Just off this experience I will never go back to this place again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always good - but needs more waiters/waitresses. Almost every time we’ve eaten there – which is about 25 – you’ll want something and your waiter will be MIA. As your friends progress through their meals, you’re still waiting to grab staff and get something you need.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Okay sushi but definitely a fun atmosphere in a cool neighborhood.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good. Lots of menu options to try. This was my first visit. Will go back again.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome in every way. Really love this place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

You gotta come to the Dallas staple!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

As always - Shinsei is amazing. The food and service are top-notch. It's a little loud, but tolerable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our first time at Shinsei and we loved it! Enjoyed the wonderful hand-crafted cocktails and the sushi/sashimi to start. We enjoyed sharing several small plates, delicious dumplings, pork buns and salads, though the regular entées such as halibut and short ribs looked very good at the table next to us. Every one was dressed up for Halloween and having fun w/the diners. Our server, Brandy, was super helpful and knew every detail about the menu with spot-on suggestions. The pumpkin bread pudding, formed and not too sweet, is not to be missed!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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