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Shinsei Restaurant

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1113 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1113 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathyM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We went for my son's birthday and they made it very special!

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vipMeredithG
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Always a good time at Shinsei.

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SarahJane
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, solid service, but a dark and loud ambience!

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SusanG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our niece and her mom (my sister in law) to celebrate her graduation. We had a great table upstairs that was nicely spaced from other groups and not very loud up there. Everything we ordered came out quickly and beautifully and was delicious- truly we ate every bite. Our server was perfect.

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Blue12
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both great. The table we had for 4 was large and we felt socially distant enough from the other two tables in the room. Hand sanitizer on the table was a nice touch.

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vipAudreyB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and such a fun environment! Don't skip the oysters!

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LizMM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite sushi restaurant in Dallas -- well above all the others if you love lots of flavors, menu variety, and fresh fish.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Exactly what we were expecting based on their website. Will repeatedly go back as well as recommend.

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Lawrence
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best sushi in Dallas, incredible service, and great ambience. Also, the way they have taken steps to keep the patrons safe is noticeable ... and certainly appreciated.

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SuzyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend had never been to Shin Sei. When I used to live in the area I would go 2-3 times a week.
First time I sat in the lounge/waiting area by the front door and had dinner. Everything was great!

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JulieH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas.

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JimL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Saturday evening dinner experience was great. From the convenience of valet parking, to the cozy atmosphere, to the friendly and efficient wait staff and finally to a deliciously prepared meal, all our expectations were met or exceeded. We will be back soon.

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rshaggy325
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great and I enjoyed the ambiance and decor, wish the portions were larger but you can certainly taste the quality

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Don’t sit couples in the bar

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vipLizzieB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Favorite spot. Think food wAs not as great as usually is. But I’ll be back again for sure

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JoeR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our family for my daughter’s 12th birthday. GreAt to get out again and Shinsei was lovely!

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vipHelix
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The food was outstanding, but the service was slow. The ambiance - horrible. Too loud and seems cheap. For the same money you can get equally good sushi (or better) at several other shushing places nearby with much better ambiance and service.

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vipweareold
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was spotless and we were greeted by all of the friendly staff.
Tammy guided us through the changes in menu.

Mike enjoyed the swordfish. I had (seriously) the freshest best tasting soft shell crab. That was a delightful surprise.

We enjoyed our evening.
Jan

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Jjdallas
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Kelley
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. This place is doing everything right with extra precautions to keep you safe and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome food
Thursday Duck Night is our favorite
Very safe and clean everyone wears masks and gloves
We really appreciate their service

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vipYamamama
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Shinsei and our first post pandemic foray to a dine in restaurant. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and I didn’t want to cook. The food was delicious! We tried several different things and shared everything. Of what we tried, our favorites were the pork buns, miso black cod, and Alfred roll but everything was wonderful. The challenge will be deciding what to order and what to reorder on our next visit. The staff was very conscientious about wearing masks and gloves and cleaning between customers. We felt totally safe. I highly recommend Shinsei! Please support them during this weird time!

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vipDaraM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! In a time of necessary social distancing and extra measures to make people feel safe/comfortable, they did a good job. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I really love sitting at the bar! The bar tenders are fun and friendly.

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JoshuaH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the quality of food was stellar and the staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipMikeW
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

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vipharthuff
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating getting out of quarantine

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Johnny
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since Covid began, and we stayed for close to 3 hours! Food was fabulous (our two favorites are the fried rice and dragon lady pressed sushi) and service was great.

Shinsei Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2020

Johnny, Thank you so much!!! We are so happy to be open to the extent we are and have you back! Tracy & Lynae

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

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vipMikeW
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience. They did a wonderful job keeping everyone at least 6 ft apart (social distancing), most employees had their masks on properly (not all, some had their noses uncovered and delivered food or water). The shishito peppers were disappointing, we ordered blistered but they were only cooked until soft, there was no blistering. Everything else was delicious. Love the presses sushi!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great stuff for first day open again

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vipDiane
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in the neighborhood to eat early in a time of anxiety.

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vipDanb
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! We had a large party with a few small children and he could not have been nicer to them. The food was delicious!

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Mads
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always love this place! Because their food is always consistently delicious, I took a leap of faith and tried sashimi here for the first time. I loved it. We love to order a bunch of little plates and share to get a variety of flavors and plates.

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vipLknott
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my fiancé’s vendor from Arizona here. He is a world traveler and foodie. Shinsei is always one of my go-to’s. I love sharing it with friends. Always spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I needed quality time w friends after my Dad passed away, so our dinner turned into a few hours of me crying and being indecisive. Our server was so patient and kind. Food was amazing as always. Loved seeing Casey back and visiting w Elvis. Shinsei will always be one of my top three go-to places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is awesome - the food is amazing... the atmosphere is great... we stuffed ourselves on dumplings, brussel sprouts, and steamed buns- be sure to order the Thai fried rice... just go easy on the Vespers-

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