Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
1252 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 1252 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanQ
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Waitor was exceptional.

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JerryM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were upstairs so the noise level was much more moderate than downstairs. Sameth took great care of us and spent time to be sure we enjoyed our drinks, appetizer and dinners. The Old Fashioned Flask is a must try, but the bar prepared Old Fashioned was spectacular. Food was amazing...try the Kobe Short Rib...I've never had a more tender piece of meat. Thank you ShinSei. We will be back!

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vipMichaelS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect
Great food and superb service
Very friendly atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place, decoration and service was very good but the food not the best one. We felt the fish sushi was not that fresh and the beef of the hot rock we ordered did not have much flavor. The only thing we know is that the Thai fried rice was a bomb. The drinks were good and the price fair enough. Maybe we will give it another chance sometime!

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vipBrianR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a great place to dine. Busy

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vipexmodelinDallas
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Shinsei. I just wish it was open for more lunches than just Friday. Like Tue thru Fri! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Couldn’t have had a better dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food
Attentive service

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CCMH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends bday

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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vipMads
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Shin sei is my favorite go to date night place! It can be more casual or more dressy and the food is amazing! We always order tapas style and ask for servers recommendations but some of my favorites are the krista rice, gratin lady, spicy ichigo, and the oysters. Yumm

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vipalejandro
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Muy buen ambiente y la comida muy rica.

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vipRobertC
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service attentive. We were seated promptly, the waiter knew the menu well and answered our questions. We had a wonderful time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious food as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my sons birthday - the serve,Khalil, was amazing. He created us,greeted our son personally, and was attentive throughout the food is always great but Khalil made it special.

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vipAllison
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, excellent food and service.

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JenevaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday...Excellent, quick, friendly service...great food and atmosphere

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vipDkdp
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn’t get any better than Shinsei!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We’ve always loved Shinsei and were slightly disappointed this time around. We were seated in the enclosed patio which unfortunately doesn’t have the same charm as the main restaurant. They brought our food so fast that it seemed they were rushing us out. The food was great and our waiter was nice but it just wasn’t quite the same over the top experience we’ve had in the past.

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vipMikeW
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tammie is a treasure! She makes every dining experience better. Food is always on point.

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RTF1
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Consistent and solid quality of food - good variety of menu choices. The biggest drawback is the noise level can get really high, On our last visit we constantly had a cold draft blowing on us - even though we were in separate room away from the entrance. Between the noise and the cold air it wasn't the most comfortable environment - we couldn't wait to get out of there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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Sean
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and feels like home...with much better food!

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vipParforeash
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is delicious! Great food & wine!!

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vipChrissie
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Clean, simple atmosphere. Friendly waitstaff and very helpful when describing items and making suggestions. The Amanda Roll was very tasty and the Beef Potstickers were delicious. Good value and great neighborhood spot. Looks like nothing special from the outside but who cares if the meal is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is soooo good. The food is alwa

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vipCatelineQ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always seen this place but never took the opportunity to try it. I was so impressed once I did! Gorgeous interior behind those secretive big doors, excellent service and absolutely phenomenal food. The quality of sushi was amazing. I've found my new go to sushi spot for sure!

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shannonh
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Consistently amazing, what more can you ask for?

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vipBilly
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular. Love it.

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MiaF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not as good as I expected. The fish didn't seem too fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st time and we will definitely be back...Everything was amazing...food, cocktails, and service!!!

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RoxanneG
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome n every way!

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CathyL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was honored right on time. Food was amazing, as always! Very high quality. Martinis were fabulous and super cold.

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vipCourt
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, service is on point, and the atmosphere is fun. Great for celebrations and date nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Really good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food took an extremely long time to come out and we felt rushed once we got the food because they gave us a time limit for dinner. The limit was 1.5 hours due to covid but the restaurant appeared to be operating at full capacity. We dine here frequently and will be back and hopefully will have a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food but it was crowded and they seated us at the bar even though we had a reservation

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vipDanb
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for our family dinner. Always amazing food and great service.

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alexander
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had been debating going to this place for a couple of months, I'm not big on seafood/sushi, but finally decided to try it.
Initially, looked very cozy, not a lot of social distancing going on at the bar but that was expected. Lot of jerk-offs walking by/out without masks but was also expected given the HP crowd.
The service was great, no complaints there. 10/10
Drinks from the bar were strong so be careful haha but pretty interesting cocktails. I would definitely go back to try more. 10/10
As I said before, I'm not big on seafood/sushi but decided to try some yellowtail sashimi. It was honestly a lot more well rounded than I expected. Without the soy you could definitely taste the notes of hazelnut but with the soy sauce it was amplified and had an amazing flavor profile. The lovers roll was also pretty good, nothing special though. Overall, 8/10.

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Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1252 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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