Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
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1069 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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.

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l
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Way too loud to enjoy our meal with friends

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and food. We come here often for date night or with friends.

SP
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vfm. Smart but casual. Only the risotto disappointed otherwise the food was really good. Loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastey food good ambiance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tammy is a bright light as always. She makes every dinner a special experience, and we always look forward to coming back and not only having an outstanding meal, but also seeing Tammy. We love you shinsei!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with friends- food was so good! Literally the best and service is great and fast!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Had to wait 15 minutes for our table when we had a reservation.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great for a girl’s night. Service was a little slow but the overall experience was great. Great food and drinks.

J
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Shinsei was superb. Great food and an upbeat vibe. Really enjoyed everything

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a 9:30 reservation on Valentine’s Day but were able to be seated immediately at the sushi bar about 45 minutes early with great service

g
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Had high expectations based on reviews but was very disappointed. Inattentive rude wait staff including hostesses which were non welcoming. Food delivery was slow. Cramped quarters. The only good part was the food but not good enough to go back.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentines Day

MV
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

No recognition of special occasion.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday they were very helpful with her gluten free requirements

B
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Best sushi in dallas.

KN
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great! Service was great! The restaurant was very loud due to several parties going on that night.

PB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best dining experience as always! Thank you so much for a wonderful night!

CR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been in a couple of years, but they have not skipped a beat. Still great food and wonderful service. Of special note are the BBQ ribs, swordfish, miso cod and chefs selection of sashimi. Wonderful business dinner that impressed my guests.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Our server, Madeline was wonderful. But, we were surprised that they didn’t have real wasabi. They don’t even carry it! Wasabi 🍣🍣😍😍

YC
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food! Unique stuff and well done. Our server was super sweet!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food!! Amazing!

JT
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never miss food and service. Always on point. Great sushi but also many other choices. Something for everyone.

CU
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Service is great. Always look forward to dining at Shinei!

MZ
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Shinsei never disappoints! I had the whole snapper and it was fabulous. I’d move to Dallas just to be able to dine here often. Looking forward to my next visit.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We sat at the main bar, very high traffic area.
For starters we ordered the modern seaweed salad, it was okay. For sashimi we ordered the Demesy, Hawaiian & cured salmon (my favorite-spicy). I can’t say I was wowed by the fish, but overall everything was average.

J
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas!

AB
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, especially the oysters. Server was very attentive and helpful with recommendations. Will be going back.

RJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 12 years in a city known for its exceedingly competitive restaurant environment, Shinsei continues to be a local favorite and the go-to restaurant for an exceptional experience....food, drinks, setting. The sushi is the best in DFW, but the creative menu doesn’t stop with hand rolls and sashimi. The service is exceptional and the owners are always on-site to make sure the experience of their guests exceeds expectations.

NS
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice decor. Server Krissy was outstanding. The food was imaginative, fresh and tasty. Some nice cocktail choices and the Sake options were also good. Nice place.

T
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. The food here never disappoints.

KC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night and everything was amazing

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food and best service

P
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers the best of the best!!! And Tammy (the best server) makes it all the better

JD
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service....Always consistent and always great! Get Tammy for your server and you can’t go wrong!!!!

M
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just celebrating holidays with old friends

OT
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, great food. Service was good on a Friday night. Lots of energy, hard to hear across the table, but good go to place.

GG
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We’ve been going to Shinsei for years and always enjoyed it. This time, it took 20 minutes just to get a glass of wine and 30 to place our order. Really disappointing. For the prices at Shinsei, we expected better.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for standard seating but we were seated in the covered patio. I asked if there was an inside table available but there was not which was not a problem as the patio is nice, just a bit less atmosphere. Without me requesting him, the manager came over to apologize and offered our first round of drinks on the house. I told him that I appreciated the offer and that he did not need to do that but he insisted. Great example of high quality customer service - the manager took the initiative to take a minor inconvenience and turn it into a positive experience.

c
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Unique menu options including super fresh sushi plus many cooked seafood items. Good wine list and great service.

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