Shinsei Restaurant

4.8
1218 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1218 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RG
RoxanneG
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome n every way!

CL
CathyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
vipCourt
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Really good food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipDanb
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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alexander
1 review
Dined on 9 January 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.

DF
vipDFWCURT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sushi is always top notch and this time was no different. We had several sides, specifically the brussell sprouts which were great and shishito peppters and edamame. Tammy served us and she is fantastic. Another great experience at Shinsei.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco was an excellent server! Highly recommend Katina’s Krispy Rice and Jalepeno Yellowtail!!

HB
vipHeatherB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

There was no distancing in the restaurant. It was the most uncomfortable dining experience my family and I have had since Covid began. The tables were too close together and the restaurant seemed to be at full capacity.

MP
MerryP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very adequate portions on all 6 of our items ordered amd all absolutely delicious! Friendly server and nice spacing of guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

SP
SarahP1
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't make me laugh. We had to wear a mask in the entry and to our table. Look in the bar: 20 people sitting at the bar, maskless, shoulder to shoulder [which I am all for], having a grand 'ole time.

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SCOOTERQR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Pressed Sushi role was very good, the Sashimi (Sake) outstanding. Great service considering 1/2 price bottles of Wine Monday crowd.

MS
MicheleS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVE Shinsei... and having moved here from CA, we are very particular about our sushi. This is our "go to" for all celebrations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We got lettuce wraps and sashimi for appetizers. We ordered a rack of short ribs to split for dinner. We waited and waited ....finally the waitress asked if we were ready for dessert. We explained that we never got our main dish . She apologized and explained if we still wanted them , it would be a few minutes. We said never mind . We had a bottle of wine and 2 appetizers and it was $200. We have always had great experiences there but not on this night. Very disappointed.

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SeanP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We were stuffed in the back on a patio with the rain leaking through the roof. Not ideal at all.

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vipTrivey
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Shinsei. Went with small plates/sushi/sashimi this time vs. entrees and every item was great. Finding out that Monday was half price bottles of sake/wine was a pleasant surprise too!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoint

LB
vipLB21
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little off. Food was good but not great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The male hostess was extremely rude. First while checking into our reservation, he wouldn’t look up from texting on his phone while I was trying to speak to him, and continued to text as he brought us to the table. Then while my daughter asked for restroom directions later in the night, he refused to look up from his phone again and just pointed in the direction of the bathroom rather than speaking or even looking at her. My family loves Shinsei and was very off-put by this service.

LS
vipLoriS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

The hot food came out 30 mins before the sushi. We were told lots of takeout orders. It took an hour to close the tab. We were told computers down.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei’s food and experience is always phenomenal.

DL
vipDianeL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants for the quality, service and steak in the city!

LL
LaurenL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was really rude and short with us but the rest of our dining experience was exceptional!

BB
BBender
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sushi was exceptional. Very fresh melt in your mouth fish!

CS
vipCraigS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KJ
KatyJ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, ambiance and service are also both top-notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, we had an amazing time. The food and ambiance was extraordinary. Perfect for a special occasion

TG
vipTashaG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Khalil is amazing. If you want a wonderful experience, request to sit in his section.

RJ
vipRonahJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING, as always!!

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vipCrystal
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food is always outstanding! Thanks for making my birthday dinner special!

LW
vipLaurenW
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime a friend from out of town comes to visit, I always bring them here. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

MW
vipMikeW
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and the service is the best! Tammy makes every dining experience special.

MM
MelanieM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, food and service!

LW
vipLaurenW
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Shinsei. We love to sit in Tammy's section, although I've never had a waiter I didn't like!

Highly recommend the Dragon Lady pressed roll and the Demesy sushi

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vipBilly
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding as always
Service was a bit slow

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Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1218 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 bookings at the moment.

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