Shinsei Restaurant

4.9
1491 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 1491 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice ambiance and great food,

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Highly recommend

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vipKatrinav
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Majd
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shara is absolutely the most awesome server ever!

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vipWendyB
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. A must restaurant when I come to Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipweareold
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Today, I had lunch. Tammy helped me and my 3 guests. Enjoyable lunch.
Earlier in week, I had large “to go” order. Tammy helped with menu. It was a big success. The “to go team” also get my high praise for packaging everything (plus condiments) ordered,

All hail.

Jan

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vipLauraC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Francisco, the server and bartender! We always request him and he is fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh sushi

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vipTonjaC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Usually sit in Tammy’s section and it takes Tammy 10 plus minutes to arrive at the table for drink orders. Once she receives the order a carrier delivers the drinks but Tammy is nowhere to be found for the next 10 minutes we sit before placing an app/ enter order. So 30 min before we order dinner based on her coming by our table. Noticed the same experience for other tables she owns near us.

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UpasanaV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Staff is very friendly. Enjoyed the dinner.

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SallyWants1n
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful NYE dinner! Just a heads-up the “patio” really wasn’t an outdoor space AT ALL. We were trying to accommodate someone needing outdoor and this was a totally enclosed (brick walls) space. Just FYI.

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Abbie
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great New Year's Eve dinner! The decor and ambiance we're very festive. All the food was delicious - baby back ribs were fall-of-the-bone tender and the presentation on the swordfish was so cool! They also have great cocktails and coffee. We will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! The hot rock was a fun appetizer.

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vipTaste
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not what it used to be. Service was good. Food was blah.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service !

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vipToddMac
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with the folks at Shinsei. As usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Shinsei. Always our go to for Asian Fusion. Food is always fantastic and staff are awesome and always accommodating.

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vipMikeW
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tammy is the best! Food is always excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday celebration

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JodyW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei food is so consistent, always excellent. The staff is attentive and considerate. We have never had a bad experience while dining. They also have an excellent bar staff too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate a birthday and it was a great evening! They even remembered to include a candle with the dessert based on a note I’d left in my open table reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was wonderful and servers were very courteous

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vipCarolynW
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. I just celebrated mine and my husband and I enjoyed a great meal with wonderful service by Casey. We had tempura beans, edamame, Thai fried rice, a lynae sushi roll and the salmon- all delish. Casey even brought a banana parfait with a candle!
Perfect spot!

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TomB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Food was over the top delicious. Great time had by all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MUST. A local feel but definitely has some of the best sushi and dishes around. Been coming to Shinsei for 5+ years and it’s still my favorite spot in Dallas.

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vipMarkH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with the outside dining room as it was my first time back there. Server was very attentive and food was delicious as usual.

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vipMikeW
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent ad new items are always offered. The experience is made exceptional by Tammy. Her ability to make everyone feel special and provide amazing service is a large part of why our family chooses to eat at Shinsei at least once a week.

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MaryC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The noise level in the bar was deafening!! There was a family with a screaming infant that terrorized the place!!!

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vipHPDAD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Amateur swordfish entre, mediocre sushi!

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HeatherB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Drinks, food and service were all great!

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vipIcouldeatitalianeveryday
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food & good service. We did order a lot of food for the table & it all came at the same time, so next time we will request they stagger the plates, but other than that it was a great experience.

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KimJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and Madi was wonderful as always!!

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vipStephanieD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei was great as always, but writing a review because went for an early dinner with our toddler and the staff could not have been more welcoming and kind about it. Thank you for a delicious meal and excellent service even with the little ones!

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vipBeachlover2020
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as always!

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vipMikeW
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service is great! Tammie makes every dining experience a special event!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I was late by 15 minutes for 6:15 pm reservation but called and left a voicemail at 6:17 pm. The hostess did not make eye contact with me and was very stand offish acting irritated by me. Not a great welcome. Food was good but the Lovers sushi roll came out very late. The table next to us ordered many specialty sushi rolls and received them well before I did. Also, the roll had mango in it that was not ripe and so hard I honestly didn’t enjoy it at all. The waiter was nice but also didn’t come by all that often. We had to flag him down to order our 2nd round of cocktails after our glasses were empty for 20 minutes or more. This was my 4th experience eating at this restaurant. If you are going to price your menu the way you do, service and food should be at the same quality level.

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vipsassnwugrad
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful creative Asian food in a sleek and sophisticated setting, great service and ambiance!

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KellyPerk
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsei is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. NEVER disappoints and the food is always exceptional! Best date night restaurant or dinner with the kids and family.

FAQs

Shinsei Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1491 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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