Shinsei Restaurant

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986 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.

What 986 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. The server was super attentive and professional as well as friendly. Food was good. Trendy ambience. Felt like we were actually in a more cosmopolitan city.

TJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience!!

D
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fun and very tasty. Our kids love the hot rocks and tempura green beans... and the obligatory cotton candy for dessert. Bartender is always coming up with great drink options (for adults). Sushi is always fresh and the staff is awesome!

OJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Shinsei! The staff is so friendly and the food is delicious ALWAYS. One of my favorites!

BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the best sushi and environment in Dallas, if you are interested in a quieter location in the restaurant request upstairs seating, less kids.

KS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has been consistently exceptional each time we've visited. Our server, Casey, was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, and guided us through the menu to make sure we experienced the best dishes the restaurant has to offer. I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelent food!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great signature cocktails, delicious sushi and the fried rice is a must. The service at the bar and once we were seated was top notch.

SG
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious, as always! The heirloom tomato salad was incredible!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was fantastic as always!

AB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We had a group of six and were given a table upstairs by the bathroom which was extremely noisy. The music was loud and annoying and did not fit the atmosphere and downstairs ambiance. It was disappointing as we had emphasized to our out of town guests many attributes of the restaurant, none of which proved to be true that night. Our server Alfred was terrific, however.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Little loud but amazing.

D
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding.if you’re looking for a great experience do not allow them to seat you in the outdoor patio .

MC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is fantastic- however they rush you in and out so fast it is annoying for the price. Servers are knowledgeable and great - but we felt so rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service lacked attention to us but overall good.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

A bit over priced and crazy busy, which affected the service. Food wasn’t spectacular

JS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome time.

ML
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Continued excellence, same as previous review.

KS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is exquisite! Ambience is entertaining! Service is impeccable! Can’t say enough!!!

SG
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful as usual.

MB
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Dinner w daughter

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h
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The food was good. Not as outstanding as everyone raved about.

RH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

SC
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tracy and team are always outstanding

r
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was awesome sat at bar servers were all awesome -

JE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You cant go wrong. Faulous food. Trendy atmosphere. What are you waiting for

PW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pork buns and oysters Rockefeller I ever had!

f
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been coming for over 12 years. Love this place. And, the blood orange margarita, AND TAMI!!!!!

w
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, any occasion or group, we feel like this is home.
Appreciate that each time.
Though Tammy serves when she is able, we like each person. Everyone is nice and makes me/us feel comfortable
Jan

P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Asian restaurant in Dallas! From the atmosphere, the food, the decor, the bar, to the remarkable customer service received I was blown away. Thank you for setting the stag high!

HM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Always very fresh sushi and amazing service. Although a bit pricy it is definitely worth it for the quality sushi and impeccable service. 1/2 price wine on Mondays!

LL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent food, waitstaff courteous and professional, chefs are true artisans.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service with great knowledge of menu. Food was first class!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Shinsei 💛

B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband was back from his deployment to Africa. This is this first restaurant he wanted to go to to celebrate!

l
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One the best restaurant in DFW!!! Never disappoints!!!

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent in every way

AE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary! Shinsei is always our “go to” restaurant for celebrations. We always request Tammy to be our server . She’s been helping us for years -when the restaurant was Yamaguchi. After all these years ,she still remembers my favorite dish (cod) Amazing!
My husband already says he wants to go therefor his birthday. We love this restaurant — just wish it were not quite so loud.

LM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Some of Dallas's BEST sushi, by far. The sashimi is fresh, and the rolls are delicious-- lots of options with varying spice levels and a good fish to rice ratio. We've always had very good service on our visits, and the wine selection never disappoints. Also, the appetizers I've had have been wonderful, including their prime hot rock, dumplings, and edamame, but I do wish they did more app platter/combo options so we could try a few more things with each visit.

Ambiance isn't my favorite though - it's not bad, it's just loud. I wish it were a bit quieter and cozier.

MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing as always! Loved everything we ate. Dragonlady and the sashimi with garlic was our favorite!

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