Already a prime social gathering place for Dallas diners, Shinsei continues to evolve and innovate to keep the experience fresh for its loyal patrons. Beginning on Friday, May 8th, Shinsei will launch Izakaya-inspired service in the upstairs lounge, newly remodeled by Dallas designer Greg O’Neal. The updated design aesthetic replaces the original lime green with a new color palette, including pops of bright coral. And a heavy curtained wall reduces outside noise and allows the lounge to be closed off for private events.
In Japan, izakayas are cultural cornerstones for conversation, noshes and enjoying drinks with friends in a convivial, unpretentious atmosphere. Shinsei is embracing that social sensibility by offering an impressive wine list, pouring inventive cocktails and serving Japanese and domestic beers and grand cru sakes alongside inspired small plates crafted by new Executive Chef, Jeramie Robison. These delicious plates will be offered as gratis bites presented in three creative tastes that change daily. For patrons who desire something more, Shinsei’s regular appetizer menu and sushi menu will be available as well.
“Much as the izakaya is a foundation of Japanese after-work culture, we see Shinsei’s Sakaya Room becoming a staple in Dallas’s late afternoon repertoire,” said Shinsei proprietors Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing. “Our updated upstairs lounge is the perfect environment for customers to pursue our city’s favorite pastime—sharing good food and good drinks with good friends.”
Shinsei’s izakaya service and the remodeled Sakaya Room are just two facets of Shinsei’s ongoing transformation. The restaurant’s “Tsubō Garden” is newly updated, enclosed and air-conditioned. The “Enso” Private Dining Room has received a refresh and private dining capacity has been expanded. And working hard in the kitchen is Uchi veteran Chef Robison, who continues to enhance the menu with a handful of exciting updates, giving diners plenty to look forward to throughout 2015.
Izakaya service will take place each weeknight from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Shinsei is located at 7713 Inwood Road. For more information, please call 214-352-0005 or visit the website.