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Shinsei Adds Izakaya-Inspired Service


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.   Continue reading

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A Good Fortune: Shinjuku Station

shin2by Angela Hopkins

Shinjuku Station is like falling in love and only you know what your heart feels but you cannot do it justice with words, but I will try.  The décor is deconstructed and trendy.  An exposed brick and narrowed black and white photography filled wall, Japanese characters on curtains dividing the kitchen from the bar, an old wide bench that sits four, about 10 tables set up back to back along the brick wall and a sushi bar for eight or so hugging around the back side of the kitchen.  Whether you wait for a bit or are seated as you walk in, begin with an “Overflow of good fortune.”   Continue reading

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