Shinsei has been providing pan-Asian flavors to the Lovers Lane set for over a decade, under the ownership of Lynae Fearing, former wife of Dean Fearing, and Tracy Rathbun, who is married to star local chef Kent Rathbun. Executive chef Carlos Capistran oversees a sushi-centric menu with the help of sushi chef Shuji Sugawara. But whether you pile up a stack of sashimi or a warm option like the lobster tacos or the popular (and delectable) Thai beef cheek, this long-time gem holds its own against more trendy Austin imports.
- Price: $$$, $$$$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Saturday 5-11 p.m.
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Recommended
- Parking: On-street, Valet
- Extra Services: Catering, Private-group dining