We have collected a gallery of interesting and beautiful examples of 'noren' that grace the entrances to traditional Izakaya establishments in Japan. If you've forgotten, an izakaya (居酒屋) is a type of informal Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking and light fare.
At Shinsei we think it’s a great way to transition from a busy day to the afternoon and evening. In fact we hope that Chef Jeramie’s amazing small plates will be just the beginning of your Shinsei "izakaya adventure." We also of course suggest you tuck into some of Chef Shuji Sugawara's offerings from the sushi bar. Once you get into the “izakaya mindset,” the rest is easy and we hope you'll be enticed to make an evening of it and stay for dinner. That’s how you “izakaya”! Kampai!
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.