Shinsei, Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing’s long-running Asian restaurant on Inwood, is officially open in DFW Airport’s Terminal D.
A year ago Eater reported that the restaurant’s second location would debut this summer in Terminal D alongside a forthcoming outpost of the popular beer purveyor The Flying Saucer. In Terminal D, Shinsei joins other Dallas dining stalwarts Stephan Pyles’ Stampede 66; Fort Worth legend Reata Grill; The Italian Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck; and of course, eateries from Tracy Rathbun’s own husband Kent Rathbun including Abacus and Whitetail Bistro.
Shinsei’s new outpost serves up an abbreviated menu as compared to its Inwood Road location, which features garlic pork potstickers, braised pork steam buns, chicken lettuce wraps, shrimp dumplings, sashimi and sushi rolls, and bento boxes to go. It also serves breakfast items like avocado toast, fried rice topped with egg, and a wrap stuffed with fried rice, chicken sausage, and veggies. Shinsei’s robust drinks menu features cocktails, beer, and wine, and a whole section devoted to different types of sake.
The new addition of Shinsei is part of a growing expansion of exciting dining options at the airport, although the airport’s celebrated first Whataburger is decidedly less upscale.
Shinsei is open daily at DFW Airport from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.