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713 North Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-0109
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Jinsei sushi restaurant is a high energy affair

Jinsei is a sleek sushi restaurant with an excellent menu and very good service. My only complaint is the noise level [amped-up music], maybe more attractive to a younger crowd. Just about every kind of sushi and sashimi are served plus some appetizer portions - like wontons. Prices run the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
Walt A
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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

While this place is great for any occasion, it is especially a great date night place. Everything from drinks to food we have had there has been delicious. You can get kobe beef and they bring out a steaming hot rock for you to cook it on, which makes for a fun experience. They also have a great porch to... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Aaah! Everything is good! I LOVE the Kodama (sp?) tuna app!!! The grilled edamame is delicious! They have great cocktails, too!!

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Jinsei is a sleek sushi restaurant with an excellent menu and very good service. My only complaint is the noise level [amped-up music], maybe more attractive to a younger crowd. Just about every kind of sushi and sashimi are served plus some appetizer portions - like wontons. Prices run the gamut from very reasonable to high.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Delicious food, a little overpriced. The restuarant wasn't super busy when we went, so the atmosphere was really nice, but I could see it getting pretty loud when busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Really good BUT not great. This place will come as close as you get to other world class sushi restaurants in big cities like Sushi Samba or Nobu, but falls short, as the menu could have more variety. It is too expensive for the small portions they serve...great atmosphere !!!

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The sushi is great, but oftentimes it takes more than 45 minutes after ordering before, the first item arrives at the table - even when you're sitting at the sushi bar.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Japanese food at Jinsei is very, very good, authentic even, but the noise level is unacceptable. The piped-in rock music is 'way too loud; customers can't even escape it on the terrace. When it first opened Jinsei was an awesome place with a Zen feel, but now the owners seem to be catering to the undergraduate student crowd almost... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful sushi and tempura with a twist: they sometimes use American ingredients (for example, lobster) but employ authentic Japanese techniques. The chef is reputed to have studied with a famous Japanese chef, and the results seem to confirm it. If you want a terrific mixed drink to start, try the ginger mango mojito.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Really nice, fun place, outside seating. Very busy, so get in early. We had sushi and kobe beef burgers, everything was great. They also have cold Japanese beers, which is nice. Service was good, good place for family and friends.

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University, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The wife and I picked the new Jinsei for dinner. The place was very nice the waitress will bring you a nice warm wash cloth to wash your hands. The service was great always with a smile. The food was just great very good. Not a cheap place but great place to eat. We will be going back I'm sure.

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Additional Information about Jinsei

Address: 713 North Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655
Phone Number: 662-234-0109
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 713 North Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 662-234-0109

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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