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Jinsei

713 North Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-0109
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Oxford, Mississippi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Oxford, Mississippi
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

On early Saturday we went to dinner at Jinsei and had a wonderful dining experience! We took our grandchildren, ages 4 & 7, and the staff was so nice to the kids! We had their wonderful tempura onion rings and their grilled edamame! Both excellent! We then proceeded to have a mixed selection of rolls and sushi; again all extremely... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I've been to this restaurant 3 times and had a great experience each time. I have yet to try something on their menu that I don't like. The prices are lower than upscale restaurants on the square and around Oxford. Maybe the comments about high prices are really about the portions. The portions are exactly what you'd expect for a... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Really awful. The rolls I had appeared to be filled with bits of chopped pulverized raw fish. And it was during their opening period, so I can only expect it will go downhill from there.

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University of Mississippi
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Surprisingly good sushi experience at Jinsei in Oxford. The couple we were with - as is frequently the case - establish a relationship with a chef and then just say, "Bring us what's good," usually resulting is several off-menu dishes. (This worked wonderfully at Peche in New Orleans last summer.) This time the courses started with thinly sliced yellow tuna... More

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Vicksburg MS
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145 reviews 145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It's a beautiful space, and much like Snack Bar, you never ever would remember you were in a strip mall until you exited. We dined in the lounge, which seemed even more inviting than the main dining area, nice effective lighting, beautiful bar area, VERY comfortable. Service was exceptional, friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, personable. And then there's the food and drink:... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a new restaurant, open only a couple of months. The John Currence restaurant Snack Bar (and also BBB) is right across the parking lot, so this may be a good option if you can't get into SB. Two of us had a California roll, three pieces of nigiri, a bowl of ceviche, and a glass of white wine,... More

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