Ajna Bar
Ajna Bar
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Ajna Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ajnabarnyc.com/
  • Phone: 6464166002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:00 pm
    Lounge: Tuesday - Saturday 6:00pm-4:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ajna Bar can accommodate semi-private and private events of all sizes, from an intimate dinner for 10 guests to an extravagant 1000 guest cocktail party. Whether it be a wedding reception, corporate meeting, or red carpet affair, let us cater to your next special event!
  • Private Party Contact: Caroline Nelson; Jeremy Rumeld 8883505925
  • Entertainment: DJ's spin world house and electronic music nightly.
  • Special Events: Specializing in private events from 10 – 1000, Ajna Bar offers food and beverage packages customized to best suit your needs. From a la carte dining to muti-course tasting menus our event department will design a package to accommodate any party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue and Washington Street
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,L train to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking Is Available

    Public Parking Lots within 2 blocks
A word from Ajna Bar
Ajna Bar presents diners with the ultimate restaurant experience and has truly become an NYC staple destination. Eclectic Asian decor encompasses two vast dining rooms while world-renowned DJ's spin in Ajna's lounge late into the night in an intimate yet vibrant setting.

Dining with a large group for a special occasion? Reserve one of our two Pagodas, Ajna Bars semi-private dining areas, that can accommodate between 15-25 guests for a seated dinner, or up to 50 guests for a cocktail reception. We offer large groups a selection of prix fixe tasting menus served family style to allow all guests to experience a tour of our of a wide variety of our signature dishes and sushi.
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Ajna Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Hopping restaurant in the
    Lisa
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Hopping restaurant in the meat packing district. Great atmosphere, food was good,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BAD!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    most miserable service ever, tragic management, decent food.
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  • Excelent service and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Excelent service and food. The restaurant is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very chic place, lovely food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Very chic place, lovely food, excellent service!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I picked this as a sushi place(acco
    PaliVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I picked this as a sushi place(according to Opentable), but they NO LONGER SERVE SUSHI and the menu on Opentable is obsolete. staff told us the place is going through changes and "experimenting". Staff/service was slow and rude. We asked one of the staffers who looked like a teenager to call our waitress to order another round. He instead ordered them himself. Then when she did show we ordered them, and got two rounds, neither one of which was made like we wanted. The staffer who turned out to be manager came back and lectured us for two+ minutes how we should only order with waitress. Later he tried to add that extra round (which we didn't get) to the bill!!! Drinks were weak too! Expensive place not worth it.
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  • Amazing, vibrant and trendy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Amazing, vibrant and trendy. Awesome food and friendly staff. A must do experience
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give your review a title
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    At least tell us if the entire sushi kitchen is closed for renovations before we make reservations!! Great drinks (strong vodka sodas), good food, great music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance,ok food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    I really like the ambiance of this place and the music that they play. We started with some cocktails before ordering the food. The gin and tonic received was however tasted only water. The food menu is in this place is limited, but I have no problem with that. The waiter also recommend a wine that went well with the food. Having that said the food itself was just ok, and nothing special. I expected much more from this place. From a service point of view, well. It was fairly poor all over. I will give you an example. When cleaning the table, they doped a fork on the floor and when picking it up they hit one of the guests at the table next to us with an elbow. They did not even take time to apologize to them while we were present.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Despite the fact they do not
    debski22VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Despite the fact they do not pick up the phone when you call, the service was very good, and the restaurant week prix-fixe was notable- wonderful butternut squash soup and lava cake - the salmon was mediocre. The chilean sea bass (off the rw menu) was fantastic@
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back!
    PookeyVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Fabulous food! Try the sea bass, shrimp appetizer, and fried rice. Lovely atmosphere! Hard to locate the restaurant, it's poorly marked. In a great location to enjoy the nightlife afterward!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The food was good. Waiter was a bit too serious. He was great with refills.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    My family went here to celebrate my birthday during restaurant week. Having worked in restaurants that participate in restaurant week, I wasn't expecting too much during that particular week. I was very, very wrong. The food was far beyond what I expected it to be, given that this is really more of a hot-spot than a foodie place. Everyone enjoyed it, and we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance. This is definitely
    AZNS
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Great Ambiance. This is definitely a great date spot! I went with a group of girl friends and had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The decor was amazing! The
    Levy
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The decor was amazing! The food was delicious. We got lost on the way to the restaurant and we were very late for our reservation. The restaurant was very accommodating and sat us with very little wait time. The restaurant was a little noisier than we expected. Definitely a great place for groups.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambiance. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Great food and ambiance. Service could be improved in comparison to restaurants in the same bracket.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality no matter the price
    YumIVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Some places take shortcuts on their restaurant week menu that helps reduce costs but also steels from the quality. Not Ajna! We had a really good meal for far less than the normal price. I will definitely return for the main menu! I also saw a few things on it that I can't wait to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must try in meatpacking
    Cherbear
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Inattentive service. Waitress did not seem to like that we were there for restaurant week even though we ordered additional food and 4 drinks. I was also brought the wrong appetizer which threw off the meal because it took 10 minutes to bring me the correct one. Beautiful decor, mostly candlelight and very good food though. Gets going about 9.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME....never wouldve known
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    AWESOME....never wouldve known about this place- found it through the restarant week guide...definitely will return again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We all felt that the Ajna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    We all felt that the Ajna Bar did not live up to expectations. It was pretentious and the service was just ok. We all asked each other we we return and the unanimous asnwer was no
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  • I was looking forward to bringing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I was looking forward to bringing my friend here for her birthday with some girls, taking advantage of the fact that's it's restaurant week and so we'd treat ourselves to a place we wouldn't normally go. After we sat down and someone handed us our menus, I asked for the restaurant week menus and I got an unapologetic "we don't do that on weekends" (even though I specifically triple checked on the restaurant week line-up list to confirm that it was available every day but Sunday).The guy shook his finger at my menu and sarcastically said "you'll probably find something in there you like." Oh, thanks. I'm out of characters so I guess the review ends here.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Came here with a date for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Came here with a date for Restaurant Week. Service wasn't the best - waited 20 minutes for dessert - but we had late (10:30 pm) reservations so it's understandable - Ajna transforms itself from restaurant to nightclub at that time. Restaurant is metric tons better than the nightclub portion of it, nightclub part seems to be typical Meatpacking District (and lol, Sobeski vodka for VIP). As a pan-Asian woman, I appreciated the pan-Asian decor. Food was well presented and incredibly good; I recommend the salmon & lobster roll. I do not however recommend sparkling water; $8 for Pellingrino? No. Cute place for a dinner date, but leave before the girls in Forever 21 dresses show up.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decided to try Ajna for Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Decided to try Ajna for Restaurant week and I wasn't disappointed. Started out at the bar where I asked the bartender for a good strong drink and he suggested "Mint Rush" which is made with bourbon, lime juice and mint leaves. The drink was delicious. For Dinner I had the Butternut Squash Soup as the appetizer which was excellent. You could taste the hint of Ginger in it. Then I had the Miso Glazed Salmon which was tender and delicious. For dessert, I had the molten chocolate cake, yummy. I also tried another drink called Kanji with is made with passion fruit and tequila. That drink took me away to the tropics. It was so good, after dinner we went back to the lounge area for another....... I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anja Bar was great! I went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Anja Bar was great! I went for a simple date night with my boyfriend and found that the decor made it romantic enough for a date night but cool enough for a group outing on the town. The drinks were sufficiently strong without compromising the flavors of each drink. The food arrived in a decent amount of time. We did find ouselves searching for our waiter often, but overall the experience was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty cool, even for a New Yorker.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    A kind of hidden gem. Behind a non-descript street entrance lies a pretty cool restaurant that's huge without feeling cavernous, has great food, in a space with a partial see through roof/ceiling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went to Ajna with my friends
    MarathonBrunch
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    I went to Ajna with my friends for Restaurant Week. We were pleasantly surprised by the food, drinks, and decor. It is a very large space and one that can easily accommodate groups, but it is also nice for two. The decor causes an impression from the moment you walk in. Our waitress gave us very good recommendations for drinks as well as for dinner. Everything was very tasty.
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  • Receptionist was so rude.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Receptionist was so rude. Although restaurant was empty would not give us better table because they said other table is for group of 4. They gave us (3) a table right by the door. Although restaurant week, menu was terrible so ended up ordering from regular menu.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An amazing place! The people,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    An amazing place! The people, the place, everything Thank you so much Mi name is Antar Guzman, my friend is hector, but I pay jaajajaja
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great dinner but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We had a great dinner but our complaint many of the wines were out of stock.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was slow, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The service was slow, the music too loud, the food took too much time to be served between dishes, the waiter was rude. Over all the food is good but the service is horrible. I am not returning.
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  • I read a few bad reviews,
    DutchJuul
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    I read a few bad reviews, therefor I was a bit nervous about being responsible for booking for our group. But everything turned out great. We were there during restaurant week and the food was delicious. All 5 of us had the lobster tempura and we all loved it. 4 of us had salmon as a main, and it was the best salmon I ever had and all my friends at our table agreed! But what really made our evening an unforgettable experience was our waitress Lauren. She was so friendly and fun and on top of everything she arranged us a great table in the bar section where we then danced of our calories. It was a great night!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The scenery is beautiful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The scenery is beautiful, but the food is just really lacking and way overpriced. Get a drink in the lounge and enjoy the scenery, but don't bother staying for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambience, good food,
    PhilipJVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Great ambience, good food, decent wine selection and plenty of space in the bar, if you're there early! Service is patchy, but friendly. As the night progreses the energy level increases (along with the noise) as the restaurant gradual transitions to a it's late-night/club persona. Overall a good option in the Meat Packing District!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a date , although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Great spot for a date , although a big dark it's very cozy! Service was quick and great at the same time! Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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  • The food was very tasty and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The food was very tasty and the wine list had a nice selection. This place is clearly a night club first...wide open space for eating. Iur waiter was not very attentive however the bus boys made up for it. Not likely to return for dinner.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ajna is a winner
    Kersi
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Excellent ambiance and atmosphere throughout the Restaurant. Went for restaurant week and the restaurant provides a great deal for the event, very delighted with the selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food, no points for service.
    KTUWSVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    When we arrived even though we had a reservation we were told there was a 40 minute wait for our table. The food was good however the service was very slow. We had to ask three times about where one of our group's appetizer was - the rest of us had been served 10 minutes before. Staff were on the verge of being rude to us.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was disappointed when we arrived
    Nina
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Was disappointed when we arrived at our reservation time (6pm) and told they were not seating yet for dinner and to hang out at the bar. We ordered drinks, waited 40 minutes, then noticed there were others seated for dinner so we went back to the hostess. Was surprised no one came by the bar to let us know they were ready. Will not be returning.
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  • The atmosphere is sultry,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    The atmosphere is sultry, the food is fantastic- would definitely go again. Good place for dates, special occasions and parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came here for restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    I came here for restaurant week with 3 of my friends. Although their RW menu is minimal (about 3 choices for each course), everything on it tasted so good, so you really can't go wrong. The food is truly delicious, so much so that I actually felt sad when I had my last bite of vegetable curry. The atmosphere is really intimate and relaxed, yet inviting, and the servers are pretty attentive, but not overbearing. I would definitely recommend this place and I plan to go back to try food from their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have a reservation of 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    We have a reservation of 4 we wait 1 hr until the rest Of the party of 4 got there. We were starving. I sat two times In the bar and nobody asked if we want something to drink. Dissapoinment . We done and the music start getting so loud we can't heard each other Then start cleaning out like if they want us to leave.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic