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6068 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
I Drive / Sand Lake
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NBA City Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
Our corporate and executive chefs will make any event a great success.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Naismith room seats up to 25 guests and our Skybox lounge can be exclusive for your group for an event of up to 100 people. The restaurant can be bought out for groups ranging from 250-500 guests. Buffet, Plated and customized menus available upon request.
Private Party Contact:
Jose E. Reyes (407) 313-2051
Our interactive area keeps kids of all ages entertained! Test your skills outside on our basketball court or inside on one of our unique shooting games.
Universals Parking Lot.
A word from NBA City
NBA City is a complete dining and entertainment venue offering its guests award winning cuisine, exclusive NBA/WBNA authentic merchandise and an interactive basketball game area for fans of all ages.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
NBA City -
Best Restaurants in I Drive
We were so looking forward to this
restaurant!, and the whole experience was very disappointing!! First of all we made our reservation through Open Table for a 12:00 lunch at least a week or two before. That morning we received a call that the restaurant was closed for a private party at that time, and wouldn't be able to accommodate us until 1pm. I appreciated the call, but did think it was a little lame that they tried to blame the website for making the reservation, and not just take responsibility. When we got there they weren't ready, and we witnessed all kinds of chaos, and rude and disinterested employees. Food wasn't great, over-priced, and cleanliness poor. Overall very disappointed and would not recommend!!"
Dined on 7/6/2014
Awesome place to bring you
significant other who is into sports. Awesome food to choose from and the hoops, souvenir store and memorabilia and ambiance brings it all together. Place was really comfy too. I loved the ribs."
Dined on 6/30/2014
Food was good service was poor.
She seemed like she didn't want to de there and we where bothering her. When it came time for the bill it took forever wife had to bring it to her for payment. At other Universal restaurants it the same good food slow to poor service"
Dined on 6/28/2014
Food was very good and reasonably
priced. There should have been more basketball atmosphere. Maybe statues of players? Overall good experience."
Dined on 6/22/2014
The food was delicious and my
children loved the huge TVs. I would recommend this anyone looking for a fun night out."
Dined on 6/17/2014
First we didn't really have a
waiter. One guy took are order then never came back. I have a bean burger that wasn't that good and then had cheesecake that was not impressive"
Dined on 6/14/2014
My partner and I came to this
restaurant because of our love for basketball and amazing food. Out expectations were high and NBA City was better than expected. My partner has Celiac and therefore cannot eat gluten, our waiter, Jon, went to get the chef to talk to is about the menu. He arrived promptly, discussed all of the GF options with extra assurance that all sauces are thickened with cornstarch and not flour. It was wonderful! She ended up getting the strip steak that was cooked perfectly at medium rare like she asked. We would love to come here again the next time we are in Orlando!"
Dined on 6/7/2014
We stopped here before going to
the Blue Man Group. Really close, good value, great staff."
Dined on 6/1/2014
I wasn't too impressed with the
whole dining experience. The waiter seemed to be too pushy. We were in no hurry and he kept coming back to the table asking for our order. We wanted to see some of the game and he would rather see us leave. The food was average. There was nothing special. Won't go back here again when I am in Orlando. "
Dined on 5/19/2014
Go here for the fun and you'll get
great service. The food choices are limited and quality is fine. Expect high-end bar food and you'll be pleasantly surprised. I'd return if in the area again and a big NBA game is on. "
Dined on 5/31/2014
We took about an hour break from
the parks at NBA. It was perfect for us. The food and service was great. I noticed they had room for large groups so that is nice. NBA is kid friendly. They have some games upstairs and a cool NBA store. My son spent all of his vacation money just in that store alone. I recommend for anyone who loves basketball. Walk around and look at all the pictures. Pretty cool! "
Dined on 5/29/2014
Food was good but the service was
better. Everyone was so helpful and they all seemed happy to help. Highly recommend."
Dined on 5/29/2014
We were in Orlando for the
weekend, and are Spurs fans, so we thought it would be fun to watch the Spurs playoff game on the big screen at NBA City. Before we went to be seated, we stopped by the store. We were disappointed how little Spurs merchandise they had, as compared to some other teams. Anyway, we went to our table, and our server started out very nice. As the visit grew longer, however, she seemed less friendly, like we were somehow putting her out. At one point she asked if we were going to stay for the whole game, and her tone sounded as if this was a problem. Shouldn't they encourage people to "stay for the game," especially during the playoffs? As for the food, it was okay, but not outstanding, and the pricing was reasonable."
Dined on 5/25/2014
Our server Christiann provided
excellent service. My son & I came her to watch game 1 of the Western Conference finals. All we ordered were the cinnamon berries and coffee. The cinnamon berries are must try. Needless to say, Christiann could have ignored us, but she didn't. She continues to check on us up until we departed. "
Dined on 5/19/2014
My first impression left me a bit
let down. The tables and chairs are wooden but don't walk like high-end quality, almost cafeteria style. Our waitress was awesome; she was friendly and helpful and extremely friendly. The food was average at best, but my eight-year-old was excited to be there. Overall I was disappointed with the experience and probably would not go back. "
Dined on 5/6/2014
Food was awesome and reasonably
priced. Service was great. Would highly recommend."
Dined on 4/11/2014
Went here for son's 13th bday on
our trip to Orlando. Hostess set a poor tone right off the bat by being dismissive and unattentive. We were seated away from any interesting ambience related to basketball, which is why we went here. The TVs weren't even on in our section. Food was overpriced for so-so quality. Took longer than average to get our food. Did nithing special to recognize the birthday occasion. Wouldn't go here again and will suggest others give it a pass as well."
Dined on 3/30/2014
The food was great and my son
really enjoyed the atomsphere!"
Dined on 3/28/2014
We came during March Madness- tv
quality terrible, waiter refused to write our order down and then got it wrong, twice!- not bringing my starving son's food until the adults were done with their meal. Food was luke warm, getting a refill on water seemed to be akin to mounting a broadway show, and the picture on the tvs were blurry and not in HD. (Like they took a cable connection meant for one tv and split it 97 ways...) Manager came out to "assist us" which seemed to delay bringing the screwed up order. Skip this place and just hit the store for your sports fans."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Good fun place for nba fans. Needs
to get updated. The arcade area was lacking in technical issues. The score keeper on the machines wee broken. Kinda defeats purpose of paying 4 tokens for that. The screens were nice and large but lacked hd quality. The quality in today's market should be top notch. The food was good but come on no free chocolate milk refills for kids. Seemed to be stuck in 2005."
Dined on 3/21/2014
Since I was on vacation, I had
never been to this restaurant before. I made reservations online for two. When I arrived (on time) I was seated in the bar area-with people who did not make reservations. I was sat in a corner in weird chairs low to the ground .We were sat right near the bar and neither of us drink. It wasn't the experience I wanted on my couples vacation. I ordered a garden salad. It must have been sitting for a while because the shredded cheese had melted and the lettuce was warm;such a bummer . My tomato and mozzarella app was yummy . On the plus side our waiter...who was super busy because of random people walking in and ordering in the bar area...was very friendly and attentive. Overall, the experience was just okay."
Dined on 3/13/2014
I have been to NBA City two times
now and both times I enjoyed the food. I was disappointed with the hostesses both times; the first time they made no attempt to honor my request to sit by the large screen; the second time I made the reservation thru Open Table and they apparently did not make the proper acknowledgement thru Open Table so that it appeared that I was a no show. They also refused to seat me at a booth; stating that they were "reserved" yet booths remained open while I was there."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Mediocre food but fun memoribilia
for basketball fans."
Dined on 3/8/2014
NBA City was a great place to eat
for any basketball fan. My family loved the atmosphere and the food. Our service was top notch!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
I made dinner reservations at NBA
city for as a surprise for my 13 year old son. It didn't disappoint! We had a great time and the restaurant was a lot of fun. The food was good and the service was outstanding. Thanks for a great time!"
Dined on 2/24/2014
Food was less then average.
Service was good as we had a trainee and a trainer taking care of us. French fries where luke warm. Wouldn't recommend it as there are so many other choices within walking distance."
Dined on 3/3/2014
Everything was great other than
our host. When he went to seat us and we asked for a booth he said that he had to ask first and had an attitude about asking if we could change tables. There were several open booths in the restaurant. Out of the entire restaurant there were only four tables taken. When he went to check and see if it was okay he left us in the middle of the dining room wondering where he went and what he was doing. Just a policy that might be best if changed. If a customer would prefer a booth instead of a table and the restaurant is empty it would be a good idea not to make them feel as if they are inconveniencing you. The waiter was very good and our food was amazing. My boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed his birthday lunch."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Walking back and forth between the
2 Universal Parks, we found the NBA City restaurant and of course my two boys HAD to eat there…the food and service were both great. Kids totally enjoyed it and our server really accommodated them. We were there at lunchtime and the restaurant was not that busy -- surprising for a weekday in August. Would highly recommend to anyone not wanting to eat inside the parks..."
Dined on 8/10/2013
The servive was poor, my family
was sat down and virtually forgotten. The restaraunt was not even at half capacity. Things just seemed out of order. The food was also lackluster. The manager did offer his appology and discount."
Dined on 2/19/2014
I had chicken which was very very
dry. The restaurant reminds you of an Applebees but not as nice. They have basketball hoops but you have to purchse coins, seems this should be free, they also have a very expensive, way over priced NBA store. We will not go again."
Dined on 2/18/2014
He loved it! He's a big NBA fan
and absolutely loved this individual."
Dined on 2/16/2014
This place is filled with TVs, has
basketball style arcade games on the lower level, and the menu has all the classic sports bar foods. What more could you want?"
Dined on 2/15/2014
We had a horrible experience, we
where not asked how to have burgers cooked. We were not asked for extras on burgers, they cam out wrong then we where brought cheese on a plate cold to put on burger. Server never came back to check table for refills, only stopped when we where hollering for the manager. He stated we should of flagged him down for drink refills."
Dined on 2/15/2014
We had a variety of dishes all
where great! Decor is fantastic. Ambience nice for family and friends. Would return to NBA."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Food was okay, service was okay.
Nothing extraordinary about this restaurant. I personally will not be going back."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Poor Service. Long Wait, Cold
Food, Overpriced, Go somewhere Else"
Dined on 1/18/2014
We had a 10 pm reservation as our
children were still enjoying the fun in Universal Parks. The server was very friendly & he was exceptional as he took care of our orders even though it was very near closing time when they arrived. Food was very good & it wasn't over priced comparing the other themed establishments. Also had a good time with our kids shooting hoops in the arcade room. Had a great time!!"
Dined on 12/29/2013
Overall our experience was good.
The menu had a lot of choices. Food service was fast. The inside was smaller and less impressive than the outside of the restaurant makes it appear."
Dined on 12/27/2013
our server very nice and was
helpful on recommending very good food. Portions are big :^) very satisfying. able to watch the game in peace with a personal TV. Food came out on time. It was a good spent Christmas Dinner after Island of Adventure with my husband. I made reservation and was seated immediately. Love the store"
Dined on 12/25/2013
My family and I celebrated my
nephew's 18th birthday at NBA City. The food was fabulous, especially the ribs and lasagna. The kids enjoyed shooting hoops before and after dinner."
Dined on 12/15/2013
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