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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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Diners' Choice Winner
NBA City -
Best Restaurants in I Drive
Four of us dined we all had the
same answer to the question "how was our food?" Answer ehhh ok. Nothing special"
Dined on 8/18/2014
Have eaten here six times and have
loved everything thing we've tried. So far my family has tried: burger, pizza, wings, pork chop, Shanghai chicken salad, salmon entree, mahi mahi entree, mahi Mahi sandwich, kids spaghetti, shakes, ribs and chocolate bomb dessert. Everything has been delicious. Service is always friendly and super attentive. This is an absolute must do when we are at UO."
Dined on 8/16/2014
Excellent pizza, I wouldn't
recommend the salads. Service was good, cool ambiance, fair pricing."
Dined on 8/12/2014
Poorly themed restaurant with
mediocre food. Can't believe the NBA licensed their name to this. Very little in the way of NBA theme inside. Pretty generic restaurant with a few small framed basketball pictures. Underwhelmed!"
Dined on 8/10/2014
If your a pro basketball fan you
will like it. If not - just an average food/ slightly pricey sports bar/food service restaurant. Restaurant was pretty empty for a Friday night. We ate early (6 pm) but I expected the restaurant to be more crowded."
Dined on 8/7/2014
Hair in food. Service was at an
all time low ( had reservations ). Food crusted on seats. Waitress ignored us and we never got refills. Food came before utensils. Food was cold by the time utensils got to us. Would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. If NBA is truly connected with this restaurant, they might want to check it out soon. Lots to improve."
Dined on 8/4/2014
It was our son's birthday and he
was made to feel special so that was great also"
Dined on 8/3/2014
We had dinner here on 8-1-14 and I
have to say it was great. The food was outstanding. It is reasonably prices for Florida attractions. I just had dinner at Emerils in Citywalk and would take NBA City all day."
Dined on 8/1/2014
The experience and food did not
meet our families expectations. Burgers and phillies meat were dry and the wings were nothing special."
Dined on 7/21/2014
Food was delicious and probably
one of the best burgers I have ever had. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Food was served promptly!!"
Dined on 7/20/2014
We were really looking forward to
our dinner here being NBA fans. We were quite disappointed. The service was fair at best as the staff didn't seem to care too much about their guest's experiences at the restaurant. The ambiance was lack-luster. Old b-ball games played on various screens through the restaurant and they had some old pictures hanging on the walls. That was about it. They could have done so much more with the theme! As for the food, stick with the wings and ribs. That was all that was good. The salad I ordered was boring and the croutons were stale. My daughter's mac and cheese was awful - plain pasta with a bit of cheese sauce thrown on top. Nothing was worth the money. Take a pass on NBA city - not worth the $."
Dined on 7/16/2014
Great NBA photos throughout the
restaurant with a nice big screen for sports viewing. Good burgers too. Great for NBA fans, maybe not for non-fans."
Dined on 7/14/2014
Great service, kid friendly but I
didn't care for the food. Also, I returned my drink it was not what I expected in taste."
Dined on 7/12/2014
We had a very enjoyable time. The
food was very good and reasonably priced. We loved the TV at the table. But what really made the evening was Paula, our server; she was amazing. She was friendly and personable and treated us like old friends. She anticipated our needs and brought us things before we could even ask for them! I.e. extra napkins, limes in our beer, refills etc. She was awesome!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
First of all, I had to wait
approximately 20 minutes before someone came to my table by requesting a server. Then, had to wait an additional 30 minutes to get my food. By this time, my 6 year old was getting extremely tired and hungry. When the food came out, it was awful. The only one that enjoyed the atmosphere was my niece who loves basketball. I waited 20 additional minutes for my return of my card. Will not go back!"
Dined on 7/9/2014
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Mediocre food but fun memoribilia
for basketball fans."
Dined on 3/8/2014
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
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
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