NINJA NEW YORK
NINJA NEW YORK

NINJA NEW YORK

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninjanewyork.com/
  • Phone: 2122748500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 5:45pm-11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Please contact us for Holiday schedule.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: There are 22 different sizes of private rooms that can accommodate a minimum of 2 people to a maximum of 16 people in the Village dining area.

    The Rock Garden open space dining area can accommodate up to 32 people.

    Reservations are highly suggested.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservationist 2122748500x
  • Entertainment: Interactive table magic show is available upon request.
    A variety of original NINJA ART DISHES are available throughout the night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Duane St & Reade St
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3 train @ Chambers St
  • Parking: No
A word from NINJA NEW YORK
A re-creation of a hidden 18th century Japanese Ninja village. One-of-a-kind, very entertaining dining experience combined with spectacular high-end contemporary Japanese cuisine. Dishes are created by very experienced Japanese chefs and served by our Ninja staff breaking new ground in service and Japanese cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
NINJA NEW YORK reviews from OpenTable diners
316 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (200)special occasion (199)good for groups (185)hot spot (64)neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (53)romantic (45)late-night find (37)great for lunch (21)scenic view (18)great for brunch (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Loved the atmosphere but EXTREMELY disappointed with the food. Staff entertaining and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I went for my anniversary and had a great time. They are great at making you feel like you are around real ninjas. They will sneak up and scare you (in a good way lol). The food was delicious and came out super fast. They were very attentive and friendly which is a big plus for me. Also, the magician is amazing. I will recommend Ninja restaurant 100%.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My date and I had SOOOOO much fun! It was PERFECT!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go near closing
    Mick13
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I definitely understand what should be expected when a resurant is closing. However, when you're still paying for the same experince at any other time then I expect the same amount of service. We had to ask to be given water and had to continue to ask for service the entire night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ninja ny
    ninjany
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everything was amazing from the time you walked in to the time you walked out. Their bar drinks are delicious I had the rin and so did my boyfriend. Get something with a ninja star they do something different with the presentation of your dood it is pretty neat. I cannot wait to go back !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place, great service, food ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A great place for a different dining experience, excellent for family or kids. Service was very good, drinks were good but menu items and food quality marginal. The food is ok, but could be better. That being said the experience was a lot of fun and worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid oriented but still fun!
    Acit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took my parents there. They were visiting from out of town. You had to get a little silly and just get into the theme of the restaurant but it was still really fun. The drinks were great and the food was really good!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    JDines
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Pretty cool place to dinner, especially for kids. Magician was exceptional. However, the food is rather expensive. Ordered the 22oz Rib eye, it didn't come with any sides but fried garlic. The have "deals" which again are in my opinion over priced. Want to bring my kids, but just don't think it's worth it for just the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what an amazing dinning experience
    A4amazing
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the experience was unreal amazing and fun! definitely going to recommend people to go and experience the fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place but..
    Gabethebabe
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It was a fun place to eat at... I wish they would have been more interactive they kind of put us in one of the rooms and we felt like they kept forgetting about us
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good Experience
    Baba
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Hope they have more veggie choice. It was bit pricy but overall good experience. good entertnment as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ninja Mania
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Awesome service all the way to the end .. fun filled dining ..everyone will enjoy ! Great food !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well worth it
    inthebiz2
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Ninja was recommended to me by a coworker. Overall we had a great experience. I brought my 13 year old daughter and her friend and they had a blast. Our reservation was for 5:00 and we were seated promptly. The staff was very helpful and attentive. The food was delicious and the presentation was great. We would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everybody was so nice, and our waiter was the best.. Very entertaining
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like the web page
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The ambiance was not at all like shown on the web page. The ninja entertainment consisted of a couple of waiters yelling. The menu was very limited. The food was good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Great Time
    Jarjac
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my second time back to Ninja and just when I thought it couldn't get any better than the last time, it did. The service was great and entertaining, the ambiance is unique and helps set the scene for what you think a 'real ninja' may be hiding out in. One of the best things about this restaurant is the food. The portions are large and the food is fresh and delicious. As someone with an food allergy I felt at ease knowing that they cater to good allergies. Overall, great food, place and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Wildchild
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a great experience at Ninja Restaurant NY! Excellent food and nice staff :-) I can highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting!!
    Experience
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Brought my girlfriend and her daughter to dinner for my girlfriends' birthday. We had an excellent time and wonderful food! The atmosphere was exciting and brought a little thrill at every turn. All the employees were friendly and entertaining. We especially liked the little magician act to entertain us as well as the Happy Birthday singing for my girlfriend. We saw this restaurant on TV one time being featured as one of the 5 best restaurants in New York City. We have to agree and highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Jinx
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was alright. If you love Mayo, this is the place to be. The staff was great! My boyfriend enjoyed himself!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing Esperance
    ninja
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We heard about Ninja from online we decided to stop and give it a try well vacationing in NYC the food was amazing and defiantly worth every penny the wait staff were very friendly and did awesome at playing their part.The atmosphere was absolutely beautiful and everything fit perfectly together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun and different experience!!!
    Hooolet
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A very different experience with all ninja waiters. Pretty good food as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    angelin
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    definitely recommend friends and family awesome place , and food with standing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best experience ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Not really a traditional Japanese restaurant, very Americanlized , but the experience and service was the best !! Couldn't believe how nice everyone was in the restaurant!! Definitely a perfect place for kids ! And you get a private room for you and your accompany, which is very very unusual for NYC. It's amazing you don't need to share elbow with other people !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    AllThingsNinja
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This experience was everything I wanted it to be! The ninja staff were so energetic and fun!! I went for my birthday, and so did about five other people from the songs that broke out all over the restaurant, but it was great! The perfect birthday spot! They really take care of you and cater your experience to exactly what you want. If you are along for the ride, they go all out - scares, surprises, and special food preparations! The food, drinks, and (needless to say) the ambience, were all spot on! I couldn't get enough of this place, and I'm going back as soon as possible!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Yummytummyl0l
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went for a friends birthday a few years back and went for my own with my date this year! The ambiance was great and the food was delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun For All, And All For Fun
    EqualOpportunityEater
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Some friends and I decided to head to NINJA NY for a fun night out. We were not disappointed. The experience was a BLAST. We loved the atmosphere, the food, the magician, and our very nice server. The Ninja Art Dishes are delicious and highly entertaining. If you are looking for a lively and playful spot with great food, you are in for a treat! This could be a fun date place and it is clearly popular for birthdays. (We heard Happy Birthday around 5 times over the course of the evening.) Note: If you or anyone in your group is easily startled (and does not enjoy it even a little bit) this is probably not the place for you. If you do not enjoy being startled, but are willing to laugh about it afterwards then you are sure to be entertained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    Nikki
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is one of my favorite places in NYC to eat. It's great with just me and my boyfriend or with a group of friends. I own a business and I've taken my crew out to eat here for the holidays, always a great time. This time around was the first time I've been here since being vegan, and if you are vegan you can eat here, but I would like to see more veg-friendly options in the future. Vegan food can be absolutely delicious when made right, but the veg tacos were basically guac. Tacos and the veg. Rainbow role was flavorless. I'm most likely more disappointed because every meat dish I've had from here has been jaw dropping amazing. I would love to see them improve their veggie options including taste and variety.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ninja
    midnytersx
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a really great time for my boyfriends birthday. Portions were more than I remember which was a good surprise. Awesome magician and nice servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    Shannona1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bad food, poor service. $200 for 2 adults & 2 kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and food!
    Broomflyer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I lived dining at Ninja! We knew it was a theme restaurant and were very intrigued with this interesting find. Theme restaurants are fun, but if the food isn't good, the restaurant won't last. However this isn't the case with this restaurant! The food was delicious! My husband ordered bonfire (lamb chops), I ordered a ninja burger and we shared shrimp tempura. Although the rice in the shrimp tempura was dry, our main entrees were prepared perfectly! Loved the enthusiasm and efficiency of the wait staff. I will return and recommend this fun place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great with a fun group
    NinjaInitiate
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's definitely a unique experience. Lots of shock scares and theatrics, we found them entertaining.the magician was great. I've seen slight of hand before but this was at your table and interactive. Food is on the expensive side but you're paying for presentation as well. I would totally recommend this place for a fun group outing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place!
    MewMew7
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Definitely a fun place! The restaurant is very cool. Food was good, but the atmosphere was the best part.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amateur at best
    Marjorie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The entrance and theme is gorgeous. The ninja host who shows you to your ninja hut seat is very much into character. The ninja waiters are nice and fun. There is a magician walking around doing tricks for tips. The food however is horrible. I got chicken teriyaki and potatoes. My chicken was bland, the sauce tasted bitter and my potatoes and veggies were so undercooked they may have been raw. We sent our plates back and I got the ninja burger. That was good. The fries were perfect and the burger was well done but still juicy. It's probably the only thing I would order. I will NOT be returning to Ninja as a planned outing. I was not impressed at all. They should consider getting real chefs. The food seemed very cheaply made.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgeous
    darkserena69
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    i just love it!!! It was really great, i got some inconvenients with my partner at the time of the schedule, but the person from there change the hour so my patner and i can still have the reservation. I recomend 100%. Excelent Show, Effects, food and very clean all the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Quality of food needs to improve. But overall experience was excellent !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saw it on TV, wanted to go since.
    Datenight4us
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went on a Saturday night and we had a great time. We parked on the street close to the Restaurant and everyone at Ninja was very nice and attentitive. Our food was great and the restaurant has an "A" rating from the health department. We did not get a lot of Ninjas popping in on us. That was the only draw back. It seemed like everyone around us was. To be honest, I think that the larger your group, the more interaction with the ninjas you are going to get. I will come back and bring my kids. They make some nice muddled drinks out of fresh ingredients and have an awesome vanilla ice cream. Booking thru open table was very easy and efficient. It was our first time using the service and look forward to using it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    Marcus
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The entrance is suprising and funny. Food was dissapointing, not only food itself but also timing. While we had not finished our starters, the maincourse was already dropped on our table. Starters were ok, main course not.
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  • Great atmosphere, ok food
    ams86
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Restaurant is nicely done and staff is enthusiastic. However, the food was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ninjas!!!
    MysticPoncho
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The ninjas (servers) were very fun and friendly. Love how they are full of energy and make the who dinning experience fun. I love the food and I love how they present it to everyone when ordered. Will be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Night dining experiance in NY
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Loved the concept, initial service was great, however once drinks were received, the service became non existent and the scares fizzled out. Enjoyable but expected more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.