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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
NINJA NEW YORK reviews from OpenTable diners
285 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (192)special occasion (184)good for groups (169)hot spot (62)neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (52)romantic (45)late-night find (36)great for lunch (21)scenic view (12)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    You have to experience it at least once. My friend's son says it was the best part of their vacation here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • staff great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    food horrible and overpriced. Staff was great though Spent over $300 and went out for pizza after
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Absolutely worth the cost. Fantastic staff and phenomenal food. Delicious drinks and the magic in the end gets me every time! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing setting!
    bubi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Ninja New York takes you back to feudal Japan, the setting and the table layout is awesome! Good food, fun presentation of dishes!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of laughs
    Izzie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a lot of fun here. This is a great place for people who like ninjas or who like to be surprised. Food presentation was beautiful - some plates had special effects. Came here to celebrate a friend's new job. Service was friendly and entertaining. We would constantly laugh at the crazy screams we heard in other booths. Would definitely recommend for a birthday because of how they sing birthday wishes to customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not all that
    Nyny
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Kids hamburgers were rare, food options aren't great for adults. Two boys 6 an 8 loved the experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I felt rushed the entire time. The magician came over and he was really good, but that was all of the entertainment my friend and I received. We spent, no joke, 30 minutes at our table. I would expect that for Panera Bread, but not here. We were celebrating a birthday and really just wanted time to catch up; however, the feeling of us being rushed pressured us out of there so we went somewhere else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant routine breaker
    okman
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great for something diferent and good, from the entrance you know its going to be diferent and exciting, friendly service, good food, some food choices have secret presentations with it, somewaiters have ninja swords that the use on you haha, that was fun, good place, good food, good service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The coolest restaurant in town!
    kc323
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Scary Ninjas, amazing entertainment, generous portions of delicious food, tasty drinks, free birthday cake and private magician! Best dining experience ever and worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    circes
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was excellent... you definitely get your moneys worth .the portions were huge. very entertaining. Overall lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ninja Fire!
    Foodninja1991
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was an exciting restaurant to go to for a dinner. My girlfriend and I had a lot of fun with the performances given! I would have like a more quiet spot for my dinner since, there were kids in the area. But overall a great place to enjoy dinner and the food was top notch! Best dinner I had all summer!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good food!
    Foodieman123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A friend of ours recommended the restaurant. We expected it to be mostly a showy dinner, but the food was outstanding as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    elopez
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This place is phenomenal! The ambiance was great, the service was on point and food was delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better place to take my man for his birthday. Definitely a birthday to remember. We would go back again and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience something new!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loads of Fun!!!!!
    DMV1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    You're seated by a ninja waiter or waitress. The dining theme is a setting of an old Japanese village back when the ninja's ran rampant. There' quite a few surprises while dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had expectations that Ninja New York would have had a higher quality of food - the ads said "high end" which it definitely is not. I would describe it as more of a theme restaurant. If you want high end cuisine, (and for the same price) I would go to NOBU. Portions at ninja New York are huge! Way too big - 12 oz steak for a child is way too much - even for an adult! Cut back on the portion sizes or I would recommend sharing. A lot of waste. The kids had fun with the theme and found it entertaining. I would not go back but it was fun to try once.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a blast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to ninja new york during our 2 day stay in the city after seeing it on tv. I thourolly enjoyed the atmosphere and everything the restaurant had to offer. The food was great, the service and entertainment kept me smiling, and the food vame out quick. The only problem we had was that one of our steaks came out more pink than we wanted, but it was taken care of well and it didnt ruin our night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Ever!
    AumonJake
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was an amazing experience! Loved, loved, loved this restaurant! Excellent food, service and entertainment. Like NO other place I've ever been to. Where else can the adults have sushi and the kids burger and fries? Not to mention the decor and theatrics!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ninjas are waning
    JoyfulFood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is my second visit here. Our first visit we had a vibrant and skilled entertainer of a ninja waiter, who came in with various acts of ninja surprise and props, created photo ops, and was present as each dish was served so he could comment on it's ninja-ness. This time we had a waiter who wore a ninja out fit, threw the same fake punch and said I'll be back in a minute about ten times. That was it. However, the first time the manic show passed us by. This time after our meal we were entertained by a very skilled young magician and he made the night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a blast
    Yeahchloe
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    What is there to say? It was fun! And the sushi was yummy! Love the way the table was set up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We took our son for his 10 year birthday since he enjoys sushi. It was our first time, we had a great time, magic tricks were dead on. Definitely would go back and try more things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theme of the restaurant was cool!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant was like nothing I've ever been in before, it was very realistic. The service was great and the tricks the servers do with the food were very fun. Food was meh and overpriced, for 2 people it was $145 before tip! We got 2 alcoholic drinks, 2 non-alcoholic drinks, 3 apps, 1 entree (it was made for two people) and 1 dessert. The magicians were really good! Definitely a one time stop.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good food!
    Jeya
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We saw on TV and made reservations. The restaurant was fun, food was good. Ninja, ninja everywhere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • amazing!
    elliec
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went to ninja with my brother, his girlfriend, and his friend and we all absolutely loved it. From the second we walked in we were being entertained! It's unlike any other restaurant. So different, so unique. Our ninja waiters were also amazing especially Angel! We had the taco appetizers and the katana. Both were great and the sake waterfall was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must-Do!!
    ClaudiaandMarkusHoedl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We came there because we've seen a small documentary about the restaurant on the german TV and decided that we had to try the place. The service and the magician were awesome, and the food was excellent! It was better than we expected it to be! And the ambience was really cool, too! I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for boys
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My 11 year old grandson found this restaurant while searching for things to do in NYC. The staff was entertaining and kept up the ninja theme the entire time. We both loved the food and followed the servers recommendation to share a dish and add some sides. We chose the combo the included caesar salad, avocado rpllsvabdva huge slab of steak. There was now way 2 of us could eat all that meat. We did see lots of couples w/o kids so entertainment must be a draw.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ninja NY
    tahawus
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A fun, ninja-themed restaurant. Food is good, well prepared with large portions. The atmosphere is fun and has a cool vibe. If you've never been, I don't want to spoil it, but just be ready for surprises. Not your average dining experience, but fun.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experierience
    tam1228
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a great time, great food and very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Go
    goodfoodgoodfun
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The staff went above and beyond to make our visit special. The food was amazing!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Experience
    Cpapera
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Really neat environment, very ninja. Service was good and theatrical. Food was decent. After watching all the videos online, my friend and I were very excited to come see the 'show', but for a party of 2, the show was not that dramatic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of fun!
    Excess
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We took our kids here and they loved it. They were so entertained that we were able to enjoy our too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Fun
    LoverofFood
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My son takes Tae Kwan Doe and this was the perfect place for him. It was a fun experience for those who are into the martial arts but even more so for those into magic. The food had a magic bent as did the fact a magician came to your table. The magician was AMAZING and worth going to the restaurant. The waiters did their own magic with the food tricks. You must order the chocolate Ninja Star - I do not want to know how it is done but I may have to go back and order it again. Pure fun for all! Overlook the limited menu in lieu of the great entertainment factor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a special birthday!
    NewYorkSouthernBelle
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I enjoyed the ninja theme of the restaurant. You feel it from the time you step in to the restaurant to the time you leave. Its a good place for a special occasion or when out-of-towners are visiting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool!!
    Stephannoleto
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Pontuality! Good service! Didnt have to wait... The food was ok. There were magic shows at the end of service, quite amusing for kids...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yuck
    lllll
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was sub-par. With all the children running around we felt like we were in a Chucky Cheese, The food presentation was the best thing about the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • expensive - mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    this place was fun for the kids...but not THAT fun to justify what we paid for our meal....and the fact that food just was not that good. Sushi had no taste. Ceasar salad just tasted "off". Steak was good. I was not impressed - will not be going back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    MDdad
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Despite a reservation we didn't get seated in the main eating area. It was very cramped and unpleasant. The food is good, but the experience was nothing like on tv. Lots of ninjas yelling, some fire and dry ice, but not that exciting. Our 7 year old loved it though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #Watch out for Ninjas
    Dee1908
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had a blast. I was told in the beginning to watch out for Ninjas, I didn't listen and one got me from behind. I was on the edge after that. The food was excellent, can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I would have expected more from the waiters, not as interactive as we would hope. My friend got the stake and he liked it a lot, but I was not a fan of the Katana. Could have been a lot better for its signature dish. Overall, ehh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • National Girlfriend Day
    Rece
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The scene was very laid back and set the prefect ambience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable experience, eh!
    MrAndMrsM
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I were in NYC celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. When we had decided to go to NYC, we knew right away that we HAD to try Ninja. We'd seen it on a TV show on The Food Network over a year ago and had promised to go if we ever went to NY. From the minute you enter the elevator to go downstairs to this "hidden" gem of a place, you're adventure begins! Great service and awesome atmosphere...this place was nice for a private romantic dinner, or great for young future ninjas out with their family! Special shout out to Ninja Angel...he was great! He may be only half Japanese, but he'll all ninja at heart. Thanks for a wonderful 1st dinner during our 1st trip to New York!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.