NINJA NEW YORK
NINJA NEW YORK

NINJA NEW YORK

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninjanewyork.com/
  • Phone: (212) 274-8500
  • 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
286 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (183)good for groups (178)kid-friendly (170)hot spot (62)neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (54)late-night find (39)romantic (36)scenic view (24)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Expensive Food That is Totally Worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My fiance and I went to NINJA Restaurant for our 2nd Anniversary. We had a late reservation because I'm a last minute person when it comes to making plans (Note: Make reservations a week or two in advance!). Our waiter was fantastic; even at 10:30 PM, he had the energy and charisma to make our dinner enjoyable. The atmosphere is downright awesome - imagine yourself in a quiet and tiny Asian village with NINJAs jumping at you. The whole experience is memorable. We ordered a course meal called Kunoichi. Everything looked good on the menu, but this pre-fixe meal was just delicious. I have no words to describe it. Yes, it is expensive, but it's totally worth it. My fiance and I had a great night and we're planning on going back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ninja spot YeaHHHH
    CHUGGANINJABX
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Ninja NYC is a great place to have Dinner and good drinks i had a wonderful time with my kids the food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Ninja Stars for NINJA NYC
    JoeyyLightning
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at NINJA NYC! I took one of my best friends there as a surprise and he loved the atmosphere, the service and the food was amazing! If you're looking for an escape from the outside world and the enthusiasm of the ninja clan, then you will be paying for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth The Money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Friendly staff especially the young lady at front door,I forgot her name but we share the same last name. Cute for families with kids and teen birthday parties. Food was way below average for the price,you are basically paying for the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place for Foodie Ninjas
    SoulStar
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I took my son for his 16th birthday and the place was a hit. He definitely had a blast, all the food we order came with cool demonstrations, not to mention the magician that entertained us as we waited and the ninjas through the restaurant (server included) that kept us fully entertained. The food was AMAZING!!! Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and more than enough food. I would say pay attention to size portions when ordering the steaks. I didn't realize my NY Strip would be the size of a small cow. lol. But It was so delicious I almost finished it all. Also, if you have a nervous condition I would say the your medication before entering the building. Lets just say ninjas pop out from everywhere at this place and they definitely keep you on your toes. All in all this was a great birthday experience. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise 22nd birthday.
    Rawrrchelle
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Took my boyfriend here for his 22nd birthday. He absolutely loved it! Even though I was somewhat guarded by ninjas popping out and scaring us, it was such a good time! Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish we sat in the "Village"
    josie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Made the reservation online. Took us right on time. We were seated in a room with several other tables- one with a very loud mother and several very loud children. Table next to us- I mean right next to me- were nice. Each of our 4 dinners came out at different times, so we did not eat together. We were told that we should have asked to sit in the "village" for a better experience. How would I have know that? Disappointed in food- I ordered roast and meat was cold, couldn't tell anyone, since our waiter did not return for almost 15 minutes. Hubby enjoyed the steak and sake tastings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Ninja NY
    MandM
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We loved Ninja NY! Our entire experience was excellent! I don't want to give away too many surprises to future guests, but to sum it up we had fantastic food, excellent, friendly and energetic service! We loved volunteering for any all interactive moments and the entertainment made our honeymoon really special. We were totally impressed and would recommend Ninja NY to anyone looking for a fun and unique experience with delicious food. Thank You for a a great time! :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    it was fun and enjoyable. I had a great time, our server was very patient with us and make it fun Thanks for the great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This place was a blast. We had wonderful server and the food presentation was really fun. Definitely recommend the NY strip. It was huge, perfectly cooked, and the flavor was excellent. I also enjoyed the sake tower, that and the meal menu for two was a great value. If you are interested in having a fun night in a place that is out of the ordinary, this is the place to go. I look forward to going back with more friends, who will enjoy the fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I love anticipating the surprises we get from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. The dishes were served in fancy ways and the magician that entertained us at the end of our meal was really good too. Not every one got the brunt of the tricks though, so pick an accessible enough place to sit if you want to receive all the attention from the ninja warriors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scary good fun
    JWdesign
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Husband's birthday and he loves scary fun times and got a real kick out of the entire experience. Our waiter ninja was fun and super alert to our table and the food has some wild presentations like fire, smoke and cool plates. Lamb chops were succulent, sushi is okay but the fun is really the ambiance of a ninja camp. Good times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for the night
    hatecheapfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Definitely different type of dining atmosphere. Sushi portions are huge which the servers do not advise you when you are over-ordering so beware. Too much of the rice rolled with the sushi, but definitely fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, Entertaining
    NYCFood
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    If you've ever been to a themed restaurant then you can probably anticipate what you'll get here, EXCEPT the food was actually good. We ordered a few sushi rolls and the steak. We ended up taking the steak home! Good size rolls! The ninjas were fun, they surprised me a few times! I think older kids would love this place. The magic show we saw was fun too. Good for people visiting or just for a night out that's a bit different from the ordinary!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Service
    BdayFail
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I was actually very disappointed by ninja sushi. I was told it was a great experience but when we got there we had to wait 30 min before we were seated in a waiting area. 10 min into waiting, a server came in and asked to take the chairs we were sittin on, I'm assuming they ran out of chairs at the other tables. We were left standing for another 20 min. Also the restaurant called me the day before to confirm that it was my roommates birthday. They let me know that there would be a candle in the icecream ready to go, so I thought it was taken care of. This actually didn't happen. No icecream no candle. I wouldn't have cared any other time except for the fact that the restaurant called to assure me that this would happen. Overall moderate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • review
    MrsNollitAll
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Had an amazing time celebrating my daughters 14th birthday! Created great memories!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ultimate ninja dining affair.
    sYnSeNsI
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Will you walk the ninja way down a dark and narrow corridor with traps and ninja scares or the easy way to the waiting area. This experience was great, from the ambiance, as the design resembled a Japanese village. The staff were friendly and courteous in their ninja gi even though I was assassinated numerous times by the staff with fake tanto and ninjato. There were also magic tricks performed. The food was amazing, though I should note that the menu is more Americanized than Japanese oddly enough, as the place is geared more to tourists, children and those looking for a something new. As for the items listed with shuriken, if chosen you will be rewarded with cool pyrotechnics involved presentations upon the staff serving the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome night!
    Fab2dine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my first time at this establishment, so I was not sure what to expect. OMG! I really enjoyed myself. The staff was just amazing. They kept my party entertained. The favorite part of my meal was the favored sake😊 If you are ever in the TriBeCa area, please checkout this spot. Great for kids, family fun and group celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dinner/theater-like experience
    ShinyDina
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Elaborate layout definitely worth seeing. Great service & a totally happy experience. Caution to those w bad night vision ... It's a little dark.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for kids
    Foodreview1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As a place for kids to experience, it was great. Service was great too with very kid friendly staff. Food however was terrible. Steak was burnt, my sashimi was frozen, sushi rolls were lacking in flavour. As a one time experience with kids it was great but I won't return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and not recommended
    cookiemom
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I didn't expect a fine dining experience but the food was dreadful. Although we were there for a 6:30 reservation and the place wasn't even half full, the service was slow. Food was very expensive and the "show" consisted of the wait staff dressed as ninjas yelling to surprise diners. Not recommended.
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  • Great experience, food was ok!
    davemo89
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I've heard many things about Ninja before visiting and most of them were true. The tables are nice and inside is well decorated. The "Ninja" shows and jumps from behind, etc are good too however not as entertaining as I thought. Same for the food, it's good but not amazing and except the sushis they are not really japanese. However it's a nice restaurant which worth a try for its special "Ninja" atmosphere but not really for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    visiting this restaurant is an experience. food is well prepared & in sumptuous quantity. with the #$ charge on the food items, I would have liked each dish to have a special presentation. our waiter was extremely busy manning other booths as well, so we had to wait to see him. but the magic show guy did put on a great performance and made us laugh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Shodan95
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My family & me had a great time. I love your Ninja's excitement. They we're all great with us. Funny think, we took the long way to enter the restaurant & a Ninja pop out & we both jump into a screaming fighting stances. I reacted the same way the ninja did because of my martial arts training. I thought that was awesome. The food was excellent. I wanted to eat more. Thank you to your chief & staff!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE NINJA
    AlyssaHVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I absolutely loved Ninja, and can not wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ninja is a fun experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I had seen them on the travel change and planned a visit next time I was in NYC. We went with another couple. The service and entertainment was excellent. The food was very my husband got steak it was a good cut and well cooked. I would receommend this place for a fun themed dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • july
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We had a very nice time! The kids really enjoyed the brooklyn ninja's!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way
    Mariam
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This place was INCREDIBLE!! I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and our server Angel was absolutely amazing!!!! Ambience, food and service were excellent. The whole theme was so well implemented. I highly recommend this place for special occasions or just for a new NY experience. We loved it and will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Magic Experience
    EileInternationalLawyer
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I loved Ninja Restaurant. I believe that its an outstanding place with a super cool theme and ambiance. The magician Eddie was amazing, he came to my table twice and performed very awesome magic for me. I went by myself and I felt attended and taken care by the whole dinner. The food its very good and the presentations are very creative with fire and all kind of unique garnishes and effects. I will totally come back to the restaurant and I would hope to see Eddie performing amazing magic for me again. I believe the prices are reasonable for the experience and 2 persons can easily share a fix price menu for $38 and up. I truly recommend this restaurant and if you go visit, ask for the magician Eddie. He's the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this place was great
    poopie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our ninja Chris was great the other ninjas sang happy birthday it was awesome...it Der was a great experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WA-CHA!!!!
    Damek0MascaVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    So many ninjas hahaha! Everything was great. Food had beautiful presentation and tasted delisous
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What fun!
    FunFood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    From the front door to being seated I was on my toes. I found myself smiling most of the time I spent at Ninja. I definately will recommend this place to family and friends and probably will be the one bringing them..thanks for such a great time Ninjas!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem for Kids
    GGFord
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Whether you are seeking a new birthday adventure for your child or just looking to celebrate some fun, family-time together on a Sunday, NINJA is a great place to do just that. On the first cold Sunday of the season I decided to treat the family to a new experience after having to stay in doors for the day. From the first minute you enter, the staff has transported you and the kids to a magical place, with a little bit a surprise and a lot of fun. The food had big portions and was good but the best part was that your seating was private and made for an intimate experience for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience for kids
    yana
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great place. Good food, great attraction. please note the portions are very large, therefore can be shared with two people. Prices are higher than average but you get much more than just food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good, drinks were delicious however, our service left a lot to be desired. We were a party of five, made reservations a few weeks in advance, we were sat downstairs in a back corner. Other than when we were seated no "ninjas" surprised us. Main courses were not brought out together but spread out over 10 minutes. Our waiter never came to ask how it was, no one cleared our appetizer plates before the main course was brought out & we had to flag our waiter down for more drinks. Other tables seemed to have more attentive servers & more "entertainment". It was a decent night but I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my kids enjoyed it...
    Priz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Surprised my kids by going to Ninja. We had heard about the restaurant and they been begging for us to go. We finally took them and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophia
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Got stuck in corner table surrounded by walls. Impossible to get service. Fun for kids but food was mediocre and service mediocre when it did arrive. Kids had a blast though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for group or kids
    KelseyB
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    There only 2 people in our party. We had more fun listening to all the kids around us having a good time. It would have been better with a few more people or with kids. Still, a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun lighthearted tacky ninja dinner
    DrJase
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Was expecting a little more ninja feats like some smoke bombs when the waiter leaves etc. Maybe even a backflip or two! But maybe I was expecting a little much...... It was still a fun night though and you must approach the meal in a light-hearted manner. It was tasty food by all means but not as Japanese as I had hoped for. The delicate and petite Japanese preparation of food had been exchanged for an American style to the meal with the massive steak and servings. Delicious cocktails however! Overall very friendly staff and felt well looked. Good for a fun night out but not somewhere you would take someone on a date.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Her 13th birthday was amazing!
    CathyNu
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the beginning to the end the experience was incredible. My teenage daughter felt extra special on her birthday.The attention and service made us feel as if we were the only one in the place.The professionalism, outstanding. We both had an amazing time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.