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
319 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)kid-friendly (198)good for groups (189)hot spot (67)neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (55)romantic (44)late-night find (43)great for lunch (23)scenic view (22)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem for Kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    maz100
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    However, if you absolutely hate getting scared or startled...DO NOT COME HERE. Food was great, presentation was awesome. I would definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lot of fun albeit silly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is good enough but the reason to go is the silly light hearted fun with friends, the presentation and theater of the experience is worth a trip or two.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go ninja
    novy21
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    was coming to new york for comic con and coming to ninja new york was a must. the restaurant did not disappoint. food was fabulous and the atmosphere was amazing. can't wait until i go back to new york to dine here again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time in New York
    NinjaLiz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Ninja chris was a great server. We had a great time with the server. Loved the entertainment it was great. Ninja village is very awesome. I would come again once i make return trip to new york from tennessee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annor
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great service and atmosphere the experience was like no other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    DuMalovich
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Amazing! Every place in the world should have a restaurant like that. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!!!
    Kboyce
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great experience. Food was great, services was great and overall a great restaurant will come again :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorably Fantasic
    Libras
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Took my niece for her 21st birthday they treated her like a princess along with a couple scary tactics and the food was fabulous such a great time. Are ninja waiter was Steve and he had quite the dynamic personality service was impeccable and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ninjas Unite
    Questlovessushi
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This restaurant set the bar for unique dining experiences. Not only was the atmosphere and ninja staff incredible at performances but also the food was absolutely amazing. Beyond delicious sushi (Dragon Roll and Mango Samon Roll) which comes with a fire show (only Dragon Roll) and delicious drinks and steak and chicken options to dive into. Not only did this place make me absolutely thrilled on my birthday, it also gave a new restaurant that I will go back to time and time again. I know everyone I recommended the restaurant to is also very interested in going soon and I also got cool factor points for having a nontraditional birthday/lifestyle. So bravo Ninja! You are the best restaurant in TriBeCa and I will never stop raving about you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time!
    heatherini
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The atmosphere was what made this place fun and exciting. The staff really got into the theme and played along. The food was good, not extraordinary, but good. We were glad we went!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for kids and tourists
    KennethT
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This place is great for kids and tourists. The food is pretty good. My only issue is I've been to ninja a few times over the last several years and it seems to be going downhill in regards to the entertainment. The staff has become more and more goofy in the last couple of years taking away from the seriousness of ninjas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd experience, nonimpressive menu
    Tribecalocalyocal
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Maybe kids would like this place, but I wouldn't recommend it for adults. First, if you are local the food will disappoint you, and because of this you will think it is over priced. Also, as for the sake selection, we felt like we were getting ripped off. The only unfiltered sake was very expensive comparable to the other sakes, which we tasted and sent back. Unfiltered sake is NOT expensive generally speaking. The waiter, however, was very friendly and generally all employees were very hospitable. This may be a decent place for tourists, bc of the shouting ninjas it is memorable, but personally, I will not be taking any out-of-town guests. Why would you in such an amazing city w equally amazing restaurants?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great untill.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I loved the settings food was great service and entertainment was cool but making a special request on your reservation sucked. They didn't sing happy birthday to my girlfriend which i got a follow up call the day before and I reminded them to please get that Special request which was important to me for my girlfriend but it never happen and I had no chance to remind them again at the resturant cause then I would have gave up the surprise. I closed out the check and there I knew they blew it with my request so I confronted them when I got upstairs to the front receptionist and told her what happen and she called someone to come up and deal with it and all I got out of it was a sorry that no one told them bout it and two free bandannas smh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    cook4me
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Loved the atmosphere but EXTREMELY disappointed with the food. Staff entertaining and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect!
    tiara224
    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.
    • Food
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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
    TMMWindhamVIP
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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