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  • 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 (212) 274-8500
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our second time at NINJA, and what can I tell you, a must go to spot when we are in NYC. I do not want to spoil it, but wow ... food is incredible and the entertainment factor is as high as nowhere else!!! I absolutely recommend the NY Strip steak and the Tuna Role ... to die for We will be for sure back"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The concept of this restaurant is great. The ambience was fun. However, the food is definitley subpar. My sushi was stale, and sushi is something that should not be stale, even in the slightest. All the ingridients were on the verge of going bad. My particular waitstaff did not give my table as much attention and ninja-antics as our surrounding tables either."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The ambience is spectacular, but they need too coordinate more the waitress cause we have like 4 different waitress...... but everything was great........"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Last year, I attended a birthday party at Ninja for a person turning 40 years-old so I decided to bring my son here for his seventeenth birthday this weekend...and they were both equally blown away! The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating (as my son is blind) and they will ensure that every guest has a different experience based on their level of comfort with the live tricks and jokes performed by the Serving staff. The food portions are large and while I am not extremely blown away by the price of the food based on the kind of food selections, I am completely blown away by the service. The customer service is amazing and I strongly recommend this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Okay so first ninja john was the absolute best, not only did he cater to our needs, he was fun and overall a nice person. I could tell that he enjoys being there (which can be rare to find) The other ninjas who took part were excellent as well. The food was great, it was money well spent. The presentation was amazing. The serving size of the meals were surprising in a good way, we all left very satisfied. The magic show towards the end of our experience was unexpected and well received.We were engaged and entertained by the presentation. I would definently come again as I have already told a few of my co workers about ninja. Thank you for this experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This place is way more caught up on the ninja theme (not done very well) than being a great food destination. Food was ok but not traditional Japanese at all. Servers were nice but not ver knowledgeable for the food and its preparation. They were most interested in yelling at the guests."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I'm not really a fan of Japanese food, but you don't have to be to enjoy this restaurant. I had a delicious steak and my daughter's burger was also very tasty. The atmosphere was a lot of fun and kids/teens (as well as any adults with a sense of humor) will enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Ninja was a great experience! I took my friend to the restaurant for her birthday. She had a fabulous time and talked about the experience all the way home. Our waiter made the evening enjoyable and funny. The magician at the end of the experience was outstanding. (I don't generally like magic but he was great! The food was esthetically appealing, well prepared and delicious. I thank your waiter for his suggestions and for being so attentive. I have been recommending this restaurant to my friends and family and hope to enjoy the experience again in the future."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Ninja delivered as we hoped. Great food and very entertaining ninja's. Excellent service. We will visit again NYC."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in its all go and great food as well. Huge steak and lots of choice of food. Do go its a great experience"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "What a fun place! The atmosphere was really cool and the presentation of the food was a blast. The food tasted good too. Highly recommended for anyone who loves ninja's."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The ninja experience was outstanding from start to the exit. They kept in character the whole time. The food exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a unique dining experience. Was cheaper than we were expecting....pleasant surprise! Thanks for giving us the ninja scare. Was lots of fun."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It was a great experience. The food the entertainment all were amazing!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The service and ambience was wonderful. It definitely fit what we were expecting. The food was a bit disapointing for the price. The presentation of the food was great but there really wasn't a lot of variety. It seemed like steak or a variation of 5 sushi rolls were most of the options. It seemed like it's main purpose is entertainment."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I thought it was a great place, nothing like it around. Very entertaining and everyone was very polite. My only complaint is the vegetables were under cook. Other than that excellent from start to finish."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "during the daytime it is a great place to bring kids, lots of food with unique food presentations. In the later evening this adult filled venue becomes a fun party environment. The food is good, especially considering it is a theme restaurant. You will not be disappointed if your looking to have a unique, fun dining experience especially with a group of friends"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Whoopi Goldberg raved about this place on the View two weeks ago. So I decided to try it out during my 4 day vaca. Ninja fuses artistry and adventure to food and fun. A friend and I truly enjoyed the majesty of mystic caverns, fire shows, and delicious eats! We thoroughly enjoyed Kaen, Shrimp Tempura Rolls, Ninja Miso Soup, and the California Rolls. We will return and bring friends for another round of fun. Ninja will be a mainstay for us."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for the experience -- not the food. The food, however, was OK; if not very tasty at least it was edible. The experience was worse than the food. There is really nothing memorable about the "ninja experience" offered here once you enter through a darkened hallway. The gimmick simply does not work and I would not waste my time or money here again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "went on a double date. I expected to be impressed. Great decor. Horrible service the waiter's were not attentive. Appetizer was forgotten, no plates were provided. Additionally the Ninjas were horribly presented. Ninjas were waiters in black clothes- the tricks were not impressive. The drinks were over priced. Also the food was ok, but over priced."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was great. Everything you would expect in a performance type setting. Our waiter was extremely attentive, very personable and made us all laugh. He explained that certain items on the menu came with a "show". Of course two out of the five items we ordered were of that "show" expectancy. My sons burger (show 1) came in a cake pan with lid, filled with dry ice so it looked like his burger was smoking. Cool effect right? No- not for $25.00. For a burger and fries? This wasn't even good meat. The burger was so dry. Chicken Teriyaki with POTATOES? Overall the service was fantastic, the ambiance fun and inviting. The food was horrible. Will I recommend this place... No. Would I ever go back.."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was great and the waitress we had was outstanding very friendly and down to earth. She explained everything in detail and we cant wati to go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Came from out of town for a unique dining experience the food was great and the theme was done very well. I have never been to a theme restaurant that wasn't just run of the mill food. This raised the bar for a theme restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate the mans birthday, our waiter was great. The ninjas made sure to involve the kids and family in all the fun birthday surprises. We even got "ninja"ed on the way to the bathrooms. The food presentation and overall taste was great. I would give it a sold 4 stars for food. Four of us ate from the pre-fix and added desserts, it was just $200 before tip and we each had 3 courses before dessert. The magician that goes around to the table is great, he has a fun flow to his table side show and is really good at what he does. This resturant definitely does not skimp on any entertainment quality or detail. Even the table bussers are full costumed and interact as ninjas! Very recommended for any occasion!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We thought this would be an iniciation to the ninja civilazation. We thought we would eat proper ninja food cooked by a ninja in front of us and we would see real ninja acrobatics and moves. Instead there were some waiters poorly dressed as ninjas trying to scare people by yelling and shouting "boo" while people were eating. Average food"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Ninja New York was a great experience. Each party is set in their own little "dungeon" area. Service was excellent as well as the food. Loved the interactive experience the staff provided."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday. The server was a lot of fun. He even 'knifed' me a couple times while singing me Happy Birthday. The restaurant has a cool ambiance. It was fun watching all the ninjas interact with guests. We had one of the prefix menus, a lot of food! The ninja cocktail was really good too. Go!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Try something new - Ninja New York is a good place to try seafood and Japanese cooking. A little expensive but good experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Ive been waiting to try this unique restaurant for years ever since I heard of the one in Japan. I must say that I was a little dissapointed when I got there that over the years, it had become more of a novelty than a authentic Japanese experience. Of course, its all about the experience and the serving staff definitely made it fun. However, most of the staff were not exactly "ninjas", but more like aspiring actors. I felt like cheap scares didn't exactly make up for ninja authenticity. This doesn't take away from the food. The food was amazing and the presentation was top-notch. I was just expecting something else. Fun times though and a great date place!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I have been to Nokia's twice now and had an amazing experience both times. Great food and a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Ninja was a creative take on dining! Presentation of plates was excellent, with many containing surprises. Intimate tables/rooms was a nice touch, although still a bit noisy. Sashimi and Bonsai Tree desert were our favorites from the plates we had, and the sake was also very enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my little brother because he was so curious about it, and he loved it. From the friendly staff to the magnificent food, the experience was better than we expected."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I cannot say enough about this place. It was a dinner to remember. We had such a fun time and the food was outstanding. The atmosphere is so unique you feel like you are in another world and the food presentation is so fun. Each table is in its own private area of the ninja village and your server makes you feel like he is only there to serve you. Everyone must experience this place!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Most of these types of places have average food at best. Not the case at Ninja. The wait staff does a great job getting into character and making it fun but the food is actually worth the price of admission. Highly recommended for something different and special occassions."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was a nice evening with friendly service. But this "hot spot" is definetely overrated !"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was a really nice find. It was recommended by one of my co-workers and I really liked it. The energy was great. The Ninjas were awesome:) Secret entrance, magic show, and more.... The food was okay and the portions aren't big but the restaurant was really nice."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our server was very nice and entertaining in her roll as a ninja, however I would have liked if the main course was served at the same time, if my guest was not so insistent I would have sat there for a good five minuets watching my steak get cold, until her meal arrived, but from start to finish the food presentation was very nice and pleasing to the pallet, however the bill was a little much to swallow; but I guess having your very won Ninja could be pricey."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Had been to Ninja a few years back and had a wonderful experience, so I brought my 18 year old son back while we were in New York this week. What a disappointment! Our waiters did hardly anything but grunted a couple aye-ya's, and the food presentation was nothing like last time when everything was presented beautifully. This time they just sat the plate down at the table. Only one dish had an interesting presentation. Now, the table around the corner was having so much fun that I even questioned our waiter as to why nothing was happening with us. He said he had a surprise coming - a few minutes later the magician showed, which of course you're kind of obligated to pay for. Lastly, food quality had definitely gone down too. REAL BUMMER!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "What a wonderful night! My friend was visiting from out of town, and since I'd been dying to go for nearly two years, we thought we'd give it a shot. We spent two hours there having a fabulous time between the phenomenal food and the great staff, and I honestly can't say I've had a better dining experience in a very long time. Yes, the atmosphere is a bit kitschy, but it's so much fun and besides, how can you disagree with a ninja?"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Visited Ninja New York with our two kids (8 & 10). It was so fun - the kids mention the dinner as one of the best experiences in NY. The food was really nice with 'Ninja-special-surprises' and our Ninja servant was really cool. Very good service, high attention, a lot of fun, a little bit scary and nice food."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This restaurant would be a perfect addition to the Times Square dining options, except that it's downtown. It was very kitschy and relied too much on gimmicks to actually create an engaging experience. There was even a magic show at our table. (Ninjas aren't magic, nor do they do magic) Besides the atmosphere, our service was very weak. Things were spilled on our table on multiple occasions. The continual "hi-yah" each time the waiter left the table became quickly annoying. The food was large portions, but still expensive for what it was. The food did have a very good presentation (the dragon roll came with a dragon head that was lit to breath fire, and the rainbow roll came in a bowl of dry ice and water to create a misty fog around it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014