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
298 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (196)special occasion (190)good for groups (179)neighborhood gem (60)hot spot (59)fit for foodies (55)romantic (44)late-night find (35)great for lunch (20)scenic view (12)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Tons of fun!
    fuldie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    A gem in New York. I mean... where else can you find magic ninjas?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun_but....
    kitana
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I loved the whole experience although the food wasnt great however, a great presentation and fun staff to be around.Something about it that still makes me go back perhaps the whole entire scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shoooryuken!
    Abbie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    i love this place. the food is so-so and it is a bit pricey, but i dont care. i love this place. the servers make it great! they're all so funny and energetic. it's definitely something to try at least once...or twice :P
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed martial arts
    mastertaster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great theme, great food presentation, great for kids once, not-so-great food, no-so-great price. Order at least one hot and one cold entree so that the table experiences both kinds of presentations.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    ChristophMaximus
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Best. Date. Ever. Can't wait to go back for my birthday next month and get a table with my group in their village. ALWAYS order stuff off the menu with the ninja star. They come with some sort of performance. :D
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
    Linda
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant is unbelievable, the atmosphere is unique, the waiters are dressed like ninjas and they do their best to make your experience funny and enjoyable every minute. The food is really good and abundant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Stop Talking About It!
    Ninjaforever
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Here we are two days later and my family still can't stop talking about the Ninja experience. It was everything I was hoping it would be, borderline spooky, just enough to make it exciting for all of us. The service was extremely efficient and entertaining. The food was tasty and presented in a delightful manner. My young son couldn't contain his excitement and continued to express his desire to return again and again because he declared it his "new favorite restaurant". What more can I say. I was looking for something special to end summer vacation and Ninja New York definitely delivered. The Ninjas were all great. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time with kids
    PBP1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Visited NYC for a day away with children and had a blast at NINJA. Great ambience, fun for the children and excellent table side preparation. Would recommend if you're traveling with a young family. Food was OK - go there for the experience though!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Magic show was incredible!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The ninja theme to this restaurant was pretty cool. The restaurant setting is a fun idea. Food was very good. But the best part of the dinner is the magic show. So cool!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So unique!
    LuvAGreatMeal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was our first time dining at Ninja and we had a magical experience. Our family was celebrating my sons 7th birthday and we can't wait to go back! The food was delicious and exceeded all our expectations! It was an amazing experience for the whole family (all ages)...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.