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Ajna Bar

3.7
3.7
1069 Reviews
$50 and over
Asian

Ajna Bar presents diners with the ultimate restaurant experience and has truly become an NYC staple destination. Eclectic Asian decor encompasses two vast dining rooms while world-renowned DJ's spin in Ajna's lounge late into the night in an intimate yet vibrant setting.

Dining with a large group for a special occasion? Reserve one of our two Pagodas, Ajna Bars semi-private dining areas, that can accommodate between 15-25 guests for a seated dinner, or up to 50 guests for a cocktail reception. We offer large groups a selection of prix fixe tasting menus served family style to allow all guests to experience a tour of our of a wide variety of our signature dishes and sushi.

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3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience

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  1. F

    Foodie11

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great atmosphere and very good food.

  2. LJ

    LisaJM

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Hopping restaurant in the meat packing district. Great atmosphere, food was good,

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    most miserable service ever, tragic management, decent food.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelent service and food. The restaurant is beautiful.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very chic place, lovely food, excellent service!!!

  6. P

    Pali

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    I picked this as a sushi place(according to Opentable), but they NO LONGER SERVE SUSHI and the menu on Opentable is obsolete. staff told us the place is going through changes and "experimenting". Staff/service was slow and rude. We asked one of the staffers who looked like a teenager to call our waitress to order another round. He instead ordered them himself. Then when she did show we ordered them, and got two rounds, neither one of which was made like we wanted. The staffer who turned out to be manager came back and lectured us for two+ minutes how we should only order with waitress. Later he tried to add that extra round (which we didn't get) to the bill!!! Drinks were weak too! Expensive place not worth it.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, vibrant and trendy. Awesome food and friendly staff. A must do experience

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    At least tell us if the entire sushi kitchen is closed for renovations before we make reservations!! Great drinks (strong vodka sodas), good food, great music.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    I really like the ambiance of this place and the music that they play. We started with some cocktails before ordering the food. The gin and tonic received was however tasted only water. The food menu is in this place is limited, but I have no problem with that. The waiter also recommend a wine that went well with the food. Having that said the food itself was just ok, and nothing special. I expected much more from this place. From a service point of view, well. It was fairly poor all over. I will give you an example. When cleaning the table, they doped a fork on the floor and when picking it up they hit one of the guests at the table next to us with an elbow. They did not even take time to apologize to them while we were present.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Enjoyed dinner here! Great decor and ambiance!

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    debski22

    New York Area

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Despite the fact they do not pick up the phone when you call, the service was very good, and the restaurant week prix-fixe was notable- wonderful butternut squash soup and lava cake - the salmon was mediocre. The chilean sea bass (off the rw menu) was fantastic@

  12. P

    Pookey

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food! Try the sea bass, shrimp appetizer, and fried rice. Lovely atmosphere! Hard to locate the restaurant, it's poorly marked. In a great location to enjoy the nightlife afterward!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The food was good. Waiter was a bit too serious. He was great with refills.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    My family went here to celebrate my birthday during restaurant week. Having worked in restaurants that participate in restaurant week, I wasn't expecting too much during that particular week. I was very, very wrong. The food was far beyond what I expected it to be, given that this is really more of a hot-spot than a foodie place. Everyone enjoyed it, and we would definitely go back.

  15. AZ

    AZNS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great Ambiance. This is definitely a great date spot! I went with a group of girl friends and had a great time!

  16. L

    Levy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The decor was amazing! The food was delicious. We got lost on the way to the restaurant and we were very late for our reservation. The restaurant was very accommodating and sat us with very little wait time. The restaurant was a little noisier than we expected. Definitely a great place for groups.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great food and ambiance. Service could be improved in comparison to restaurants in the same bracket.

  18. YI

    YumI

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some places take shortcuts on their restaurant week menu that helps reduce costs but also steels from the quality. Not Ajna! We had a really good meal for far less than the normal price. I will definitely return for the main menu! I also saw a few things on it that I can't wait to try.

  19. C

    Cherbear

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2013

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Inattentive service. Waitress did not seem to like that we were there for restaurant week even though we ordered additional food and 4 drinks. I was also brought the wrong appetizer which threw off the meal because it took 10 minutes to bring me the correct one. Beautiful decor, mostly candlelight and very good food though. Gets going about 9.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2013

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    AWESOME....never wouldve known about this place- found it through the restarant week guide...definitely will return again

  21. GO

    GODFREYR

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2013

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    We all felt that the Ajna Bar did not live up to expectations. It was pretentious and the service was just ok. We all asked each other we we return and the unanimous asnwer was no

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2013

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    I was looking forward to bringing my friend here for her birthday with some girls, taking advantage of the fact that's it's restaurant week and so we'd treat ourselves to a place we wouldn't normally go. After we sat down and someone handed us our menus, I asked for the restaurant week menus and I got an unapologetic "we don't do that on weekends" (even though I specifically triple checked on the restaurant week line-up list to confirm that it was available every day but Sunday).The guy shook his finger at my menu and sarcastically said "you'll probably find something in there you like." Oh, thanks. I'm out of characters so I guess the review ends here.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2013

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Came here with a date for Restaurant Week. Service wasn't the best - waited 20 minutes for dessert - but we had late (10:30 pm) reservations so it's understandable - Ajna transforms itself from restaurant to nightclub at that time. Restaurant is metric tons better than the nightclub portion of it, nightclub part seems to be typical Meatpacking District (and lol, Sobeski vodka for VIP). As a pan-Asian woman, I appreciated the pan-Asian decor. Food was well presented and incredibly good; I recommend the salmon & lobster roll. I do not however recommend sparkling water; $8 for Pellingrino? No. Cute place for a dinner date, but leave before the girls in Forever 21 dresses show up.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Decided to try Ajna for Restaurant week and I wasn't disappointed. Started out at the bar where I asked the bartender for a good strong drink and he suggested "Mint Rush" which is made with bourbon, lime juice and mint leaves. The drink was delicious. For Dinner I had the Butternut Squash Soup as the appetizer which was excellent. You could taste the hint of Ginger in it. Then I had the Miso Glazed Salmon which was tender and delicious. For dessert, I had the molten chocolate cake, yummy. I also tried another drink called Kanji with is made with passion fruit and tequila. That drink took me away to the tropics. It was so good, after dinner we went back to the lounge area for another....... I would definitely go back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Anja Bar was great! I went for a simple date night with my boyfriend and found that the decor made it romantic enough for a date night but cool enough for a group outing on the town. The drinks were sufficiently strong without compromising the flavors of each drink. The food arrived in a decent amount of time. We did find ouselves searching for our waiter often, but overall the experience was great.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A kind of hidden gem. Behind a non-descript street entrance lies a pretty cool restaurant that's huge without feeling cavernous, has great food, in a space with a partial see through roof/ceiling.

  27. MB

    MarathonBrunch

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    I went to Ajna with my friends for Restaurant Week. We were pleasantly surprised by the food, drinks, and decor. It is a very large space and one that can easily accommodate groups, but it is also nice for two. The decor causes an impression from the moment you walk in. Our waitress gave us very good recommendations for drinks as well as for dinner. Everything was very tasty.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Receptionist was so rude. Although restaurant was empty would not give us better table because they said other table is for group of 4. They gave us (3) a table right by the door. Although restaurant week, menu was terrible so ended up ordering from regular menu.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2013

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    An amazing place! The people, the place, everything Thank you so much Mi name is Antar Guzman, my friend is hector, but I pay jaajajaja

  30. EE

    EduardoE

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner but our complaint many of the wines were out of stock.

  31. B

    Brendan

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2013

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Good food but small menu. Space little cramped.

  32. c

    conchav

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    The service was slow, the music too loud, the food took too much time to be served between dishes, the waiter was rude. Over all the food is good but the service is horrible. I am not returning.

  33. DJ

    DutchJuul

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I read a few bad reviews, therefor I was a bit nervous about being responsible for booking for our group. But everything turned out great. We were there during restaurant week and the food was delicious. All 5 of us had the lobster tempura and we all loved it. 4 of us had salmon as a main, and it was the best salmon I ever had and all my friends at our table agreed! But what really made our evening an unforgettable experience was our waitress Lauren. She was so friendly and fun and on top of everything she arranged us a great table in the bar section where we then danced of our calories. It was a great night!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The scenery is beautiful, but the food is just really lacking and way overpriced. Get a drink in the lounge and enjoy the scenery, but don't bother staying for dinner.

  35. PJ

    PhilipJ

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great ambience, good food, decent wine selection and plenty of space in the bar, if you're there early! Service is patchy, but friendly. As the night progreses the energy level increases (along with the noise) as the restaurant gradual transitions to a it's late-night/club persona. Overall a good option in the Meat Packing District!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great spot for a date , although a big dark it's very cozy! Service was quick and great at the same time! Would definitely go back.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was very tasty and the wine list had a nice selection. This place is clearly a night club first...wide open space for eating. Iur waiter was not very attentive however the bus boys made up for it. Not likely to return for dinner.

  38. K

    Kersi

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent ambiance and atmosphere throughout the Restaurant. Went for restaurant week and the restaurant provides a great deal for the event, very delighted with the selection.

  39. KT

    KTUWS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2013

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    When we arrived even though we had a reservation we were told there was a 40 minute wait for our table. The food was good however the service was very slow. We had to ask three times about where one of our group's appetizer was - the rest of us had been served 10 minutes before. Staff were on the verge of being rude to us.

  40. A

    Autumnfriday1

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible setting, fun place, wonderful food

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Ajna Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 1069 OpenTable diners

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