Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.8
689 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DEEP ELLUM NEIGHBORHOOD OF DALLAS, TX.
Niwa provides an authentic yakiniku experience, featuring premium in–table smoke–free grills.

Prepare premium grade beef, seafood, vegetables and more at your own table while enjoying a wide selection of Japanese sake, beer, and craft cocktails. Eating at Niwa is always an exciting experience, perfect for dinner with family, or a fun night out with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 689 people are saying
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AddyT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience!! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun experience!

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TaylorQ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality was exceptional, vibes/energy were warm and inviting, and the drinks were amazing. Our server was lovely as well! Great experience, will be back!!

CW
CW22
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience at Niwa! Jason is the absolute best!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven, our server, was phenomenal from the greeting to delivering the bill. Knowledgeable, friendly, and offering suggestions that did not disappoint. He was attentive, and the other servers made it a point to pick up empty plates to make the dining experience enjoyable. There were a couple of things we wanted that were not available since we had a late reservation, but the suggestions to try instead were great. Portions were filling and fresh. Will definitely come back!!

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beccahb
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The pork belly and jowel are a go to! I tried the Heaven & Earth cocktail and I will be ordering this everytime I go now!!

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betoc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great restaurant. food is clean and well presented. waiter was very professional. atmosphere was nice. the host was the only bad experience. maybe a new hire or just there to make a buck. doesn't really care about the job.

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SonniaO
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was our waiter. He gave us great service and super attentive and polite.

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GarrettI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I visited for the first time. Everything about the experience from the service to the food far exceeded our expectations, and was more than worth the ticket. Cooking was much easier than expected. Very well might be our favorite plate in Dallas now and will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Just would suggest planning better so customers don’t have to wait 25 min past their reserved time to get a table. Thanks

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vipchristip
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for NYE and it was fantastic. We initially thought when the first two apps came out there was not going to be enough food, but we were sooo wrong! It was a great deal for a preset menu. Our waitress was fantastic and the manager was able to accommodate to our needs!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Came in for the New Year’s Eve 5 course meal. The ambiance was nice. We had a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Food was ok. They gave us way too much meat for 5 courses. The ribeye was the best meat, followed by the wagyu a5. The others were way to salty. Overall, probably not going to try it again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was great.

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vipSoxfan
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place.

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vipShanitaI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The service is always amazing, our waiter last night was Steven, he was attentive and knowledgeable he definitely made our Girl’s Night out an enjoyable one..

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a half. Will not disappoint!

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MarkZ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Definitely not a 100$ a person restaurant!
Took my chopsticks before I was finished with my meal!

Fun, but way better places to spend that kind of $

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place for fun dining. Food was excellent and service was top notch

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4GvnNot4Gotn
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great treasure in Deep Ellum! Fantastic meal for families to share and have fun making memories.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I loved the experience. It was nothing we had done before. Everyone was so courteous and patient while showing us how we should enjoy our time there. Everyone answered our questions and tended to our needs. We will definitely be back.

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Aubri
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of cooking your meat is definitely a welcome change from most dining experiences. The happy hour prices on Tuesday’s are wonderful!

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STEVENH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Staff explained how to cook the food. Will be coming back

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Dee919
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was so bland, definitely NOT worth the price AT ALL. I changed our reservation from 7:15 to 7:30 I arrived at 7:29 my table wasn’t ready I waited about 20 minutes. We ordered drinks at the bar while we waited but the bartender took a long time to get our drinks done we were just standing waiting on drinks and a table. The alcohol drinks we’re not good. The waiter was very nice and polite. The food portion is extremely small for the price and the taste- the food has no taste! And for the price they charge it’s honestly, ridiculous. Price is not an issue- however, I do mind paying a price for food that doesn’t have any flavor. We had the coffee parfait- that was amazing!

I would not recommend this place.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa is hands down my favorite Japanase BBQ spot in Dallas. I love their Tuesday Happy Hour!

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PaigeJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great interior. Loved the robot that brings your food!

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vipTimY
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Yakiniku BBQ in town for sure, better than Mampuku and Gyukaku. You may not want to miss Gyoza (potsticker) with hand-made skins - limited availability.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing . Staff are super attentive

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bryank
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa is one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The food is always stellar and consistent, service is some of the highest possible (especially Cecelia) and the atmosphere is just so alive, you can't help but love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for my moms birthday and it was so fun. It was very lit on a Monday night with music playing and a big crowd. Took us a few minutes after our reservation to get our seats and then took a while to get our order put in. It is pretty loud inside but had a blast making the food and eating. The drinks were also very delicious and a good pour. Overall, I’d come here for a third time!

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Shannon
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend suggested Niwa for my husband’s birthday get together. Not only was service great, but ALL the food was phenomenal, a great value and fun to make! We look forward to coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful first time experience. Our waitress was so helpful in explaining the menu and making recommendations. We enjoyed the cooking experience, and the meat and vegetables were very tasty. The sauces were very good, as well. We will definitely be back.

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vipKatyLiz
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond delicious, and service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! I should know, I work here ;3

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my bday with my family.
It was nice and my kiddos loved it. The food was good.
It was a nice experience!! The service was slow but staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, delicious! Will definitely be going there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great time I always enjoy my dinner at Niwa it is delicious and just an all around great experience. My servers are always on it even though the restaurant gets super busy.

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foodaholic
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive array of bbq

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vipladrlee
San Antonio
40 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit and plan to come back every time we are in Dallas. We want to try everything on the menu and we are getting there! Everything is delicious, drinks tasty, great service and reasonable. Plus the dining experience is fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Meats are good quality. Ambiance is awesome. It was a little cold in the restaurant. The two Japanese Wagyu meats were not good at all. Too chewy. The domestic Wagyu was very good though! Ribeye cap was delicious. And the SMOKED FILET MIGNON WAS THE BEST.

FAQs

Niwa Japanese BBQ is rated 4.8 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.