Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.9
546 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 546 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Niwa was great. Went for a Date night! Servers and hostess were attentive. Food was superb! Ordered Takoyaki as a starter which was delicious and fresh. As for the entree we ordered asparagus, onions and bell peppers, white rice along with 2 orders of beef belly, hanger steak, and pork belly. I was initially worried about small portion sizes but it was perfect. This place is more expensive compared to a traditional all you can eat KBBQ however the quality of the meats (at least the meats which we ordered) were infinitely better at Niwa. Enjoy! Will be coming back more often.

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vipBriannaB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing. I loved that they gave us times for how long to cook everything. We went on Tuesday they have a really nice happy hour that is from 6pm-close. We got 10 meats for $45 and or we could've gotten the happy hour individuals which was like 3oz for $5 bucks I could be wrong about that price. But I loved getting all 10 meats because it made me try everything and my favorite was the hanger tender. OMG so juicy and tender. Would definitely recommend! We also had rice, mushroom medley, broccolini, and zuccini as our side. More than what we needed. They also have happy hour drinks but I was there for the food. Just a fun experience with family and friends would definitely go back. Great intimate area.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I can say, I’m looking forward to the next visit. The food was delicious and fresh. I wasn’t thrilled with the drink selection but that won’t stop me from visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s a great spot to experience nicer Korean bbq with an often wide variety of wagyu meats this is definitely a spot I would recommend.

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LouisK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mallorie is a great server and is very attentive. We really enjoy coming back to Niwa because she takes such great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa was amazing, as always! The food is delicious, the experience is so fun and our service was outstanding! Thank you for making my daughter’s birthday so special and memorable!

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vipBill
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our 10 year old granddaughter here and we had a great meal. Devin, our server, was great. We ordered several different kinds of meat and vegetables and were promptly served. We cooked our food on the grill at the table and it was delicious.
Good food and good service in a nice restaurant.

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Billyp
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lot of fun. Very enjoyable

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DahliaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I will not return to Niwa's! The waiter was the absolute worst! The restaurant was actually more concerned with helping out a party larger than ours (we only had 6 people) and we basically were left without drinks. We were seated around 6:20-6:30 and did not even get attention until 7-7:15. Unacceptable. Next, our receipts all had items added to them that we did not order! Also, the waiter brought the wrong food and insisted that it was what we had ordered! It was an overall bad experience and they have lost a customer. I DO NOT RECOMMEND!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great!!! Best place to eat probably on the planet. Go Niwa!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! First time coming and loved the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Dallas Gordon Austin and found this gem. We loved everything so much we went the following night too! Meat quality was great, and great laid back atmosphere.

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vipJosephW
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and experience. Service is slow which meant we were seated late despite having a reservation. We didn't mind, since their bar has a great selection of whiskies, beers, and cocktails (wine selection is underwhelming). Food is very good and high quality which is reflected in the price. It's also a la carte, so be prepared to order, share, and order some more (awesome) food.

If you go into Niwa knowing you will need to wait and with appropriately set price expectations, you will have a great time and enjoy some awesome food. If you don't go with the right frame of mind, you may not have as good a time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious! Great dining experience. We keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and great service and food. Lots of options and drinks are yum

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TaylorR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa never disappoints. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is fun and enjoyable, since you are able to cook the meats yourself. I always enjoy my time at Niwa

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Jessica
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our food was delicious but our service could have been better. Our server wasn't very attentive was gone most of the night. We asked other servers for stuff since ours was no where to be seen. Got great service from them.

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vipStrega
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing; food was absolutely incredible. Owner was v v hands-on: running food, touching tables etc. Niwa has been a favorite for a long time and they did not disappoint (after a Covid hiatus)

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ShareeseH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time I come in.

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Mocha
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. The atmosphere is everything and the food ? Omgggg the steak, shrimp , asparagus, drinks n everything was just so perfect. I will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, awesome food and a fun environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tuesday all night happy hour was great!! First time and it won’t be our last!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always fun dining experience. Niwa always has high quality meats

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at niwa! The food is A++++ and Jimmy is the best!!!!

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KatieB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was five minutes late and had to wait two hours for a table. Understandably but kind of a bummer.

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vipMelissaT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious. Went for the first time, similar to Korean BBQ in terms of cooking at the table and having several yummy sides and sauces. Went with the servers recommendations on selections and was not disappointed, the meats were all very fresh and tender, highly recommend trying it, great for a fun night out with friends, date night etc.

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vipKatieH
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date spot or unique dining experience with friends/group. Have to get the filot mignon!! Wish the food would have come out in courses slightly better, we were a little overwhelmed with dishes on the table at one moment but it wasn't a big deal. Will definitely be going back to this hidden gem in Deep Ellum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot. Terrible wine list.

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HannahT11
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4x dining but first time for my brother. He loved it!

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AaronM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite weekly restaurant, would recommend to anyone who likes japanese BBQ and to those who have never tried it

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The months that Niwa was closed were some of the darkest months of my life. I missed the sizzle, the flair, the umami....and the corn! It's our favorite restaurant in Dallas. The staff is wonderful, the owner is charming and the food is so, so, so good! I hope they open a location in Austin soon!

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

Always fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we come here we are so happy, everything is always delicious and the service is top notch! Really just go all in here, you don't want to miss out on anything.

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ShannonM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite date night places! Food is always great and the experience is always a nice break from traditional dining. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Niwa is one of my favorite places to visit in Deep Ellum. This was my first time back during COVID and they are definitely following all the social distancing rules. Service was a little slow however than usual. They have happy hour all night Tuesday but the happy hour portions are much smaller than the regular portions. But it makes it good if you like to try different meats and can sample a little of everything. Overall great experience.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place it’s always so yummy and amazing! You can not go wrong with anything on the menu :)

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StephanieK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic

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asdfasdf
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really looked forward to this dining experience.
Was not disappointed.
Everything, and I mean everything was great.
We will be returning with some friends.

DF

FAQs

Niwa Japanese BBQ is rated 4.9 stars by 546 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.