Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.8
622 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 622 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! It was a fun interactive dining experience. Our server did a great job explaining everything and giving recommendations. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9th year wedding anniversary

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JaimeR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, got lucky to try their happy hour meat special, the wagyu was my favorite.

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KitF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. We went unknowingly during restaurant week so tried the 3 course meal they put together. Perfect sample of food for a first timer. The cold ramen was delish. Service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my new favorite restaurants in Dallas. All of these are must haves (my usual order):
Spicy edamame
Pork belly and shishito peppers
Deviled eggs
Broccolini
Hanger steak
Short rib
Filet Mignon
Rice
The filet is especially incredible! So fun to cook your own food, and the staff is always very nice. The cocktails are all yummy too.

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SeanF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the service to the food, that why we love this place!

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Felicitymascara
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come pretty often with friends and family or sometimes even just for date night and it never fails to impress. The food is always super fresh, the drinks are always mixed PERFECTLY and the service is always amazing. The servers are always really nice and knowledgeable and very helpful explaining the menu to new people. One of my favorite places to eat in Dallas!

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MariaV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. We chose the “omakase” experience and the food, the service and the drinks were perfect. Jimmy and Jason were really great and attentive to us. Jimmy even gave my boyfriend a birthday present with Japanese candies as a gift. Definitely, we will be back.

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LovesGoodSushi
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was amazing. We love restaurant week to try new places and see if they are a fit for our expectations. Niwa is top notch!
Delicious food and fun atmosphere. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. We know what to expect when we eat here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!! The experience made for a fun and delicious meal!!

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Mappy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was nice except the music and background noise made it hard to hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there to start off our anniversary date nite. Had an amazing time with some great food. The pork jowl was ok but the A5 was out of this world!!!

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vipSpang
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cooking makes it a fun and active meal. Had the RW menu and had plenty of protein.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere/vibe!! Daniel is awesome!

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ShelbyS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience ever! Everyone is so attentive and service is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!!!! We went for our 1 year anniversary. Perfect evening.

Thank you Ceecee

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LindaW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very fun night and so different from the usual. The food was great!

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vipIsabelC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my experience here. The Tuesday HH specials are incredible. I definitely recommend the all-meats platter with their take on a margarita. Will absolutely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food, service, ambience was above par. Try the wagyu beef. Expensive but everyone should experience that luxury once in awhile.

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Kimbe
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The parking is horrible in this area. I really wish they had valet but once inside had the best experience

AD
AlbertoD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service and Great food. Excellent place to bring the family for fun and cooking!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner! Food was amazing, ambiance was amazing, and service was fantastic!

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Juno
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been to Niwa twice for Happy Hour. The food is great and the drinks are pretty good as well. Service is usually pretty good and the staff treats you like they care. I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wait time was a little long between each order, felt like we had to get someone’s attention to order anything.

Also I called and requested for a special touch a (desert) at the end of the meal, for our 10 year anniversary… that didn’t happen so a bit of a let down. You would think customer service would be better here.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. Love love love it.

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JordonE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Good service. Will come again.

BG
BobG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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OrlandoK
San Antonio
57 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent . Cool yourself experience was fun for the kids .
Make sure you make reservations , it took a while to sit us down despite reservations ..
but we will definitely be back when visiting Dallas .

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t recommend this restaurant enough! My husband and o have ate at some of the best places around the world and this is at the top. Such a fun, ceremonial experience full of flavor. Niwa brings us so much joy! Please go here as soon as you can.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren is the best

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GilbertoM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great… great service. Will be back again.

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vipShanitaI
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and drinks! My second time dining and they did not disappoint. If you’re looking for something different for a friends hang out or date night this is the place!

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vipLiveinOC
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our fourth trip to this place in a year and we love it! Parking is now back to pre-pandemic clustereffness, but that's okay, you have to walk a few blocks. The food is so flavorful, there's no way I could duplicate it at home. Reasonable prices. Great for sharing and trying new things. Decently priced wines by the bottle as well as cold tap beer. Rashad was our guy this trip, did a great job. Said he's usually a bartender but was working tables this evening. We'll be back!

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Goodplacebutpricey
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast here. The drinks were good (great Ol Fashion), the food was fantastic, and the waiters were fun and enthusiastic about the experience.

There’s a grill in the middle of the table, so you cook the food yourself. My friend had the filet and ribeye and loved it. I had garlic shrimp and asparagus. All good stuff.

I recommend this place.

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DiDuo
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibes! Me and my girlfriend love having date night here :)

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Ekow
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Highly recommend. Their happy hour on Tuesday is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa excels in all categories. The cocktails, starters, meats and sides are all delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. The vibe creates a relaxed and fun culinary experience.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Only thing is they were out of ice cream for my husband's birthday, but I enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good experience

FAQs

Niwa Japanese BBQ is rated 4.8 stars by 622 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.