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Niwa Japanese BBQ, Dallas, TX

Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.8
4.8
733 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.

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Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Yakiniku

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tue 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 741-6492

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Niwa

  • Catering

    N/A<br />

  • Private party facilities

    One room available.
    Private Dining Room - 28-35 guests located on the East side of the restaurant. 7 roaster tables

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Normand: (214) 741-6492

  • Neighborhood

    Deep Ellum

  • Cross street

    Malcom X

  • Parking details

    Lots of Parking in the Deep Ellum area

  • Public transit

    DART - Green line located 3 blocks over at the Baylor University Medical Center Station. (0.2 miles - less than a 5 minute walk).<br /><br />Uber - Available to pick up/drop off in front of restaurant. <br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 733 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was probably my 10th visit, but it was a first for my date. He enjoyed it. The server was attentive. Happy the shishito peppers are back. Had the beef belly and ribeye with the soup salad rice option and zucchini broccolini and chili sauce. Was all great. The old fashions are awesome.

  2. KC

    KCsc

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great quality food every time!! and the drinks are also top notch.

  3. g

    greggus

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We love the staff at Niwa. They do a great job or providing great service. Most have been working there for a while and their team work shows.

  4. JR

    JoseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service would definitely be coming back………..

  5. SK

    StephanieK

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go here for our standing date night every Monday. The staff works seamlessly to maintain and clean tables.

  6. B

    Brandon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is amazing! Skirt steak, NY strip, and sirloin are my favorite.

  7. DS

    DarrellS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for special occasions. Service is always top notch and the food is great. A little pricy but a great experience

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Japanese BBQ experience. Our server was very knowledgeable on the cuts of meat on the menu. Tried the wagu for the 1st time and it didn't not disappoint!

  9. GD

    GhislainD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous! We enjoyed our experience. I recommend it!

  10. CK

    ChrisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great prices (compared to Austin at least), great staff. Forgot my debit card and they called me back right away to return it.

  11. DS

    DarleneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came in here not knowing what to expect our server (ugh I forgot his name) was so informational he made some great suggestions the play list was old school edm like Alice dj I was feeling it!!! The food, AMAZING *chefs kiss my 2 year old daughter finished two orders of edamame cake to celebrate our sons 11th birthday he said this is by far his fav restaurant! Thank you for the wonderful family experience!

  12. TA

    TonyA

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mallory has been our server for the past 3 visits, she is awesome. We always enjoy Niwa.

  13. d

    daniellec

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was terrific! Fun and interactive! You get to listen to your friends fight over who gets to flip the meat over on the grill. 🤣 food selection was awesome and delish!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome while dining at Niwa’s. The food was delicious; service was outstanding; no wait time for our table; Wonderful evening with our friends.

  15. JP

    JenniferP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food! We went during their happy hour and the food was great! It was the right amount and really great value. We also loved the Panna cotta. Service was really fantastic.

  16. P

    Philip

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I go to Niwas at least twice a month, and every time I have friends come into town it is an absolute must on our to-do list. Niwas food is always top notch and service is efficient. I recommend Niwas every chance I get

  17. AW

    AndrewW

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    The service from the waitress was excellent. She was extremely helpful with suggestions and frequently checked in on us. I was really excited to try Niwa as I’m a huge Japanese BBQ fan and new to Dallas. But the food is salty. Like holy cow salty. Everything we ordered tasted like it was bathed in salt. If they used less than half the salt it would be more than enough. The other aspect is the atmosphere. The restaurant has a very nice vibe and layout, but I really didn’t understand the music. I felt like I was at a pool party in Miami. Extremely loud dance music; so loud that our conversation at the table was limited since it was hard to hear each other. Not the type of background music I would expect at an upscale restaurant.

  18. KB

    KarenBB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I enjoyed Niwa during a quick trip to Dallas, and I’m so glad we were referred there! The food is delicious and the Japanese BBQ at the table made the dinner very entertaining as well. We especially enjoyed the mushrooms, garlic shrimp, shoshito peppers, and hangar steak. It’s definitely worth making a reservation!

  19. MU

    MollyU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing service and the food is delicious!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great. Food was good quality and the ambience was great!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Girls night.

  22. T

    Tracey

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere is inviting and the service was excellent. Our waitress was pleasant to talk with and became an added bonus to dinner. I was treating my son to Japanese. The food was great. A little on the expensive side, but the food and experience was stellar.

  23. EO

    ErikaO

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I liked it!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, the best meal you can have. Especially with friends. Interactive and delicious. Jimmy has a gem

  25. KS

    KaitlynS

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for happy hour and had the all meat platter! Perfect for a date night

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as always

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Niwa offers a fun dining experience. The food is very good and the service is exceptional.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating birthday and had a wonderful meal. Love the Black Walnut Classic!!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were at Niwa for our anniversary, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service was impeccable, the quality of meat and vegetables excellent - everything was delicious when cooked as recommended. This wasn’t our first time, and won’t be our last there.

  30. J

    Joel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Waiting a decent amount of time before the server stopped by. We did have reservations. Once greeted we did receive pretty good service. The food was excellent very well priced.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good experience . The pricing was very reasonable . I enjoyed the service and food . The only downfall was that they were out of quite a few of the appetizers, but our server was very apologetic and still provided excellent service . We will be back !

  32. WA

    WilsonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    some items we would like to have were not available. Overall a nice place and atmosphere. If they change the background music it would be more asian style. Quality of the food was good so we had a good time dining there

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing every time! It’s one of our must visit spots when we come to Dallas!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    This was a date night post Valentines, and I’ve been to this place over 10 times. 80% of the time I have a great experience, but the last two have been downhill for sure. Our server made us feel rushed, but I’m sure it was from the 8 person party he was waiting on so it was understandable. Our drinks took at least 20 minutes to get, but at least we had water. The salad was great, but the soup was barely lukewarm and normally it is boiling hot so we barely ate it. I don’t send things back. The edamame was mushy and cold like it has been the last two visits and is very disappointing, because it is one of my favorite things. The veggies came out way before the meat so they would have been cold if we had started cooking them when we got them.. Then no Togo boxes. Our server though was great about accommodating. I just wasn’t impressed for a second time in a row.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is nice the food was amazing loved the whole atmosphere.. it was a great experience.. we’ll repeat it definitely..

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Every other time I've been (and I've been a lot), the food has been great. However, this time I noticed they changed the flavor of the house salad dressing (it seemed creamy like mayonaise). Also, there didn't seem to be much flavor in the meats.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best hands down! Top notch meats, service and complete experience!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great overall. First time and definitely going back soon.

  39. D

    Dessertqueen

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat dining at Niwa. It's our first stop when visiting Dallas. Food is remarkable, service par excellence! I would come back eat here everyday if I can!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing quality food. The atmosphere was nice and the servers were very professional

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Niwa Japanese BBQ is rated 4.8 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Niwa Japanese BBQ

2939 Main St Dallas, TX 75226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Malcom X

  • Neighborhood

    Deep Ellum

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tue 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Yakiniku

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Lots of Parking in the Deep Ellum area

  • Public transit

    DART - Green line located 3 blocks over at the Baylor University Medical Center Station. (0.2 miles - less than a 5 minute walk).

    Uber - Available to pick up/drop off in front of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Niwa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 741-6492

  • Catering

    N/A<br />

  • Private party facilities

    One room available.
    Private Dining Room - 28-35 guests located on the East side of the restaurant. 7 roaster tables

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Normand: (214) 741-6492

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