Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.8
241 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
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Phone number
(214) 741-6492
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jimmy Niwa
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Catering
N/A
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Malcolm X
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Parking details
Lots of Parking in the Deep Ellum area
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Please call Matthew Normand at (214) 741-6492
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 241 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

They give you little grilling meat/seafood for the price. I understand this is not those cheap restaurants where you get more of lower quality meats. Thought the food is just ok. The mushrooms are good though.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food was amazing, the hands on korean bbq style approach was very fun and cool. The only thing I didn't like was that the bathrooms are down a long corridor with no directional signage, and you have to walk by the kitchen window which is very busy, but that in no way ruined my experience. Will come again!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Wonderful experience, always a safe "go-to" for excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

OH EM GEE! This was we said after every bite of something new! It was a fun experience and certainly delicious! Prices were very reasonable for the experience! So happy to have found Niwa on Google!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

One of my fav restaurants in Dallas, so unassuming from the outside but the ambiance and service are incredible. Best appetizer by far the Spicy Edamame. They are like crack, can’t stop eating them. Love Niwa!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Umm...fire

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Beautiful place with tasty food. The server explained everything we need to know about the menu and the grill. They have a nice selection to choose from and the calamari is my favorite. The amount of meat you get from a serving is quite little for the price. If you are looking for a place to fill your stomach, then this might not be the place unless you are willing to spend a lot of money. I would say this place is best for chilling with your group of friends talking, grilling, and drinking type of vibe.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food. You can get a fair amount of steak for not too much. The drinks are great too.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were a little thrown off when we first came in because the person who greeted us was short with us. With that being said, our server Steven was very nice, informative and much more accommodating. The food was good but pretty expensive. They recommend 3-4 portions at least per person. The bill for 4 of us came to about $200...and we didn’t fill up. The place had a nice ambiance. We may comeback on a night that has specials...it’s definitely a higher end kind of date night place.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Graet place , realy Good food

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

OUTSTANDING MEAL AND EXPERIENCE!! Drinks were unique, well put together, and very tasty. Food was seasoned perfectly and the cooking instructions were spot on. Wait staff was extremely attentive and very nice. Our server, Teona did a wonderful job explaining the menu and cooking process, she also had fantastic recommendations for drinks and food. This was one of the best meals and dining experiences I've ever had!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

If you dont love everything thing about Niwa then you are in fact a communist

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had a really great experience at Niwa. There was a really affordable meat sampler dish as a special and the entire interactive dining experience was so different and fun. We went for a birthday and they were very friendly and even gave a complimentary dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Birthday - spectacular

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was amazing! I was not expecting the quality of the beef to be as good as it was! Very impressed with everything

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Not worth the visit. Took over an hour to get raw meat to the table. I just paid my tab for what I got and left. Didn’t try the food. Wouldn’t come back or recommend this place to anyone. It wasn’t busy, so I don’t know why it took so long to get the raw meat to the table

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our food was fabulous, server was awesome and the manager was fantastic with his recommendations and attention to our requests! Looking for excuses to go back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Family visit to celebrate a birthday. First time at a BBQ your own... Staff very helpful and food delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great meal! Had the happy hour menu x2 for four guys. Added some veggies and beers. Great meal.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was great. Waiter suggested the happy hour selection of meat for two, mushrooms and asparagus, which all were great. Enjoyed a specialty cocktail as well.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

So nice and fun had the best time for mother day. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be going again and again:)

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. Absolutely fabulous food, service, drinks, ambience. Perfect for business or pleasure. The best!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I went to Niwa with my daughter for a daddy daughter date. We were earlier than the normal crowd with a 5:30 reservation. The wait staff was excellent, our table was clean and the food options are great. The menu was a little confusing at first, but once explained it made more sense. We had a real mix of proteins, veggies, and the mushroom packet, I had a bourbon on the rocks, all were very good in my opinion. The shishito peppers were outstanding, the mushrooms were a great variety and wonderful in taste. We had some beef, chicken, and pork options and really enjoyed all that we had. Our waiter was extremely nice and thanked us for coming in several times. He genuinely liked the owners, had good knowledge of the value of the food items, and did a good job of making recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food, service, experience, all aces!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and even better service..what more could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I am always pleased with the selection of cuts of meat. Everyone is friendly and explains the cuisine choices.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great from start to finish! I can’t say enough about how amazing the flavors were for each dish. I
Highly recommend Niwa, we will be coming back again very soon!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything that we ate was delicious. The cocktails were delicious as well. You must not dine here without trying the lamb. Fantastic! We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The setup is really cool and the staff is very friendly. Other than some very loud customers at another table, this place was perfect for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great experience like the first time I was here. Will certainly be back!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The cook your own food experience was fun. We had a good time. It was a little too loud and hard to hear...

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love this place

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I love this place
Literally, I eat here once a week

Ask for Aaron

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful, simply wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was great wait staff was amazing and very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went for our anniversary and they congratulated us at the door and at the table we had very good service and food was great

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday dinner for my wife with my 3 young kids. We came early before the Friday night rush. My entire family loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This place never disappoints. The meat selection is top-notch. The service is always impeccable with very polite and informative staff. Get EVERYTHING. But if you have to choose, get the Beef Belly, Short Ribs and the Spicy Edamame

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Highly recommend the outside skirt steak. The service kinda sucked. They just didn’t seem to want to be very informative even tho I have had a Korean BQQ dinner too. They could have explained the difference between them and others such as they are not a all you can eat but a a le cart! But the food made up for the service short comings.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Reservations for 8:30, yet we didn’t get seated until right after 9:30. Other than that it was good.

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