Niwa Japanese BBQ

4.8
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464 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 6:15PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM

What 464 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a play afterwards, and they kept it moving for us.

t
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

I love Niwa. We eat here about 1x a month and I’m never disappointed. This last time some of the food was very slow to come out. And we were almost done with our main course when the last meat selection was brought out, after a few requests to check on it. Aside from that still one of my fav restaurants.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love their food. But Everytime I make a reservation I always end up still having to wait approx 10-20 mins which is frustrating when I take the time to make a reservation. It is also pretty loud.

SH
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Japanese BBQ was something different and fun! All the choices the waiter recommended were spot on.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niwa is becoming my go-to for a nice evening with friends and family. Consistently enjoyable, great cocktails and truly delicious food. Our server, Tyler, was excellent and the ambiance is a nice blend of popular but intimate. Don’t often leave reviews but this place has earned every star.

M
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything about the restaurant and meal was great, but the portions you got seemed quite small for the price paid. My date and I ordered a meat, fish, mushroom side, asparagus side, and two sides of rice. When the meat portion arrived, I was amused at the tiny eight cubes of meat. The small package of fish to grill didn't allow us to see the amount of food contained.

Overall, my first time eating here. And while it was pleasant to be able to cook my own food at the table, the pricing seemed a bit high for the amount of food served.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious food

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cook in front of yourself experience. Was able to order more as we went so it ended with everyone full but not too full. Refectory happy guests when we left. Also very healthy options. I would recommend this place for casual outing or special celebrations!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - you cook your meats and veg on a hot sizzling grill. The sirloin is a great cut to select, and the cheapest of the alternative cuts.

O
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was great, and so was the food. Felt like I was in Japan or Korea.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! My family went out for my birthday and we had a blast. Our server was the best her name was Stephanie and she led us through the menu like an expert and we loved everything she suggested from the sake to the beef tongue (IKR...just try it, sooooo good). We will be back soon

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and quality. If you’ve never had Japanese BBQ you need to experience it and this place is phenomenal!!! Don’t be afraid to splurge and treat yourself to their rotating selection of A4 and A5 beef. Ask for Stephanie- she’s the BEST!

PF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Niwa. The experience was good as was the first one. The food taste good and good value for the quality of meet served. Ate too much and look forward to returning to Niwa.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We liked the ambiance and the service was excellent...but just didn't love the food.
There were 4 of us-and we all felt the same. I'd say the shrimp was the tastiest part of the dinner.
Just not a fan.

JH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Something new and loved it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

MG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our birthdays together at Niwa!

R
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service was good. Food was good. Martini was terrible.

KK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The steamed mushrooms and cherry smoked filet were the standouts, though everything was very tasty.

t
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great evening out and the food didn’t disappoint! It was delicious and that filet was wow! We will definitely be back! Dessert was worth it too.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!!

BA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a first date place where it was fun for conversation and learning how each other can do things together. Loud but still intimate enough to see each other and hear each other clearly. Wait staff was super friendly and yet stayed out of the way. Sarah was our server and she was a real delight.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

TW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good but I felt portion sizes a little small for their price. By the time you add all the items you need the bill gets relatively expensive. The concept is great and the overall impression is good. I would recommend, especially for a group. Just don’t arrive starving hungry since it takes a while to cook the little pieces of meat - just like a fondue. Overall I was happy and the server was friendly and attentive. Well done.

F
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was our first visit. The table top dining was a fun change of pace, and our server was very helpful in helping us pick the right amount for two people and recommending favorites from the menu. Cocktails were great, and not too sweet.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing experience

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time. I highly suggest the Japanese mushrooms and lamb chops. I had no idea how much I absolutely love lamb chops until coming here. Service has always been impeccable, I’ve had Shelley as a server the last two times and not only does his laugh light up the room but his service is always on point. Definitely worth trying if you find yourself in Deep Ellum...or anywhere in the DFW area for that matter.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always phenomenal. We love this place

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Niwa was a unique experience with a grill in the middle of the table. The meat was the best quality we’ve had and our server was amazing!

JW
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Servers were amazing and we had a great time. Definitely will be back.

T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome!

AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Seemed slightly overpriced. We were not aware happy hour plates would be smaller than regular plates

CM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to cook your own food on the in-table grill, I'm a great cook, so not a problem for me. great drinks from the bar and happy hour all day Tuesday!

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that you get to cook yourself. A great family bonding activity.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a birthday and our server Stephanie was GREAT! The food was really good and it was our first time in the area and first experience with Japanese BBQ. We felt completely at ease as Stephanie explained everything to us and they even comped a matcha cake for our birthday girl! Wish we were local as we’d make this place a habit.

AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding hostess and waiter. I will definitely visiting again.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I feel like we had the worst table in the restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stephanie made our night. She was phenomenal and the food was excellent. So much fun, we all had a blast. Make sure to try the “cowboy” sake... it paired perfectly with our meats. Will definitely be back!

K
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and our server was fantastic and very attentive. There was a mixup with the reservation. We arrived about 3 minutes late because of finding parking, and were immediately taken back to the back of the restaurant to be seated. But then the host stopped us, told us to wait and that he would be back and we had to stand awkwardly in the way for about 5 minutes. Then they made us go back to the front and wait while other people were seated before us. Not sure why or what happened.

CB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter Jason was EXCELLENT!! He knew about the entire menu in detail and made a great sake recommendation. Nice birthday experience.