Ninja New York

★★★★☆
  • 25 Hudson St

    New York, NY 10013

    Cross street: nr. Reade St.

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  • 212-274-8500

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Came in expecting a good entertainment and a so so food - to my surprise the entertainment was awesome and the food just as good. we all had fun in our table even the birthday girl who usually is not so easy entertain smh...

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★★★★★

Came in expecting a good entertainment and a so so food - to my surprise the entertainment was awesome and the food just as good. we all had fun in our table even the birthday girl who usually is not so easy entertain smh...

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Every year I plan a special celebration for my fianc

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★★★★★

Every year I plan a special celebration for my fianc

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Ninja was one of the most interesting dinning experiences I have ever had. The food was okay, but it was more of the ninjas and atmosphere that was worth the money. Me and my friends stayed there for 4 hours, laughing, drinking, and

3
★★★★★

Ninja was one of the most interesting dinning experiences I have ever had. The food was okay, but it was more of the ninjas and atmosphere that was worth the money. Me and my friends stayed there for 4 hours, laughing, drinking, and

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Was very surprised and very disappointed. Food was over priced and bad, didnt taste good at all. We had a big party and were able to try almost everything. Steak was dry and over cook. We had one vegetarian person and we asked if they can

3
★★★★★

Was very surprised and very disappointed. Food was over priced and bad, didnt taste good at all. We had a big party and were able to try almost everything. Steak was dry and over cook. We had one vegetarian person and we asked if they can

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If you looking for a quet relaxing evening with some authentic sushi involved - don't step a foot into this place. You will not be able to hold a conversation, cause annoying staff will bother you with their not so relaxing intrusions.

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★★★★★

If you looking for a quet relaxing evening with some authentic sushi involved - don't step a foot into this place. You will not be able to hold a conversation, cause annoying staff will bother you with their not so relaxing intrusions.

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This restaurant is really terrible. Seriously, go to any other restaurant in Manhattan and you will have better food and a more fun. SPOILER ALERT! A ninja will scare you as you get out of the elevator! I assumed that a theme restaurant

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★★★★★

This restaurant is really terrible. Seriously, go to any other restaurant in Manhattan and you will have better food and a more fun. SPOILER ALERT! A ninja will scare you as you get out of the elevator! I assumed that a theme restaurant

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Ninja is one of the funniest restaurants in NYC. It has ninjas hiding in dark places scaring you whenever you go (excluding the bathrooms).

The food was excellent but pricey. We got the set menu and they cost an arm and a leg but I think once a while for special occasion it is totally worth it. I couldn't even finish my entree and pack the whole thing to go.

Our waiters were very attentive and friendly. We felt pampered and scared at the same time lol

I really like the rib eye steak, the miso-flavored salmon and their dessert, bon sai tree and ninja star.

Another item on my bucket list crossed out!

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★★★★☆

Ninja is one of the funniest restaurants in NYC. It has ninjas hiding in dark places scaring you whenever you go (excluding the bathrooms).

The food was excellent but pricey. We got the set menu and they cost an arm and a leg but I think once a while for special occasion it is totally worth it. I couldn't even finish my entree and pack the whole thing to go.

Our waiters were very attentive and friendly. We felt pampered and scared at the same time lol

I really like the rib eye steak, the miso-flavored salmon and their dessert, bon sai tree and ninja star.

Another item on my bucket list crossed out!

Pros: fun, great service, excellent food

Cons: expensive

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I went to this place in 2008 with my family...it was awesome. As soon as we walked in, they took us down to the dungeon in an elevator. The entire place is dimly lit and ninjas pop out all over the place. They're in character throughout the night including the waiters! Did I mention the food? Fantastic! They have traditional sushi and rolls but they also have some delicious fusion rolls and dishes. It was good and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun night out and awesome Japanese.

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★★★★☆

I went to this place in 2008 with my family...it was awesome. As soon as we walked in, they took us down to the dungeon in an elevator. The entire place is dimly lit and ninjas pop out all over the place. They're in character throughout the night including the waiters! Did I mention the food? Fantastic! They have traditional sushi and rolls but they also have some delicious fusion rolls and dishes. It was good and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun night out and awesome Japanese.

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If you're looking for a good show while eating, this is the place to go. Where the ninjas pop up and startle you. There are ninjas who do magic card tricks, these are the street tricks that will amaze you, that require minimal involvement, and you truly know that they are not pre planned.

I would advise you to avoid this place if you are likely to have a heart attack, the shocks and startling that the ninjas provide are not for the weak of heart.

The food however is sub par. There is nothing special aside from presentation, with a few parlor tricks of smoke to a shiny sword in your food (that you don't even get to keep!).

Go only if you have money to throw around, not for a good eat.

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★★★☆☆

If you're looking for a good show while eating, this is the place to go. Where the ninjas pop up and startle you. There are ninjas who do magic card tricks, these are the street tricks that will amaze you, that require minimal involvement, and you truly know that they are not pre planned.

I would advise you to avoid this place if you are likely to have a heart attack, the shocks and startling that the ninjas provide are not for the weak of heart.

The food however is sub par. There is nothing special aside from presentation, with a few parlor tricks of smoke to a shiny sword in your food (that you don't even get to keep!).

Go only if you have money to throw around, not for a good eat.

Pros: Amazing and fun to eat at

Cons: Mediocre food which is horribly overpriced

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Like visiting 'pretend santa's' grotto - the totally lame 'nijas' couldn't be bothered to get into the spirit of what the restaurant was trading on to justify the hugely inflated prices - and our hIgh spirits of anticipation were quickly deflated by the low standards. Bad value and patronising attitude of staff left bad after taste. It was less of was more like them shooting fish in a barrel - than fair combat. We were ambushed.

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★☆☆☆☆

Like visiting 'pretend santa's' grotto - the totally lame 'nijas' couldn't be bothered to get into the spirit of what the restaurant was trading on to justify the hugely inflated prices - and our hIgh spirits of anticipation were quickly deflated by the low standards. Bad value and patronising attitude of staff left bad after taste. It was less of was more like them shooting fish in a barrel - than fair combat. We were ambushed.

Pros: none -

Cons: over priced, terrible service

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I went with fellow grad students/friends to celebrate the end of a tough semester and we had a blast. The decor was amazing and really felt like a different world from the city streets. The servers are all ninjas who jump out at you and surprise you with swords. The ninja art dishes turned the meal into a performance piece and everything we had was fabulous. Only con is the cost, while the sushi is reasonably priced the main entrees are a little steep. Would recommend if you just want to do something fun.

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★★★★☆

I went with fellow grad students/friends to celebrate the end of a tough semester and we had a blast. The decor was amazing and really felt like a different world from the city streets. The servers are all ninjas who jump out at you and surprise you with swords. The ninja art dishes turned the meal into a performance piece and everything we had was fabulous. Only con is the cost, while the sushi is reasonably priced the main entrees are a little steep. Would recommend if you just want to do something fun.

Pros: Fun atmosphere

Cons: Pricy

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Ridiculous that in today??s economy, a restaurant completely does not give a damn about customer service. Just got back home, extremely disappointed, after wasting an hour in dealing with a rude and disrespectful staff. Decided to take our five year old to a ??cool themed restaurant,? have never been here before and needless to say would never attempt to go back. Expected a nice atmosphere for a family Sunday night out. Called the restaurant, before driving down from the Upper West Side, the receptionist stated that the restaurant opens 5:45, she ??checked? the reservations list and said to just walk in. After parking the car, waited in a disorderly line outside for 20min, the extremely rude hostess said no reservation just wait on the side, after 10 more minutes on the side line, she stated that no tables are available until 8:30pm (leaving us with a more than 2 hr wait,) offensively we where asked ??will you wait or not?? After leaving, called the restaurant the receptionist unapologetically stated that there are no tables until 8:30, after speaking to the manager, who frankly did not seem to give a damn, the same statement was repeated. In total 1 hour wasted, extremely disappointed that such a restaurant is still open.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ridiculous that in today??s economy, a restaurant completely does not give a damn about customer service. Just got back home, extremely disappointed, after wasting an hour in dealing with a rude and disrespectful staff. Decided to take our five year old to a ??cool themed restaurant,? have never been here before and needless to say would never attempt to go back. Expected a nice atmosphere for a family Sunday night out. Called the restaurant, before driving down from the Upper West Side, the receptionist stated that the restaurant opens 5:45, she ??checked? the reservations list and said to just walk in. After parking the car, waited in a disorderly line outside for 20min, the extremely rude hostess said no reservation just wait on the side, after 10 more minutes on the side line, she stated that no tables are available until 8:30pm (leaving us with a more than 2 hr wait,) offensively we where asked ??will you wait or not?? After leaving, called the restaurant the receptionist unapologetically stated that there are no tables until 8:30, after speaking to the manager, who frankly did not seem to give a damn, the same statement was repeated. In total 1 hour wasted, extremely disappointed that such a restaurant is still open.

Pros: Would not know could not get in

Cons: Very rude staff

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I have to admit I was skeptical coming here, but my girlfriend made the reservation so I went along with it. I thought it was going to be terrible, but boy was I wrong.

First off, the food was great. My girlfriend said the sushi was okay, but I had the steak and it was amazing. At one point a ninja jumped out of no where and scared the crap out of us, that was fun too.

At the end of the meal, there was a magician who came to our table to do magic. Although I thought it would be cheesy and annoying, it was AMAZING. Honestly... it was the highlight of the evening. This guy was incredible. Unlike our Japanese waiter with long black hair (the one who scared us to death) the magician was as American as you could get. He was white, brown hair, and was named Ben. (Can you get any less Asian than that?) However, after a few jokes about being "The Great White Ninja" we all laughed it off and had our minds blown with his skillful sleight of hand. Seriously... it was scary how good this guy was. Maybe he was a ninja after all.

Dessert was also another highlight. I don't remember what it was called, but there was a fresh rose in dry ice that looked like smoke was coming out. Clever idea.

All in all, I would definitely come back. (Especially if you are trying to impress a lady)

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★★★★☆

I have to admit I was skeptical coming here, but my girlfriend made the reservation so I went along with it. I thought it was going to be terrible, but boy was I wrong.

First off, the food was great. My girlfriend said the sushi was okay, but I had the steak and it was amazing. At one point a ninja jumped out of no where and scared the crap out of us, that was fun too.

At the end of the meal, there was a magician who came to our table to do magic. Although I thought it would be cheesy and annoying, it was AMAZING. Honestly... it was the highlight of the evening. This guy was incredible. Unlike our Japanese waiter with long black hair (the one who scared us to death) the magician was as American as you could get. He was white, brown hair, and was named Ben. (Can you get any less Asian than that?) However, after a few jokes about being "The Great White Ninja" we all laughed it off and had our minds blown with his skillful sleight of hand. Seriously... it was scary how good this guy was. Maybe he was a ninja after all.

Dessert was also another highlight. I don't remember what it was called, but there was a fresh rose in dry ice that looked like smoke was coming out. Clever idea.

All in all, I would definitely come back. (Especially if you are trying to impress a lady)

Pros: Food, Magician, Ambiance

Cons: Very dark and hard to find the bathroom

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went there for my b-day and loved atmostphere-- which gave us a good privacy. Even though there were kids' b-day parties going on we didn't get too bothered since we had our own private booth. Their hospitality was great and food was pretty good but pricey. If you are up for an adventure before your meal, or if you want some good quite privacy, this is the place to go!

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★★★★☆

went there for my b-day and loved atmostphere-- which gave us a good privacy. Even though there were kids' b-day parties going on we didn't get too bothered since we had our own private booth. Their hospitality was great and food was pretty good but pricey. If you are up for an adventure before your meal, or if you want some good quite privacy, this is the place to go!

Pros: atmostphere, friendly staff

Cons: food was bit pricey

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Ok, I made a reservation for this place a MONTH in adavance, received 2 confirmation calls, and made one the day before my party. I had no idea these people were so incompetent. Needless to say i ended up with 12 people without a table. and to top it off the manager was an idiot and had absolutley no idea what to do... we ate in LES for alot cheaper and had alot more fun. PASS ON NINJA!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, I made a reservation for this place a MONTH in adavance, received 2 confirmation calls, and made one the day before my party. I had no idea these people were so incompetent. Needless to say i ended up with 12 people without a table. and to top it off the manager was an idiot and had absolutley no idea what to do... we ate in LES for alot cheaper and had alot more fun. PASS ON NINJA!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: lots

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So for my 30th Bday my wife took me to a suprise dinner at Ninja. Let me say that I really had a wonderful time. Food excellent! Entertainment excellent! Random attacks by roving ninjas...PRICELESS. If you can have two brushes with certain death at one dinner and live to blog about it then how could anyone complain. When I asked for the Ninja star (chocolate souflee) for desert I would never had suspected that a real ninja star would be thrown at me. I guess the first attack didn't finish me off so another ninja attempted to land the "ninja snuff" bka "touch of death" on me. Fortunately I have fast reflexes or my review of this restaurant would've have been far less favorable. All jokes aside though, I think when you're considering ninja as a dinner destination keep in mind that this is a "theme" restaurant. Take the stick out your you know what and have a good time!!!

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★★★★★

So for my 30th Bday my wife took me to a suprise dinner at Ninja. Let me say that I really had a wonderful time. Food excellent! Entertainment excellent! Random attacks by roving ninjas...PRICELESS. If you can have two brushes with certain death at one dinner and live to blog about it then how could anyone complain. When I asked for the Ninja star (chocolate souflee) for desert I would never had suspected that a real ninja star would be thrown at me. I guess the first attack didn't finish me off so another ninja attempted to land the "ninja snuff" bka "touch of death" on me. Fortunately I have fast reflexes or my review of this restaurant would've have been far less favorable. All jokes aside though, I think when you're considering ninja as a dinner destination keep in mind that this is a "theme" restaurant. Take the stick out your you know what and have a good time!!!

Pros: Setting, Food, Theme

Cons: Brushes with death....joking

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I've been to Ninja twice, both in groups of about ten people. The food is phenomenal when you get it, but this is not a guarantee. This time, we came to the restaurant and were put in a holding pen for a while before we were given a table. Once we got there, we sat down for nearly half an hour before one of us felt compelled to leave our "hut" and ask for a waitress. She took our drink order and came back another half hour later with half the drinks and the food menus. Without getting too much into it, the meal took upwards of three hours and the waitstaff had to be continuously reminded that someone's meal or appetizer or drink were missing. The food was SOOOO delicious- honestly I think we probably ordered one of each item on the menu, and even the guy who had just returned from Japan said it was the best sashimi he'd had in NY, and closest to holding a candle to the Japanese. The meals came out to roughly $150 each (with two beers) It's tough to say whether I'll be going back to Ninja--certainly not in a group... The food was to die for but the slow service made me want to die.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to Ninja twice, both in groups of about ten people. The food is phenomenal when you get it, but this is not a guarantee. This time, we came to the restaurant and were put in a holding pen for a while before we were given a table. Once we got there, we sat down for nearly half an hour before one of us felt compelled to leave our "hut" and ask for a waitress. She took our drink order and came back another half hour later with half the drinks and the food menus. Without getting too much into it, the meal took upwards of three hours and the waitstaff had to be continuously reminded that someone's meal or appetizer or drink were missing. The food was SOOOO delicious- honestly I think we probably ordered one of each item on the menu, and even the guy who had just returned from Japan said it was the best sashimi he'd had in NY, and closest to holding a candle to the Japanese. The meals came out to roughly $150 each (with two beers) It's tough to say whether I'll be going back to Ninja--certainly not in a group... The food was to die for but the slow service made me want to die.

Pros: phenomenal sashimi/sushi

Cons: the dinner lasted an eternity

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I've never felt the need to write a user review for anything unless I have been extremely. disappointed, but not in this case. I was so impressed, I had to pass on my complete and utter satisfaction with this restaurant.
I was so pleased with everything! I made reservations for a suprise birthday dinner for my fiance. They were very accomidating in seating everyone before we got there, so he had no idea what was going on until we entered our little cave room. The service was amazing, attentive, polite and accomidating. We did a pre-fixe menu at $30 pp and for the price we received a delicious four course meal. The courses came out perfectly timed, I didn't feel rushed or bored waiting for anything. I brought in a cake for the dessert and while the cake cutting fee was more than the cake ($30 flat) they made a 3 layer 7" cake serve 11 people.
Everyone at the table loved the food and was super impressed by the whole atmosphere. I'm looking forward to my parents coming into town so I can take them, any excuse to go back. This restaurant is definately on my top 5 best restaurant experiences.

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★★★★★

I've never felt the need to write a user review for anything unless I have been extremely. disappointed, but not in this case. I was so impressed, I had to pass on my complete and utter satisfaction with this restaurant.
I was so pleased with everything! I made reservations for a suprise birthday dinner for my fiance. They were very accomidating in seating everyone before we got there, so he had no idea what was going on until we entered our little cave room. The service was amazing, attentive, polite and accomidating. We did a pre-fixe menu at $30 pp and for the price we received a delicious four course meal. The courses came out perfectly timed, I didn't feel rushed or bored waiting for anything. I brought in a cake for the dessert and while the cake cutting fee was more than the cake ($30 flat) they made a 3 layer 7" cake serve 11 people.
Everyone at the table loved the food and was super impressed by the whole atmosphere. I'm looking forward to my parents coming into town so I can take them, any excuse to go back. This restaurant is definately on my top 5 best restaurant experiences.

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I am from the city and love themed restaurants.

this one was fabulous! The scenary downstairs is really fun, and this must be one of the few places where you can have private conversations because you basically get your own room.

The food was excellant! The dessert was alright, but I had no room by then anyways.
The sake tastings were delicious!

I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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★★★★★

I am from the city and love themed restaurants.

this one was fabulous! The scenary downstairs is really fun, and this must be one of the few places where you can have private conversations because you basically get your own room.

The food was excellant! The dessert was alright, but I had no room by then anyways.
The sake tastings were delicious!

I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Great Food

Cons: It is expensive!

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Place is aboslutely horrible. We had a reservation at 8 oclock and we didnt sit donw until 9.
We ordered off the overpriced tasting menu. The food took forever to come out. When my
steak finally arrived I found a part of a plastic bag in my potatoes. I understand that mistakes can happen
(although they shouldnt when your're paying this much for dinner). But what really disgusted me was when I kindly asked if my plate can be change they replied that the best we can do is change the pototoes. Finally at the end of the night when I got my check I was billed for the replacement pototoes. There was so much confusion when I brought it to their attention that I got fustruated and left. I will never return to NInja New York and strongly advise others never to eat there!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Place is aboslutely horrible. We had a reservation at 8 oclock and we didnt sit donw until 9.
We ordered off the overpriced tasting menu. The food took forever to come out. When my
steak finally arrived I found a part of a plastic bag in my potatoes. I understand that mistakes can happen
(although they shouldnt when your're paying this much for dinner). But what really disgusted me was when I kindly asked if my plate can be change they replied that the best we can do is change the pototoes. Finally at the end of the night when I got my check I was billed for the replacement pototoes. There was so much confusion when I brought it to their attention that I got fustruated and left. I will never return to NInja New York and strongly advise others never to eat there!!!

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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Came here for a birthday dinner with 8 people. Expected to be a theme type of restaurant. The service are friendly and comical (Acting out as ninjas and spoke with an Asian accent even though our server is not Asian) but that's about it. The food is below average, tasteless and poor presentation. Have a sake tasting menu but it was okay. To top it off, they end it with a small magic show at your table. It was way too overprice, I would rather spend the money on a real Japanese restaurant with change left to buy myself a ninja costume.

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★☆☆☆☆

Came here for a birthday dinner with 8 people. Expected to be a theme type of restaurant. The service are friendly and comical (Acting out as ninjas and spoke with an Asian accent even though our server is not Asian) but that's about it. The food is below average, tasteless and poor presentation. Have a sake tasting menu but it was okay. To top it off, they end it with a small magic show at your table. It was way too overprice, I would rather spend the money on a real Japanese restaurant with change left to buy myself a ninja costume.

Pros: Service

Cons: Everything else.

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I went with two friends and, one of us had arrived a bit early which was already a problem. There is no bar for people to wait for the rest of their party. One can either hover around the elevator vestibule on the ground level or go downstairs and wait in an " empty room"
There is a lot of confusion before you even get to your table. One has to take an elevator down, make sure you find the rest of your party, follow a Ninja through a narrow and dark hallway and so on. It is more more something I would expect at Disney World.
The concept of having your own little room is nice, however the lighting is horrible, the chairs ( you sit on the floor japanese style) uncomfortable if you show up in a skirt like me. The food was average at best. Nothing special but expensive for what it was. I don't mind spending money on great food but I would not go back. Overall it was gimmicky, more for kids but with a menu that clearly caters more to an adult crowd.

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★★☆☆☆

I went with two friends and, one of us had arrived a bit early which was already a problem. There is no bar for people to wait for the rest of their party. One can either hover around the elevator vestibule on the ground level or go downstairs and wait in an " empty room"
There is a lot of confusion before you even get to your table. One has to take an elevator down, make sure you find the rest of your party, follow a Ninja through a narrow and dark hallway and so on. It is more more something I would expect at Disney World.
The concept of having your own little room is nice, however the lighting is horrible, the chairs ( you sit on the floor japanese style) uncomfortable if you show up in a skirt like me. The food was average at best. Nothing special but expensive for what it was. I don't mind spending money on great food but I would not go back. Overall it was gimmicky, more for kids but with a menu that clearly caters more to an adult crowd.

Pros: interesting theme, private rooms could be romantic with better lighting

Cons: bad lighting, food, concept

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I admit I went ehre due to guests from out of town wanting to see something new and interesting. I was skeptical and it lived up to every bit if skepticism I had.
Food was nothing special at all. I have had the same sushi from a grocery store. The portions were eclipsed by the Noah's Ark of a tray they brought it out on.
It was also way way way tooooooo expensive for mediocre food.
At the bend I was hoping one the nija's would put me out of my misery with their Kitana Blade. Even trhe cute little antics they have isn't enough to drown out the fact that you are paying for the hope of a good time.

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★★☆☆☆

I admit I went ehre due to guests from out of town wanting to see something new and interesting. I was skeptical and it lived up to every bit if skepticism I had.
Food was nothing special at all. I have had the same sushi from a grocery store. The portions were eclipsed by the Noah's Ark of a tray they brought it out on.
It was also way way way tooooooo expensive for mediocre food.
At the bend I was hoping one the nija's would put me out of my misery with their Kitana Blade. Even trhe cute little antics they have isn't enough to drown out the fact that you are paying for the hope of a good time.

Pros: Food came quickly

Cons: Everything else

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went here for my gf brother's bday. He loved it, absolutely loved it. the Food was ok, nothing too crazy. The sushi rolls were not that good nor fresh. I had the pork which was pretty good and the kiarkaubra (spell) was good also. Presentation and theme is what you go here for not Japanese food. For the price (which is insane for this food) head over to Morimoto for a real japanese fusion treat. The shtick wears off pretty quickly and if you are even mildly claustrophobic i do not recommend. I felt like i was eating inside of a dark elevator all night. The staff was great and entertaining. Go here once, then find someplace else for quality Japanese fusion.

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★★★★☆

went here for my gf brother's bday. He loved it, absolutely loved it. the Food was ok, nothing too crazy. The sushi rolls were not that good nor fresh. I had the pork which was pretty good and the kiarkaubra (spell) was good also. Presentation and theme is what you go here for not Japanese food. For the price (which is insane for this food) head over to Morimoto for a real japanese fusion treat. The shtick wears off pretty quickly and if you are even mildly claustrophobic i do not recommend. I felt like i was eating inside of a dark elevator all night. The staff was great and entertaining. Go here once, then find someplace else for quality Japanese fusion.

Pros: ninja theme, village layout, presentation

Cons: price and the sushi

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I went with friends from out of town to this restaurant over the weekend, expecting the food and atmosphere to justify the high cost of the meal... me and my party were terribly disapointed. The service was the only shining star to this dismal meal, our server was one of few in New York who actually seemed to enjoy their job.
The food was horrible, we had ordered both sushi, and a few of the "ninja signature dishes" and it fell short of expectation for the price being paid. The desert was the worst thing i have ever tasted. It was supposed to be a green tea brule, with a layer of cheese cake below. The texture alone was enough to make me put my spoon down and walk away.
All in all, this restaurant is purely a gimic, the space was awesome, but the food is not worth $60+ a plate.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with friends from out of town to this restaurant over the weekend, expecting the food and atmosphere to justify the high cost of the meal... me and my party were terribly disapointed. The service was the only shining star to this dismal meal, our server was one of few in New York who actually seemed to enjoy their job.
The food was horrible, we had ordered both sushi, and a few of the "ninja signature dishes" and it fell short of expectation for the price being paid. The desert was the worst thing i have ever tasted. It was supposed to be a green tea brule, with a layer of cheese cake below. The texture alone was enough to make me put my spoon down and walk away.
All in all, this restaurant is purely a gimic, the space was awesome, but the food is not worth $60+ a plate.

Pros: The space is nice

Cons: The food is horible

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What a great concept! the decor in here is FANTASTIC! unlike anything else i've seen in NYC. A complete japanese village with each table in it's own "hut". The staff is attentive and engaging keeping the experience fun and with their own magician!
The food is a very good japanese menu with at least 3 tasting menus to choose from in addition to a la carte. Overall the food was very good with a couple of standouts. The presentation of the food, however, is the best in the city. with "exploding" conch shell, "floating" sushi, and a generous use of swords in the presentation!
Very cool place for a reasonable price

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★★★★★

What a great concept! the decor in here is FANTASTIC! unlike anything else i've seen in NYC. A complete japanese village with each table in it's own "hut". The staff is attentive and engaging keeping the experience fun and with their own magician!
The food is a very good japanese menu with at least 3 tasting menus to choose from in addition to a la carte. Overall the food was very good with a couple of standouts. The presentation of the food, however, is the best in the city. with "exploding" conch shell, "floating" sushi, and a generous use of swords in the presentation!
Very cool place for a reasonable price

Pros: Ambeince and decor one of a kind and very fun. Food and presentation also unique and fantasic.

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Went here for a friend's birthday and this place has alot of potential (ambiance/food), but the service was plain bad. Our server whose name begins with a N was unenthusiastic and nonattentive. The theme is a bit cheesy, and it is too bad this restaurant spent $3.5 million to create this space a couple years ago. There was a magic show at the end of our meal, while entertaining, but extremely random. The restaurant was more/less empty and I don't see this place in business much longer.

They just began takeout, so I would rather choose that over the uneventful dining experience we had. Food is pretty good, but not worth the cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went here for a friend's birthday and this place has alot of potential (ambiance/food), but the service was plain bad. Our server whose name begins with a N was unenthusiastic and nonattentive. The theme is a bit cheesy, and it is too bad this restaurant spent $3.5 million to create this space a couple years ago. There was a magic show at the end of our meal, while entertaining, but extremely random. The restaurant was more/less empty and I don't see this place in business much longer.

They just began takeout, so I would rather choose that over the uneventful dining experience we had. Food is pretty good, but not worth the cost.

Pros: Cool space

Cons: Poor service and cheesy staff

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Interesting place, the food was ok, def large portions, but not a place for sushi if that's what you're looking for. Ninja theme was all a bit cheezzzy, did a few tricks here and there, but nothing too special. Def, a place that you'll spend money at.

1
★★★☆☆

Interesting place, the food was ok, def large portions, but not a place for sushi if that's what you're looking for. Ninja theme was all a bit cheezzzy, did a few tricks here and there, but nothing too special. Def, a place that you'll spend money at.

Pros: sake was good

Cons: staff didn't know what they were doing at some parts

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I have been in Ninja several times, my husband and I are experts in Japanese NYC restaurants and we love it, we recommended to friends and they love it, too. Food is great, cool design, high level service, chic, spectacular food presentation, great atmosphere. The restaurant can be pricey for some people, but quality is expensive. I recommnded for special occasions.

2
★★★★★

I have been in Ninja several times, my husband and I are experts in Japanese NYC restaurants and we love it, we recommended to friends and they love it, too. Food is great, cool design, high level service, chic, spectacular food presentation, great atmosphere. The restaurant can be pricey for some people, but quality is expensive. I recommnded for special occasions.

Pros: Great ambiance, beautiful presentation, great food.

Cons: None.

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instead of dessert, i actually found it more pleasant to recieve a ninja star to the forehead as i left.

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★★☆☆☆

instead of dessert, i actually found it more pleasant to recieve a ninja star to the forehead as i left.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food, Cost and everything else

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I went here to celebrate my boyfriend passing his exam. The decor of the place is very cool and the ninja waiters are entertaining. I thought the service was great, had no problem whatsoever. The prices of the food are way overpriced and not worth it's value. My boyfriend had a course menu and I ordered the steak. We had a drink each and the bill was $160 not including tip. The steak was very average for $45. I would suggest coming here only for a special occassion and make sure you bring your wallet. I would also sit in the cells (very cool). Oh and on Sunday night it's ladies night free glass of champagne ;)

2
★★★★☆

I went here to celebrate my boyfriend passing his exam. The decor of the place is very cool and the ninja waiters are entertaining. I thought the service was great, had no problem whatsoever. The prices of the food are way overpriced and not worth it's value. My boyfriend had a course menu and I ordered the steak. We had a drink each and the bill was $160 not including tip. The steak was very average for $45. I would suggest coming here only for a special occassion and make sure you bring your wallet. I would also sit in the cells (very cool). Oh and on Sunday night it's ladies night free glass of champagne ;)

Pros: Cells, Servers

Cons: Prices

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This place offers horrible service, mediocre (at best) food and prices that belong at Daniel. We were there with 8 people and spent over 1200.00, each having 2 drinks. We ate in a private room which was basically a jail cell and the waiters (ninjas) were slow and kept forgetting drinks, appetizers and other things. I couldn't wait to get out of there and get some real food. TAO, Megu are much better restaurants with better atmospheres and if you are going for strictly good food, go to Nobu or Blue Ribbon Sushi.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place offers horrible service, mediocre (at best) food and prices that belong at Daniel. We were there with 8 people and spent over 1200.00, each having 2 drinks. We ate in a private room which was basically a jail cell and the waiters (ninjas) were slow and kept forgetting drinks, appetizers and other things. I couldn't wait to get out of there and get some real food. TAO, Megu are much better restaurants with better atmospheres and if you are going for strictly good food, go to Nobu or Blue Ribbon Sushi.

Pros: The atmosphere is OK, but nothing great

Cons: service, food, price

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Celebrated my hubby's bday there today and had a blast! Everything from the atmosphere, service, drinks, food and magic tricks were very cool! I would highly recommend it and go back! The food was just as good as NOBU!

2
★★★★★

Celebrated my hubby's bday there today and had a blast! Everything from the atmosphere, service, drinks, food and magic tricks were very cool! I would highly recommend it and go back! The food was just as good as NOBU!

Pros: great service, food, atmosphere

Cons: Wish they would have more signature dishes

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Ninja is basically a cheesy themed restaurant that belongs in Times Square. Food was terrible and BEYOND overpriced. And get this-- after accidentally leaving a 10% tip-- a couple of saki bottles contributed to a math oversight :)-- a ninja (waiter) ran downstairs outside and asked us why we didn't leave more $$. Just plain obnoxious.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ninja is basically a cheesy themed restaurant that belongs in Times Square. Food was terrible and BEYOND overpriced. And get this-- after accidentally leaving a 10% tip-- a couple of saki bottles contributed to a math oversight :)-- a ninja (waiter) ran downstairs outside and asked us why we didn't leave more $$. Just plain obnoxious.

Pros: decor, magician

Cons: overpriced, cheesy, terrible food

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I was brought to Ninja for my birthday and had a wonderful experience. The design of the restaurant is both interesting and fun, even the presentation of the food was great. Our waiter was more than courteous, he shared jokes and made great meal suggestions which I absolutely enjoyed. Since I definitely didn't expect to encounter this type of atmosphere at a restaurant, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The food was definitely pricey but the entire exprience was quite refreshing.

2
★★★★★

I was brought to Ninja for my birthday and had a wonderful experience. The design of the restaurant is both interesting and fun, even the presentation of the food was great. Our waiter was more than courteous, he shared jokes and made great meal suggestions which I absolutely enjoyed. Since I definitely didn't expect to encounter this type of atmosphere at a restaurant, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The food was definitely pricey but the entire exprience was quite refreshing.

Pros: Great Service, Great Ambiance, and great presentation of the food

Cons: Very Pricey

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I heard about this restaurant through a friend and was very excited to check it out myself especially when I saw the youtube video , it was awesome! you can barely notice it from the street and you walk in and there is a receptionist and an elevator and she announces that your party is coming down and u go into the elevator , when u get off its very dark and a ninja jumps out at u- I screamed! the unexpected is the best part :) they then ask if you want the long way or the short way- I totally recommend the long route- the atmospehere is amazing , and everyone gets their own nook so when ur eating its very intimate, you can only see the pple with whom u are eating with. Drinks /Food were fabulous as well as outstanding preparation, I only wish that our firey orders werent malfunctioning! I will def go back here and will definately recommend this place to others!!
One thing i thought was great was they accidentally overcharged us and we didnt realize, they were nice enuf to call us this am and advise us that they were going to credit our card- great customer service, this restaurant will definately be a new york hot spot!!! Best of Luck

2
★★★★★

I heard about this restaurant through a friend and was very excited to check it out myself especially when I saw the youtube video , it was awesome! you can barely notice it from the street and you walk in and there is a receptionist and an elevator and she announces that your party is coming down and u go into the elevator , when u get off its very dark and a ninja jumps out at u- I screamed! the unexpected is the best part :) they then ask if you want the long way or the short way- I totally recommend the long route- the atmospehere is amazing , and everyone gets their own nook so when ur eating its very intimate, you can only see the pple with whom u are eating with. Drinks /Food were fabulous as well as outstanding preparation, I only wish that our firey orders werent malfunctioning! I will def go back here and will definately recommend this place to others!!
One thing i thought was great was they accidentally overcharged us and we didnt realize, they were nice enuf to call us this am and advise us that they were going to credit our card- great customer service, this restaurant will definately be a new york hot spot!!! Best of Luck

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Sushi is not good quality. No white meat chicken, which in the dishes they prepare, the dark meat is vile. You are not getting anything worth your money. Was humid because they can't turn the air on all the way. We spent spent so much money that I still can't believe they got away with charging what they did. You would actually spend less at Nobu and get a meal that you deserve, go there.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Sushi is not good quality. No white meat chicken, which in the dishes they prepare, the dark meat is vile. You are not getting anything worth your money. Was humid because they can't turn the air on all the way. We spent spent so much money that I still can't believe they got away with charging what they did. You would actually spend less at Nobu and get a meal that you deserve, go there.

Pros: the first 2 seconds walking in to find your table is fun, other than that, downhill from there

Cons: the first 2 seconds walking in to find your table is fun, other than that, downhill from there

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Probably the most disappointing dining experience since I've lived in ny. You know the restaurant is gimmicky when you see that they sell t-shirts at the entrance. They sat us promptly and the sake tastings were good but that is about as good as the restaurant gets. The food was underwhelming. Other than the sushi, the menu is barely asian. The sushi is extremely simple and underwhelming. The same goes for the main dishes, even the ones with the "ninja star" that supposedly are presented with some extra trick. The food definitely doesn't warrant the prices charged. And they definitely can't be explained by the fact that there's a magician. Too much of a disneyland feel, and not enough satisfaction with the food.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Probably the most disappointing dining experience since I've lived in ny. You know the restaurant is gimmicky when you see that they sell t-shirts at the entrance. They sat us promptly and the sake tastings were good but that is about as good as the restaurant gets. The food was underwhelming. Other than the sushi, the menu is barely asian. The sushi is extremely simple and underwhelming. The same goes for the main dishes, even the ones with the "ninja star" that supposedly are presented with some extra trick. The food definitely doesn't warrant the prices charged. And they definitely can't be explained by the fact that there's a magician. Too much of a disneyland feel, and not enough satisfaction with the food.

Pros: sake

Cons: price, food, magician

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This place is terrible. The servers/ninjas don't want to be there and are unenthusiastic at best, the food is awful and the prices are very high; easily $100 a head. I am still smarting about the experience and cost days later. Save you money and don't go.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place is terrible. The servers/ninjas don't want to be there and are unenthusiastic at best, the food is awful and the prices are very high; easily $100 a head. I am still smarting about the experience and cost days later. Save you money and don't go.

Pros: None

Cons: Very Expensive

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Worst place ever? The Sushi was OK but overpriced. The drinks sucked. The cheese tempura appetizer was disgusting. Two out of four of us sent our $40 entrees back and told them to keep them. The "Ninja show" was a dork doing card tricks. At least they didn't mess us our Kirin Lights before they brought our $320 check! Don't go.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Worst place ever? The Sushi was OK but overpriced. The drinks sucked. The cheese tempura appetizer was disgusting. Two out of four of us sent our $40 entrees back and told them to keep them. The "Ninja show" was a dork doing card tricks. At least they didn't mess us our Kirin Lights before they brought our $320 check! Don't go.

Pros: not many

Cons: the hour I spent there

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You would never want to eat in this strange place. If you go downtown expecting people watching, you are in a wrong place!! You don't need a private room to enjoy food. In this restaurant there are only private rooms. What is this secrecy? After a long meeting in a conference room, you would not want to be put in such a place again. The food is average. Nothing special really. There is no server to serve you, but stupid costume wearing staff.

0
★☆☆☆☆

You would never want to eat in this strange place. If you go downtown expecting people watching, you are in a wrong place!! You don't need a private room to enjoy food. In this restaurant there are only private rooms. What is this secrecy? After a long meeting in a conference room, you would not want to be put in such a place again. The food is average. Nothing special really. There is no server to serve you, but stupid costume wearing staff.

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This place is more gimmicky entertainment than good cuisine. My friends took me here for my birthday, as a surprise. And I was! This was definitely not what I was expecting, which made it even more fun.

We all had the pricey tasting menu and although the dishes were creatively presented (we had to take pictures!), we were still left hungry afterwards.

Ninja is a themed-restaurant and although it's more superficial than substance, it does have great decor and eludes to its theme as a Japanese village very well. Take it with a grain of salt when you go to Ninja.

Know what to expect and don't expect more.

FYI- a more accurate meal price is $$$$$+

1
★★★☆☆

This place is more gimmicky entertainment than good cuisine. My friends took me here for my birthday, as a surprise. And I was! This was definitely not what I was expecting, which made it even more fun.

We all had the pricey tasting menu and although the dishes were creatively presented (we had to take pictures!), we were still left hungry afterwards.

Ninja is a themed-restaurant and although it's more superficial than substance, it does have great decor and eludes to its theme as a Japanese village very well. Take it with a grain of salt when you go to Ninja.

Know what to expect and don't expect more.

FYI- a more accurate meal price is $$$$$+

Pros: The Japanese-style village theme

Cons: The food

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A friend had told us about the good food and fun atmosphere here. So we decided to give it a try. They seated us at the rock garden, which one waiter told us later, it was more like the lounge or wating area, even when we did requested a private room over the phone. After complaining they placed us next to their kitchen door and entrance door area. The manager finally got us one private room but it took him an hour to do so. Service were terrible in the beginning. The hostress were on the phone over 20 minutes before acknowledging she has guests waiting to be seated. Very rude welcoming. The food were good, especially the Conch, but not exceptional for the $$$$. At least the waitress who served us were friendly. The ninja were not that impressive also. All non japanese people. They gave us ninja keychains also to apologize for the bad service. If you do make reservation, make sure they do not seat you at the rock garden!!!!!!

1
★★☆☆☆

A friend had told us about the good food and fun atmosphere here. So we decided to give it a try. They seated us at the rock garden, which one waiter told us later, it was more like the lounge or wating area, even when we did requested a private room over the phone. After complaining they placed us next to their kitchen door and entrance door area. The manager finally got us one private room but it took him an hour to do so. Service were terrible in the beginning. The hostress were on the phone over 20 minutes before acknowledging she has guests waiting to be seated. Very rude welcoming. The food were good, especially the Conch, but not exceptional for the $$$$. At least the waitress who served us were friendly. The ninja were not that impressive also. All non japanese people. They gave us ninja keychains also to apologize for the bad service. If you do make reservation, make sure they do not seat you at the rock garden!!!!!!

Pros: nice display of the food

Cons: service, ambience

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Fun place, decent sushi. Great for 1st dates!! The rooms were fun and watch out for the crazy guy who jumps out at ya. My date freaked out, the funniest thing I've ever seen.

1
★★★☆☆

Fun place, decent sushi. Great for 1st dates!! The rooms were fun and watch out for the crazy guy who jumps out at ya. My date freaked out, the funniest thing I've ever seen.

Pros: ambiance

Cons: prices

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Ninja was a waste of my time and $$$$$.

Service- We are seated at Rock Garden even after I reserved for the Village and it was confirmed 4 times prior to heading there tonight AND they forgot the preorders that they kept asking us for through email...

Ambiance - the guy in the next table used his cell phone to light up his meal... it was tiny lobster! the table setup in the Rock Garden was not advantageous to large groups. since the tables were kidney-shaped we were unable to fit all our plates on the table... and I had to eat my rolls while holding the plate in my hand...

Food - the T-bone steak was ridiculously salty, the Kuro-Subuta tasted like FAT... the good things were the Shabu-shabu, Floating Sashimi and sake tasting menus...honestly.. it took us 3 hours to finish our meals... bc between every course there was a 25-min wait...

if your looking for good japanese food.. just walk around St. Marks.. and stay away from this place!

but they did give us some complimentary ninja star keychains! cute!

1
★★☆☆☆

Ninja was a waste of my time and $$$$$.

Service- We are seated at Rock Garden even after I reserved for the Village and it was confirmed 4 times prior to heading there tonight AND they forgot the preorders that they kept asking us for through email...

Ambiance - the guy in the next table used his cell phone to light up his meal... it was tiny lobster! the table setup in the Rock Garden was not advantageous to large groups. since the tables were kidney-shaped we were unable to fit all our plates on the table... and I had to eat my rolls while holding the plate in my hand...

Food - the T-bone steak was ridiculously salty, the Kuro-Subuta tasted like FAT... the good things were the Shabu-shabu, Floating Sashimi and sake tasting menus...honestly.. it took us 3 hours to finish our meals... bc between every course there was a 25-min wait...

if your looking for good japanese food.. just walk around St. Marks.. and stay away from this place!

but they did give us some complimentary ninja star keychains! cute!

Pros: prompt seating, best chopsticks

Cons: food, service, ambience

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VERY NICE place the food is great it is $$$ but i think worth it magic show giving not good for kids not kid menu frendley

2
★★★★☆

VERY NICE place the food is great it is $$$ but i think worth it magic show giving not good for kids not kid menu frendley

Pros: not for kids dinning my 9yr old was missing the chicken fingers, hours are not great

Cons: romantic one on one, food good for adults people very nice

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My girlfriend and I went to Ninja New York for our New Year Eve?s dinner, and we had a great time. Besides the table space (we got the smallest space possible for two people) and the dark walk to the table (a ninja startled us), everything else was fantabulous. We enjoyed that the waiting staff all dressed up in ninja costumes. We also found the staff to be extremely friendly and attentive. I tried the tasting menu, while she ordered from a la carte, and the food was delicious, creative, and aesthetically pleasing from appetizers to desserts. We also tried unfiltered sake from the tasting menu as well, and although we were not sake experts, we (more like I) thoroughly enjoyed it as well. The ninja magician at the end of the dinner added that extra moment of laughs and amusement that other restaurants did not offer. Overall, it was a great and refreshing experience that I hope others would give it a try as well!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went to Ninja New York for our New Year Eve?s dinner, and we had a great time. Besides the table space (we got the smallest space possible for two people) and the dark walk to the table (a ninja startled us), everything else was fantabulous. We enjoyed that the waiting staff all dressed up in ninja costumes. We also found the staff to be extremely friendly and attentive. I tried the tasting menu, while she ordered from a la carte, and the food was delicious, creative, and aesthetically pleasing from appetizers to desserts. We also tried unfiltered sake from the tasting menu as well, and although we were not sake experts, we (more like I) thoroughly enjoyed it as well. The ninja magician at the end of the dinner added that extra moment of laughs and amusement that other restaurants did not offer. Overall, it was a great and refreshing experience that I hope others would give it a try as well!

Pros: Food, Service, Experience

Cons: Space

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Ninja is a definite must try in NYC. The restaurant is really cool. Has a great entrance and design to walk through to get to your tables. The tables are virtually private sections, they have a door to separate you from other diners. The menu is mainly price fixed meals ranging from $60-$90. It is an expensive restaurant. Most of the food on the tasting menus were delicous, some were just ok. The Lamb dish (main course) was amongst the best dishes I have ever eaten. The Conch apetizer was also very good. The sushi was good but I would enjoy the cooked foods when coming to Ninja. Their drinks were great as well, their mojito was a favorite of ours and their Sake selection is vast. Waiters are dressed as Ninjas and one even performs magic tricks for you at your table. This place is definitely worth going to but be prepared to spend some money.

2
★★★★★

Ninja is a definite must try in NYC. The restaurant is really cool. Has a great entrance and design to walk through to get to your tables. The tables are virtually private sections, they have a door to separate you from other diners. The menu is mainly price fixed meals ranging from $60-$90. It is an expensive restaurant. Most of the food on the tasting menus were delicous, some were just ok. The Lamb dish (main course) was amongst the best dishes I have ever eaten. The Conch apetizer was also very good. The sushi was good but I would enjoy the cooked foods when coming to Ninja. Their drinks were great as well, their mojito was a favorite of ours and their Sake selection is vast. Waiters are dressed as Ninjas and one even performs magic tricks for you at your table. This place is definitely worth going to but be prepared to spend some money.

Pros: Decor, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: A little expensive

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Ninja is probably my favourite Japanese restaurant in the city. Last time I was there was for my birthday a month ago. It is simply one of the best dining experiences, absolutely unique with its amazing decour and impeccable service. The moment you walk in you feel like you are transported to Japan, the staff is very polite and attentive, and the food is dellicious. Definetely try some of the ninja art dishes, which feature a little cooking performance by the waiter. I've tried almost everything on the menu and it is all fantastic. Ninja is the perfect place to go with a group of friends or with someone special to celebrate a festive occasion. I highly recommend it.

2
★★★★★

Ninja is probably my favourite Japanese restaurant in the city. Last time I was there was for my birthday a month ago. It is simply one of the best dining experiences, absolutely unique with its amazing decour and impeccable service. The moment you walk in you feel like you are transported to Japan, the staff is very polite and attentive, and the food is dellicious. Definetely try some of the ninja art dishes, which feature a little cooking performance by the waiter. I've tried almost everything on the menu and it is all fantastic. Ninja is the perfect place to go with a group of friends or with someone special to celebrate a festive occasion. I highly recommend it.

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I went with a group of nine on a Friday night. We were seated promptly, but the wait staff was very slow - we did not order until we had been seated over thirty minutes and did not eat anything for an hour. Some of us ordered off of the tasting menus, some off of the a la carte menu. Some of the food was passable (none was anything to rave about), but some was absolutely dreadful! I had one bite of a crab-and-grapefruit dish (part of a $70 tasting menu) and had to force myself to even swallow it politely. The ninja gimmick wasn't even that well-executed - the waiters seemed to think it was a total joke. Not recommended.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went with a group of nine on a Friday night. We were seated promptly, but the wait staff was very slow - we did not order until we had been seated over thirty minutes and did not eat anything for an hour. Some of us ordered off of the tasting menus, some off of the a la carte menu. Some of the food was passable (none was anything to rave about), but some was absolutely dreadful! I had one bite of a crab-and-grapefruit dish (part of a $70 tasting menu) and had to force myself to even swallow it politely. The ninja gimmick wasn't even that well-executed - the waiters seemed to think it was a total joke. Not recommended.

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There are no servers at this Tribeca restaurant, only ninjas who guide diners through a series of twists and turns, across a drawbridge, and, finally, to a cave-like table. As at its sister restaurant in Japan, ninjas…

 

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