Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Ninja New York

All Reader Reviews of...

Ninja New York

25 Hudson St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Reade St.
212-274-8500

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 5
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

25% would go back.

Write your own review

Trickless Magicians

By jazztastic on 9/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

We went to Ninja for a friend's birthday, thinking that we would have exquisite Japanese cuisine & a fun and unique dining experience, but we were sorely mistaken. We ordered our drinks, but we could tell something was off when we had an Irish Ninja greeting us upon entering the 'dungeon'. Dining in a prison basement is the most accurate description for the atmosphere, but I think Andy Duphrane would have preferred the slop at Shawshank to NinjaÂ’s culinary obscurity. It took a long time for our waiter to come over to take our orders, so we decided to order appetizers only and see how the meal progressed. After plantain chips and an unrecognizable gelatinous special we decided to cut our losses and end dinner right there. The check was close to $200, inclusive of an obligatory 20% tip. I have no problem paying high NYC prices for good food, but they certainly Ninja'd us on the check. Seems like this place is a tourist trap, that belongs in times square.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
82 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

fun

By mkatan on 4/25/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I took my son to dinner on 4/18/09 and we had a great time. They place looks like a japanese village and we were greeted by a waiter wearing ninja costume(my son loved that). They had a great kids meal and the adult selections were interesting and quite tasty as well. They had a magician that come by the table & entertain you while waiting for desert, I will definitely come back. Dinner for 2 adults and a child with dessert was $185 before gratuity(not cheap yet not crazy expensive)

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
85 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Good, if sense of humor is intact

By mulciber on 11/1/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

Japanese diners and those who have dined extensively in Japan, and appreciate Japanese cuisine on an advanced level should not dine here if that is what they are seeking. Nearly everything about this restaurant can be summed up with the term "unsubtle" (an exception being the sake selection). However, experienced diners will be pleased by the sheer quality and variety of ingredients. Flavors may be extremely broad, but the preparation is very precise and the presentation is generally thoughtful. Make no mistake about it, you're dining here for the theatre as much as anything, but to date I have not read a review that has been able to get beyond that to see that the quality of the ingredients is really unimpeachable, the preparation clean and well-turned and the service polite, efficient, and nothing if not earnest. This is a place to bring out-of-towners, perhaps, or kids. It's intended to be fun and if one is generous enough of spirit, it is. The biggest problem it has is that the shtick is probably only good one time out, no matter how generous of spirit one is.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
222 out of 499 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
In determining overall rating, food and service are given more weight.
Rate
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Food
Service
Décor
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
By
| Not you?
Advertising
Advertising
Advertising
Advertising