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Posted by foodgirl on 09/11/2006
Having dined here once before when it first opened and had a wonderful time, I was happy to return to Ninja for a second time last Friday. The first time I went, my party stuck to ordering sushi and wagyu beef a la carte, and the food was excellent. The second time around we made the vital error of ordering one of the tasting menus, and it was the most disappointing menu I have been served thus far in New York City. It seems Ninja sacrifices a lot of quality for making the food "entertainment" of sorts. For example: they served one dish in a smoking box with half the contents molded into the shape of an egg, held together with a disgusting gel-like substance. After you break the "egg" your contents stir into a salad. Neat trick, but the food was poor. It was basically cold vegetables smothered in goo. As I first mentioned, if you must go, stick to the sushi and meat.
Posted by SherryMelody on 08/14/2006
For my anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely fabulous...mouth watering...and delectable!! The service was absolutely outstanding ....and attentive. The price was well worth it for sure!! I'm definetly going back!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/31/2006
great space/atmosphere. service was top-notch. very helpful waitress explained complicated menu. a bit pricey but a great tip is to do the prix-fix menus. its MUCH cheaper than going a la carte. all in all, 100% recommend this for a fun night on the town.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2006
This place is definitely very cool. They seat you in quiet, romantic, closed-off booths (the most peaceful, quiet seating anywhere in NY). The magician and ninjas in the ninja cave-like atmosphere is a bonus. If you want to impress a first date, this is a good place to go. However, the food is just ok. The portions are expectedly (but still disappointingly) small. And it's expensive enough that I didn't really want to order two entrees... Still, a nice experience mostly due to the ambience.
Posted by Cesario on 06/23/2006
After hearing all about it from friends and reading the reviews on the internet including here and citysearch, I decided to give it a go despite the NyTimes review. I actually found all this information on Ninja's myspace page. So, I sorta knew what to expect when i got there. But I was totally amazed. The place was awesome. I know I saw some pictures, but the atmosphere was amazing. And the service was A+. A very attentive staff, or shall I say Ninjas? The food was excellent, except for the seaweed salad. Their myspace page said it wasn't that great, so I decided to try it anyway, And they were right! I like what one of the staff members are doing with the page. I will definitely go back again.
Posted by Mike on 06/04/2006
Everyone was extremely satisfied. Awsome staff, I have never received such a good dining pleasure. Amazing. The best spot to eat out, night out. Be back for sure!
Posted by Tribeca couple on 06/04/2006
As we are escorted to our tables through corridors of ninja darkness, our fabulously young hostess-cum-ninja, pulls an ever-surprising—boo!—attack move on us. "Theme park amusement" best sums up the trivial atmosphere, mediocre food, suburban presentation, overpriced food and oh, let's not forget the entertaining magician with the cheap (no match for David Blaine) card tricks. This place does not belong in Tribeca--let's keep the parlor gimmicks and fusion fare to Times Square.