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Niwa

#296 of 2,081 Restaurants in Florence
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Via Ponte alle Mosse, 16/R, 50144, Florence, Italy
39055355736
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Like a garden (this is the origin of the name), in a friendly atmosphere of...
Like a garden (this is the origin of the name), in a friendly atmosphere of light, colours and scents. A relaxing environment where you can taste the refined flavours of the Japanese cuisine and the less known but equally sublime of the Thai cuisine. A journey to a corner of modern Asia, to be spent in the intimacy in the room with tatami booths or under the magic of colours and stillness in the room with the vertical garden in search of ancient flavors of the Eastern cuisine.
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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese is good and yummy

For jap food, I think pretty good. However Thais, still far from authentic. Overall rate depends on what you wanna hv. Service is ok

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Naveena B
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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The cuisine is Asian, Thai, and Indian. The restaurant is well appointed and clean. The lunch menu is fairly limited, but reasonably priced. The service can be slow. Reasonably value at about EUR 10 for lunch.

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Thank darbs50
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited his restaurant as we were craving sushi & it was close to our hotel. Very happy we did! We ordered 3 rolls of sushi (rainbow, prawn & avo, chicken) and they were all really fresh & delicious. The sushi rolls ranged from €8 right up to €20 each. We had 3 rolls, a coke & water which came... More 

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Thank Claudine R
Florence, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I ordered take away food: thai food, sushi and temaki. 1) they put sushi and hot that food in the same bag, result sushi was HOT! 2) the temaki was the worst maguro temaki in the history of temaki... tuna was so bad and smelly I could not finish it.

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Thank cate23322
Shallotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Too much sugar in the thai curries. One of us had massaman and the other green curry, both made with chicken. While both these curries need a bit of sugar, certainly they didn't need so much.The massaman was mostly just potatoes with off cuts of chicken added. The green curry was breast bits that were very much like compacted sawdust.... More 

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Thank Woody_R1959
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

For jap food, I think pretty good. However Thais, still far from authentic. Overall rate depends on what you wanna hv. Service is ok

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1 Thank Naveena B
Siena, Italy
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It's nice that Florence now boasts a (partly) Thai restaurant however, being the only game in town, they are able to charge a premium. Small portions, high prices, decent quality, conservative selection. Just about what you'd expect from a European city's first Thai restaurant.

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Thank Comac39
Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have dined here on a very busy night (Saturday and Valentine's day - enough said). Although the restaurant was significantly busy, the staff was very nice and friendly to us all the time, so that really gave points to our overall experience. Food was delicious, but considerably pricey for the portions you get.

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Thank Paolo V
Florence, Italy
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232 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Foreword: I travel a lot, especially to Asia where I have lived. This is why when I am at how I try to avoid any Chinese, Japanese and Thai restaurant as here in Italy they are not up to standard in my opinion. Of course every now and then you get to go there, at least they are cheap. Well... More 

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Taipei
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner and having read the impressive selections of Japanese and Thai fares we decided to go for Thai food as the south of Italy isn't known for fresh seafood at all. The food that came was mediocre at best and the servings were tiny. Thai tom yum goong soup was 10 euro and it was a small... More 

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Thank Jeff L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Well, what should I say? Those plates were just awesome, tasty and beautiful. The only problem might be the parking... Is pretty difficult to find a parking for your own car. Other than that I think there is not downside for this amazing restaurant.

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Thank Massimo Z

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ponte alle Mosse, 16/R, 50144, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 39055355736

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai

Description

Like a garden (this is the origin of the name), in a friendly atmosphere of light, colours and scents. A relaxing environment where you can taste the refined flavours of the Japanese cuisine and the less known but equally sublime of the Thai cuisine. A journey to a corner of modern Asia, to be spent in the intimacy in the room with tatami booths or under the magic of colours and stillness in the room with the vertical garden in search of ancient flavors of the Eastern cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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