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Niwa

#486 of 2,002 Restaurants in Florence
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Via Ponte alle Mosse, 16/R, 50125 Florence, Italy
055 355736
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 15
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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Siena, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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Florence, Italy
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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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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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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

they have a huge thai and japanese menu and as more dishes I have more I love this place!! everything is incredibly well served tasty and the atmosphere is unique! is out of the city center but is easily to arrive not far at all, and they have a take away service with the food.it which is really good if... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As Thai food is hard to find in Florence, Niwa was a great surprise! It's not a proper Thai restaurant but more of a fusion Asian restaurant, serving things like spring rolls, great spicy Thai soup but also good sushi. We ordered pad thai which wasn't of the quality we are used to (very big flat noodles) but we know... More 

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Florence, Italy
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I moved to Firenze back in August and have been searching for good Asian food ever since. We found great Chinese food in Siesto, but were still looking for Japanese and Thai food. Well, we finally found it! Niwa was wonderful. We sampled three appetizers - the edamame, the vegetable tempura, and the vegetable spring rolls. The... More 

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Chandler, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My wife and I were visiting Firenze and staying at the AC Hotel Firenze around the corner and found Niwa to be a pleasant surprise! We only ordered the Miso Soup and Chicken and Cashew Nuts entrée and were very satisfied and surprised at the quality. I'm typically skeptical of Asian restaurants that serve food from multiple nationalities (i.e. Japanese... More 

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Additional Information about Niwa

Address: Via Ponte alle Mosse, 16/R, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 355736
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ponte alle Mosse, 16/R, 50125 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 355736

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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