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Via Ponte alle Mosse, 16/R, 50125 Florence, Italy
055 355736
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Today
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Super-friendly staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Paolo V
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Hamburg, Germany
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My wife and I were looking for something different to eat to take a break from all the Italian food we were having. We both love Thai and she loves sushi so we figured with the overall positive reviews this place was worth a try. I have to admit that the restaurant is very pretty and well put together but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

First off you have to pay a cover charge of €5 euros, which sets the tone really. Despite it being empty, service was so slow it was 30 minutes before we got to order because they were concerned it's other menial tasks. We spent a lot of money on small, average tasting dishes, and we're all in all completely unsatisfied.... More 

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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, 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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