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Niwa

#514 of 1,880 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
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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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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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Rome, Italy
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Siena, Italy
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 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 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?