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Ninja Restaurant

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8433 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2045
+1 504-866-1119
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Description: Ninja Sushi is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar located in Uptown New...
Ninja Sushi is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar located in Uptown New Orleans on beautiful Oak Street by the Mississippi River. Our award-winning restaurant as been serving New Orleans some of the freshest sushi since 1993. Ninja Sushi is a family-friendly restaurant traditional Japanese food, some non-traditional po boy sandwiches from NOLA, amazing sushi and sashimi, a large selection of lunch and dinner items, a wide variety of vegetarian menu options, and we offer special kid's meals. We look forward to serving you our delicious fare from our local Japanese restaurant.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
NOT the Ninja Sushi of old - Caveat Emptor!!!

In 1995, a friend of mine introduced me to sushi (I was reluctant...) at Ninja Sushi. It was phenomenal - fresh, creative - and THAT Ninja Sushi set the Gold Standard henceforth. Every time I visit NOLA, I make it a point to visit Ninja! The last time I went (2011), it was as good as ever... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
RyanColSolare
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In 1995, a friend of mine introduced me to sushi (I was reluctant...) at Ninja Sushi. It was phenomenal - fresh, creative - and THAT Ninja Sushi set the Gold Standard henceforth. Every time I visit NOLA, I make it a point to visit Ninja! The last time I went (2011), it was as good as ever - including amazing... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were fans and loyal customers from the time our 1st daughter was around 3 (they were on Jeanette then) til the sale (daughter 28 years). Abruptly, boom! They were gone, all our servers were gone, along with a lot more. The baked green mussels, a sinful favorite, is not tiny and uninteresting. The rolls are rather dull. The service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I have been going to Ninja since we first moved to the New Orleans area. It was hands down our favorite sushi spot, and it was on the top of our list when we wanted to go out for dinner. The service was great, and the sushi was incredible....until now. We hadn't been to Ninja for a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Ninja for 5+ years, and have always appreciated the freshness of the ingredients, and the 'kitschy' decor. We were a little worried with the change in ownership, but we LOVE IT!! They have weekly special rolls now, and they are EXCELLENT! They're raising the bar to compete with other local 'fancier' sushi restaurants. Very reasonably priced!... More 

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Harvey, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our favorite sushi place. Found out on our last trip that Momo sold the restaurant. The food was still good but the service needs a lot of work.I don't think they kept any of the old wait staff. Waited 30 min. for drinks and had a 3 hour meal. New owner was apologetic and comped a lot of... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My roommate and I were really looking forward to trying ninja and especially so today since sushi fest was such a bummer. We arrived and we're coldly greeted by the bartender who asked "bar or table?" We said we preferred a table and he huffed "it'll be a while." We decided to sit at the bar instead (we were the... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Shockingly bad service. You can literally wave your hand back and forth and not get noticed here. I had a single California roll arrive so late that it went straight into a to go box. It was taking so long that I repeatedly tried to get the waitresses attention. From what I hear, the owners deduct credit card fees from... More 

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Hisako Y, Manager at Ninja Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you experienced bad service. We have been working on this and will try even harder in the future to make sure we give customers excellent service. We are taking steps to improve our venue and service and hope you will give us another try soon. In the future, please let a manager know if you are experiencing... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The first thing we ordered was a salad with sashimi, cucumber, avocado, and a jalapeno dressing which was excellent. Next, the tuna tartare which was also very good. Then everything went downhill with the sushi. Got the devils roll, rainbow, and the spicy lemon drop roll. Rainbow was fine, spicy lemon drop roll said it had jalapenos in it which... More 

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Hisako Y, Manager at Ninja Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and this is something we will address immediately. More 

Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I've been eating at Ninja since they were in the little house on Jeannette St. Although I still like this restaurant and eat here frequently, I remember it being much better when it was in that little house. Maybe it is just because I was a teenager and hadn't eaten at too many Japanese restaurants. The current location is ok.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The inside of Ninja isn't anything special or pretty, but the food they serve is some of the best in town. My favorites include the ninja salad, the firefighter roll, and the rainbow roll. If you order enough sushi, they'll bring you a free soup!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8433 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2045
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-1119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Ninja Sushi is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar located in Uptown New Orleans on beautiful Oak Street by the Mississippi River. Our award-winning restaurant as been serving New Orleans some of the freshest sushi since 1993. Ninja Sushi is a family-friendly restaurant traditional Japanese food, some non-traditional po boy sandwiches from NOLA, amazing sushi and sashimi, a large selection of lunch and dinner items, a wide variety of vegetarian menu options, and we offer special kid's meals. We look forward to serving you our delicious fare from our local Japanese restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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