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Via del Ponte Alle Mosse 16/R, 50144, Florence, Italy
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We went to Niwa hoping to get some nice Asian and Japanese food since we were tired of Italian food. We ordered couple of items like sushi, thai curry, satay, dim sum and few more. The sushi's were amazing, the Satay was nice and the dim sum was very nice. We were a little disappointed with the speed of the... More 

Thank Vivaan L
Paris, France
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The place is well located and has decent food... the sushis are average and decent (you will not get sick) but this place won't get your really flavory sushi and sashimi. Price / quality: price is quite high compared to the food you will get... this will get you full, but you will not have quality Service: average... the staff... More 

1 Thank Travelholism
Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank darbs50
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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.

Thank cate23322
Shallotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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

1 Thank Naveena B
Siena, Italy
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

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.

Thank Paolo V
Florence, Italy
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279 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Ponte Alle Mosse 16/R, 50144, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 39055355736
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?