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#386 of 2,063 Restaurants in Florence
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Via del Ponte Alle Mosse 16/R, 50144, Florence, Italy
+39 055 355736
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very disappointing meal at Niwa. The service was (with one exception) pretty awful - unfriendly, abrupt and devoid of charm. I had the beef Raman and it was awful - tasted like pot noodle, no flavour and bizarrely mixed with store-cuboard curry powder. The beef was barely discernible, thin and tasteless. A real disappointment.

Thank montfelard
Doha, Qatar
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I came to this restaurant for the second time. I am impressed with the quality of the food. It is really tasty and the staff are very nice and welcoming. We had several plates to share. All was good. I highly recommend the papaya salad, beef with coconut curry, the fried rice and the mango with sticky rice. The ambience... More 

Thank Maryam M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Saw this restaurant en route to Hotel and fancied a change of cuisine having eaten traditional Italian food for the previous evenings.It advertises both Thai and Japanese in equal measure and as Thai fans we decided to try it. Mistake! The restaurant is clean and quite spacious.The staff are very business like and cold.The menu is 90 percent Japanese so... More 

Thank Robbosail
RistoranteNiwaFI, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Niwa, responded to this review

Dear Robbosail, thanks for taking time in writing this review and letting us know your feedback. But is it possible that you have mistaken the restaurant you got into? There's a nearby restaurant that has imitated ours advertising japanese and thai food that seems to match your description. In NIWA restaurant there's a good variety of Thai food and if... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $43
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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: +39 055 355736
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?