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Sushi Ninja

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2017 Winner

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Casual sushi cafe by day sake bar by night. Come and enjoy the only award winning Japanese owned and operated Japanese restaurant in New Plymouth. The Sake Bar is all about enjoying the cultural experience by eating shared tapas and matching it with sake, beer or wine and ordering many rounds of. Now open in Centre City Shopping Centre (upper level) New Plymouth's very first sushi train. Providing our customers with fresh sushi for the soul! Sushi Ninja Express is all about enjoying the fresh, fast and fun way to eat sushi. Hot menu and other specials are also available. (Mon-Wed 9am-5.30pm Thursdays till 8pm Fri-Sun 9am-5.30) No reservations please. It is an easy quick way to dine so just come in. Even if we are full, a table becomes available soon. Not licensed.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there to celebrate and while we’re a little apprehensive at first as Japanese cuisine is quite intimidating our hosts made us feel welcome and guided us through the process. Lovely little authentic touches. Private booths, drum welcome, sake, green tea and Sapporo. Loved it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 869dougw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service great food great atmosphere highly they make you feel extremely welcome and had no idea what to order so we went with there recommendation and loved everything 😋 the Sushi Ninja is a must go in New Plymouth

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 125kirstinr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the place pretty much to ourselves over an early dinner on a Thursday. Very accommodating and lovely staff. Service was quick. Food was good, not amazing but a couple of good dishes. A bit too much mayo on the chicken sushi for our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SamrNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Juicy prawn with cream mayo makes for a tasty bit of Japanese cuisine in a comfortable environment, the restaurant is vibrant. A genuine and fun experience in Taranaki

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank olenawilliamsfoodie
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I happened upon this restaurant lateish one evening while travelling through New Plymouth. We are vegetarians and have eaten in many countries but this is the best Japanese we have ever tried. We tried a few dishes before ordering more and they...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LH333
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Great looking and tasting food. I had a selection of curry soup, sushi, raw fish, tempura chicken, seaweed, sticky rice and finished with dessert which I would have all again next visit. The bento boxes are fabulous as well. Tried the sappora and asahi beer...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Murray T
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We had a very good meal. The menu was hard to understand but once worked out the food was fine for everyone. The service was quick and slightly above average but I had to get our own water as the only waitress forgot. The tempura...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MarkLWH
Sophie K, Owner at Sushi Ninja, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you Mark San. We are not sure what happened to wait staff. Our evening is based on a sake bar style menu which is about orders rounds of shared dishes and enjoying the variety. We are glad you enjoyed th dishes. Our staff are...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

The first time I went into Sushi Ninja it was for attempted lunch. We walked out as the sushi was being presented in an unhygienic and potentially dangerous manner. Someone said try them for dinner. I thought the temperatures would at least make it safe....More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank stromulus
Sophie K, Owner at Sushi Ninja, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi, We are sorry you didn't enjoy yourself. We take our feedback very seriously and use this as a tool to improve ourselves. Could you specifically say what you mean by unhygienic and potentially dangerous manner? We are well known for our fresh sushi and...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We took our three teens to sushi ninja for a wonderful evening of sharing tapas plates. Our server was fantastic and very friendly, the drinks complemented the food. Although they were out of salmon they still managed to prepare every dish we wanted. We are...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 397nikki
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Ordered a karaage chicken don for takeaway that stated on the menu it was with seaweed in special sauce....what a nasty surprise to find out when i got home instead of seaweed i had a shredded cabbage with no special sauce. What a waste if...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank JelenaZ213
Sophie K, Owner at Sushi Ninja, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

HI, Jelena. I am sorry to hear you did not receive sauce. Could you specify which menu you were referring to? We do not have a takeway Karaage Don for lunch so you must be referring to our Dinner Takeaway menu. We do have a...More

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