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OPENTABLE: BEST DALAS RESTAURANTS

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LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC DEEP ELLUM NEIGHBORHOOD OF DALLAS, TX. Niwa provides an authentic yakiniku experience, featuring premium in–table smoke–free grills. Prepare premium grade beef, seafood, vegetables and more at your own table while enjoying a wide selection of Japanese sake, beer, and craft cocktails. Eating at Niwa is always an exciting experience, perfect for dinner with family, or a fun night out with friends

DEEP ELLUM - CELEBRATE NIWA

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Today we celebrate Niwa, one of our Deep Ellum 100 grant recipients and a fave dining spot on Monday’s aka Industry Night. Jimmy Niwa focuses on modern Japanese cuisine and Yakiniku. Yakiniku is the Japanese word for Japanese BBQ. The literal translation is Yaki=Grill , Niku=Meat. Please consider donating $25, $50 or $100 to support the musicians, artists, service workers and small businesses in this neighborhood.

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NIWA JAPANESE BBQ - OPENTABLE DINER’S CHOICE AWARD 2020

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We’re thrilled to announce that we received the OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award 2020! A HUGE thank you to everyone’s love and support + shoutout to our AMAZING staff for making this happen!

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THE TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN DALLAS, BY THE NUMBERS

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Today, our Top 100 Dallas Restaurants issue hits newsstands around DFW. In the interest of science, food critic Brian Reinhart, the author of the Top 100, did a breakdown of the list and the neighborhoods, cuisines, suburbs and even streets that produced the most winners. The results are kind of fascinating.

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HOW WE SELECTED THE TOP 100 DALLAS RESTAURANTS

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2019 was a banner year for the Dallas restaurant industry. Bars set records for sales. Restaurants raised the standard in our city by reaching new levels of, and varieties of, excellence. Unpretentious but delicious neighborhood restaurants, in particular, are on the rise...

— Brian Reinhart

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN DALLAS 2021: OUR TOP 100 LIST

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Niwa gives Deep Ellum a proper Japanese grill-it-yourself experience, with excellent meat cuts (grab the hanger steak and short ribs), solid noodle bowl appetizers and a plentitude of dipping sauces. Your platter of meats comes with handy labels for each type. To cope with coronavirus, Niwa underwent a modest expansion, adding a patio and briefly hosting a sandwich pop-up called Sandoitchi.

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Niwa Japanese BBQ and Abacus Offer Uncommon, Umami-Rich Wagyu

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Two vastly different restaurants—one, Niwa Japanese BBQ, the other Abacus—are teaming up to offer an expensive variety of Japanese wagyu and serve it in their own ways. When I learned of the small wagyu story unfolding in Dallas, I immediately thought of A Tale of Two Cities or Romeo and Juliet—“two houses, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene ….”

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— EVE HILL-AGNUS

Niwa Japanese BBQ

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For those who want to venture beyond sushi and ramen, behold Niwa, a super-slick yakiniku spot in Deep Ellum where do-it-yourself Japanese BBQ is the name of the game. Here, diners can choose from an array of marinated proteins and veggies and cook it all up over grills built right into their tables. Beef belly, chicken breast, lamb chops, rib eye and Wagyu, it's all there, as well seafood options like calamari and shrimp. You want intestines? Tongue? Pork jowl? They've got that too. Don't feel like cooking? There are also ready-to-eat items, ranging from chicken karaage to udon noodle bowls and hamachi crudo.

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— ILENE JACOBS

A BEAUTIFUL BLEND OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CUISINE AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY

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By bringing Yakiniku in town, Niwa gives diners a unique dining experience. The modern Japanese restaurant serves high-quality meats. They also have one of the best barbecue in Deep Ellum. Additionally, you have 13 delectable choices to grill with your vegetable options. These include wagyu beef, rib-eye steak, and filet mignon. There are also yakitoris and other late-night specialties that you can feast on. Moreover, you can enjoy a sip of sake, beer, or Japanese-inspired cocktails, as you prepare your meal.

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Meet the 4 best Japanese restaurants in Dallas

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Niwa Japanese BBQ, a Japanese steakhouse that offers barbecue and more in Deep Ellum, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 399 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2939 Main St. to give it a try for yourself.

spaghetti with corn and mushroom sauce
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