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Niwa Japanese BBQ

2939 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75266
214-741-6492
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Niwa Japanese BBQ

Nick Rallo

Details

  • 5-11 p.m. Mon-Thu, noon-11 p.m. Fri-Sun
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Metered, On-street
  • Reservations Accepted
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.

Fun fact: Because each table has its own grilling station with industrial vents, this is one of Dallas’ safest spaces for indoor dining during a pandemic. Owner Jimmy Niwa had already conducted engineering studies examining airflow and circulation years before customers began to worry about those issues.

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