Staff dressed like ninja escort you via trapdoors to your table, take your order and might even perform special ninja magic tricks. Sure it’s campy and even touristy, but dude, they’re ninjas! Kids will love it, and grown-ups don’t have to suffer through bad food. À la carte dishes with ninja-fied names (‘transformation of tuna and negi (leek) sashimi’) are creative but dainty for the price; go for the 10-dish set menus.
Waiters dressed as ninjas usher you through a series of winding wooden corridors designed to evoke the interior of an ancient Japanese castle. Others sneak up with menus and food, and there’s also an itinerant magician. It’s good, harmless fun and very popular. Food is Japanese with plenty of Western tweaks.
NINJA AKASAKA is a ‘NINJA’ theme restaurant, a re-created labyrinth of a hidden Japanese Ninja village of the Warring States period. In the village there are waterfalls and ponds, whistling winds, chirping of “bell-ring” insects and crickets. In this ambience you can enjoy our healthy creative Japanese cuisine. And Ninja magicians come to perform the art of ninja stealth (magic performance) at your table. This village is a restaurant full of healthy dishes and amazing presentation, entertainment.
The entrance is a little difficult to find, but what do you expect from a restaurant designed like a hidden ninja fortress? Navigate through dark corridors, over bridges and trap doors to your hidden room, where ninja waiters attend to your needs while performing tricks and illusions. The food is delicious as well as being presented in unique ways that are sure to entertain. Pre-set menus (usually 7-10 courses) run anywhere from ¥7,000 up to ¥20,000, but items can also be ordered a-la-carte. Rated one of the must-see dining experiences in Tokyo by several websites.