129 Civil Blvd, Sec 4 · interesting places nearby
Equal parts eatery and experience, the newly opened Ninja restaurant offers the chance to dine in a faux-classical Japanese-style stone fortress and be served by sword-wielding waitresses. From the moment you enter, you'll know you're in for a themed experience. If the ninjas climbing up the building's exterior don't tip you off, the stairs leading to the upstairs dining area, which are artfully hidden behind an artificial waterfall that stops flowing on command, surely will. In between courses (acceptable Japanese fare, though nothing spectacular) a wandering multilingual ninja-magician performs card tricks to the delight of all. Only two things may mar an otherwise excellent family dining experience: a lack of English menus, and the fact that the ninjas in charge seem to turn a blind eye to the city's nonsmoking regulations.