Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar in Boca Raton: A Revolving Sushi Bar, Tatami Room, and More
Sun believes Ninja will appeal to a younger crowd (including local Florida Atlantic University students) in part because of the option to buy smaller bites (a four-piece roll versus a ten-piece roll) at a lower cost. The playful ninja theme -- shirts, designed by Sun and available for purchase, carry slogans like "Miso Hot" and "Wassup My Ninja," and "Wanna Roll?" -- probably won't hurt the cause.
via Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar's Facebook The traditional tatami room with a modern twist.
The restaurant was previously occupied by Blues FortyOne and Sun said the renovation required a complete gutting and overhaul of the space. The project took longer than expected, pushing back the original opening date from fall to winter of 2012, but the final product captures the desired modern aesthetic.
A tatami room -- available for intimate gatherings and small parties -- has several ninjas painted on the walls. There are plans to enlist a local artist to create a mural on the west wall of the restaurant, but for now, decor is kept mostly to a minimum, with lots of reds, white, and black.
Sushi happy hour is offered nightly from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and after 10 p.m., select drinks are priced two-for-one. There is a full liquor and sake bar, specializing in Asian-infused drinks. The restaurant is one of few in the area to stay open late into the night -- they close at 1:30 a.m., offering an option for nearby bar and restaurant employees to grab a post-work drink and meal.
Tricia Woolfenden The full liquor bar at Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar.
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