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Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1210
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“yakitori” (21 reviews)
“sashimi” (15 reviews)
“ox tongue” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went out for a casual Japanese dinner, one sake bomb lead to another, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Jin taught us about Japanese culture and provided us with unparalleled service. We'll definitely be back!!

Thank Backpacker2007
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Daruma is a great little izakaya - cool atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious, generally authentic, Japanese food. If that's not enough, the sake-bomb caps it all off. Sake-bomb, sake-bomb, sake-bomb, BOMB!

Thank Nils H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The owner was Fantastic and welcoming, the food was amazing. We tried a selection of sake including the famous SAKE BOMBS!!

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first Japanese restaurant experience. Staff and owner/chef Jin were very friendly and the food was absolutely awesome even if the wasabi caught some by surprise !!! Definitely make the effort to eat here, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Tanya N
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The service at this place was amazing and the food was delicious. Very personable staff who genuinely cares about your experience. Would go again and again if we lived closer!

Thank Ashleigh E
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great bowl of hot ramen after a blustery and cold day - food is fresh, delicious and the owner is a super nice guy who takes incredible pride in his restaurant -

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 17 March 2017

They changed new staffs and new menus few weeks ago. I loved their new dinner tapas menu especially Cheesy Chicken ball ! It was good tapas with beer or sweet drinks. I loved Karaage(Deepfried Chicken) as well. Also great customer service from new owner. He...More

Thank katiepiex
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing crew here. Had the best start to our night, cannot wait to come back and see them all! Please come play mini golf!! Xx

Thank Ellie F
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lydia was amazing. Sake shots are amazing they tasted so delish, and would recommend 10/10 the staff are so friendly BK was great xxxx

Thank georgfeeee
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant on a whim after craving some Japanese food and was very happy with the outcome, visiting again a few days later before I departed Queenstown. I went inside, greeted by a cosy looking restaurant/ bar sort of set up. There's little...More

Thank Samuel H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1210
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