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Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1210
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“sashimi” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

We managed to book a table here for a group of friends. We were served by a new waitress who had been on the job for only a few days and she did a great job, very polite and helpful helping us choose which type...More

Thank Elle R
Reviewed 5 January 2015

During our five nights in Queenstown we dined here twice! Fantastic service, very reasonable prices, and we were treated extremely well! Both visits we took our time and ordered a few dishes between us - best way to enjoy what this cosy restaurant has to...More

Thank Meeble
Reviewed 21 December 2014

After all the rich cafe and bistro food, I was dying for some fresh unprocessed food. The prices on the menu looked reasonable so I stepped in. I wasn't disappointed. Service was attentive. I ordered sashimi, half a bowl of rice and chicken yakitori. I...More

Thank tutu75
Reviewed 15 December 2014

A very cozy place with tasty food and friendly service. A little bit pricey compare to the small portion. However really enjoy this place. Must try: Sake bomb

Thank DanielChauNguyen
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

I visit here every single time I go to queenstown. Excellent service, always welcoming and great authentic food. They make me feel like I am in hometown Izakaya having fun with old friends. Time for next visit soon.

Thank smjchf
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Sorry to leave a bad review but you spoilt it for us last time we were in. I had two friends in town and I made sure we took them there as it's all ways been good in there... this time we got forgotten about...More

Thank CKBackpacker
Reviewed 14 November 2014

You like Japanese, this is your place! Not flash but authentic for NZ nice staff and best food, the sushi was great and better the sake choice

Thank melinda1175
Reviewed 26 October 2014

great service, good price, excellent food! small portions but you can just order more options to fill you up1

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I had never tasted sake before so my husband & I went in to see what it was all about. The gentleman there was really passionate about sake and let us taste quite a few different sakes. It was really interesting tasting the different flavours...More

1  Thank Deanna72
Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

Good food, if you want no fuss and an awesome time then the place to go, don't rush order a few dishes then more as you go. This is the best way to experience this good restaurant

Thank Kiwisflythecoop
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
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11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1210
It's a fusion between a restaurant and a bar, Izakaya (called in Japanese) is a type of informal Japanese Gastropub with a warm atmosphere, offering authentic Japanese dishes and an unique range of Japanese drinks. Traditional Japanese food, cooked right in front of you in an open kitchen, such as Karaage Chicken, Tempura Prawn, Teriyaki Salmon, Sushi, Sashimi, Yakitori as well as Ramen and Donburi. Daruma Sake Bar Queenstown is casual place for after-work drinking and bites, kitchen is open until late!!! You must try the famous Sake Bomb (beer and sake shot), the drink menu offers a lot of different Japanese drinks including Sake, Shochu, Cocktails and Beers. Known for its excellent customer service and friendly and relaxed attitude, take a seat at Daruma Sake Bar Queenstown and get recommendations on new dishes to try or the best sake or cocktails.
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