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“I've been looking forward to returning here for years!!!”

Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar
Ranked #104 of 257 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“I've been looking forward to returning here for years!!!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great food. Great service. Great staff. A real dining experience. We were seated quickly even though the place was jam packed. Food was fresh and presented beautifully. Fair prices, good Sake and attentive service from staff that couldn't do enough to ensure our needs were met. It looks quite unassuming from the street, don't let that put you off, go in and you'll be guaranteed a great experience. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Oishii!!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This place is so lovely, and the staff are very accommodating!
I went there the other night while it was closing, and they still welcomed us in for a sake bomb. Would definitely go again - great atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Toughest door ever!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The hardest part of this restaurant is its door. For those that also might find themselves googling how to open it on a cold night, the handle is not a push or a pull, not even a slide, but a hard turn and push.

Other than that, the service was friendly, quick, and very understanding of a non-Japanese palate. I absolutely recommend their ramen and fried tofu.

I was there on a quiet night which made it great for couples but I could tell it would be well suited for crowds and larger social outings. Plus, they had the largest authentic sake collection I have ever seen.

  • Visited May 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Magical Japanese experience in Queenstown”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Visited this great Sake bar with a group of friends and what a great night we had, the food is fantastic, very authentic, the staff are very friendly and committed to ensuring you have a great time and keep the atmosphere in a Party mode especially when a round of Sake bombs are ordered. A must visit for anyone that likes Authentic Japanese food and a good time.

  • Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
“Great authentic Japanese!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The food is great and well priced! And the staff is so friendly. They made us having a areally great time !

Visited April 2014
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