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“Cosy little Japanese Sake Bar, friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar
54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
034411210
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Ranked #61 of 189 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Cosy little Japanese Sake Bar, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves at the Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar. The bar has character, it is small and compact. Food was lovely, though missing some of the dishes we like... Eg, Seaweed salad and tempura. If you enjoy japanese sake, ther are plenty of variety of it. Friendly staff.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great hosting, lovely vibe and heaps of fun! Will be back!!

Visited July 2012
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Queensland
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“Does anyone know if Teppanyaki exists in Queenstown? Please help!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I am after any referrals to a Teppenyaki restaurant, and if not, any additional recommended Japanese restaurants.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“This place is great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Food is fresh and full of flavour. I went here 4 or 5 times during my week stay in queenstown. I couldn't get enough of the ramen. It's a really fun bar and the staff were all really friendly. Very affordable too!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

came here solo for a meal and a beer after work,walked in at about 6pm on a wednesday and the place was half full i sat at the bar and was quickly attended to, i started with deep fried squid and a japanese beer, the squid a little oily still but cooked perfectly and full of flavor, i finished and conversed with a fellow diner, the attentive and fast service was a pleasure, i went on to order duck gizzards and ribeye steak, the gizzards a little gristly but enjoyable and the rib eye cooked to a perfect medium rare and doused in a lovely japanese sauce. by now the place was full and people were enjoying food and sake bombs, this place has an amazing atmosphere yet is speak-easy. i wolfed down the gizzards and steak and delved into the ox-tongue this was good ox-tongue,some smaller pieces a bit tough but the bigger centre slices were soft and delicious,i also couldnt help but notice the paper thin cut onion,serous precision cutting. to finish i had a green tea ice cream with sweet tuile, nothing over bearing but enjoyable. they did miss one order of another beer which i had to ask again for, but they went about solving this quickly. overall a great place,modest prices and a buzzing atmosphere. will be back

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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