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“Wanted to love it, but it was just average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of DaRuMa

DaRuMa
13499 South Cleveland Ave., Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 344-0037
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Ranked #186 of 671 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Fort Myers, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Wanted to love it, but it was just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I sat at one of the Hibachi tables which have strange raised seating instead of chairs. They tried to squeeze 12 people when it only holds 10. Thankfully, the extra 2 people didn't show up.
The Chef did the same few tricks as every other Hibachi Chef that I've ever seen. And the food was the same, too. Nothing special here..not bad, but not any better than Sakura on San Carlos Blvd which is cheaper.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Westwood, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Sushi Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Can't get much better sushi. Fresh, delicious, great service.

Visited June 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Service not a priority. 3 strikes and your out for me.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Food is ok for Japanese Hibachi - nothing special over any other Hibachi restaurant - the problem is the wait staff, servers and chefs - seriously ? I don't think you could find anymore distant, rude people to work in this restaurant. I'm a die hard - I'll give people the benefit of the doubt and not let one bad experience burn my taste buds - but 3? For the overall price and lack of service - it's not worth it. There is nothing stand out in the sushi or food that you can't find at any other Japanese restaurant - anywhere. It's pretty - and has nice physical atmosphere - but after that - forget it. Being flat out ignored by wait staff, overlooked numerous times when trying to order anything is just bad wait staff skills -add to that - the chefs don't engage or offer to take care of anything at the table either. Off to find another hibachi restaurant in Ft Myers.

Visited August 2011
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

Consistently good sushi w/ great $5.00 specials. Very stylish atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and a fun time at the piano bar.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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SW FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Loved it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I went there with my family and it was such a great experience. At the time my husband was in the hospital so my oldest daughter and family took me. The food was excellent and the whole experience was so much fun that I forgot all my troubles while there. Every one enjoyed it even the kids (7 and 9). They have been back about 5 other times also.

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