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“Cosy venue, great hosts.”

Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar
Ranked #111 of 265 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I attended here for some cold beer and warm sake. The venue has a great atmosphere and the staff were terrific. We settled in for the night and sampled the Shochu and plum wine. We had such a wonderful time, we returned the following night. Highly recommended.

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Thank Penny W
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The food and sake here is so yummy that we ate there for 2 out of the 3 nights we were in Queenstown! They have excellent small portions of grilled meats and veggies. We got the Chef's daily choice both nights and were not disappointed. The staff is extremely nice and seemed to be having a great time.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Friendly staff, good atmosphere and good food. Make sure you try the deep fried mini prawns and the ox tongue with a bowl of sake. Food is tasty and is coming in small portions (tapas size) which is good for sharing in between friends.

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Thank labonnebouffe_13
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This place serves great little plates of japanese food - would especially recommend the rare beef dish. Cute place, and the hot house sake is pretty delicious.

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Thank Grace_Kinza
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Tasty morsels of grilled meats. Japanese cocktails were a nice surprise. Authentic Japanese feel, yummy food though maybe a little dear.

Thank MeCatCat
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