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“Mouth watering”

Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar
Ranked #112 of 262 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 May 23, 2013

I ordered the bento box and asked that I not be given salmon which was a stretch since that was part of the order. Although the waitress wasn't sure that request could be accommodated, when I received my order it had ALL white fish! This place is a hole in the wall and worth your trip!

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have been to this Sake Bar quite a few times now since it opened. The staff are fabulous and authentic. There is always something new to try at minimal cost. Last night there were five special dishes and some fruity new sakes to try.
Don't expect the best fish cuts when you get a plate of sushi for $15. However the sushi was fresh, well presented and yummy. We will be back many times again for a great value fun experience.

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Thank TimHemingway
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great place to go for dinner, always had a enjoyable experience, good service and great sake. Try to stop in here at least once when in Queenstown.

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Thank KiwiMaiTai
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Lovely little place with super yummy food (highlights were fried chicken, squid, green tea ice cream and of course the sake!). The staff are lovely and made us feel really welcome.
We ate and drank loads and it was still less than $70 each which I thought was very reasonable. We will most definitely be back.

Thank mejooolie
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We only tried the food, so can't comment on the Sake. The food was tasty but small portioned. The ramen soup base was over salted and vegies were very small. Its a small place and could be quite noisy if it got busy.

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