The map attached to Trip Advisor and this restaurant is incorrect. DaRuMa is located off Vanderbilt Beach Rd....head west on VBR and it will be on your right, one block or so from the beach. It is set back off of the road and the above picture is not the Naples location. Our location is not as fancy as the above picture. Make sure you visit their direct website for accurate map, directions, and pictures.
We go here every year for my birthday because the food is great and it is a fun atmosphere. I always order filet and scallops. They steak is usually overcooked so make sure you ask for one step less than what you want (if you want med-well, order medium). The steak has a great flavor and is always perfect when ordered as stated above. I love their fried rice but there is an upcharge for it. Two people got fish (sea bass and grouper) this time which they said was excellent. We never get an appetizer because if you get the "combination boxes" you get soup, salad and shrimp appetizer prior to your meal which includes rice and your protein. The one negative is I always feel rushed. Once the chef is finished cooking in front of you they give you a few minutes to eat but then they are asking if you want green tea and start picking up plates, bringing the bill and the plates to reset the table. I do not eat much as my meal is being prepared so once the chef leaves I still have a full meal to eat. There is no time to sit and chat after dinner and one of our party had a 1/2 glass of wine to finish in which she had to hurry instead of drinking at her own pace. Also, you are sitting with other parties and right on top of each other but I think this is typical of most hibachi restaurants. This time we had a nice family but the table sharing our "space" had at least 6 rowdy children which were loud and chaotic. We paid for 5 people and it was approx. $170 with two glasses of wine.
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