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Daruma Sushi Restaurant

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451 Ti Rakau Dr | East Tamaki, New Zealand
+64 9-265 0603
11:30 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 09:00
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early! This place is popular as so you need to hit it early to avoid waiting. Awesome selection of sushi... great place for kids.

Thank Robin M
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times, both lunch and have found the service great, food good and restaurant tidy.

Thank Martin0NZ
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Reasonable pricing for good quality food, with plenty of options fit family lunch or dinner. Good service I must add

Thank Emmil P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

great service great food, love the sushi train, we go in here a lot and bring the kids too, plenty for them to have as well as childrens meals, I am converted to raw fish now from been a non eater before coming here

Thank lesley i
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife and I were celebrating a family event and chose to do this at Daruma Sushi. We did find it quaint that they close at 9, but I guess they think about their staff and families and send them home at a decent hour. The sushi train is unique and the food is so very fresh, high quality and... More 

Thank Billytoucan
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Best sushi train in town. Or so I thought. It's been at least over a year since I've been here last. I remembered last the dishes that were served tasted at least close to the real McCoy. I was really disappointed today with what was tasted. Each of the dishes had were pretty sub standard. The whelk, and other seafood... More 

Thank tayprime
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Japanese staff who greets you in Japanese is always good and a wonderful way to welcome their guests. But the food simply isn't Japanese enough. The lack of variety and the texture, flavour of the rice is simply not up to Japanese Sushi standard. It is still a lot better than numerous 'takeaway' sushi places out there but I wouldn't... More 

Thank Howiezzz
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The outside appearance of this place looks very inviting and interesting, it also doesn't give much away of what awaits inside. Once I walked inside and I saw the long food train the center of the room I certainly was intrigued. I had a look at the menu and sat down around the train. They have seats all down every... More 

Thank Lujuan S
Waiuku, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We have been going here regularly since they open a few years ago. Always found the sushi to be good, and service great. Spicey tuna and garlic prawn would be my two favourites. You can also order anything from the menu if you can't see it on the sushi conveyer. It is a bit more expensive than Maccas or Burger... More 

Thank Maiko33
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

It was a lot of fun watching the sushi coming by you a selecting what looks good. It seemed that the dishes were a bit pricey and maybe we took more than we usually eat. Our total was over $47 for the two of us, when we typically spend $25 to $30 at a pick-your-own sushi restaurant. This restaurant did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Ti Rakau Dr | East Tamaki, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-265 0603

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?