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Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1210
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“yakitori” (21 reviews)
“sashimi” (15 reviews)
“ox tongue” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Home of the famous Sake Bomb. The usual Japanese fare. We had hot Sake. Spring rolls, 6 piece sushi set and chicken kariage. $50 for 2 people so good value

Thank Worldtraveller2044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a hot pick me up, I was keen for ramen and these guys delivered, not cheap but very satisfying when you get that cold mountain broth craving .

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews I was excited about trying this restaurant. My experience was horrendous. $16 Ramen. This is a very expensive bowl of instant noodles and artificial flavoured broth which was unpleasant. Covered in bean sprouts and corn and did not at all even...More

Thank Katrina P
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Good spot for a quick dinner of ramen, gyoza and domburi- good selection of Japanese beers and sake. It's tiny, but we were lucky to find a table and enjoyed a simple dinner in a cosy atmosphere.

Thank Stormie C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Had lunch twice here and the food was delicious both times, very flavoursome. All food is freshly cooked. Staff are friendly but sometimes hard to understand. Highly recommended. Don't sit beside the toilet which is nearly in the restaurant itself.

Thank georgematthews
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We came here for a dinner. Food was great . I saw people came in to drink the traditionally sake which was fun to see. Nice and cosy atmosphere.

Thank michael6464
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is awesome, as well as the sake, Japanese whisky and cocktails! The staff are super friendly.

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I had truthfully forgotten about this place and we recently revisited it again and it was fantastic. Sort of Japanese tapas style. Great spot for lunch or even just a snack of karage chicken and spring rolls!! We visited with 4 kids and 4 adults...More

Thank amandawhite82
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Came with 2 friends and we were not disappointed! We really loved the chicken karaage, the donburi of the day (something like that) and the sashimi! The place is quite small but you feel at home. The only cook who's also the owner was trying...More

Thank Noémie C
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and great service. Unique place with a lovely slice of Japan. The sake Bombs are a must and ask for Gin to do a Sake bomb with. Great chef and one of our companies favourite quirky restaurants in town! Love the big night...More

Thank QueenstownNightLife
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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1210
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