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Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

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54 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1210
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

A quiet dinner alone! On all levels...faultless. Relaxed, great staff, superb food, excellent sake and fun! Faultless is a big recommendation!!!

Thank Poppyandalex
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stopped by at Yakitori Daruma on our second night in Queenstown and had an absolute blast. Their specials were all reasonably priced and delicious, and their house sake was fantastic. Totemo Oiishii! Gochiso sama deshta!

Thank Jessica A
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223 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We love Japan and Japanese food so were very keen to try this place. The opening hours were a bit limited but we managed to try it out on our last night. It has all the great Japanese beers, I had a delicious lychee drink. Yakitori was great, the beef was super juicy. We also tried the pork and chicken.... More 

Thank NicoleBrisbane
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This is a nice little japanese place. the sashimi plata was really fresh, also we loved their dumplings. staff was great and looked after us well.

Thank jold19
Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

A lovely restaurant in the main area of Queenstown - great food and a relaxed atmosphere. We had beautiful tofu, takoyaki, udon and salmon - all fantastic. As well as the great food, it came out quickly and the staff were very attentive.

Thank NatureAndBeauty
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome. A delicious menú, nice atmosphere, excellent service and good prices. Service starts at noon and your food get right way to your table. Both server and cook are friendly and polite. You can enjoy a nice meal in a place not so busy somos perfect to have a good date out with friends, partner and family.... More 

Thank DanielaBean
Perth, Australia
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This is a fun little restaurant, with many elements of a traditional salary mans bar. The Yakitori is well cooked and the hibachi grilled mushrooms are joy. Whether you are in a group drinking sake bombs at a table, or sitting at the bar as a couple, this is an atmospheric little yakitori bar that s well worth a visit.

Thank Justin L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Went here tonight and was very happy. Food was delicious and service great! Everything was delicious but my favourite was the teriyaki prawns!

Thank Ljm88
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner. So many options, lots of little plates. My son loved the beef tataki, my daughter loved the eel and husband loved the sashimi platter. I loved the service too, super friendly and fun!

Thank Heather F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

On top of the amazing food the staff was friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was cosy. My favorite dish the fried tofu dish as well as the sashimi. Very fresh and nicely presented.

Thank Maria J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?