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Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1210
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with my friend and girlfriend. It was a blast and I loved the food and atmosphere. It was a long time since I've had sashimi and they delivered a good plate to the table. The atmosphere is very nice and cozy and the...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

If you miss the style of ramen you got in japan this is a very nice place to go. They offer pretty reasonably priced meals, huge beers and a good selection of entrees. Had the miso ramen, edamame and a starter and was satisfied at...More

Thank Mitchell Y
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is the japanease restaurant in queentown. I come here in afternoon around 1.30 PM to find something to eat. Because I am asian and I am quite bore th europen food, then when I found japanease fodd then it's awesome. They sell the luch...More

Thank Ohmy_Attakorn
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Went alone but was made to feel part of the family of guests. Awesome food and included in the fun with Sake bombs.

Thank Dougie_the
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We went in around 9.30PM and they were about to close, but one of us could speak Japanese so she communicated in Japanese with the owner (this is a family business with parents and their children - their whole family running it) and the owner...More

Thank Nitra001
Reviewed 27 April 2016

My wife and I ate here one night and absolutely loved it. Causal Japanese dining, small restaurant with great feeling to it. We ordered, and were served the food, a few dishes at a time, choosing small or 'tasting plate' type dishes. This meant we...More

Thank mikduff
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Loved the atmosphere great value for money and just a great experience the only thing that's bombing is the Sake what a riot everyone was enjoying themselves. I recommend booking if you're more than 1-2 people. the food is sensational and the staff work hard...More

Thank Archie_Milligan
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Food Was worst Japanese representation ever . Ramen bowl was half full and not a vegetable in sight. The noodles looked instant and the broth was artificial. Ordered a beer that never arrived but appeared on our bill.

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This small little restaurant on lower Shotover street is definitely my favorite Japanese restaurant in Queenstown, so if you like Japanese food I highly recommend you go here.

Thank katysumner3
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My fav place to eat out! Awesome place, such friendly staff and the food is always delicious and comes out super quick! Their plum wine is delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1210
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.
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