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Daruma Sushi Restaurant

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451 Ti Rakau Dr | East Tamaki, New Zealand
+64 9-265 0603
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11:30 - 09:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 09:00
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173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great to grab a quick meal when I'm working in the area. The food is fresh and there is a great selection.

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Thank Markwsters1974
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you are looking for traditional Japanese sushi and are in the Botany area here is the place to be there will be no California rolls her. The food is great and I highly recommend the seared salmon sushi and the toro and also the lotus root chips.

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Thank Jaden410
Auckland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Normally I'd rate this higher however during school holidays it is not good. Staff cannot cope, the usual Japanese courtesy and respect is overwhelmed by pushy parents and spoilt children. Food variety suffers as does hygiene. Otherwise a good place for lunch. Booths are good but you can't reserve. Put your name down and wait. Sitting at bar good for... More 

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Thank jhainey
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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.

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Thank Robin M
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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.

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Thank Martin0NZ
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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

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Thank Emmil P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 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

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Thank lesley i
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

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Thank Billytoucan
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Thank tayprime
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

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Thank Howiezzz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 09:00
Monday
11:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 03:00
Thursday
11:30 - 03:00
Friday
11:30 - 03:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?