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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

A very cozy place with tasty food and friendly service. A little bit pricey compare to the small portion. However really enjoy this place. Must try: Sake bomb

Thank DanielChauNguyen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

I visit here every single time I go to queenstown. Excellent service, always welcoming and great authentic food. They make me feel like I am in hometown Izakaya having fun with old friends. Time for next visit soon.

Thank smjchf
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Sorry to leave a bad review but you spoilt it for us last time we were in. I had two friends in town and I made sure we took them there as it's all ways been good in there... this time we got forgotten about a lot. We asked for saki bombs and we got a 'REALLY?!' and a funny... More 

Thank CKBackpacker
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2014

You like Japanese, this is your place! Not flash but authentic for NZ nice staff and best food, the sushi was great and better the sake choice

Thank melinda1175
Huntsville, Ontario
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2014

great service, good price, excellent food! small portions but you can just order more options to fill you up1

Thank Samantha C
Renmark, South Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I had never tasted sake before so my husband & I went in to see what it was all about. The gentleman there was really passionate about sake and let us taste quite a few different sakes. It was really interesting tasting the different flavours and all were much nicer than I expected! Eventually we settled on a favourite each... More 

1 Thank Deanna72
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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204 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

Good food, if you want no fuss and an awesome time then the place to go, don't rush order a few dishes then more as you go. This is the best way to experience this good restaurant

Thank KiwiMaiTai
Queenstown, New Zealand
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Absolutely stunning place. The food is ready quite quickly, absolutely divine. The staff is very friendly and the place is quite small but with a good atmosphere. I have been there a few times and will keep going. Just amazing ! Oh and try their plum wine on ice, so yummy !

Thank Natty974
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Went on a recommendation without booking. Booked out! So booked a table & went back next night. Best queenstown food choice we made. Fresh sashimi. Tofu, soup & sake - perfect. Warm atmosphere. Private booths. Already recommended to best friends heading over.

Thank Notfromhere2
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

My partner and I craved some Japanese food during our trip to Queenstown and we were recommended Yakitori Daruma by a friend from their own experience. This little cute bar is sort of hidden away and entry is off the Main Street. It does not disappoint though. Even though it's small, it has a very lovely and authentic Japanese ambience.... More 

Thank Teriyaki_88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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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