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Daruma Japanese Steakhouse

5459 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6419
+1 941-342-6600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried rice” (14 reviews)
“sushi” (18 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
5459 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6419
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out for dinner and drinks with family and friends. Lots of fun watching and talking with the Chef, the wait staff was right there for serving and clearing away dishes. We weren't rushed - great time had by all! I would recommend DaRuMa's for drinks...More

Thank djc85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical teppanyaki is fun for big and small parties alike and nearly the same the world over but Daruma has great traditional appetizers from the kitchen like yakitori and Nagasaki. It is done well here. There is often live piano bar and very comfy seating...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a true hidden away treasure. Had people visiting from NY and said it was the best rolls and sashimi they have ever had. I had the grouper and it was awesome. The drinks are good and different!

Thank oroark
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The food here was amazing and the atmosphere was great! The chef was fun to watch and interacted with us a lot! The food was excellent and everyone left having a good time and with full bellies! LOL

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

we were greeted warmly at the front, and reasonably led to a table shared with others. 45 minutes elapsed before the chef arrived to cook food on the flattop at the table center. while waiting one of the waitstaff spilled a reasonably substantial volume of...More

Thank thirdplanetexplorer
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I went out last night to Da Ru Ma in Sarasota on Fruitville. We were celebrating a delayed Valentines day due to work schedule and our Birthdays. I had never been a hibachi before, so this was my first time sitting at...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Dozens of visits over the last couple of years to this consistently wonderful restaurant. Always happy hour at Daruma... Favorite happy hour items: Gyoza, Tampa Roll, Calamari Steak...

Thank YourMortgageCFO
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The one restaurant where you smile and clap when your food literally goes up in flames before your eyes! Boys picked this place to celebrate their birthday and loved it! Went early to get the Sunset Specials - love the salmon - which helps keep...More

Thank Sunsetcatchers
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a 5 star Japanese restaurant featuring a large sushi selection including an entertaining and authentic Hibachi section. All this in a beautifully decorated and appointed dining area. Reasonably priced for this type of cuisine with great specialty drinks and $5.00 featured appetizers. Go...More

Thank resident344
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Hot appetizers delivered 20 minutes apart. Entrees prepared incorrectly. Two in our party of 5 never received their dinner at all. Service was slipshod, unprofessional and, frankly, insulting. The manager's big concession was to not charge us for the food that never came. Big deal....More

Thank flibbowitz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5459 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6419
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-342-6600
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