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Yakitori Daruma Japanese Sake Bar

54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1210
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“yakitori” (28 reviews)
“sashimi” (18 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to look at the menu cause my family loves Japanese food and we decided this was a suitable place because they have Ramen and Takoyaki. Yes the price is so expensive compared to the quantity of the food My brother rated 2...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vynvang
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We ordered what I thought was so much food for 2 people I even checked to see if we could take any leftovers home (which you can). Then it came out & was so delicious we ate it all. It's a little expensive for what...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SophieCaruana
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Of all the karaages and teriyakis I hv eaten, this place Beats them all! The Chinese and Japanese female staff were most helpful and enthusiastic! Love the service and gave us 10% discount too! We ate so much - Teriyaki set (10/10), Miso Ramen char...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We came here after a big day out to Milford Sounds. Our tour bus dropped us off around the corner so this was the first restaurant we saw and decided to try our luck. They were busy but found a small table for 3 of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MitzygirlNewZealand
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We went there at night and the service was very slow & bad. The food which is yakitori was very bad. The price is very expensive. I don’t recommend this restaurant for anybody.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank yukari m
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Overall the meals and services by the waitress are really great even though the restaurant is very busy, but all the waitresses are trying their best to provide their good service. Come to the end when I wanted to pay the bill and informed him...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tulips201367
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We ate a light dinner of sashimi, sushi and one bowl of Raman noodle soup. Our son loved the sashimi and ate two large servings. The fish melted in your mouth and my husband and daughter enjoyed two orders of sushi. The sushi is very...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 141tammyl
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Great bar restaurant..excellent authentic Japanese food Great staff with pleasant attitude...definitely recommend!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RossM440
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

They were quiet busy when we were there. But it’s a warm and welcoming place that suits families friends and couples. The meal was good and if you order the set menu for a good deal too. We got beef tataki and oden soup. I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NicoleChiu
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Highly recommend visiting Yakitori, which is a cool little restaurant/bar. Cozy. Decor feels very authentically Japanese. Food delicious. We try to go here every time we visit Queenstown. Not expensive.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Linnie487
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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