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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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54 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Linnie487
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Nice food but the portion is a bit small. Def will be back. The decoration and the restaurant just like when you are in Japan! The service was awesome and friendly staff. They welcomed you when you entered the restaurant.

Thank delightcrown
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Very welcoming staffs. Great food with heaps of Asian flavours. Can't fault anything. You might need to wait a little bit before the food is served but that would be the timing to cook and plate your food to the perfection. Would definitely go back...More

Thank Bishal_The_Critique
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I went here few times and is a great place!!! Food is amazing you must try the kaarage chicken or the spicy octopus! Staff is super nice and the chef is super cool and fun! Don't miss the SAKE BOMB! so good! :)

Thank claru
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

All of dishes was nice and staff are also very friendly ! I ordered some Tempura dishes and Donburi was so good

Thank 해인 심
Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you like Japanese food than this is the place to go. The atmosphere of the restaurant makes you believe you have traveled to Japan itself. The Yuzu Sake is refreshing and sweet. The Yakitori and Bento boxes are well made however their version of...More

Thank Adeanna_W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Our family of 5 enjoyed dinner here. We had the chicken and beef yakitori skewers as well as chicken teriyaki and rice and broccoli. The service is very friendly and efficient and the restaurant has a nice vibe. Definitely recommend for dinner in Queenstown. One...More

Thank ReillyPas
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The oyako donburi was tasty and authentic. Chicken karage bowl was very good and the spicy veggie pork was delicious. We also had kappa maki and salmon sashimi - both were good. It is a smallish place and the noise level can be above average...More

Thank dawg1012
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We visited this place last December. Excellent food , a very friendly staff.We ordered several dishes, beef , chicken , fish. Very fresh , tasty ,served with a smile. We have to back .I would recommend to a friend.

Thank rinss
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Went here last night on a whim looking for a reasonably priced Japanese restaurant, and this place was a lucky find. I had okonomiyaki, which I haven't had in a very long time and it did not disappoint. They had a few Japanese beers on...More

Thank il-capitano-z
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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