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Daruma Japanese Restaurant

L 1 8 Quay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9281 2889
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
10:30 - 21:00 Hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
L 1 8 Quay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Daruma had been recommended by friends. Everyone has an off day and perhaps this was Daruma’s as the quality of the food was poor in flavour, freshness and presentation especially as it was one of the recommended chef’s specials. You can do much better at...More

Thank LaughingKookaburra
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were walking towards China town passing many cafe type restaurants when I noticed this place. We were heading to Thailand the following day so really didn't want Thai food or cafe cramped style for our meal tonight. Plus I do love Japanese food. We...More

1  Thank Jo P
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had a less than satisfactory meal here this week. The previous review sums it up well. It wasn't that busy but service was slow and patchy. You order by ticking off items on a sheet. The 2 Sushi portion were substandard. The rest of...More

1  Thank ScambusterSZ
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I visited Daruma for the second time on 02 NOV 2016 as part of a group of 8 people. The occasion was a friend's birthday and the venue was suggested because we had all visited there earlier in the year for another birthday, which we...More

2  Thank PeteSyd_Au
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great food for great prices. The menu is a tick box sheet which the waiting staff collect, I had a few smaller dishes and one larger which was a sizeable meal but the bill wasn't big. Everything was bursting with flavour and...More

Thank Shaken007
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I visited with a colleague for lunch. The restaurant was fairly busy. We ordered kaarange chicken, salmon bento box and sushi plate plus green tea. We had to try several times to get the attention of the server to ask for mayonnaise and we didn't...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant used to be much better in terms of quality and variety. In particular, the sashimi has really gone down in terms of those. The used to have a few different types of fish, but now they just have salmon, and that wasn't at...More

Thank fugree
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Made a phone booking for 16.30. Checked they were open. Got there, showed us to our table then informed us that the kitchen only opens at 17.30. Asked for an explanation but staff just walked away. Asked for manager - just blank looks. No point...More

Thank SWB2807
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Came here to pick up some take away for the family. Staff were great. Plenty of food options to order, incredibly tasty and satisfied the whole family. I loved all the beer they had available in little kegs. This place seems very authentic and was...More

Thank Alexandriad
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This was my first visit to Daruma and I will certainly be going back for more. The food was fresh and tasty, and the service was excellent. A particular stand out dish was the mixed sashimi. It was exceptionally rest and tender, and probably some...More

Thank TheRoamingBrit
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the
entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk
through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where
aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers
transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors
can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the
neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From
yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 8 Quay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9281 2889
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