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Daruma Japanese Steakhouse

5459 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6419
+1 941-342-6600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried rice” (14 reviews)
“sushi” (20 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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5459 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6419
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

5 of us went for a business associates birthday. Did the hibachi. We ordered a few sushi apps before. Was very fresh tasting. Our hibachi chef was great. Super friendly and great cook. I had the strip and chicken since they cooked us Shrimp with...More

Thank choz06
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I recently went to DaRuMa after being away for far too long. This place continues to amaze me from the guys rolling the sushi with big smiles on their faces to the free tuna tartare they serve if you're sitting at the sushi bar. My...More

Thank DestinationCuisine
Reviewed 30 July 2017

You get it all here: fancy knives flying through the air, shrimp filleted and flipped into the chef's pocket, and fire tricks. I particularly love the jalapeno scallops, which are delightful and enjoyed by even the most squeamish of folks. We come here regularly to...More

Thank adambright2000
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great meal and service. We have been here several times and always a great experience! Highly recommended.

Thank David R
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had a 30th birthday party here last night (07/13/17), at 6:00 PM. A Thursday night and not in the middle of the season. That in mind, the timing of the staff was horrible We had 16 people and two hibachi tables. For some unknown reason,...More

1  Thank wg929
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit. We were there for a birthday last December. Our 5 year old found it so entertaining that we had to return on this visit to Sarasota. Our party of 5 shared a table with a party of 4. The chef...More

Thank melmo152
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Recently went to Daruma for dinner. The drinks are fairly expensive, as is most dinner selections. The service was fair but not outstanding and they automatically added 19% gratuity. They chef was very entertaining and the food was plentiful and cooked to perfection. It is...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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 24 April 2017

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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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