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Daruma Japanese Steakhouse

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5459 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-6419
+1 941-342-6600
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

*** Stars are low because of price. I would have gave them 4 stars for food and chef... Food was good and a lot of left overs for me. They make you assume your rice is included in the meal, but if you agree to the fried rice it's a $5 up-charge which they don't tell you about until you... More 

Thank Gina O
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Ambiance above average. Price average but you get Lots of food and the presentation is excellent! Service is good and the Sushi tastes amazing!

Thank JeanoX
Sarasota, Florida
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our family sat around a grill with two other families while the chef prepared the food in front of our eyes. For the other two families it was their second time visiting in one week which speaks to the quality of the food and service. We had a variety of combos,shrimp/chicken,scallops/steak,lobster/steak,etc. It was all wonderful and perfectly cooked to each... More 

Thank CandaceBEQ
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had a great experience in this elegantly modern hibachi style restaurant. Had several different types of sushi that all did the trick. It was worth every dime!

Thank cfruiz70
Sarasota, Florida
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The quality of food and drinks at Daruma is great! Prices are definitely up there, but it's worth it once in a while. I like the New York Strip and Duck combo. The meal also includes soup, salad, shrimp hibachi, veggies, rice, and your entree. I always leave so full. The drink menu from the bar is also very good.... More 

Thank Crispy12
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been here a few times before and found everything really nice in past experiences. We went for a birthday celebration and for table service, not tapan tonight. The waiter was a little rude, and very engaging with us. Usually the service is great here. He seemed rushed, and had short answers and virtually not help with the menu... More 

Thank Susie P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I don't know why this place isn't on the top of everyone's list when it comes to sushi, because there isn't a better place in town for it. I've tried EVERY well known sushi restaurant in town, and I just keep going back to DaRuMa when I want a fabulous sushi dinner. The prices may seem expensive at first, but... More 

Thank Peter R
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I love this place! I prefer the full service dining at the back of the restaurant away form the Hibachi chefs. They have "box" dinners to die for, served in compartmented plates.

Thank Paige F
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The food was good but my dinner was filet mignon and shrimp. The price was $30.00. The fried rice was extra. Drinks (ice tea) extra. For six of us the charge was over $200.00.

Thank Linda T
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is our favorite place for Sushi in Sarasota and as been for the last 20 years. Wen we lived here ... we picked up take out at least once a week. Traveling back to Sarasota, this was the first place we stopped and got our usual rolls. Excellent as always! Also love the Japanese Restaurant area. Good food, good... More 

Thank MartiOwen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?