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“5 Star Japanese food spot at the Waterfall Corner.”- Daruma
Went there for my birthday. Sat at tepanyakki table. Benoi was our chef, he was great.
I had tuna my husband had seafood selection and my friends had filet.
Everything was delicious. They brought me vanilla ice cream with chocolate for my birthday. Had a lovely evening.
Some time ago in Elangeni, Daruma used to be really good and really authentic.
This restaurant in Umhlanga after 2 tries is not as good as they used to be. The sushi rice is overcooked and under seasoned. The rice to fish ratio is much too high as well. The teppanyaki dishes, while cooked well, is too sweet as their tare is reduced far too much on the teppan and the same sweet sauce is added to the veg and the noodles too.
The restaurant has a nice vibe and service is ok. The ambiance is great. I will need some convincing to try this again.
Nb I was convinced and did try again 3 times more.
Now a 5 star for the food. They’ve really improved a lot across all the dishes I’ve tried, sushi included. Much better balance of flavours now. This will definitely be a regular for me for Japanese food cravings in the umhlanga area.
What an experience with amazing food and service like no other.
Will be coming back next weekend
Great dining experience! Exceptional service from the hostess, waitress, chef. Our waitress Minnie was friendly, efficient and on the ball. Drinks including cocktails were brought to us in just a few minutes. The sushi was fresh, delicious and also prepared super quick. We opted for the Tepanyaki which we thoroughly enjoyed. I will definitely visit again.
Wow! what an experience. Service was exceptional and food tasted delicious. The teppenyaki in front of us was something new and exciting. We made a reservation and got a great spot. The chef went the extra mile and made my friends birthday memorable! Definitely recommend this place for birthday dinners, get togethers etc.