Yaruki Japanese Restaurant
(Next to National Bank)
Waitakere, Auckland 09-838 4463
- Tue – Sun 5.30pm – 10pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Seating for: 38
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Dinner
18 Reviews for Yaruki Japanese Restaurant
Visited February 2013
Their teriyaki is not teriyaki but some sticky sweet sauce thickened by corn flour.
They don’t have proper “tentsuyu=dipping sauce for Tempura” as served with something taste like salad dressing. I have asked if there was mistake but they said that sauce is for Tempura… shocking!
There are many good Japanese restaurant in the City or Shore where you can eat authentic Japanese food, even cheaper.
Sorry but I can’t agree with positive comment about taste of the food.
Visited November 2012
I have been here several times and recommend this place to everyone. Food is fantastic, service is amazing and the over all experience is flawless.
Stepping in to the cosy restaurant, you feel as though you have stepped straight into the warm sake bars of Japan.
I disagree with any negative comments on here, they are an amazing restaurant and I would say it deserves all 5 stars.
The fish box I ordered was ok except for the fact they put mayonaise all over a large piece of fish and I don’t like it. THe sushi was tasteless and there was no ginger or wasabi to accompany it. Very disappointing.
Authentic surroundings and dress, fresh as sushi and sashimi, the Dinner Box was lovely, the beef to die for.
Well priced too.
You can no longer call it sashimi.
Unpleasant place. Do they ever wash dishes?
The waitress gave me a cup of green tea which had a lipstic mark on it.
I asked for a new one but how can I trust the new one is clean. Ended up not drinking anything
The food is superbly presented, authentic, I guess I enjoyed the novelty of it – although I have had similar Japanese dishes in just ordinary food courts… it’s a good restaurant to take a date to for dinner. The waitresses wear kimonos and are very friendly.
$4.50 corkage also applied in bill and yet they did not even touch my bottle of wine.
Corkage= corkage fee is usually minimal and is considered a convenience charge to the restaurant for opening and serving wines from outside their cellar.
Plus staff went above and beyond for the birthday girl in our group. Much to her embarrassment they dimmed the lights and sang happy birthday, but to her delight supplied complimentary ice cream with our desserts
Genuine, artistically presented, reasonably priced. Very popular locally and with Japanese. Unreservedly recommended.
Judy and Dave