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Japanese Cuisine Daruma

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6-630 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0B6, Canada
+1 587-352-7568
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is one of those restaurants that you might never consider trying because it's located in a old/run down looking strip mall. It is fairly small in size, not heavily decorated, but it's very cozy inside, and the chef is Japanese. They serve not only sushi, but also Japanese traditional dishes. The food quality is good, and I really enjoy... More 

Thank shirleyyc
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Hole in the wall location, amazing food. Japanese owner/chef, authentic food. Not much for decor but some of the best food Japanese food in town. We eat in or take out at least once a month.

Thank Tracee S
Crossfield, Alberta, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I'm a sucker for a sushi and/or ramen lunch, and this place is such a hidden gem! It's usually been quiet when I've gone, but I still can't figure out why (altho, Bridgeland is a hotbed for trendy and amazing food). Daruma is all about classic Japanese, exactly the way they make it in Japan (or at least Tokyo, from... More 

Thank Shelly W
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

My wife and I went to Daruma for lunch. The decor is very Japanese, simple and clean. The waitress is Japanese and so is the chef. The service was very good and we were served quickly. To be fair there were only two tables occupied during our visit. We both ordered the bento lunch, a tray with rice, a salad,... More 

Thank Philippe W
Calgary AB
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164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Time to go out, no one wanted to make supper. We ordered a lot of stuff. The waitress told us we would get a lot of food. This I found to be very thoughtful. We said we would just take it home but we did finish it all. We had udon noodles, salad, calamari, a pork dish, tempura veg, Rainbow... More 

Thank J&W
Calgary, Canada
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206 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

I was absolutely not expecting nice food in this sketchy plaza to be honest! But I tasted their roll special and they turned to be really good! Especially their salmon rolls with mayonnaise. Chef seems to be japanese so I was really surprised. Usually it's run by chinese folks. Next time I will try their tapas. Didn't even know that... More 

Thank Badiha
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

I've been to Daruma for lunch 3 or 4 times now. Previously I have had the sashimi lunch special which was excellent, and a good savings over a la carte for the same items. On my last visit I had a rainbow roll and some niguri. Again it was excellent, although I am not a fan of wasabi and there... More 

Thank Ross O
Regina, Canada
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310 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Great Japanese tastes made by a Japanese speaking chef and served by Japanese speakers as well Agedashi dofu excellent, chicken karage modified(no skin and soft fried not crunchy, served with Asian hot sauce instead of shichimen pepper Mixed tempura nice with authentic dipping sauce Small place

Thank Nakodo
Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Daruma aims to provide traditional authentic Japanese food in a smaller restaurant in a strip mall location. Not being Japanese I can't tell if it was authentic, but the dishes we tried were interesting and tasty and like all Japanese food, small. We tried a number of tapas including the baked oysters and beef tataki, and a variety of Sushi,... More 

1 Thank eatingoutinCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

If you are unable to get into the hugely popular Zipang restaurant and are looking for a good alternative, look just a little further along 1st Avenue SE and you will find Daruma Sushi restaurant. Is is a little less expensive, has some unique dishes and really good attentive service. Great web site too check it out: http://darumacalgary.com/index.html From the... More 

1 Thank Happywonderer1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-630 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 587-352-7568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?