ETARU Fort Lauderdale

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$30 and under
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Japanese
ETARU, featuring contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine is a neighbourhood restaurant, welcoming local diners with a menu and vibe that embraces its setting. In a stunning multi-functional space, the restaurant will evolve throughout the day and night, buzzing with the warmth and energy emanating from the centrally located Robata Grill. The beating heart of the restaurant, the Robata makes dining at ETARU an immersive, shared experience for guests who will witness the meticulous preparation of each dish, an enjoyable preface to their meal.
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Etaru is a beautiful space with excellent food. The happy hour deals are great. The bar can get very lively, but the dining room remains calm and relaxing. As for the service...Caesar took such great care of us! He is knowledgeable and truly understands customer service.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Etaru was amazing! We’ve been wanting to try it for a while and it did not disappoint. The Kampachi sashimi (signature dish) was the best! We’ll definitely be back

j
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside ... too noisey inside. Had the CRAVE menu and it was fabulous. An outstanding value!

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was great, however, the noise level was so terrible That we had to eT outside on a rainy evening. The hostess never heard my name, because she obviously never checked me in. I had called to tell the hostess that we would be an hour late. She had marked me as a no-show and when I got there, I realized that she could not of heard one word either on the phone or when we arrived. The music which was very dissed tasteful and the noise level of the people was impossible to tolerate. The food is excellent, but unless they change the Music and the volume, I can’t imagine going back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great and service. The place is very loud.
Overall is a good place.

NM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Overpriced, very limited menu, very small portions

AC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

f
Philadelphia
146 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was good and served hot . would have given this a five star review other then where we were sat was not far from outside door which they keep open and made us very warm even with the a/c on. Keep in mind if you want to sit inside.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service all the way to the manager. Food was delicious!

MG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever! Super service, fresh seafood, WoW

D
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the guava cheesecake is amazing. Service was great and the manager came be to ensure everything was as expected.

B
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Noise level extremely high! Tables for two were VERY close to each other. We opted to sit at sushi bar which was not as nice as a table but at least we were able to converse privately.

SD
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, but overpriced despite its quality. Service was very average. Atmosphere, pleasant but casual.

NM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was poor, the branch buffet empty.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was awful

RG
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

This place has been very expensive since day one which we had no problem with. It was one of our most favorite restaurants it has gone seriously downhill. We were so disappointed the last couple of times we went to the menu has changed it is plain and horrible and completely overpriced. Clearly they lost all of their cooking talent and people who buy the food because the quality has completely degraded and this place won’t be here very long unless they get back to their original month when I first open and that quality and level of food service and choices. This place used to be packed it is now empty because everyone is Setting the same thing

G
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst restaurant ever!!!, service is horrendous, our waitress spend the time talking to another table and just came to try to sell, she did not have any idea about the menu, the prices are extremely expensive compare to the quality of the food, portions are extremely small.
A restaurant with those prices can’t have waiters who don’t know the menu.

My impression is They won’t survive, unless they hire a very discipline management who take control of all those kids running the restaurant.
Won’t come back!

C
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had mother’s day brunch, services was very good and food was great as usual.

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not what it use to be. Food quality is more like strip mall sushi.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

The service was good but food portions were small but pricey. The acoustics were bad- it was difficult to hear one another.

R
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice atmosphere, great cocktails. The bartender is super!!

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Although most of the food was good, it was way overpriced for portion sizes. Salad with avacado dressing, miso cod, and sashimi was tasty, but fried chicken bites was mostly batter. If you have money to burn and you want to impress a date, this is a good spot to do it. If you want good sushi/sashimi and don’t want to spend your whole paycheck, go elsewhere. This is def a $$$ not $$ as advertised on OT. Also, watch the bill - we were charged twice for an order and server took the extra charge off the bill, but with no apology. Service was sketchy also.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food and great value! Service was good. People were nice but it was extremely slow. We even had to bus our own table at one point bc the plates kept stacking up. Manager gave us a round of champagne as an apology. Would definitely go back, but they need to work on service.

JM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food quality was poor. Especially bc they up charged $20 for Easter indicat

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here twice or even 3 times a month. Love it sushi grade is beyond expectations.

CA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasting menu delicious and huge

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal limited selections

S
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was nice. Food quality was excellent!

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pricy for Las Olas Clientele very small portions. We ordered the lamb chops the flavor was different and delicious but did not include any side dish same with skirt stake. Celebrating a special occasion so we were contemplating ordering the Wagu beef at $100. The ounces were not listed (all other beef cuts did) so we asked
at first the waiter stated he thought it was between 6 and 8 oz. so we placed the order. a couple minutes later he returned to inform us he checked with the chef and it was now 4oz. At $25 an oz. we canceled the order.
I would recommend the bar area for happy hour!

a
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s Birthday

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went for dinner on a weekend. You’ll be okay ordering anything off the cold menu. If you order the steak, it will come out cold as it takes a little while to receive it. It gets really loud by the bar, so essentially you have a place that’s sort of bar-ish on one side and dining on the other. Depending on your style, you can have that Fort Lauderdale bar scene feeling if you’re up for it and enjoy a decent meal afterwards. But don’t expect a 5 star experience even though the service was good depending on which staff member approached you. 4 stars for sure as its definitely one of the better (but not the best) of places in Fort Lauderdale.

MK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience there with our server Jordan and the manager Jose. They were attentive to our likes, actively engaged with us on questions, and provide a worthwhile and memorable time.

The food was on point. The kampachi and grilled flank steak with chimichurri were excellent.

Lastly, thanks to Jordan’s recommendation, we really enjoyed the Japanese Fried Chicken.

SG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

If there was something to consider to go back to the restaurant, the waiter kill it, it was the worst experience ever, she forgot the tea I ordered, never returned to the table to pick up dirty dishes, never look after our table to see if we wanted something else, we have to be calling a passerby waiter to ask for things. Finally, when we were desperate to leave, and ask for the check, she decided to clean up the table and had us waiting forever to bring it. The food was ok, nothing that I will crave to go for. Not giving the place a second chance.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The food, drinks, and service we outstanding. We did the tasting and had more then enough food and everything was perfect!

AB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was great, good service, and nice ambiance.

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff. Only drawback was a very loud table next to us.

HM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but very good. Fun place to be and the Black Cod was to die for. Will come back.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The prices don't seem high at first, but the portions are tiny and very a la carte. Also the restaurant is LOUD. All hard surfaces, crowded with dinners, and loud music playing to boot. So, while the food is very good, the value and experience drag down my rating.

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