ETARU Fort Lauderdale
Beautiful restaurant. We ate outside, which was lovely. Inside was very loud. Food was good, not great, especially for the price. Service was sub par. Everyone was very friendly, but they were having trouble honoring reservations, and the service was quite slow.
Great spot, Fort Lauderdale needs more restaurants like this! Great food, amazing service - come for happy hour or dinner!
Our first time there and it won’t be our last. It was awesome !!!
Everything was great. We ended up sitting at the bar which was perfect. The environment was great. It was our first time at the restaurant and loved it! Highly recommend! Food was great! They have a tasting menu, but we ended up trying several things on the menu.
Menu is limited. Service is slow. As nice as the atmosphere is I expected more out of the dining experience. It was not worth the cost.
This restaurant is an expensive treat yourself / special occasion / business meal type of restaurant. Portions are small and prices are high relative to those portions. That said, the food & cocktails are fantastic and I’ve never been disappointed by what we’ve ordered at the table. Would recommend going with people who have similar taste so you can order to share - whether you have two people or a large group. Would not recommend if you’re not at least a little adventurous with food because they have a lot of really exquisite, unique dishes that are worth trying.
This was my first time dinning at Etaru. First impression was the well designed interior but then we sat down for an interesting experience. Employees are poorly trained. I ordered a pinot grigio and the waitress brought me a pinot noir, which did not pair well with my meal, but I decided not to say anything. Then my partner and I ordered two rolls for the table, 1 tuna (for his preference) 1 salmon (for myself), and they brought over two tuna rolls. It did not end there. No one come over to ask how the meal came out or if we needed anything. It took me 10 minutes to get someone’s attention. 10 minutes!!
Food is fresh and delicious but the service doesn’t match the ambiance. I was disappointed.
Server was Lilian V.
Amazing food, great atmosphere. The octopus was incredible, as was everything else we ordered. We ordered 5 courses and each was better than the last.
Had higher expectations of this place based on recommendations. First walked in, sounds like a night club at 7:30 pm. Then their seating for two is quite awkward - kinda an after thought on the design. Food was ok, not great for the price. Fatty tuna was not fresh- kinda ruined the evening.
The sushi items were ordinary, not very good. The pork dumplings were tasteless and lacked texture. We had the tasting dinner, and until the robata items arrived, we were unimpressed. The skirt steak and scallops from the robata grill were excellent which kept us from giving this restaurant a much lower rating. The service was friendly and professional.
Lamb chops and Hot pot were to die for. Prawn roll was a bit cold and regular for the price charged. Drinks were underwhelming as well. Waitress was amazing and at tentative. Overall a great time!
we enjoy Eraru everytime we go.
good and interesting food and good service.
the rice with wild mushrooms and Miso Cod are the best dishes.
no complaints -- everything is consistent
The food is very good and the service is good too. There is something however about the ambience that is a bit cold. We will however return. Thank you
The presentation was exceptional and creative. I’ve never had such a beautifully prepared meal!!!
Loved the food, cocktails really good, service was great, not rushed, great night.
Great food, service was wonderful and the atmosphere was energetic. The sushi was fresh and the cocktails although small were delish.
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.
Awesome meal and service!
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
We sat outside ... too noisey inside. Had the CRAVE menu and it was fabulous. An outstanding value!
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.
The food is great and service. The place is very loud.
Overall is a good place.
Overpriced, very limited menu, very small portions
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.
Great Service all the way to the manager. Food was delicious!
Best brunch ever! Super service, fresh seafood, WoW
Great food and the guava cheesecake is amazing. Service was great and the manager came be to ensure everything was as expected.
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.
Great food, but overpriced despite its quality. Service was very average. Atmosphere, pleasant but casual.
The service was poor, the branch buffet empty.
The service was awful
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
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!
Had mother’s day brunch, services was very good and food was great as usual.
Not what it use to be. Food quality is more like strip mall sushi.
The service was good but food portions were small but pricey. The acoustics were bad- it was difficult to hear one another.
Good food, nice atmosphere, great cocktails. The bartender is super!!
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.