ETARU Hallandale

4.3
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Japanese
ETARU, a restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine. ETARU Restaurant. Bar. Beach club. Welcoming diners with a menu and vibe that embraces its waterfront setting. In a stunning multi-functional space steps away from the sand, the restaurant will evolve throughout the day and night.
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4.3
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4.1
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4.4
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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Unfortunately, this time was the worst! I’ve been going to this restaurant ever since it as opened. I’m a regular client! Really don’t know what happened but I had the worst service ever, and I was ALONE! The server was very nice when I arrived. But after that everything went wrong! Ordered an appetizer took not long to have but Received my Entree was still eating my appetizer! Got my cocktail 45 min after I order amd ordered it at the beginning when I arrived. Had to ask for it while I was still eating my appetizer! No one ever came back to see if everything was fine ! Asked for water 2 times to a boss boy and waiter never got it! My plates stayed on my table finished ! No one took time out of my way while I finished my cocktail! Asked for the bill and even then the plates stayed there while I was paying. If it would of been the first time I had been there I would of never went back! Don’t know what happened that night but I hope won’t ever happen again , cause really love this place :). Please , the managers, make sure that you make a follow up on your staff cause i was not the only one unsatisfied that night , being alone I had plenty of time to see what was happening around me! Will be back but hope never to experience this again!

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our waitress had an attitude. When I asked her to please check on one of the missing or late dish that had the other 5 people waiting she LECTURED me saying the restaurant’s policy was to serve the food as soon as cooked and that was that, she didn’t have to check. I insisted she checked and she insisted she didn’t have to. I’m talking about a 20+ young woman talking to me a Senior Citizen Lady. I took it as a disrespect. And we still had to wait for the one late dish. If she has a problem with customers’s requests she should not be working there. By the way I’m a local resident, this was not our first time at this restaurant and our check was over $400.

GL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

poor service, music too loud.tables I didn't like it

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Extraordinary ocean front views.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We decided to go there to celebrate our son’s birthday. Since we already have been to Zuma a couple of times, we decided to try something different. The food option was terrible. You could choose among Sushi 1,2,3 and 4. Also you could get 4 type of Sashimis. Very disappointing with the option. Instead of focusing on free wines, they should offer more food options.

Service were very poor also. One waiter that belonged to another sector came many times to help and apologized. We ordered 4 hot plates, one for each person and mine and my daughter came 15 minutes after my wife and son without any explanation.

It is sad to say, but the experience was terrible and I don’t recommend it.

b
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food reasonable prices good service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

High quality ingredients, great venue, woefully inadequate service. Waiter didn't remember some of the things ordered. Didn't check on the table enough. Expensive tomahawk steak and filet came cold. Have had the same experience here several times, but it's close and Monkitail is booked so we keep falling into this trip. Because the service is so slow, an hour meal takes over two to get through.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

I Reserve for outside but doesn’t have tables outside and we eat inside

MS
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Very small selection for the brunch

RA
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This place needs to lighten up and not be so full of themselves. We had multiple issues. God forbid the restaurant can take any responsibility. Seems I was always wrong.

Everyone was so rude and obnoxious that it can only come from management. The service needs to improve or the restaurant will implode.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food not as good as it used to be. Sushi just ok no flavor. Dumplings just ok. Chicken and scallops were best dishes. We want you guys to be great. Did we change chefs?

H
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Asian fusion, Japanese food served in a large open space that has a hip modern vibe. The prime rib and black cod were great choices. The portions are small so keep that in mind. The sushi was also good and tasty.

c
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow that night. Not as great a dinner as our first visit. Will try again though and would recommend if you are in the area, not worth a long drive to go.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was amazing. Happy hour was great and dinner exceeded our expectations. Our server was helpful, attentive and beyond knowledgeable about the menu.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

ME
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location and ambiance with good value for the variety they offer. Ideal choice for a sunday brunch. Happy with the food but i think they need to upgrade their wine. The house wines were pretty bad

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The dinner was awful.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

t
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we were here! Very impressive Service was excellent! Food was delicious and we will definitely be back!

g
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was bad, 1 plate never came. A complete disaster, and they needed 40min just for the drinks.
I’m never coming again and I would never recommend this to anyone.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great all over.

CC
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been there many many times . For the first time our Black cod was not good ! Tasted really bad. Told the server and without any question changed it and this one was very good! The service is always very good . Tried practically everything on the menu and everything is very good! The setting of this place is amazing . Next to the beach.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

This was our second time dining at etaru. First time the service was atrocious but we decided to give it a second chance. This time around it was decent but not worth it overall. The interior seating was loud, crowded and Smokey(grill). Very nice outside seating but it’s limited. The food was good but there are plenty of better locations in the area.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was spectacular and very reasonable, given the quality. The one dark spot on the evening was how long it took for our last order to come out, dumplings. Other than that it was a really good place and I will return

IB
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty and the service was outstanding. Have to try their dumplings! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great so we didn’t get to experience the outside ocean front seating. I am sure it is spectacular

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

They had to remake my salmon 3 times. It kept coming underdone!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Best place for a Sunday brunch! Especially when the weather is beautiful and you want to enjoy a day outside in front of the beach.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, from the moment we got there till we left. It was great. The food was cooked so good, I’d go for seconds if I could.

D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Recently moved to the area and discovered this place. Second time dining (third try). First time was amazing. Interesting menu, really good food, excellent ambiance. We dined at an off time and had the place to ourselves.
Came back for brunch on the weekend and were turned away as walk ins weren’t available. That message was delivered with some attitude - but the place was jumping - oh well.
Back again at an off time, early for our reservation. Excited the place was empty. Were asked to “wait at the bar”. We must of looked at each other in a way that said “huh” because the hostess said never mind, and showed us to a table. Great ambiance, terrific service (thanks!), but the food didn’t impress this time. Overall felt like we were trying to get past the bouncer in to a nightclub late Saturday night, as opposed to an early dinner on the beach Sunday evening.

JK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch, beautiful setup on the beach. The buffet was not well stocked nor replenished frequently. The servers were difficult to locate and the ‘bottomless’ option only yielded 1 refill since the servers were only attentive to certain tables. Requests for forks or a water refill went unanswered. The check even took over 20 minutes to arrive after requested. The manager did right by discounting our meal (I eventually got up and asked for the check from him) so I will give a 3 overall based on quality of the food - it was good!! There is potential to improve, maybe they were short-staffed?

T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. My friend and I have been to the one in Ft. Lauderdale but love the feel of how open and airy the one is in Hallandale.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great value. Outstanding service. Will go back for sure

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !!

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FG
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this beautiful waterfront restaurant

AA
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived a bit late, but didn’t matter table wasn’t ready. The greeter told us the table would be ready in a bit to please go to the bar. Waited a while for the drinks to be served. The hostess came over I told us the table was ready. From there the evening was prefect.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday which I noted on the reservation when I made it as well as told our waiter about that.
Any restaurant, even much more moderately priced one, would offer a birthday dessert on the house - but not ETARU.. that sort of soured the experience which was excellent till that point

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whitney was exceptional. Tasting menu was amazing and filling. Pairings were on point. Whole team was very service oriented.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance and service. Just a little slow with checking in.

LR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you step in we were in a great place with carrying service, great food and fantastic drinks!