ETARU Hallandale

4.5
459 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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DennisK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was lovely, offered indoor or outside also a blanket for evening chill, due to possible rain ate indoors, server was very helpful and attentive food fabulous especially the black cod

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love with the food at this place. The sushi was delicious. Cocktails were good as well. Value for money! So pocket friendly. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hermoso lugar

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vipDomenicaD
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

La comida muy buena pero el servicio estuvo demasiado lento. Tuvimos que reclamar varias veces por lo
Lento

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vipRachealH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The service was slow. They seated us outdoors and in the shade where it was very cold.
We requested to move to a sunnier spot. It was incredibly cold and windy so we finally requested indoor seating. The restaurant was empty, only one other patron there. The octopus was overcooked and slightly rubbery but had good flavor. I was disappointed they would not split the check between two couples and after we reviewed the check, we realized they had grossly overcharged for the cod. When we brought this to the attention of the server, she stated there was an error in the pricing on the menu. When she returned with a corrected bill, she tried to say the cod was adjusted but that the menu was bill was inaccurate for the octopus. Needless to say, we requested the bill to reflect the menu and will more than likely not return/recommend.

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CharlesetteC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. The outside seating provided the perfect ambiance. Nika was an excellent hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome views and creative food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Amazing views and very good service. I did not like the food.

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TaraW
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went to ETARU for a work dinner on a Wednesday night. The server was moderately good but took a long time to get to the table and left us waiting for a while in between orders. The only part of the place that seemed to be full was the patio, and we arrived for an early dinner in order to avoid crowds. Food was good but nothing special- the view is outstanding. The biggest issue is that the entrance is literally impossible to find. You get off an elevator that doesn't show you which floor it's on, only to walk out into what feels like a side entrance, you wander around for a bit, there are no signs, the back feels like the front and the host table is what looks like smack in the middle of the dining room floor. Between the awkward entrance and the amateur service, with decent food, there are other places that cost the same with the same view. I would give this one a pass.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Lamb Cutlets and Panko Prawns were perfectly cooked and delicious

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vipMarcosSilva
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

the person who attended us was an absurd antipathy, I wonder, why work if you are bad with life, better stay at home

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vipDomenicaD
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourgeous view
Excellent food
Excellent service
Going back really soon

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Amanda
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as we sat and were steps from the ocean.

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vipNoelia
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent experience. Tasty, enjoyable and safe!

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viplocalsonly
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We did their Sunday brunch menu and wish we could have just ordered off of a regular menu. The Sunday brunch is a good deal but I Didn’t care for any of the raw fish, oysters, sushi. My husband ordered the scallops and they tasted terrible and smelled fishy unlike the other couple that came with us who got had the same dish and there’s was fine. The dessert was great. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating.

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vipTalula
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

It was okay, everything was perfect until the sushi came out I poured my soy sauce then proceeded to eat my sushi with the soy sauce & then my fiancé poured out his soy sauce into the little plate & a huge bug crawls out of the bowl! We were given new sushi but no manager came to apologize. No discount for the inconvenience & the fact that I ate my sushi with same sauce that the bug was sitting in. Usually this place is great but I’m a little turned off for the future now

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Service was bad. Will not return

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vipKateK
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

You can’t beat the location but the menu was so tiny we couldn’t read it, we had to ask the waiter if we could order drinks then saw them sitting on bar for 10 minutes. The table next to us had to flag him down too. Thinking they might have been short staffed? None of our food came out at same time so a little awkward. My daughter never even got her side which the waiter told her well you probably didn’t want it anyway and took it off our bill. Overall for the price we expected more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality and value for chef’s tasting menu.

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vipTanya
West Palm Beach
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a lovely lunch at Etaru and was slightly disappointed of the limited options available on the menu. I was very surprised that pizza was listed with a long variety of options. Not very authentically Japanese. I would say the restaurant is more of a fusion cuisine. I would return to try their brunch. Very pricey for the serving portions.

I would recommend trying the Sunday brunch! The best part of the experience is the ocean view/location.

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vipRene
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Just wish there were a few more vegan options. Service and ambiance were perfect.

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vipJuliaM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a gem! I've been for dinner but this time we did their fabulous Happy Hour for the second week in a row. Us ladies had the pinot grigio and it was delicious at $6 a glass! It was refreshing, with notes of apple, and the price can't be beat. Our other friend had a couple old fashioned's which he said were good, too. Last time I went for the sake which was decent, if you're down for sake. To eat we munched on the Japanese fried chicken and edamame. Nothing too special, but easy and yummy. Service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

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vipEstelleH
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view

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viphernan
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

terrible food changed a lot for the last time that i went there

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vipscsdiner
Fort Lauderdale
49 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We love the location of this restaurant. It's getting rarer and rarer to find a restaurant down in South Florida with an ocean view. BUT the food is absolutely terrible. I don't know if they changed their menu because of Corona but it's a very limited menu. I ordered a salad and since it has GARLIC salad dressing and I'm allergic to garlic, I asked for anything else. Not only did they not have another dressing choice but they didnt even have a balsamic vinegar (or any other option). What restaurant has no other dressing but a garlic one?! Ok then we ordered the fatty tuna. It was horrible tasting. Not sure about the quality there but it was inedible. Honestly, you just don't go there for the food. You go there because of the great ocean view and during Corona it's nice to be outside but for us, it's not worth it to go there for bad food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Amazing view, the service was excellent but the food we didn’t like at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience

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vipSarahB
Fort Lauderdale
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their brunch menu is outstanding and very worth the price. Their dessert is out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Extremely bad service ruined our experience. Waiters showed no enthusiasm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Took far too long to get our food but it was very good once we received it all.

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vippablot
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was so disappointed. Used to love it, but last 2 visits have been awful. Went Saturday night, had a 6PM reservation, sat down ordered wine, and was enjoying view, looking over menu,, when manager came to table at around 6:20 and told us we had to hurry up and order dinner because we only the table until 8PM. Ridiculous! We left as we did did not feel like being rushed. Won't be going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Terrible service

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu is amazing Service impeccable and the view is outstanding. Covid safety measures are stringently adhered to so we all felt very safe during our meal

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SashaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall dining experience, beautiful setting, delicious dishes and libations..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite special occasion dinner spots

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place with amazing view.

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vipDianeD
Fort Lauderdale
83 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is right on Hallandale beach. The setting is just beautiful, with great service, and very good food! Will be back.

FAQs

ETARU Hallandale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

ETARU Hallandale is rated 4.5 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.