ETARU Hallandale

4.5
307 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
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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JC
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit to Etaru in Hallandale. We did not realize that it was a Sunday brunch buffet. We had a short wait and was seated outside. The quality of the food, especially the sushi/sashimi and seafood was amazing. All of the food was excellent. We were then blown away by the dessert platter which came with the brunch. We all loved it. The drinks included with the brunch were also great. Will return!

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i
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and will not be the last. Server accommodated all of our needs. This will be on my list again for Sunday Brunch

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food with ocean view. Service good as well. A winner

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GB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience and delicious food!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Service for restaurant not = to price for food

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Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It’s a nice place right on the beach. Some food is really good, but dishes not good at all. Very sad that they change their menu very often and it becomes smaller and smaller with less and less of good choices. As soon as you get to like something the next time you come and you want to have it again it’s not on the menu anymore

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FF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Reservations were for 5:30 pm on Saturday. We arrived a bit early- checked in and waited patiently, enjoying the ocean view. We noticed several other guests who arrived after us were being seated BEFORE us, and had to approach the seater to again check in. Annoyed. That said, our server was Ari who was AMAZING and attentive. She made the rough start so much better by being so helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend the avocado maki, fried chicken (to die for!) and hamachi salad. We'll be back-

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G
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Although the food was good, the service was sub par. Their wait staff is horribly under trained. The food runners have no clue which table the meals were to go. They had this look of confusion on their faces. The food runners dont know the the proper way to serve the plates, the protocol of serving and the correct method of serving. It really was disappointing that a restaurant of that stature has poorly trained servers. The waiter was not that much better but a notch up. The bartender at the time was very moody and not friendly at all. Its that type of management that can sink a restaurant when really all thats needed is some simple training from someone who knows the industry.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food.The view is amazing excellent service.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday Brunch. Self Explanatory 😎

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MB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great presentation fabulous view

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Our experience was indeed very poor. We have been the previous year on a normal week day and both food and service had been very good.
Sunday brunch was a huge disappointment. Food was average at best, with a few exceptions. Service was the poorest I have experienced in a long time. Waiter was AWOL, they forgot half of the main dishes which we had to request over and over. They never came to serve ‘the free flowing’ undrinkable wine.
Save your pennies and eat at home. A total miss

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CE
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Bored server kept having to flag her down. Never got part of our order

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MJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Quality of food was excellent, but expect to be there for a VERY long time and do not expect good service. We booked our table over 3 weeks in advance and requested a table with a view since we are coming from out of town, but when we arrived the request was not honored.
The restaurant was understaffed and there seemed to be only one waitress running around for all the outdoor tables. She was very rushed and was not able to return to our table consistently to check if we needed anything. It took at least 25 minutes for them to bring water when we were first seated, and the first few courses of the tasting menu alone had 20 mins or so of wait time between each course. We never complained about anything, but the manager was nice enough to send over an extra entree on the house to make up for our waiting.
Overall the food was very delicious, but if atmosphere and consistent service are important to you, this might not be an ideal spot.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible attitudes from the minute we walked in. We are locals and this was our second time. Entrees came out 20 minutes apart from each guest...total of 3 guests. Manager never came by to address issue. Maybe they don’t need business.

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P
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic. Cant wait to go back. Best sushi I have ever had.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Estuvo el servicio lento otra veces ha estado muy bien

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LM
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu fabulous! They just kept bringing food! So yummy!

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D
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delightful. Everyone was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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ET
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Second and last time at Etaru Hallendale. Made a reservation (again), 35 minutes later I was still waiting to be seated, when it was clear that there were tables open. During the 35min waiting at the bar, it didn't occur to the hostess to even stop by and check on us... If I could, I'd give 0 stars... Customer service is everything, and both of my experiences there have shown me that this concept is not part of this particular business' culture.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent!

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MT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great experience. The cocktails weren’t very well balanced and need a little tweaking

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DT
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love to be a regular here. You can't get any better service or food. Definitely has surrounding restaurants totally beat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was good too, views are beautiful if you can reserve a seat for outside, I did and was not sat outside but it’s okay...

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing experience !! Food, ambiance and a polite staff. The manager Paul was really nice explaining about all the restaurant informations and events!

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YN
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view ,food was very creative and delicious 👍🏻😋Servise was excellent and Svetlana was a great !!Thank you for exception service !!!

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JS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food , very friendly service , amazing view!

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PA
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue, great food, wonderful service. Highly recommended

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D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We came here to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant and setting is absolutely stunning and the food and drinks were delicious!

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb on all levels. Dining in front of the sea. Great wine selection. Perfect hot sake, lots of amazing dishes beautifully presented. Cool music professionally mixed complemented the location. 10 out of 10 on all levels. My 4th visit and it keeps getting better and better.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, ambiance
Great great great

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AM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The place has incredible unobstructed ocean views. Nice breeze and ambience. The food is really good but the portions are small. The prices a bit high for a main entree not having a side dish.

More variety in the menu would be nice.

Overall really good and will go again..

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RG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding place! Amazing food, great happy hour, beautiful views, outstanding service, good value.

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K
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ETARU is one of a kind. From the decor to the food, especially the service. The ocean view is breathtaking. There is space for big groups or a romantic dinner. Whatever the occasion, you are bound to feel like the only ones at the restaurant. The food is unique and fantastic. There is a great variety of dishes. The staff goes above and beyond for their customers. Ronnie is amazing! I wasn’t expecting to find one of the best dining experiences I have ever had when I found this place. Glad that I did!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience!

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Z
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service was not what was expected. Waited 25 minutes for a cocktail and 50 minutes for food . Manager was apologetic & offered to come our food which we refused because the food was delicious, he sent us a wonderful dessert platter but I don’t think i will go back

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KF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Etaru is a great restaurant. The atmosphere, food and service are amazing. I can’t wait to go back! I’m lucky to live just a short walk away.

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WW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall good and service was amazing!

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CN
Brazil
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good but a little expensive

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ET
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I would like to start by saying that my 3 stars are very generous. I'm not sure if last night was unusually busy, but for a dinner for 2, not the 5 course experience, just a la cartorderede with all items ordered at once, 2+ hrs to have dinner is way too much, but this is not all... It all started with having made a dinner reservation, it was my birthday. I arrived on time, only to realize that I had to wait to be seated, it took about 20 mins, something new to me about reservations. But the biggest downfall was that the food took so long, I mean no less than 30 mins for the first 2 items to arrive, about the same for other 2, our side dishes, only 1 made it to the table, once we were finishing with the protein, the other wasn't ready at that point (please note that we are talking about broccolini and rice -not something that required complex elaboration), everything that was supposed to come hot, came to the table lukewarm. I am giving the 3 stars for two reasons: 1. I have been at Etaru Ft Lauderdale, and the experience was superb, and I am trying to give Etaru Hallendale the benefit of the doubt; 2. And more important, the great customer service provided by our 2nd waiter who was just out of training last night, and graciously took over, ensuring that things would run smoother from his involvement and on. I hope Etaru Hallendale management reads this, and that they ensure that moving forward their customers would not have to go through this type of experience. The expectations are really high for the type of restaurant you are, not only related to the prices of your food, but because of your sister locations. You definitely can do better.

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