ETARU Hallandale

4.6
327 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
  • Romance
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Not as good as usual. Appetizers were great especially the ribs. Oysters were fresh as well as the sushi . But the service was slow and not as friendly as usual. We ordered our entrées and it took one hour to receive them and my friend had to take it to go. And what happened To the DJ

D
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

We went to Etaru with great expextations based on the wonderful reviews from the social media to find a very boring ambiance for a Saturday night. The restaurant inside was totally empty so we decided to sit outside but the heat and humidity totally ruined the experience. No music or good vibes at all. The food was average and the price was fair. Our waiter did everything above and beyond but it was not enough to wish us to return.

VF
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Becoming a part of the regular dining rotation!

k
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch is always amazing! Great ambiance and even better food.

a
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sashimi was great,other food on average grade. Service very good.

m
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

You should not accept reservations at 9:30PM if you are to make us feel it is too late.

K
Cancun
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing 😉

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F
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I have always enjoyed dining there for brunch. It was the first experience where the service was lacking. Bottom less wine champagne. Paid extra for champagne and all through I had to almost beg to get a glass as the server was no where to be found. Meanwhile the table next to me was getting refill while half empty. Thumbs down for my last visit.

s
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fabulous experience at ETARU. Amazing brunch at a great price.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing !!!!

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EG
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful ocean front setting. Nice ambiance. Relaxed & friendly service. Enjoyed the food. Good value overall. Would return.

DD
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, service and food. A bit overpriced.

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our 25th wedding anniversary and wI’ll definitely go back. They put us right by the ocean and the food was excellent. They even wrote “happy anniversary” in chocolate on our dessert plate.

NA
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was great! They give a lot for the price, I would definitely recommend.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Paul, the manager, made our experience a lot better!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We The location of our table was great and fits for our company

m
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food with a great location.

SG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing all around!! We lived the sever Whitney!

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!

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

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

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

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

Awesome experience and delicious food!

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

Service for restaurant not = to price for food

OT
Miami
25 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

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-

G
Miami
8 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.

OT
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for Mother’s Day brunch with my mom ... the buffet was excellent as we both enjoy seafood, they had different selections of sushi and fish and some really great appetizers. Service was great, they attended to us often! The music was a little bit too loud, I couldn’t really converse with my mom and had to raise my voice a lot as so did she.

OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The quality of food is very poor for the pricetag. I guess location and design of this place justifies it, but food is mediocre at best.
Unfortunately Miami has a long way to establish its culinary presence comparing to NYC

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

Love the food.The view is amazing excellent service.

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

Sunday Brunch. Self Explanatory 😎

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

Great presentation fabulous view

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

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

MJ
Miami
6 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.

OT
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.

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.

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
19 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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.

ET
Miami
11 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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