DaRuMa Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge

2 recent ratings
$$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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5459 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


If you’re celiac - Do not eat here. Read the previous reviews first - I did not. Unfortunately. Cross-contamination risks as they cook both non-GF and GF containing soy sauced foods on the same surface. No concept of cross contamination risk - at all. Even when questioned.

Was told at the beginning of the meal that everyone at our table would be gluten-free and there wouldn’t be an issue . Then the cooking started all of that went out the window.

I did NOT eat my food and when questioned they said they could cook it in the back. So I reluctantly agreed.

What came out of the back was incomplete without veggies and bland, tasteless and overcooked and not part of the experience you pay for. Really had high hopes for this place as my family likes to go there for special occasions.

We will not return .

Go at your own risk .

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had my food delivered, it was gross. GF means they just apparently remove all taste from the food. It was bland and awful. And then, we got sick. Avoid.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Review


My daughter is very sick after eating here tonight. We are very disappointed. We even asked that they cook her food on a separate grill to avoid cross contact with the shared grill at the table. They brought what they claim was gluten free soy sauce in a separate bowl to the table after my daughter requested extra soy sauce. She said she did not think it tasted like gluten free soy sauce. After my sister in law initially booked this family dinner, we read the reviews and were going to suggest a different restaurant. Now we wish we had listened to the poor reviews and not eaten here. My poor daughter said she hasn’t been this sick in a long time.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant

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Overall Rating

Review


They assured us the whole table would be prepared gluten free to avoid cross contamination and had us sign waivers. As soon as the chef started cooking he prepared part gluten free and part with wheat soy sauce. When we expressed concern, they saw no reason why we couldn’t eat it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


The food was great! However there is no longer GF soy sauce. Still a nice experience overall!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My daughter with Celiac ordered sushi and it was great. They were very knowledgeable about separation protocols and assured us that they have a separate GF sushi counter. We have only tried it once, and my daughter did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We let the server know we had someone with celiac disease and they were very accommodating. The whole restaurant uses gluten free soy sauce and they have gluten free fried rice. They offer to cook the meal seperate in the back. Very good!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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