About Us


In 2004 Daruma restaurant was established in downtown Englewood New Jersey. We have been in the neighborhood for more then 10 years. Today, Daruma is still a place where family and friends gather to create memories. And we continue to work hard every day to make those memories even better with warmer welcomes, and friendlier service.

What makes our food different? The basic belief that you will enjoy the taste of simply prepared food, with fresh ingredients. We constantly check the quality of the seafood, vegetables, and poultry. Over the 10 years, we have been able to select a handful of high quality trust worthy vendors. This excellent relationship with our vendors creates a win/win situation. If we believe it is not to our high standards then we don’t serve it period. So you taste the difference at Daruma.

Secondly, we truly believe less is more. We spend a lot of time carefully thinking through each dish. Our plating at Daruma is simple, yet artful. We get a good chuckle when we see other restaurants garnish their sashimi plates with blueberries, strawberries, gummy bears, etc… simply because it looks “pretty,” but makes absolutely no sense food wise. Our dishes are tasteful, fresh, and flavorful.

We do not endeavor to have multiple locations. A neighborhood restaurant is all about having the Owners always being here to greet, & welcome you back. With this note, we look forward to seeing you again at Daruma, your neighborhood Japanese restaurant.