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We love going to Hotaru. The service is always excellent and very friendly. Last night's chicken teriyaki was overcooked and dry (and just a little bit burnt) which was very unusual - I think we've been there 10 times and this was a first. However, the rest of the meal was excellent as usual and the sushi was great.
Food is amazing, good service, they have tried with the decor but it'd the food that will have you coming back for sure, reasonably priced for Japanese meal
Eating at Hotaru is always an excellent experience. It's a pity it's a little out of the way - just on the wrong side of Morphett Street to get much passing trade. It's a somewhat hidden gem we always highly recommend.
The food at Hotaru is consistently excellent. The service is fast, especially considering it is a fine dining restaurant. The staff are very friendly and responsive as well. One our our favourite places to eat. Always great.
Loved the delicious food, wonderful customer service and amazing ambience. They did everything in their power to make us feel welcome and I will definitely be returning.
The food is uniformly excellent as is the service. Great range of sushi but also non-fish dishes for those who don't want seafood. Highly recommended.
Hotaru is a cozy, well kept restaurant with very friendly staff and great food. Best dining experience I've had in a while, and some of the best sushi I've ever had.
Very pleasant and friendly staff - even gave the birthday girl a gift key-tag! Nice plates and dishes added to the ambience. Good presentation of food. Secluded seating areas were very nice and cosy. Food had way too much sauce in all the dishes and therefore lost the natural fresh Japanese taste. Charged us $15 for bringing in and cutting the birthday cake, which we thought bit too high on top of our considerable bill. May be this is the normal market rate - first time we cut a birthday cake in a restaurant, so not sure about this.
Food was ok, but portions small. Not a teppanyaki experience - we couldn't see the chef bbq the meat. Sushi boat looked good - that may have been a better option.
Good food & very welcoming staff. We had a great time. They even sent out a birthday candle in the icecream, such a nice touch.