Japanese steakhouse and hibachi spot permanently closes

Jack McLaughlin

Daruma Japanese Steakhouse has shuttered one of its two locations.

In a statement posted to Daruma Facebook account in late June, the eatery cited supply chain issues, labor shortages in addition to the current cost of food as reasons it had decided to close.

Daruma was located at 5261 Westpointe Plaza Dr. in Hilliard. The eatery operates another location, located at Ridge Mill Dr., also in Hilliard. This location will remain open.


“It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of Daruma Japanese Steakhouse—Westpointe Plaza Drive location,” the statement reads. “We hope you will join us at our Mill Run location as we focus on consolidating our operations and navigating this challenging business environment.”

The eatery also noted that many staff members from the Westpointe Plaza Drive location will be transferred to the eatery’s operational restaurant.

Daruma’s Ridge Mill Drive eatery is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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