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Review: Etaru in Hallandale Beach is hard to find and easy to like | Video

Review: Etaru in Hallandale Beach is hard to find and easy to like | Video

 

★★★½

Every day before service at Etaru restaurant, general manager Nigel Marumahoko roams the dining room with a level to make sure all the Brazilian ipe wood tables are perfectly balanced. This is no easy feat, because the stone floors are uneven. Legs that are steady when he finishes might accidentally be nudged a smidge by 7 p.m. Tables could turn into wobblers. The table on my first visit to Etaru was a wobbler, but our group managed to stabilize it on our own. The takeaway: Attention to detail is paid at Etaru, but diners may still find things a bit off. Once one adjusts, or knocks back an umi old-fashioned with Suntory whiskey, the Etaru experience is...

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