Company Information

The challenge from going from a Wellington company to a New Zealand wide

Since being established in 2002, we currently have 10 shops and 1 central kitchen in Auckland (as of May 2023). We will continue to expand our service to other areas in order to collect “Thank you” and “smile”.

The pursuit of our goal

『All for thank you, All for smiles』
すべてはありがとうのために すべては笑顔のために

Just as everyone matures and grows, we follow the belief that our company is maturing and growing, and not unlike how people undergo self-reform, we believe in ensuring that our company grows better with each passing day.

The company’s contribution

– Fund-raising activities for schools in Cambodia
– Holding ‘Sushi making lessons’ for Primary and Intermediate school children
– Supporting the local community
– Supporting those effected by the 2010/11 Christchurch Earthquakes
– Supporting those effected by the 2010/11 Japan Tsunami & Earthquakes
– Supporting Wellington Local Rugby team North Rugby Foot Ball Club


Company Outline
Company Name

Daruma Group

Giritta CO. Limited, Hamao New Zealand Limited, Blue Bird Limited

Company President Kazu Hamao
Number of shops Branches: Auckland 10, Central Kitchen 1
(as of May 2023)
Company History
2002 Sep Hamao New Zealand Limited established
Dec ‘KAZU Japanese Restaurant’ 1st store in Wellington. (13 Tory Street, TeAro, Wellington)
2005 Sep Blue Bird Limited established
Dec ‘KAZU Yakitori & Sake Bar’ 2nd store in Wellington. (Level 1, 43 Courtenay Place, Wellington)
2008 Sep ‘WASABI Sushi’ 3rd store in Wellington. (173 Cuba Street TeAro Wellington)
13 Tory Street established as central kitchen for the area
2010 Jun ‘miso Rice & Noodle and Wasabi Sushi’ 4th and 5th store in Wellington. (11 Woodward Street Lambton Quay)
2011 May Online catering service and website Cyber WASABI goes online
‘Wasabi Sushi’ 6th store in Wellington. (James Cook Arcade, 294 Lambton Quay)
Sep Giritta Co, Limited established
2012 Jan Japanese small goods website Japan Store goes online
Mar ‘Daruma Sushi’ First store in Auckland. (451J Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland)
Jun Daruma Sushi online store and website opens
Jul Cyber Wasabi Sushi online store Opens
2015 May ‘Daruma Ramen’ Second store in Auckland. (451T Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland)
2016 Apr ‘Daruma Sushi’ Third store in Auckland. (252 Oteha Valley Albany, Auckland)
2017 Jul Onefunga, Auckland established as central kitchen for the area
4 restaurant in Wellington, 3 restaurant in Auckland, 1 central kitchen
Sep 「Wasabi Sushi」changes name to「Daruma Sushi」
Oct 「Kazu Restaurant Group」「Daruma Group」renew web site
2019 Apr 「Kazu restaurant」in Wellington changes trading as「Daruma Ramen」
Oct ‘Daruma Ramen’ 4th store in Auckland. (Westfield Newmarket The Eatery / 277 Broadway Newmarket Auckland)
Dec ‘Daruma Ramen’ 1st Franchise store in Auckland. (Atrium on Elliott / 21-25 Elliott Street Auckland, CBD)
2020 Jun ‘Daruma Ramen’ 5th store in Auckland. (Commercial Bay Harbour Eats / 7 Queen Street, Auckland CBD)
Dec ‘Daruma Ramen’ 2nd Franchise store in Auckland. (Stoneridge on Lunn / 97-101 Lunn Ave, Mount Wellington, Auckland)
Oct ‘Daruma Sushi Go Round’ 6th store in Auckland. (Sylvia Park Shopping Center/ 286 Mount Wellington Highway Mount Wellington, Auckland)
2021 Mar ‘Daruma Ramen’ 3rd Franchise store in Auckland. (Ormiston Town Center / 240 Ormiston Road, Ormiston, Auckland)
2023 Apr ‘Daruma Ramen’ 4th Franchise store in Auckland. (Alexandra Park, Greenlane / 223B Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland)
Management Ideology

Company slogan : 『All for thank you』 すべてはありがとうのために


Company goals

・Satisfying and smiling all our customers, no matter how many.
・Company prosperity, Staff wellbeing, Community development, Community wellbeing
・Lifetime goals: provide a good influence on those around us

We wish for our company to be one full of “Thank You’s” and “Smiling’s”

Management Ideology

・To employ gratitude, emotion and sensitivity
Gratitude and emotion improves human nature.
・Understanding problems
Providing a solution as soon as a problem is found.
・Continuing is power
Having the confidence in our ability to continue on each day, with this confidence becoming the power to continue.
・The end result is everything
We look to win any and all conflicts as swiftly as possible.

Restaurant operating guidelines

・Delicious food
・Served on time
・Friendly staff
・Friendly faces
・Energetic staff
・Polite staff
・Clean restaurant

President’s Message

I live to hear the messages of thanks from all those who visit our restaurants, both customers and staff.

I truly believe that we are influencing an environment that is pleasant for all, and are advancing together with our customers through the good times and the bad.

Whenever I hear the word, “Thank You” from a happy customer, I aim to reflect that gratitude back to all our customers and staff.

By making those around me happy, I am also able to receive happiness from seeing this, and wish to create a life based on these feelings of gratitude and happiness.

Through living a life like this, I am able to continue to refine this life. This is the best part of creating a restaurant business.

I look forward to hearing many more “Thank You’s” as we continue to expand our chain.

Company President – Kazu Hamao