My father, Rocky Aoki, defined Japanese Cuisine in the United States when he founded the best-known Japanese restaurant in the world- Benihana. I literally grew up in the restaurant industry and quickly began to appreciate the importance of hospitality, fresh ingredients and attention to detail. From my earliest memories, I began to imagine how I could build on the tradition of my father in a way that is equally exciting. I opened our first Doraku restaurant in South Beach, Florida, to capture the flavors of Latin Cuisine with the sushi tradition of my native Japan; one that combines traditional Japanese cooking with innovative South American and Pan Asian flavors. We encourage the Japanese culture of sharing - our dishes are served to you "family style." By doing this you will have the opportunity to experience all the unique flavors we offer.
At Doraku we hand select the freshest fish from both local and global markets. The fish is then packed on ice and flown in daily to our restaurants. Our master chefs then use imaginative techniques to draw out the distinct flavors of the fish through sauces that have been passed
down through generations. Since no meal would be complete without sake, Doraku has one of the most extensive sake menus in the United States. Each year we travel to Japan to hand-select new varieties of artisanal sake (known in Japanese as Jizake) from local microbreweries to fill Doraku's world famous
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