Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Japanese, Sushi
- Sun 12pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
- All Major Credit Cards
- Business Dining, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Full bar
- Highly Recommended, Accepted
- Garage, Meters
Miami New Times's Description
It's hard not to love a martini, especially when it's nine bucks and consists of freshly puréed lychee, Grey Goose, and a twist of watermelon liqueur. Slap on a weekday happy hour (5 to 7 p.m.), when that drink gets discounted to $4, and you've got Doraku: a casually stylish Buddha/anime-themed Japanese eatery at the Alton Road entrance of Lincoln Road Mall. The menu deserves as much acclaim as the lovely libations. Food prices are a bit lower than those at most SoBe sushi bars. Dishes are generally more creative and tastier. Especially recommended is ahi poke ($11.50), with ahi tuna, red onions, and sea kelp drenched in a beautifully balanced sauce; decadent steamed miso mussels ($10.50); crisp Chilean sea bass garnished with cilantro ($14.95), as well as lobster tempura ($12.95), both lightly battered and near-greaselessly fried; and a coconut shrimp roll ($7.50), a textbook example of how to use tempura flakes with savory subtlety. There's also an unusually large selection of vegetarian items plus an extensive list of boutique sakes.
Tips from foursquare
Their happy hour has to be THE BEST on the beach. $4 rolls and $3 beers...take the whole group out!
Lychee martini on the happy hour is what it's all about! - twitter.com/lincolnscoop
One of the best rolls to try here is the RED DRAGON ROLL.
Best sushi restaurant in town!
Order the Emperor Rolls! They will change your life!
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Best Of Awards
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