Hawaii is best known for its Japanese cuisine. With a healthy stream of locals and visitors, Hawaii is melting pot of cultures and the best way to experience it is the food. Doraku Izakaya & Sushi in Kakaako is the perfect place to sample modern style Japanese food with a twist.

Located in the ground floor of Pacific Honolulu, on Kapiolani Blvd. is one the best known chains of casual Japanese dining. Doraku is a hip and modern take on an Izakaya which is an informal Japanese restaurant.

The bar is lined with massive sake barrels and the bar hosts everything from high end cocktails to sake. Feel like taking in the city at night or during lunch? Ask for an outside table on the patio and get lost in the deep house music and fresh sashimi. If you happen to be in Waikiki as well, Doraku also has a sister location located at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and is identical in the food and drink menus.

Most popular with the locals is the Happy Hour. Doraky has an incredible happy hour menu compete with $4-$5 dishes and $5 sake carafes. Sushi lovers rejoice. Doraku boasts a full sushi bar in addition to sit down dining and private seating areas great for a date night or large birthday party.

CondoKakaako Insider Tip: Make sure to make a reservation Thursday - Saturday as these evenings can be very popular and wait times without a reservation can easily exceed 1.5hours. Our favorite dish is the fresh salmon sashimi.