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Doraku Sushi Waikiki

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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2233 Kalakaua Ave, Royal Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5200 (Seaside Avenue)
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Doraku back in May with friends and was pleasantly surprised at the dinner we enjoyed. As a South Texan, I prefer my seafood fried but the tuna roll, salmon roll, udon and vegetarian salad was enjoyed by all my friends. I do not care for the seaweed wrap in the rolls and was happy they could use a soy... More 

Thank camodoc9
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard rave reviews from a few locals. It was very pricey up to $19.95 for a roll. The edamame lacked a good sprinkling of sea salt. Some of the rolls were mal formed. Tempura shrimp was still doughy. We were really hungry so we did not take time to complain. The service was really good and it was very... More 

Thank Mark H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were craving sushi so we looked up a few places near our hotel (Sheraton Waikiki). We had a 30 minute wait which quickly turned into about 7 minutes, which was perfect. Our server was new, but very friendly (Calvin). We ordered 4 rolls (red dragon, white dragon, spicy lobster, and Saigon) and a beer and a ginger blossom. Food... More 

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New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two visits in a recent trip, and the no-rice sushi is best I have ever had. Service is attentive and food prep is quick.

Thank Kiwitravel76
Linden, New Jersey
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, nice atmosphere. Was hoping for something exceptional as opposed to the standard sushi I get on the mainland, but it was pretty much the same fare. I had the "ultimate roll", which was the most expensive roll on the menu. Nothing special about it though.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Dacula, Georgia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here while window shopping in Waikiki. We started off with a Lichi Martini and my husband had Kirin Light beer followed by the seafood poke salad, a spicy lobster roll and the east meets west roll. Everything was delicious and fresh and made for the perfect lunch. Portion sizes were great, but not so large as to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress, Brittany, was amazing. So many menu items and great happy hour options! The lychee martini was sweet with a kick--definitely worth the try! And Kirin is $4 during happy hour! All the raw fish plates on the happy hour menu are highly recommended! It's less of a hole-in-the-wall island feel because it's in the mall, but I didn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everywhere seems to need you to turn up early in Wakiki if you want to eat without waiting. However we showed up at Doraku around 6pm and were told we'd have to wait unless we would companion eat at the bat. This was no problem for us. The service was great. Had a nice Californian pinot grigio and shared a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had over a thousand reviews on Yelp so I had to check it out. We parked at the zoo parking lot and walked about half a mile. Found out later that they validate parking. Location is inside the mall on the 3rd floor. It was extremely busy and to my surprise the service was friendly and fast. The... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a reason why this place ranks high. Casual atmosphere, otokyama cold saki, some of best sashimi and rolls I've ever had.

Thank Berry C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2233 Kalakaua Ave, Royal Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5200
    (Seaside Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-922-3323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?