Satisfy your sushi cravings at Doraku Sushi. This reasonably-priced Japanese restaurant's owner is the son of Benihana's founder and located on busy Kalakaua Avenue—right in the middle of the action.
Feast your eyes on this ahi poke: local tuna, red onions, sea kelp, and macadamia nuts marinated in Doraku's special poke sauce then garnished with crispy green onions. And that's just for starters (literally)! The misoyaki butterfish is a mouth-watering, rich dish, also not to be missed.
Never being an adventurous sushi eater, I have no problem savoring every bit of every dish I have had at Doraku Sushi in Waikiki. In fact, nearly every time I have visitors in town, I suggest we head to this restaurant. No one has left unsatisfied.
The fish is fresh (Hawaii is in the middle of the ocean, afterall), the chef is talented, servers are intelligent and can even suggest the appropriate sake pairing from their impressive list, and the partially open restaurant atmosphere makes you feel like you are really in Hawaii.