The Scoop on Doraku in South Beach
|Photo by Elyse Wanshel|
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 tune, 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.