Doraku, Pasha's to Open New Miami Locations
|Doraku's South Beach bar is known for its happy hour. We're hoping the tradition continues in Brickell.|
According to the manager of the SoBe location, the lease was just signed this week and not much information is available aside from the fact that Doraku will occupy the former Abokado space.
The new Doraku has a planned December 2011 opening and will likely start out with the same menu as the Miami Beach location until management gets a feel for the neighborhood. No word yet whether that fantastic happy hour will be transferred along with the lychee martinis, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.
Owner Kevin Aoki also owns Doraku in Waikiki, Hawaii, and plans to open additional restaurants in Honolulu and Kuala Lumpur. If the name sounds familiar, it's because Aoki is the son of famed Benihana creator, Rocky Aoki.
|Pasha's Design District pulling a location switcheroo.|
To keep Pasha's restaurant count at a lucky seven, the chain plans to close its location at 3801 N. Miami Avenue in the Design District, according to Amanda Maltica, Pasha's Human Resources Manager.
Pasha's opened its first restaurant on South Beach in 2003, which remains one of the few wallet-friendly eateries on Lincoln Road. Other locations include Brickell, Aventura Mall, Coral Gables, and the Four Seasons Hotel.
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