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Sushi-Fest at Doraku | Friday Date Night

February 08, 2016

Friday Date Night

Date Night asks the question: what’s a nice Korean-born chef who grew up in Iowa doing in Atlanta making sushi? Chef Todd Dae Kulper is a sushi savant. He’s worked at all of the Doraku locations, including Hawaii and Florida.

Luckily for us, you can now eat his creations right here in Atlanta. 

Due to the kind invitation of Malika Bowling of the Association of Food Bloggers, we are making our first visit to a restaurant in the Shops of Buckhead development. We like the free parking for the first three hours. (Tip: don’t overstay your welcome, as they charge you once you go over three hours.)

The restaurant is beautifully decorated, with lots of stone, wood, and hanging lanterns. Our chef’s table is huge, with large slabs of wood that go almost the entire width of the restaurant. This thing must weigh a ton.  We don’t drink a lot of sake, but when we do, we should drink Dancing Crane sake. The chef picks it because it goes with everything.  Visit the original post for a full breakdown of the menu and photos here.

By the time we are done, we feel as if we have tasted the entire menu. Everything is delicious, and we are sushi sated. What a great night at Doraku. Before we go, we should mention that Doraku is hosting a Super Bowl party for the big game. Look for an interesting array of wagu beef, including hot dogs and sliders.