Doraku's days of meals for single-digit prices have disappeared — except Fridays, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., when it's easy to understand why Doraku's name translates to "joy." During this locals' insider-fave happy hour, the $9 tab for one specialty cocktail gets each diner two drinks plus unlimited trips to a tasty buffet. The selection is small (mostly California rolls and similar basic makis, plus chicken wings, mussels, and fruit salad), but the sushi is fresh-made, the sake-steamed mussels come dressed with a habit-forming miso/yuzu potion, and servings are big. It's a $9 full dinner.I've tasted the sushi there, it's damn good. Something tells me they'll be swamped tonight...
Friday, August 24, 2007
Doraku's Happy Hour Madness
The Friday Happy Hour at Doraku sounds like the best deal in town. According to Pamela Robin Brandt's review in the New Times: