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Doraku Sushi Restaurant Review: This upscale sushi bar and restaurant that draws on culinary influences from Cuba and Asia fuses seemingly disparate flavors with mixed results---some of it works well and some of it is simply odd. The vision of future food comes from Kevin Aoki, the son of the Benihana chain’s founder, and an emphasis is placed on creating a see and be seen atmosphere. The menu is extensive and your best bets, outside of the sushi which is almost always very good, are the Penang garlic shrimp and a better-than-expected Peking duck. The décor is mostly Southeast Asian and primarily attracts a sophisticated late-night crowd that prefers to dine with lots of friends and who nurse their lychee martinis rather than throw back tequila shots. This can make the place noisy at times, so consider dining early in the evening if you prefer to avoid the hoards of hipsters.