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Our Story

About Kokai

We are an entrepreneur family group passionate about Japanese food and characterized by its ability to innovate in the restaurant business.

When we opened our first Kokai restaurant in 1998, we set out to create an unforgettable dining experience for our customers. We started in the city of Valencia, Venezuela where every customers was treated like family. Four years later, in 2002, following the success of the first restaurant, we opened the second Kokai restaurant in Maracay, Venezuela. We were “the first” Japanese restaurant in the city. We not only brought sushi to Maracay but also a place where people could get together and enjoy a delightful dining experience.
Then in late 2006, following strong expansion and growth projections at the national level, we conceived our third venue in one of the most important cities in Venezuela: Maracaibo. Today, with more than 20 years of experience, we take pride in offering one of the finest sushi in Venezuela, crafting innovated flavorful sushi dishes and offering an unequaled service and quality.

We set out to create an unforgettable dining experience for our customers.


In KOKAI SUSHI & LOUNGE, you live the look & feel experience. We are aware that the first impression is decisive to impact, surprise and introduce curiosity.


The first seconds are our opportunity to create magic in the flavors that awaken the senses, and all the factors of confort that interven to guarantee this visit will be

the first of many more.

A new and unique, urban, vibrant space, cozy as well, that combines innovation and elegance under different ambiances, that live under the same design strategy,

creating a very special social space for a very special world citizen.

Kokai Sushi & Lounge is a space for exchange and confluence of values, perceptions, where experience at service time is well delivered by an empathic and trained staff.

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Nearly 9 years after

We decided to expand our horizons and Kokai’s reach with our first international location. As the hub of Latin culture in the US, Miami was our premiere choice to expand this well-established restaurant. Now, it is time to continue writing our story. We hope to bring you along with us in this wonderful culinary journey that combines cutting-edge Japanese techniques with exotic Latin flavor to create a truly unforgettable gastronomical experience.


We understand that the starting point for our service is to provide a stimulating and exhuberant experience in japanese gastronomy as the main proposition of value.

We are a venue specialized in Japanese cuisine where, under principles of non’negotiable quality, personalized service and cosmopolitan flair, we offer a unique dinning experience, proven for over 20 years.

Where we all feel at home, no matter where we come from

KOKAI Sushi & Lounge

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