About Us


The Kokai brand

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.

Our success has been the result of unwavering commitment to quality and service


Kokai Team

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.

Quality and Experience

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.

Calidad y Experiencia

Somos un lugar de encuentro especializado en gastronomía Japonesa, donde bajo principios de calidad innegociable, atención personalizada, y espíritu urbano, ofrecemos la mas alta experiencia culinaria probada durante mas de 20 años.