Aoki Origin

The Aoki Group story begins with my grandfather, Yunosuke Aoki, a samurai descendant. He was the first in the family to open a restaurant. His idea was to create a place where people can “make friends while eating great food.” This thought was the inspiration for my dad, Rocky Aoki, the founder of the world-famous Benihana. Not one to argue, every Aoki Group restaurant design and menu reflects the same philosophy.

Today, the Aoki Group, has four unique restaurant concepts; Doraku, AOKI, Qing Mu and Bluetree. Each has a menu with the items our guests love along with surprises for those with more adventurous palates.

At Aoki, food is part of the road to happiness. We hope you find your happiness here too.


Kevin Aoki, CEO