Kaizen—to always be improving. The spirit that drives us. Fish flown in from Japan to our Sand Lake Road kitchen. Produce from the farm. Everything fresh. Our reputation rests on the creativity of every dish and drink. We find joy in every meaningful connection. And purpose in every detail.
Savory. Artful. Authentic. Flavorful dishes and spirited concoctions. People gathered around the table. Sand Lake Road. Friends. Neighbors. Family. Sharing dishes. Sharing thoughts. Sharing moments.
Japanese robatayaki. Made new. Friends around an open hearth. Fresh selections from farm and sea. Grilled slowly. Authentic. Contemporary. Always enjoyed.
DSong, our home-grown leader. From the heart of the house to GM. His tireless commitment to excellence shines in everything he takes on. 'There is nothing you won't do for family, and integrity is the building block to any relationship.‘
Comfort food is Pork kimchi stew. Hearkens to sturdiness of family and richness of home.view featured menu
Chef de Cuisine
Our cultural bridge. Originally from Jamaica, DQ brings us the flare and comfort of the islands. His smile is infectious, and his upbeat demeanor is a beacon when things get heavy in the kitchen.
Hamachi Kama reminds him of home, and he's always looking to share his love of food with anyone (and everyone).view featured menu
Sales Manager/VIP Host
Jenn is driven to success, and her Mantra "Treat everyone as if they're family." grounds her. She lives to share her passion for meaningful connections, and values teamwork, respect & honesty. She creates warm & welcoming events for every guest.
Simple comfort foods are heaven.view featured menu
Joaquin Carrasco's energy defies imitation. Wellspring of enjoyment. He enlivens those around him. Always exceeding expectations delivered with flair. He strives for true relationship with his guests. Appreciates pork, "Its just so versatile and delicious.'
His favorite dish is masitas de puerco. Rich. Flavorful. Impactful. And such is his artfulness.view featured menu
Front House Manger
An insatiable desire to please (anyone and everyone). Ban brought his unmatched drive and charisma to us all the way from Vietnam. His family values ground his day-to-day decisions and he always puts guests needs first.
Salty and savory are the flavors he craves daily—they make him smile (and salivate).view featured menu
Chef Ray is the moxie. Our Kyoto. Cultural heart of Japan. Rustic. Artful. Comforting. Teasing out genius from his chefs. Motivating. Learning. Teaching. Always pushes forward. Evolving without fear. He has no secrets.
Rice, raw eggs and soy sauce returns him to his childhood.view featured menu
Song focuses on principles. He affirms, 'If you can look in the mirror every day without regret, your integrity is in check.' Detailed and Committed. But always accountable. Believes in the natural flavors of the Earth. Fresh. Purifying. Energizing.
Favorite food: green salads. Soups and stews from his childhood reinforce family values.view featured menu
Hiro is the keeper of the brand. Executing the vision by creating restaurants that push Japanese beyond sushi. Beacon of Passion and Kaizen. He never settles. Always striving. Always learning.
Finds comfort in natto & yamaimo over steaming rice. It reminds him of the joy of the farms in Okinawa, Japan.view featured menu