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
Sales and Front of House Manager
Ariel believes compassion and understanding is the foundation that forms a strong team. Passionate about training, development and always "seeking to understand", she creates an environment of intimacy, open-mindedness, and diversity. Her favorite foods are Korean BBQ, pasta in all forms (pho, ramen, Italian), and appreciates a good whisky (yes, it is a food).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