Chef Kojima is a noteworthy culinary master. He began his training in Tokyo at the age of fourteen, working at his parent’s tempura restaurant. He later moved on to the prominent Tokyo Hotel where he mastered French and Continental cuisine. Kojima followed his culinary dreams to New York City and worked at some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in both New York and Chicago.
In 1979, Chef Kojima launched his first restaurant, quickly becoming an icon that set the standard for traditional sushi and Japanese cuisine in the Chicago Northwest suburbs. Over the next twenty five years, Chef Kojima took great pleasure and satisfaction creating a top notch restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere, and today is no different.
Fresh and bursting with flavor, his latest restaurant satiates the appetites of locals and vacationers alike! Chef Kojima continues to serve authentic Japanese cuisine & sushi while adding local ingredients, a relaxed atmosphere and a little aloha to his style. Please visit him at his new location in the Pukalani Square Center, Upcountry, Maui on the Pukalani side of Makawao Ave to taste what Maui Sushi is all about.
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