“Kenji and crew are a remarkable organization. First class, clever, and wonderfully tasty Sushi. Plus, the food is accompanied by a fine chef and entertaining personage... a pleasure to have as a member of the party. We've looked a long time to find as pleasurable a resource as this one.”
E. Reeves Callaway IIIFounder, Callaway Cars Inc.
“I continually highly recommend Kenji and his staff to friends, family and business associates. His culinary delights are not only incredibly fresh and well thought out, but beautifully designed, exhibit incredible flavor and the attention to detail, artistry and creativity, not to mention his willingness to please, superb service and the pleasant, fun, intelligent, professional demeanor of Kenji and his staff are second to none. We look no further for our catering needs!”
Nikki JonesVista Del Verde, Yorba Linda
"I have had the pleasure of working with Kenji for a private party and after my experience with the service and presentation that Kenji provided I would recommend Kenji to any of my friends. Kenji made my guest and I feel comfortable through the whole experience. Not only was the food incredible, but also the presentation matched the party ambiance and Kenji was nothing short of professional. I loved how Kenji interacted with the guest providing more then a culinary experience but also entertainment. Kenji was able to prepare sushi not served in restaurants. I was impressed with the mix of flavors he used as well as the fish being flown in fresh party morning from Japan. Kenji lived up the the hype of others and I know we will be working with Kenji again in the future."
Heather HernandezMEDL Mobile Inc.
"Chef Kenji catered our party of 30 for this past Oscar Night at our home in the Palisades. The flavors were absolutely outstanding. The rolls and sushi platters were so delicious and going so fast we could not keep them full! Our favorites were the Cajun Albacore, Pepper Salmon and Pepper Tuna Tataki along with some excellent yellowtail. The quality of the fish and size of the sushi morsels were super fresh and phenomenal. The presentation was beautiful. By far it has been the best sushi our crowd have ever tasted (and we all LOVE sushi!)! Kenji was prompt, professional and sociable. We will definitely be calling on Kenji's services again."
Jo and Colin DrummondLos Angeles, CA
“You get "5 STARS" from Latham & Watkins Kenji!! The event was a success because of your contribution, presentation, professionalism and sushi menu. Our Deputy Managing Partner stopped by this morning and said he loved the sushi and will definitely recommend you and have you back again. James, Mimi, Chef Papa and I were equally impressed with your professional business ethics and procedures. From the beginning when we first met, to the end of the party last night...you were the perfect working partner for our event. Thank you very much and have a great weekend. ”
Linda S. PoyerLATHAM & WATKINS LLP
"Kenji is the perfect private sushi chef. He is passionate about his work. His food is upper high-end restaurant quality, and extraordinarily creative. He and his entire team are friendly and personable and provide great service all while obviously having fun. Every experience with Kenji has been first rate."
Eric GoldreichLATHAM & WATKINS LLP
"We have used Kenji more than twice, but I have worked with him directly for two of our holiday parties. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his product, which shows when he speaks with us, as well as the partygoers. He continually presents us with new fresh, healthy menu items while remaining punctual before an event and always staying behind to cleanup. His table is always the most visited at our events and the most talked about afterwards. We look forward to having him and his staff at an event in the near future."
Alexandria MeersLos Angeles, CA
"If you want to hire a Sushi Chef who is passionate about serving the best and most creative sushi dishes being made today, hire Kenji! I hired Kenji to help me with a private sushi party at my house and it was the best party we have ever had. He promised to show me and everyone else not just standard sushi dishes, but more modern and creative sushi, and boy did he deliver. From his Cajun seared albacore, to spicey yellow tail on a lime-chili bed to his sea trout Sashimi, it was all fantastic. If you are looking for a private sushi chef that will set your party apart from the the standard sushi fare, I highly recommend Kenji."
Michael ReaderGroup Delta Consultants
"I initially entrusted Chef Kenji and his professional staff to handle my fiancée’s birthday party back in 2011. Not only was the food absolutely amazing, but also his sense of humor and outgoing personality made my guests feel like they were being entertained at the Wynn in Vegas. I'm not a high roller, but I know the difference between talent and pretentiousness. Chef Kenji will deal only the best without wondering if you have a full hand or not."
Eryk BuiNewport Beach, CA
"I have known Chef Kenji for over 15 years. I have seen him grow into an incredible chef with passion and skill that continues to amaze me. In his current role, he has designed and executed culinary sushi excellence for events with 200+ guests.
His ability to manage his team and organize large events is incredible. His skills in the kitchen are as sharp as the knives he uses. If you are looking for someone to prepare and deliver sushi and Japanese fusion dishes for important and special large events, look no further.
Chef Kenji refuses to compromise on quality ingredients and artistic food design. He is a chef that is making waves in the food industry
Aaron StokesTechnology Implementation Consultant
"Kenji takes a lot of care with his culinary presentations; they not only look beautiful, but also taste amazing. He is creative, and has a positive and sweet demeanor about him, It's clear he loves what he does and makes no bones letting you know his passion is making sushi and delectable Asian cooked dishes. I would use him again."
Holly KnightSongwriter / Music Producer
"We had the pleasure of working with Kenji and his staff for a corporate event at our home. His excellent sushi is only surpassed by his service and ability to entertain. He is one of the best chefs around, and hiring his company to host a sushi party will be a great experience for all. Thank you Kenji."
Brian KempNetwork Instruments, LLC.
"I hired Kenji to do a Private 60th Birthday for my husband. The crew at Private Sushi Chef was amazing. Not only was the quality of the food amazing but also the presentation was also superb, Kenji went out of his way to make sure the party was really special. Everyone is still talking about it, more than 6 months later."
Cathy Stola Mishmoshbox.com
"Kenji and all associated with Sushi Private Chef are top quality, great to work with and sure to make your event one-of-a-kind. They are masterful with their sushi creations and sauce applications, and their product is only the finest available, often flown in from Japan.
I recommend Kenji and Sushi Private Chef in the highest degree.
Stephen BushReal Estate Broker
"Kenji is an amazingly personable person. He can get a long with anyone and is sensitive to the client's needs. He is a computer programmer by training who has gone onto to pursue his passion about food and sushi. His sushi presentation is artistic balancing nature and the functionality of food. He uses color and bright flowers, which looks more South Pacific than traditional Japanese, but his style is more fusion."
Alan MimakiToyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
"Kenji, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL,OUTSTANDING! Can't thank you enough for blessing us with your talents at my party last weekend. I thought it would be good, but not THAT good! I truly don't have words. My guests were blown away by you and your work. They loved how you took care of them and made recommendations, mixed and mingled. There was such an abundance and variety of sushi. I could not have been happier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my event such a success!!"
Karen MeltonSouth Orange County