About Sushi Yoshizumi
Sushi Yoshizumi serves the carefully crafted omakase menu of Chef Akira Yoshizumi. Chef
Sushi Yoshizumi serves the carefully crafted omakase menu of Chef Akira Yoshizumi. Chef Yoshizumi’s passion and dedication is evident in his creation of tasting menu. With ingredients sourced both domestically and internationally, he crafts a very special tasting menu rooted his own style of Edomae sushi, learned from his sushi master from Tokyo.
Chef Yoshizumi is a strong believer in making sure the food he serves represents the waters he is surrounded by. Only the freshest and best ingredients, prepared with dedication, love, and passion find their way to your plate.
The relaxed dining experience at Sushi Yoshizumi is chic nonetheless. A beautiful cypress sushi counter coddles you. Each course is explained in detail piece by piece, as every nuance is revealed. Whether an Edomae novice or self-proclaimed sushi foodie, we hope you will leave with a feeling of euphoria.
Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1969. Those who know him will tell you Yoshi is sushi "geek". He has so much passion and dedication for the craft of sushi. After graduating university in Kyoto, Yoshi's Journey into the world of sushi began. He moved to San Francisco in 1996, and, after working at a couple of restaurants in San Francisco, he moved to New York. While there, he worked at New York Times 4 Star "Hatsuhana sushi", where he learned the basics of Edomae Sushi.
After returning to San Francisco, Yoshi began looking for a place he could delve deeper into the world of Edomae sushi. However, he continued to find himself unsatisfied with the California style of sushi that was prevalent. In 2004, his passion eventually got the best of him and pushed him to go back to Tokyo and search for a true sushi master. While in Tokyo, he met a number of sushi masters, and came to realize that his skill was not at the level he wanted it to be. He continued his trips to Tokyo for 10 years, eventually meeting a true Edomae Sushi master- Takumi Okabe. His 45 years of Edomae Sushi experience was beyond anything Yoshi had expected. Yoshi was about to demonstrate his passion for Edomae Sushi, and was finally permitted to become an apprentice in the true Edomae spirit. While there, he learned that Edomae sushi requires great passion and a lot of patience to learn, and mastering it is only possible for the truly dedicated.
From 2007 until 2014,Yoshi worked as the Executive Sushi Chef at the award winning restaurant "Umami" in San Francisco. Upon acquiring a restaurant space in downtown San Mateo, he began renovations, working closely with a Japanese carpenter. In the spring of 2015, Sushi Yoshizumi finally opened. At Sushi Yoshizumi, guests enjoy a mix of Yoshi’s expertise in Tokyo style Edomae cuisine- authentic Edomae sushi techniques, from a real Edomae sushi master and his years of experience.