Love knowing the story behind your food and learning how it’s been prepared? You’ll enjoy the culinary experience at PinkU, owned by Xiaoteng Huang and Chef John Sugimura.

The restaurant opened in 2016, and offers proof that it’s possible to offer culturally authentic, affordable, high quality cuisine – fresh fish and produce are purchased every morning from local fishmongers and grocers. The small (but mighty) curated menu of traditional Japanese street food includes recipes for poke, gyoza, yakisoba, and more.

John’s obaasan (grandmother), persevered as a single parent through post-Pearl Harbor anti-Japanese sentiment and internment, and he credits her as the inspiration behind his celebration of Japanese culture and cuisine.

Working to expand your foreign language vocabulary? PinKU means “pink” in Japanese.


Business Owner
Xiaoteng Huang & John Sugimura