Back in the 1960’s, a Japanese man named Noritoshi Kanai introduced an American business associate to Edomae-sushi in Japan. His associate was so impressed that he brought the dish back to Los Angeles and started Kawafuku Restaurant. This restaurant, found in LA’s Little Tokyo became the first place in the United States to serve Edomae-sushi.
The restaurant became a popular destination for local Japanese businessmen and their colleagues, to the point where Kawafuku’s sushi chef was able to put away $30,000 dollars in just four years. He took his newfound wealth back to his hometown in Japan. There he found many struggling chefs who were eager to replicate his success, and the United States saw an influx of Japanese immigrants looking to spread their sushi craft.
Since then, Americans have been taking to the world of sushi more and more in every passing year. Come and be a part of this phenomenal movement at Sushi Hana’s Bothell Japanese restaurant today!