An Interview with Our Master Chef

Daniel Londoño

Q: You began your professional career studying business, but what sparked your interest in cooking?


Daniel: My passion for combining flavor and creating special dishes led me to pursue a second career in culinary arts at the prestigious Cordon
Bleu Institute in Atlanta.


Q: Can you share the moment when you first discovered your love for sushi?


Daniel: My journey into sushi began when I found myself in one of my first jobs as an intern in a sushi restaurant. It was there that I fell in love with sushi, learning the intricate techniques of sushi and fish
preparation. Very quickly I mastered sushi techniques and immediately fell in
love with sushi.


Q: Your journey eventually took you to Peru to explore
Nikkei cuisine. What inspired this international move?


Daniel: I discovered that sushi was my passion, but I felt there was something missing, so leaning on my family background from Peru, I felt the need to bridge my Latin heritage with my culinary expertise.
Discovering Nikkei Peruvian cuisine, an incredible fusion of Japanese and traditional Peruvian flavors, was a perfect fit. With family ties to Peru, I embarked on a culinary exploration at the intersection of two rich cultures.


Q: Could you share more about your time in Peru, learning the fundamentals of Peruvian cuisine?


Daniel: This is why I decided to move to Peru, to pursue connecting both my passion for sushi with my Latin Heritage. During my years in Peru, I honed my culinary skills in various local restaurants, first gaining a
deep understanding of Peruvian cuisine's core principles. Then started working at one of the most prestigious Nikkei restaurants in the world, Ozaka in Peru, the original one.


Q: You worked at the prestigious restaurant Osaka, where you delved into Nikkei cuisine. Can you tell us about your experience?


Daniel: At Osaka, I progressed quickly from basic kitchen
preparations to the coveted sushi bar, where I learned the unique skills, techniques, sauces, and flavors of the Nikkei cuisine. This fusion of Latin and
Japanese flavors completely ignited my passion for Nikkei, which has a growing following around the world.


Q: You mentioned working with the great chef Jason Liang of Brush Atlanta fame who introduced you to high end sushi. Tell us more about that experience?


Daniel: I came back to the Atlanta and joined the great
Jason Liang at one of his high end Japanese restaurants, Brush Atlanta. In this high-end environment, known for using the finest Japanese fish, I elevated my skills with the knives, the best Japanese fish selection and the sushi


Q: What made you decide to bring Nikkei cuisine to Atlanta?


Daniel: This is when I found a real gap in Atlanta's
culinary scene, a lack of authentic Peruvian Nikkei cuisine. This presented an opportunity to bring together everything I had learned in Peru and the United States to create a unique culinary experience in Atlanta.


Q: Why are you so passionate about sushi?


Daniel: Sushi is about perfect harmony, not just between ingredients but also the skillful techniques and precision of knife work. It's a ritual that involves treating ingredients with utmost care and respect,
reflecting a mindset that resonates with me deeply. This is why I fell in love
with the art of sushi preparation.


Q: In summary, your journey has been a fusion of passion, skill, cultural exploration, and the desire to share Nikkei cuisine with Atlanta. What do you hope to achieve with this unique culinary experience?


Daniel: My goal is to introduce Atlanta to the magic of
Nikkei fusion cuisine, offering a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that combines cultural diversity, innovation, and a perfect balance between Latin and Japanese flavors. It's the culmination of my culinary journey, and I'm thrilled to share it with everyone in Atlanta.

Visit us to experience the unique magic of


Nikkei Fusion


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Do you offer vegetarian and vegan menu options?

Absolutely! We understand the importance of catering to diverse dietary preferences. Our menu features a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes that are just as flavorful and satisfying as our meat-based offerings. From hearty vegetable enchiladas to mouthwatering avocado tacos, we have something to delight every palate. Our chefs take pride in crafting these dishes with the same attention to detail and authenticity that defines our entire menu.

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