Chefs and Restaurants

David Yoshimura Expresses the Harmony of Washoku Cuisine at Nisei

Omar Mamoon

Chef David Yoshimura wants his guests to know there’s so much more to Japanese cuisine than raw fish and ramen. “In America, a lot of people think Japanese food has to be sushi if it’s going to be good,” says Yoshimura. “What I really want to convey is that there’s a lot more to it than sushi.”

Opened last August in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood, his restaurant Nisei...