Chef Kimura’s first job was at a Japanese restaurant in Los Altos, California. It was there that he first caught the hospitality bug and went on to work at a variety of notable SF Bay Area restaurants, including Orson with Chef Elizabeth Flanker and Michael Mina at his namesake restaurant. He went on to run the kitchen at Bashan in Glendale and spent a lot of time traveling, learning the nuances of popular ethnic foods in the most authentic way.
He enjoys foods that are well-balanced with a significant depth of flavor and you’ll see that with the dishes he creates each week for Munchery. On his days off, you’ll find him at a simple Izakaya, snacking, drinking, and laughing with friends.
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