"Our mission is to create the original chef-inspired fine-casual national restaurant brand for Japanese street food using the finest fish and ethnic ingredients for a cultural, entertaining, and educational experience."

- Xiaoteng Huang & John Sugimura

Authenticity, quality, and affordability can go hand in hand. Although we position ourselves as a fine-casual restaurant, we always use culturally genuine recipes and the freshest ingredients so that the taste of our food exceeds that of most full service Japanese restaurants. In our unique business model, we only offer eleven time-tested items, but we make them extremely well and better than anyone we know. All of our food is made right in front of you in our open kitchen. We don't have a backroom for storage because we don't need it. All of our fish and produce are purchased fresh every morning from local fish mongers and grocery stores. We operate a lean business model for a simple reason: so we can focus our resources on making the best Japanese street food possible while passing on the savings to you.    

PinKU Japanese Street Food is a compelling local story performing an art form rooted in culture, entertainment, and education. It will translate into a spectacular hospitality spotlight in the Twin Cities.