Japanese Bilingual Sushi Chef (2028)

Honolulu, HI, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Direct-Hire

About the Role

Location: Hawaii Industry: Restaurant Compensation: $22.00/HR~ (DoE) + benefits

Main responsibilities are:

  • Create a rich sushi menu with various main ingredients and raw fish (for example, salmon, tuna, unagi)

  • Prepare all types of sushi, including maki, nigiri and sashimi

  • Select fresh fruits and vegetables to make high-quality dishes (like avocado, mango and carrots)

  • Add additional flavors to sushi rolls with ginger, rice vinegar, wasabi and soy sauce, when appropriate

  • Manage food prep activities, like boiling rice

  • Coordinate with our wait staff to ensure proper cooking, considering special requests and food allergies

  • Prepare appetizers, soups and salads that are close to the philosophy of Japanese cuisine

  • Monitor food stock and place orders, as needed

  • Recommend new, modern recipes, like sushi burgers

Maintain hygiene principles in all cooking areas and clean your space at the end of the shift


  • Must have proven work experience as a Sushi Chef

  • Must be bilingual in Japanese/English

  • Good knowledge of various sushi types and sushi-rolling techniques

  • Ability to work both fast and accurately

  • Team spirit

  • Availability to work during business hours, including weekends and evenings