Seiji has been in the business of Japanese food for 40 years and a sushi chef for over 20 of them.
After taking hotel and business courses in Japan, he worked at the Ohkura Hotel in Tokyo, absorbing all the experience he could. Seiji has worked many large events; one of the most awe-inspring for him being the 1974 Japanese reception for Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew. This was an exciting time for Seiji, and his experience would take him far.
Seiji has lived and worked as a sushi chef in Las Vegas and San Francisco, and has taught hundreds of students to make and prepare sushi in New York. It is a joy for him to share the art of Sushi making, one that spans centuries of Japanese tradition.
After many years of travel, Seiji settled on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Upon his arrival here, he spent much time looking for the right spot to open his sushi restaurant. He finally settled in his present location, right in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Seiji chose this quaint little “hole in the wall” for its ambiance and charm. It is a spot that gives his hungry guests respite from the hustle and bustle of Ali'i Drive. The relaxed atmosphere and food delicately prepared by Seiji brings Japanese dining to another level.
Seiji insists on preparing only the freshest fish and vegetables available. Ahi, ono, kampachi, and snapper come right off the boat, as well as other special fish that is caught and brought in to the harbor, and the vegetables are the freshest the local farmer's market has to offer.
It is our hope that you feel right at home at Seiji Brew Garden & Sushi. Thank you for dining with us here. It is our hope to see you again soon.
–Mahalo from Seiji and staff.