Yoichi Ueno

  • Dining

    July 28, 2011

    Slurp Heaven

    For a fast-food place, Cafe Kubo's knows how to produce one good bowl of ramen.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Escolar and Uni at Aka Sushi

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttSea snail up front, uni in the back.​Every time I mention enjoying a particular sushi restaurant, a commenter or two will chime in to tell me that I'm a blithering idiot for not enjoying Aka Sushi more. (Sometimes that's an exaggeration, but not usually.) This also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Kaiseki: Technique Meets High Art at Kubo's

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"A sushi chef may train for 10 years. There is only one thing he needs to know: fish. But a kaiseki chef trains for at least 20 years," Kubo's newly installed executive chef, Kiyoka Ito, explained in brusque Japanese, as owner Yoichi Ueno (Yogi-san to his friends) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    On a Roll at Kubo's Sushi Competition

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe bibimbap roll at Kubo's​Rice, salmon, tuna, seaweed, wasabi, avocado, octopus, daikon radish, cucumber -- it seemed the food would never stop coming. Last night at Kubo's, we were faced with enough sushi to feed two sumo wrestlers. One brightly colored roll aft ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    Raw Talent

    Chef Kubo is the best sushi man in town -- ask anyone