Chef Koji Yoshida’s Plano restaurant Ebesu aims to exceed expectations with award-winning cuisine and diverse menu, according to a Local Profile article. They say,
“”I want to satisfy every customer,” Chef Koji Yoshida tells me. “And I want to close the gap between expectations and reality.”
For Chef Yoshida and his downtown Plano establishment Ebesu, the expectations are big. In 2022, he was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Award — an honor that Chef compares to the Oscars of food. “But to be honest, before that, I didn’t know what the James Beard Award was,” he says. Ebesu continues to be lauded with praise, making best-of lists for Dallas and its surrounding cities.””
Chef Koji Yoshida, with over 10 years of experience in fine-dining Japanese restaurants, relocated to Plano and opened EBESU Robata & Sushi. His innovative cuisine earned him recognition as a James Beard Award semi-finalist, according to a Plano Star Courier article. They say,
“Chef Koji Yoshida came to the U.S. in 1996 and spent the first 10 years of his career building his skills at a fine-dining Japanese restaurant in Washington D.C., starting from apprenticeship, all the way to head sushi chef. As an executive chef at another renowned restaurant in D.C., he continued to fine-tune and develop his craft. In 2019, he made the decision to completely relocate his artistry to Plano and open EBESU Robata & Sushi. As popularity grew through word of mouth, his innovative and creative cuisines attracted a variety of different people. Recently, Koji has been selected as a semi-finalist of the James Beard Award: Best Chef.”
Chef Yoshida opened Ebesu in downtown Plano to challenge himself and introduce Japanese cuisine to Texas. With exceptional food and a varied menu, he aims to exceed expectations.